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Book Review: Pomegranate Peace

Peter Van Buren | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Pomegranate Peace, a new novel by Rashmee Roshan Lall, is a funny, sad and all-too-true piece of fiction about the failure of U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. The novel is also a cookbook.

ACLU: State Department Violates Constitutional Rights

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

(For those joining our story already in progress, here's the Twitter-length summary: I've worked for the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer...

State Department Sex Scandal In Iraq?

Posted 04.19.2012 | World

Blogger and foreign service officer Peter Van Buren made potentially damning claims on Wednesday on his blog, We Meant Well, alleging that a high-rank...