The Anglo-American alliance: Strong even within jihadi circuit?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 12, 2013


The Anglo-American alliance continues strongly, even apparently within the ranks of al-Shabab, Somalia’s armed group. …

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America’s known unknowns. All that spies know they don’t know

by Rashmee

Posted on August 31, 2013


Everything you wanted to know about what the US knows, but didn’t know who to …

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