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    Disengaging with Cuba

    by Mel Gurtov | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2017

    PRESIDENT Obama’s engagement with Cuba was one of his administration’s success stories. The policy shift was based on the entirely realistic as well as humanitarian assessment that permanent estrangement deepens enmity, isolates two peoples and separates...

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    New playground for non-state actors

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2017

    HIDDEN terror was, till now, believed to be confined mainly to the less developed regions of the world — the 9/11 attack in the US was seen as an aberration, or exception, rather than the rule in this respect. Since 2015, however...

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    Forever in transit

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2017

    TURKEY is one of the most important transit nations for refugee flows en route to Europe. At the same time, Turkey has itself become a migration country in recent years: at around three million, the nation hosts the largest number of Syrian refugees worldwide....

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    Judiciary versus executive: battle for supremacy or balance?

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2017

    THE relationship between the judiciary and the executive with the attached legislature is not a happy one in Bangladesh....

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    Social inequality and the Grenfell Tower inferno

    by Chris Marsden | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2017

    THE Grenfell Tower fire in London is an event that sums up all that is rotten in contemporary capitalist society — not just in Britain, but throughout the world....

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    Ideological, political convictions in Kashmir politicians

    by Nyla Ali Khan | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2017

    GETTING to know one’s ideology is a work in progress. Ironically, it was in the United States — a country that prides itself on the power of its military-industrial complex — that I cultivated the drive to study the South Asian politico-cultural matrix, particularly the intractable Kashmir conflict....

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    Peacemeal road repairs are no answer

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2017

    IT IS unacceptable that people rushing for outlying areas to spend Eid with families and friends are facing a bumpy ride because of the awful condition of roads and highways...

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    Universities must spend more on research

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2017

    RESEARCH makes universities. And basic research, generally referred to as a public good and designed to advance basic scientific ideas rather than to develop specific products, has always been important the world over in the development of ideas, products and applications...

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    What Romans did for us: on age-old art of propaganda

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 20, 2017

    THE EU’s police agency, Europol, recently revealed evidence that ISIS is creating its own social media platform for the purpose of disseminating propaganda...

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    Trump dashes hopes for Afghan peace

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 20, 2017

    THE comment of Georges Clemenceau, premier of France during World War I, that war is too important to be left to the generals was a sage observation even amid the total war in which his nation was then engaged....

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