Le Sombre Fourth of July

by Rashmee

Posted on July 5, 2018


In Tunis, America’s 242nd birthday was seemingly as it always is. KFC and beer, bunting, and fairy lights on trees at the US Embassy. But there was a feverish gaiety about it all, a spreading sense that the world is changing faster than anyone could have imagined, and there is much to worry about. Everyone … Continue reading “Le Sombre Fourth of July”

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Happy 4th in Tunisia. US-Tunis ties really were once special but the future is unclear

by Rashmee

Posted on July 7, 2017


Diplomats say this sort of thing all the time and sometimes, it may even be true. This year’s July 4th party in the Tunisian capital really did underline the special nature of relations between the United States and Tunisia. Consider the unusual nature of the event. Tunisia’s young Prime Minister, Youssef Chahed, showed up. It … Continue reading “Happy 4th in Tunisia. US-Tunis ties really were once special but the future is unclear”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK