Huffington Post Book Review: Pomegranate Peace

by Rashmee

Posted on July 13, 2020 / Huffington Post


Book Review: Pomegranate Peace PETER VAN BUREN Author, Hooper’s War: A Novel of WWII Japan, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, Ghosts of Tom Joad: Story of the 99% 01/22/2014 12:31 pm ET Updated Mar 24, 2014 Pomegranate Peace, a new novel by Rashmee … Continue reading “Huffington Post Book Review: Pomegranate Peace”

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A row of Gazebos on US Embassy Kabul compound. Camoflage uniforms that are anything but

by Rashmee

Posted on June 22, 2017


Anyone – American or not – who has considered the US war in Afghanistan would have the vague suspicion that it’s a profligate affair. And if, like me, you’ve actually seen some of the operation close up – ie from the US Embassy in Kabul – you know that it’s immoderate. I still remember walking … Continue reading “A row of Gazebos on US Embassy Kabul compound. Camoflage uniforms that are anything but”

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Slavoj Zizek, Melania Trump’s former compatriot, was right about the refugee issue

by Rashmee

Posted on November 11, 2016


After Donald Trump’s triumphant “Brexit plus plus” it may be appropriate to consider Slavoj Žižek’s views on refugees. Mr Trump, it’s fair to say, is not overly impressed by the concept of taking people into America, especially from non-Caucasian parts of the world where non-Christians make up the majority. And then there’s Mr Zizek. Slovenian, … Continue reading “Slavoj Zizek, Melania Trump’s former compatriot, was right about the refugee issue”

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A pomegranate peace? As for Turkey, US support to Afghan drug production

by Rashmee

Posted on April 24, 2014


The first phase of the Afghan election is all but over and there’ve been suggestions that the front-runners should try to avoid a second round. This, because of the fear of violence and that Afghanistan could become a “fragmented, criminal state” as traffickers struggle to ensure it remains the world’s main producer of opium. In January, Jean-Luc Lemahieu, … Continue reading “A pomegranate peace? As for Turkey, US support to Afghan drug production”

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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