Opinion

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    After the Syria raid, what next?

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 21, 2018

    THE previous column in this series examined the kinds of attack that the United States and its partners might mount against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in...

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    Four lessons from strike on Syria

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 20, 2018

    LESSONS from the US strike on Syria reveal uncomfortable truths about the current state of international affairs. But they must be confronted, and dealt with,...

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    Lanka president, prime minister need to reach deal now

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on April 20, 2018

    WHILE the impact on the general population is not decisive, the aftermath of the no confidence motion against prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the parliament...

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    The sleep of civilisation

    by John Steppling | Updated at 12:05am on April 20, 2018

    JAMES ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis spoke this week, at a pentagon press briefing, saying, among other things, that it was a time for all civilised nations...

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    A long way that PIL has to go

    by Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    THE concept of public interest litigation, as has emerged into the judicial administration of Bangladesh, is yet to mature with the concept of justice as...

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    The search for the truth in Douma

    by Robert Fisk | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    THIS is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks — and of an underground clinic whose images...

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    Towards a regional reset?

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    CHANGE often comes unannounced, and the government’s foreign policy moves over the past few months represent an unannounced but profound shift in its thinking about...

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    Russia haunts the western imagination

    by Ivan Krastev | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    IF A Martian were sent to earth with a secret mission to figure out the trends of world politics, he would certainly be puzzled by...

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    Complex equations

    by Munir Akram | Updated at 12:05am on April 18, 2018

    PAKISTAN and China have enjoyed a close and trouble-free relationship for almost 60 years. Their respective strategic interests have been fully aligned. China helped Pakistan...

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    Goodbye WTO?

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 18, 2018

    ‘THE WTO is unfair to US’. So tweeted Donald Trump on Friday, 6 April....

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