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    Navalny sacrificed as part of a wider geopolitical battle

    by James O’Neill | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2020

    FEW stories in recent years more clearly illustrate the sorry decline in western media standards than the coverage currently being given to the illness of...

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    Controversies note need for greater mindfulness

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2020

    THE formulation of the draft 20th amendment and its unanimous acceptance by the cabinet is indicative of president Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s dominant role in the government....

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    True cause of Europe’s refugee crisis

    by Patrick Cockburn | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2020

    DESPERATE refugees crammed into cockle-shell boats landing on the shingle beaches of the south Kent coast are easily portrayed as invaders. Anti-immigrant demonstrators were exploiting...

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    Onion crisis: this year and the year before

    by Gazi Mizanur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2020

    AFTER a long one year, onions have again started making the headlines on front pages of newspapers and prime places in television bulletins and on...

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    Disinclination to renewable energy for power worrying

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2020

    THE power, energy and mineral resources ministry’s proposal to move from coal to liquefied natural gas for power generation appears to be a shift from...

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    Govt must run midday meal and do away with project trinkets

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2020

    THE primary education ministry has sent a project proposal involving Tk 192.96 billion for free midday meals for about 14.78 million students of 65,620 government...

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    Who is to blame for Afghanistan’s opium frenzy?

    by Vladimir Odintsov | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2020

    OVER the last forty years of Afghanistan’s tragic military history (the war in the 1980s, the civil war in the 1990s and the US occupation...

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    In LAC talks, from peace to conflict prevention

    by DS Hooda | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2020

    There seem to be irreconcilable differences between India and China over fundamentals of the key border agreements, writes DS Hooda THE ongoing crisis in eastern...

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    Impunity isn’t exactly popularity

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2020

    IT’S a common error of perception to confuse political impunity with popularity. The distinction makes a big difference in understanding the core features of fascism,...

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    How rich, western nations drive climate crisis

    by Sarah Lazare | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2020

    New analysis finds the global north is responsible for 92 per cent of all excess global carbon dioxide emissions while the global south bears the...

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