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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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Geopolitical implications of Lanka’s political crisis

By Ameen Izzadeen Sri Lanka’s democratic process, which suffered a devastating blow last Friday, is likely to be on the reverse gear in the coming months and years. The pre-2015 regime seems to be moving hell and earth to re-establish … Continue reading

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May God save Islam from anti-democracy rulers!

In the Middle East, democracy should be what an oasis is to a desert. But the irony is while Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, who is turning out to be the chief suspect in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, holds … Continue reading

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Imran bowls out opposition, but faces bouncers

By Ameen Izzadeen Dubbed by the losers as the dirtiest election in Pakistan’s tryst with democracy, Wednesday’s parliamentary and provincial assembly polls were in many respects significant, for they have redrawn Pakistan’s political landscape for cohabitation between civilian and military … Continue reading

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Trump-Kim summit: Rollercoaster diplomacy vs. inclusive diplomacy

By Ameen Izzadeen Till it happens, it is a tough call. Given the unpredictability that has now come to characterise the policies of the United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the much-hyped summit is mired … Continue reading

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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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