Monthly Archives: October 2016

Nato, Russia buildup raises doomsday spectre

By Ameen Izzadeen While people the world over are more interested in the November 8 US presidential election and all the succulent stories coming from the campaign trail, a crisis of nuclear war proportions is gathering pace behind their backs. … Continue reading

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Mosul: Secret motives amid human misery

By Ameen Izzadeen Iraqi troops, backed by the United States, the Kurdish Peshmerga militia and a host of Shiite irregular forces and Sunni tribal fighters, have launched a much-overdue and much publicised battle to free Mosul from the clutches of … Continue reading

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Syria: Politicisation of human misery

By Ameen Izzadeen Politicisation of human rights or trying to gain political mileage from human misery is undoubtedly inhuman, if not demonic. It appears that this is what the powerful nations are doing in Syria. The suffering of the Syrian … Continue reading

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Lanka’s India policy: Mind the balance

By Ameen Izzadeen Foreign policy making is like tightrope walking. Performing a balancing act in foreign policy making is not only a science that the mandarins at a foreign ministry need to excel in, but also crucial for a country’s … Continue reading

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Let SAARC die; Lanka must make fresh bid to join ASEAN

By Ameen Izzadeen In July this year, the world economy was shaken to its foundations when Britain voted to leave the European Union, arguably the most effective regional grouping in the world. Britain’s exit, or Brexit as the media call … Continue reading

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