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    Circularity: a new strategic horizon

    by Rahel Sophia Süß and Alessio Kolioulis | Updated at 12:05am on January 18, 2018

    LOOKING at the history of the radical left, the twentieth century was marked by two opposite political strategies: the vertical strategy of party structures and the horizontal strategies of social movements. We argue, the new strategic horizon is circular....

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    Tunisia: a winter of discontent

    by Houda Mzioudet | Updated at 12:05am on January 18, 2018

    Seven years since the ousting of former strongman Ben Ali, January has become the hottest month of the year in terms of angry social protests, the barometer that Tunisians, faced with the ominous challenge of a faltering economy, are using to test their young democracy....

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    A word or three about depression

    by Monica Islam | Updated at 12:05am on January 18, 2018

    DEPRESSION appears to be the latest buzzword in the society. Social workers and medical practitioners want to raise awareness about this issue. Creative artists want to depict this social phenomenon in books and movies. Ordinary citizens claim to be ‘depressed’ at the slightest of inconvenience, such as a bad day at work....

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    Kafkaesque impediments to challenging Iran’s theocracy

    by Franklin Lamb | Updated at 12:05am on January 18, 2018

    ON SEVERAL occasions, meeting with brilliant, tech-savvy Iranian university students who are thoroughly charming, fearless and outspoken, this observer is presented a very different picture of what Iranians are facing than what is being offered by some pro-regimen internet bloggers and water carriers....

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    Poor winter crop situation warrants early readiness

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 17, 2018

    PROLONGED submersion of farmland because of extreme weather events such as intermittent rain and flooding is reported to have affected winter crop farming...

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    Partisan appointment of worker rep not acceptable

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 17, 2018

    A JUDICIOUS formation of the wage board for apparel workers is crucial for the advancement of the sector. However, successive governments have always been insincere about it. The appointment of worker representative to the newly formed wage baord has, therefore, raised concern....

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    CPD’s ominous assessment of Rohingya repatriation

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on January 17, 2018

    THE text incorporated in the MoU on the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees (it has also been called an ‘arrangement’ and ‘instrument’) that the government of Bangladesh had signed with the government of Myanmar during the visit of the Bangladesh foreign minister to Myanmar in the end of November is now emerging slowly but disappointingly for Bangladesh...

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    President Macron in China

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:05am on January 17, 2018

    SINCE coming to power, Emmanuel Macron has given the impression of forging ahead with new agendas and ideas crafted from a novel perspective....