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Trump’s spy drama: Even a James Bond will be shocked

Scandals, sleaze and now sick and spy stories: The United States’ President-elect Donald Trump continues to court controversy. This time, it is quite serious since it is about the national security of the United States — and it may lead … Continue reading

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US election: Not a battle between good and evil

By Ameen Izzadeen The most unfortunate outcome of the November 8 election for the White House is that one of the candidates is going to win. As Election Day nears, the establishment, which includes the embedded media, has begun to … 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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NAM and sham: Whither Non-alignment?

By Ameen Izzadeen The message from Venezuela’s Margarita Island is that the Non-aligned Movement is all but dead. The 120-member organisation appeared like a bed-ridden elderly person thinking of beating Usain Bolt in a 100-metre sprint. Like the proverbial rats … Continue reading

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