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    Paradigm shift: on Modi’s new brand of politics

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 13, 2017

    THE recent visit of Narendra Modi to Israel, the first ever visit by an Indian prime minister, and the blunt display of conviction and boldness...

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    Is history repeating itself?

    by Dan Glazebrook | Updated at 12:05am on August 12, 2017

    TWENTY years ago this month, a run on the Thai currency triggered a financial crisis that quickly devastated the economy of the entire region, sinking...

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    Spreading emergency in Indian Union

    by Garga Chaterjee | Updated at 12:05am on August 12, 2017

    THE Bihar state of the Indian Union has just witnessed the most serious post-election reversal of its people’s electoral will. In its last assembly elections,...

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    Utopian dreams, dystopian nightmares

    by Richard Falk | Updated at 12:05am on August 12, 2017

    WE ARE living amid contradictions whether we like it or not, driving expectations about the future toward opposite extremes. Increasingly plausible are fears that the...

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    War without end

    by Sandra Petersmann | Updated at 12:05am on August 12, 2017

    In June 2017, US secretary of defence Jim Mattis summed up the status of the United States’ longest war in one straightforward sentence given to...

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    The future of sex in Africa

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 11, 2017

    IN DECEMBER last year I went to see a doctor. I had been feeling tired and wanted to check whether my haemoglobin levels had dropped,...

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    Time to stop slow-burning genocide in Myanmar

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 12:05am on August 11, 2017

    EVERYDAY I receive dozens of e-mails. Most of these e-mails, at least 30, are about Myanmar’s inhuman treatment of the minorities...

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    Terrorism and the law: a question of ‘free will’?

    by Paul Bentley | Updated at 12:05am on August 11, 2017

    THE war is not only being fought on the battlefields of Raqqa, Kabul and Chattisigargh; nor only in the classrooms, forests, and financial markets; it...

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    More opportunity than threat

    by James O’Neill | Updated at 12:05am on August 11, 2017

    IN JUNE of this year a new dispute between India and China arose when Indian troops moved into an area where the borders of Bhutan,...

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    Tension overshadows US, South Korea trade negotiations

    by Ben McGrath | Updated at 12:05am on August 10, 2017

    THE first meeting between the United States and South Korea on the renegotiation of their so-called free trade agreement, anticipated for this week, is likely...