Opinion

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    Nawaz Sharif has gone, but corruption survives

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 30, 2017

    SINCE Pakistan’s foundation in 1947, not one prime minister has served his or her full term. Things like assassinations and military takeovers happen...

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    A broader consolidation of power

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 29, 2017

    IN ‘MORBID symptoms’, Lebanese academic Gilbert Achcar argues that the Arab uprisings that started in 2011 took the form of a ‘triangular conflict between one...

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    No, I regret nothing except education

    by Rachel Olivia O’Connor | Updated at 12:05am on July 29, 2017

    BELLEVILLE gets a bad name from people who’ve never been there or who feel threatened by diversity. Immigrants and refugees from all over — Vietnam,...

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    Fear of change

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 29, 2017

    Given their poor records in so many areas, how is it that authoritarian regimes in the Arab world manage to cling so successfully to power?...

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    Saga of Hakaluki haor

    by Audity Falguni | Updated at 12:05am on July 29, 2017

    FISHERWOMAN Runu Das, Minati Rani Das, Jharna Rani Das and peasant woman Asma Begum stood in a row before a medical camp at Kaner Hat...

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    The lasting legacy of 1987

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 28, 2017

    THIRTY years have passed, not so quietly, since president JR Jayewardene of Sri Lanka and prime minister Rajiv Gandhi of India signed the Indo-Sri Lanka...

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    A humanist for all seasons

    by Lamia Karim | Updated at 12:05am on July 28, 2017

    IHAD the good fortune to meet poet Ahmed Sofa in 1998 in Dhaka. My friendship began with a comment he made when he first met...

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    Press in the dock

    by Can Dundar | Updated at 12:05am on July 28, 2017

    THE police came in the early hours. Everyone was asleep… It was twilight…. Thirteen journalists’ homes were raided in the early hours of October 31,...

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    China, India torn between silk roads and cocked guns

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 28, 2017

    SO, ONCE again it’s down to a face-off in the Himalayas. Beijing builds a road in the disputed territory of Doklam (if you’re Indian) or...

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    Gaza-Sinai state a possibility for Palestinians?

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 27, 2017

    GAZA has been the focus of intense talks behind closed doors in recent weeks as disquiet has risen among Arab states at the humanitarian crisis...

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