Monthly Archives: December 2013

Devyani case exposes duplicity in US diplomacy

By Ameen Izzadeen The diplomatic crisis between India and the United States over the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has, on the one hand, underscored the need to brush the dust off the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Intercourse … Continue reading

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Syria: Worst crisis since World War II

By Ameen Izzadeen The United States President, Barack Obama, made a wise decision when he backed off in August from attacking Syria even after he claimed US intelligence agencies had clear proof that President Bashar al-Assad had crossed the so-called … Continue reading

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Mandela does not belong to you, unless you follow him

Ethics-based foreign policy of prophetic statesman By Ameen Izzadeen As word leaders deliver moving eulogies and wax eloquent on the virtues of Nelson Mandela, some inadvertently desecrate the legendary statesman who stood for justice. This is because, apart from little … Continue reading

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People’s power vital for participatory democracy

By Ameen Izzadeen As you read this article, a series of people-power explosions of different magnitudes are taking on regimes that claim to be democratic or working towards democracy. While Thailand and Ukraine have been witnessing huge demonstrations for the … Continue reading

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China-Japan dispute over islands reaches sky high with US intervention

By Ameen Izzadeen Are we on the threshold of a world war? The current war-like activities in the East China Sea involving three big powers – the United States, China and Japan – are probably dragging the world in that … Continue reading

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