Monthly Archives: February 2020

Defence and health: Turning guns into ploughshares

By Ameen Izzadeen A country spends billions of dollars on defence to avert an imminent enemy invasion or keep the enemy at bay. Then suddenly, the country is threatened with the novel coronavirus outbreak. Should it drastically slash its defence … Continue reading

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Can diplomacy prevent Turkey-Russia clash in Syria?

By Ameen IzzadeenIf not for the coronavirus outbreak and the US Democratic primaries, the latest phase of the Syrian war would have been the first item on international news bulletins. What with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning Syria that … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: Biological and chemical warfare rampant

By Ameen IzzadeenIn the wake of the latest coronavirus outbreak, movie buffs are drawing an eerie parallel with the film Contagion, a 2011 thriller based on a lethal airborne virus called Nipah and how the world’s medical community battled to … Continue reading

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