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July, 2009
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How to fund a war… Or two

Blog, Middle East, USA

July 26, 2009

Strange that a dramatic increase in opium production has taken place in Afghanistan since the US invaded in 2001. Strange? Maybe convenient is the right word....

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Colonizing Iraq

Blog, Middle East, Politics, USA

July 16, 2009

Michael Swartz’s latest article “Colonizing Iraq – The Obama Doctrine?” is a must read: — “Unfortunately, not just for the Iraqis, but for the American public, it’s what’s happening in “the dark” — beyond the glare of lights and TV cameras...

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The best online pub in town

Australia, Blog

July 11, 2009

My previous article “Pakistan’s dirty laundry” made an appearance at a lovely little place called Window Dresser’s Arms, Pig & Whistle — “All good cyber pubs need a foreign correspondent to keep the patrons well-informed and up to date. Our man in the Middle East is...

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What a nice plug…

Blog, Politics

July 4, 2009

In an article about Babak Rahimi, assistant professor of Iranian and Islamic Studies at UCSD, journalist Matthew T. Hall from the Union Tribune in San Diego gave me a lovely little plug. Thanks Matthew:   Reuben Brand, a freelance journalist based in Pakistan earlier this year, called Rahimi “a very brave...

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Pakistan’s Dirty Laundry

Articles, Blog, Pakistan, Politics

July 4, 2009

My following article, “Pakistan’s dirty laundry” was published in Online Opinion – Australia’s leading journal for social and political debate. It also made an appearance at a lovely little place called Window Dresser’s Arms, Pig & Whistle The ongoing war with the...

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