Blowback from actions for and by Israel is being felt in Africa

by Rashmee

Posted on January 28, 2019


The blowback from actions of and for Israel is tragically to be seen in parts of Africa. On January 20, Chadian nationals serving as UN peacekeepers in Mali were killed by Al Qaeda. A branch of Al Qaeda claimed the attack and said it was in response to Chad’s resumption of diplomatic relations with Israel. And … Continue reading “Blowback from actions for and by Israel is being felt in Africa”

Read More

Hollande-aise sauce? Benign military invasion of the critical kind

by Rashmee

Posted on December 7, 2013


The Hollande doctrine is beautifully simple, so long as it remains basic. Which is to say, it must be firmly focussed on a benign short-term military invasion of a French-speaking African country where law and order has broken down. It requires that French forces enter by international consent and to the hallelujas of clamorous local … Continue reading “Hollande-aise sauce? Benign military invasion of the critical kind”

Read More

A ‘lean back’ chair for President Obama

by Rashmee

Posted on January 30, 2013


You’ve got to hand it to foreign policy wonks. They’re able to mint new doctrines and phrases despite the decided challenges of having familiar, well-worn world issues to work with. Iraq, Afghanistan, al Qaeda, Mali, Libya. The new is but a re-run of the old. So John Arquilla, professor of defense analysis at the U.S. … Continue reading “A ‘lean back’ chair for President Obama”

Read More

US needs to think foreign policy ABC – Aftermath, Blowback, Consequences

by Rashmee

Posted on January 28, 2013


As French forces take “access points to Timbuktu” and the French foreign minister says “little by little Mali is liberated”, it’s worthwhile to ponder how we came to this pass. Swaminathan Anklesaria Aiyar, my former colleague in The Times of India, has arguedwith his customary lucid force and logic that President Obama’s alleged foreign policy … Continue reading “US needs to think foreign policy ABC – Aftermath, Blowback, Consequences”

Read More

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