Monthly Archives: January 2012

Four years after democracy, Maldives at crossroads again

By Ameen Izzadeen Machiavelli’s first maxim for the prince is that he should know to protect power by hook or by crook. President Mohamed (Anni) Nasheed of the Maldives seems to have learnt this art of survival in politics fast, … Continue reading

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Syria: Factors behind the bloody shambles

By Ameen Izzadeen Syria is standing firm despite the enormity of the human rights violations the regime there is indulging in. According to the United Nations’ estimate, more than 5,000 Syrians have been killed since the protests began in February … Continue reading

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War looms: West waits for Iran to pull trigger

War looms: West waits for Iran to pull trigger By Ameen Izzadeen On Saturday United States President Barack Obama signed a bill to penalise foreign companies or institutions dealing with Iran’s Central Bank –a move that carries the potential to … Continue reading

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