Opinion

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    Economic nationalism and breakdown of post-war order

    by Nick Beams | Updated at 10:15pm on January 12, 2017

    IN CONTRAST to 2016, the new year has opened with relative stability in global financial markets. A year ago, markets experienced considerable turbulence in the...

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    3 realities you aren’t being told about Afghanistan

    by Ulson Gunnar | Updated at 11:05pm on January 11, 2017

    US COMMANDER of US Forces Afghanistan General John Nicholson’s December 2016 briefing was paradoxical and perhaps indicative of the bankrupted foreign policy that defines America’s...

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    Dealing with state involvement requires joint UNP-SLFP solution

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 11:00pm on January 11, 2017

    THE reality that Sri Lanka is a country in transition was brought to the fore once again when the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms...

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    Rethinking ‘regions’ and Bangladesh in post-SAARC world

    | Updated at 11:00pm on January 11, 2017

    THE demise of SAARC is now almost certain and perhaps it was inevitable. It was not just about a ‘region’ — collected together based on...

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    The world at a crossroads

    | Updated at 10:50pm on January 11, 2017

    THE policy outlook for 2017 appears not too promising. Geopolitical risks will remain high. No improvement in the present unstable global order appears likely...

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    Russia isn’t bad guy you’ve been led to believe it is

    by Tom Switzer | Updated at 10:50pm on January 11, 2017

    WHAT is it about Russia that winds everyone up so much? Why all the anger, the endless barrage of alarmist rhetoric and ruthless drive to...

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    The year of the commando

    by Nick Turse | Updated at 09:15pm on January 10, 2017

    THEY could be found on the outskirts of Sirte, Libya, supporting local militia fighters, and in Mukalla, Yemen, backing troops from the United Arab Emirates...

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    Pushing for a new cold war

    | Updated at 09:10pm on January 10, 2017

    AIRSTRIKES by the United States and its allies against two Syrian army positions September 17 killed at least 62 Syrian troops and wounded dozens more...

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    The spectrum of violence

    by Oscar Jarzmik | Updated at 09:10pm on January 10, 2017

    IN APRIL 2015, the Guardian published a powerful piece by novelist Teju Cole on the less visible forms of state violence that have characterised Israel’s...

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    The Fidel I knew: my 100 hours with Castro

    by Ignacio Ramonet | Updated at 10:05pm on January 09, 2017

    FIDEL is dead, but he is immortal. Few people have known the glory of entering into the realm of legend and history during their lifetime....

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