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    Why the Taliban will regain power

    Eric Walberg | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    WE ARE fed a load of tripe about the Taliban in the western press. They are portrayed as crude, illiterate, opium traffickers and murders. They...

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    Spying on Julian Assange

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    HISTORY’S scope for the absurd and tragic is infinite. Like Sisyphus engaged in permanent labours pushing a boulder up a slope, the effort of making...

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    Sporadic notes: BirthStrike

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    SCIENTISTS to some people are bad. The cause: scientists present horrifying facts about climate. To many others, scientists are good people, doing incredible work, helping...

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    Multi-modal economic corridor

    Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    THE topic of whether creating a ‘multi-modal corridor’ is feasible or not has been debated time and time again since the late 1990s on various...

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    Psychology stories: children

    Judith Deutsch | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    IF YOU are overcome by the horrific crimes against the humanity of children and then wonder how this can be, it may help to understand...

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    Marx’s alternative

    Binay Sarkar | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    ‘IT IS true that Marx did not believe in drawing up recipes for the cookshops of the future, but he did describe the basis of...

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    Imperialism in a coffee cup

    John Smith | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    MAINSTREAM politics in Europe and North America is increasingly divided into two hostile camps: on one side are conservative reactionaries who glorify imperialism and wish...

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    Can Islamic terror be a diplomatic asset?

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    PROLIFIC punditry on the Easter Sunday massacre in Colombo has taken a pause because investigations have reached a stage where all sides have to take...

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    Dismantling SAARC

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    THERE is a cruel irony in India reducing the SAARC to a virtually decrepit body because of its bilateral disputes with Pakistan. Significantly, it has...

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    A three-point agenda for India at UNSC

    Jayant Prasad | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    India should once again become a consensus-builder, instead of the outlier it has progressively become, writes Jayant Prasad INDIA’S singular objective as a non-permanent member...