Monthly Archives: December 2016

Five minutes to midnight, Obama stuns Israel

By Ameen Izzadeen So the Barack Obama administration has at last proved it has the courage to stand up to Israel but it was too little too late. Can President Obama achieve in the 22 remaining days of his presidency … Continue reading

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The Obama legacy: Less peace and more war

By Ameen Izzadeen If one were to assess President Barack Obama’s global leadership in the past eight years in absolute terms, the scorecard will not be impressive enough to keep him on the pedestal of peacemakers or group him together … Continue reading

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South Asia and people- centric global security

By Ameen Izzadeen Security, whether it is abstract or tangible, cannot be confined to a single definition. This is because the concept of security is subjective and relative. South Asia is not a homogenous region. South Asian nations have similarities … Continue reading

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Syria: Whoever wins, the civilians lose

The Syrian government troops’ victory in Aleppo against the rebels and the western powers’ concern over civilian casualties may appear all too familiar to Sri Lankans. The allegations now being hurled at the Syrian troops are similar to the ones … Continue reading

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