Category Archives: Political analysis

Nuclear holocaust: Clock ticks closer to midnight

By Ameen Izzadeen Hibakusha in Japanese means bomb-affected persons and the word is exclusively used to refer to the survivors of atomic explosions in Hiroshima or Nagasaki in August 1945. Today, there are about 170,000 Hibakusha and they are fast … Continue reading

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US withdrawal from Syria: Fighting may end soon, but causes not addressed

By Ameen Izzadeen Less than a month after United States President Donald Trump declared that the US troops in Syria would be called back, four Americans, including two soldiers, were killed on Wednesday in a suicide blast carried out by … Continue reading

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Whatever Trump does, Sri Lanka needs to deliver transitional justice and take the high road

By Ameen Izzadeen In 2012, addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council sessions Sri Lanka’s then Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe questioned the United States’ moral right to bring in a resolution, while it itself was being accused of committing … Continue reading

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Trump’s aversion to multilateralism plunges world into multilateral crisis

By Ameen Izzadeen Pax Americana 2.0 was the title of a political discussion on Russia Today television on New Year’s Eve. The Crosstalk programme conducted by Peter Lavelle had as its theme a recent speech delivered by the US Secretary … Continue reading

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Abolish the executive presidency or reduce its powers further

By Ameen Izzadeen For forms of government, let fools contend; whatever is best administered is best, said Alexander Pope. The 18th century poet’s one-liner still rings true, in the context of ceaseless constitutional crises and ubiquitous debates over political reforms. … Continue reading

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MPs’ defections a betrayal of the voters

By Ameen Izzadeen An elderly gentleman, a United National Party supporter, cast his preference vote for a teledrama actress who contested the 2010 parliamentary elections from the UNP, for he felt she was being unfairly vilified by the then government … Continue reading

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Khashoggi killing: We can’t worship God and money

The United States and Britain killed tens of thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq and faced no punishment. China has sent one million of its Uyghur population to forced ‘brainwashing’ camps and dismisses with contempt worldwide criticism. Saudi Arabia massacres … Continue reading

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