Egypt, a bloodied nation, a nation in tears. Can we now agree to call it a coup?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 14, 2013


You do not have to be a Muslim Brotherhood supporter, you do not have to …

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Abundance of caution = Many headless chickens?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 5, 2013


When does an abundance of caution become pusillanimity? When 19 US missions are closed till …

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John Kerry manages to pull silken security strings in Pakistan

by Rashmee

Posted on August 1, 2013


John Kerry’s first visit to Pakistan as secretary of state. Things are looking, if …

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Dear Taliban Brother, Your letter to Malala & Mark Twain

by Rashmee

Posted on July 17, 2013


Dear Taliban Brother (if you would be willing for me to address you like a …

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Made for Hollywood: Cowboy Osama, Pak mea culpa, gardening prizes

by Rashmee

Posted on July 9, 2013


There’s a certain made-for-Hollywood quality about Pakistan’s damn-us-damn-them-all report on Osama bin Laden’s long years …

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Template for Pakistan? The debt-defying decisions of Ecuador’s Rafael Correa

by Rashmee

Posted on July 1, 2013


For weeks, Rafael Correa has featured in the news only in relation to Edward Snowden…

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Sharif: Janus-like as in two-faced? Or man of transition?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 12, 2013


Foreign Policy seems to suggest  that Pakistan’s once and future prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, is …

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Mian Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s Great Survivor

by Rashmee

Posted on May 11, 2013


Pakistan’s election day went off as well as could be expected. One bomb blast – …

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The General in his delusional labyrinth

by Rashmee

Posted on March 24, 2013


General Musharraf’s return to Pakistan might be puzzling if it weren’t clear that he’s bored …

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Bye bye handshake diplomacy, hello namaste

by Rashmee

Posted on February 14, 2013


In the world of diplomacy, a handshake and a high-five can mean too much and …

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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