Monthly Archives: August 2012

Assange case: The right to information at stake

By Ameen Izzadeen If a killer like Raymon Davis could be made a diplomat and given immunity, why cannot an alleged rapist? The question assumes much more significance in the Julian Assange case, which has become a major international issue … Continue reading

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Syria is not Libya; it may explode region-wide

By Ameen Izzadeen Kofi Annan, until recently the UN and Arab League envoy for Syria, has warned, “Syria is not Libya — it will not implode, it will explode beyond its borders.” Events on the ground indicate that it is … Continue reading

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Mars: The soft power mystery, mayhem and political myths

By Ameen Izzadeen A few minutes after 11 a.m. Sri Lanka time on Monday, television sets across the world beamed pictures of United States scientists at the NASA control room in California expressing jubilation, hugging each other and punching their … Continue reading

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Big talk on small arms, but one person dies every minute

By Ameen Izzadeen When nations cannot agree on an environment treaty that will save the planet and ensure the survival of all, expecting them to sign a deal to control conventional arms is like hoping for an interest-free loan from … Continue reading

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