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    The rhetoric and the reality

    by James ONeill | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    ONE of the most commonly used phrases by western politicians is their professed belief in the ‘international rules based order....

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    Myanmar and the limits of pan-Islamism

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    SINCE Myanmar’s latest bout of violence against the Rohingya began in 2012, there has been a slow uptick of outrage in the Muslim world....

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    Low standards, wrong content

    Nassir Djafari  | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    THE MENA region has the highest graduate unemployment rate in the world....

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    Orwell’s message in a bottle

    David N Smith | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    IN JUNE the United States became the first and only nation to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council, which a Trump administration official...

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    Dark story behind global warming aka climate change

    by F William Engdahl | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2018

    THE recent UN global warming conference under auspices of the deceptively-named International Panel on Climate Change concluded its meeting in South Korea discussing how to...

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    How US weaponises them to accuse China of debt trap diplomacy

    Gerry Brown | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2018

    WITH China and Russia named as the two greatest threats to continuing American hegemony end of last year, the velvet gloves have come off the...

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    Ardern brings more limelight to New Zealand

    Imran Khalid | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2018

    UNLIKE most female politicians across the globe, who find it easier to remain in the limelight by projecting themselves as champions of woman rights or...

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    State violence and illusions of modernity in Egypt

    Maged Mandour  | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2018

    MASS repression in Egypt and the use of state violence has been growing since the coup of 2013. It was inaugurated with a series of...

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    Fifty years of Mexican October

    Kent Paterson | Updated at 12:00am on October 17, 2018

    IN UNDERSTANDING contemporary Mexican politics and society, the careful observer might well draw a line before and after October 2, 1968....

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    Reparations office can bind Lankan nation together

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on October 17, 2018

    LIMPING and internally conflicted thought it be, the government of national unity once again showed its value when it got the Office for Reparations bill...

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