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    Council, commissions part of transition to rule of law

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    PRESIDENT Maithripala Sirisena has been joined by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and by other opposition members in denouncing the institution of the constitutional council and...

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    Mapping the American war on terror

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    IN SEPTEMBER 2001, the Bush administration launched the ‘Global War on Terror.’ Though ‘global’ has long since been dropped from the name, as it turns...

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    Italy takes on Macron

    Deena Stryker | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    THE ever-closer bond between Emanuel Macron and Angela Merkel not only testifies that France and Germany, Europe’s two largest countries, have overcome a millenarian enmity:...

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    What’s in store for Afghanistan?

    Eric Walberg | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    IT’S time to think about the likely future of poor Afghanistan. It isn’t terribly bright, but we have to, so the sooner, the better....

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    Will trade war lead to real war with China?

    Chas W Freeman, Jr | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    What the US faces with China is not a new cold war but a contest unlike any it has known before, writes Chas W Freeman,...

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    Shun the TV, stop a war

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    IHAVE been studiously following the mantra given by George Perkovich, and, accordingly, haven’t watched Indian TV news for a couple of years or more. I...

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    The challenge in the Pulwama attack

    Syed Ata Hasnain | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    India cannot achieve its strategic objectives if Kashmiris remain targets of harassment, and minorities are vilified, writes Syed Ata Hasnain IN RECENT months, those with...

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    What’s not being said about the Venezuela oil war

    F William Engdahl | Updated at 12:00am on February 19, 2019

    SO FAr much of the discussion over what is driving the bizarre Trump administration intervention into Venezuela centers around the comments of national security adviser...

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    The wall isn’t a state of emergency but a state of exception

    Julian de Medeiros | Updated at 12:00am on February 19, 2019

    WHEN president Trump declared a national emergency for ‘virtual invasion purposes’, he gave new meaning to the Latin maxim ‘necessitas legem non habet’ (necessity has...

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    War mongering must give way to trust and peace

    Sandeep Pandey | Updated at 12:00am on February 19, 2019

    I WENT to participate in a candle light homage paying event at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s statue organised by about 200 dalit students on Hazratganj main...

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