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Despite Trump’s racism, let’s have a dream that all are created equal

By Ameen Izzadeen Race-based politics wins votes and politicians know that well. Nothing can assert this political truism than the much criticised response of the United States President Donald Trump to Saturday’s clashes at Charlottesville in West Virginia. The controversy … Continue reading

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Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight, but there’s a whisper of hope

By Ameen Izzadeen Every year in November, scientists and public interest activists meet in Chicago to assess the danger to the planet we live in and set the Doomsday Clock accordingly. Early this year, the clock was set to two-and-a-half … Continue reading

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Hambantota can become Shanghai if security concerns are handled diligently

By Ameen Izzadeen The Hambantota port has seen a sea a criticism ever since the then Mahinda Rajapaksa government laid the foundation for it in 2010. In comparison, any opposition to last Saturday’s agreement between the Sri Lanka government and … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Horror in the holy city

By Ameen Izzadeen Etymologically, Jerusalem means ‘the foundation of peace’. But Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world, has seen enough wars and violence and more will be its lot in the future, too. Clashes since July 14 … Continue reading

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India, China on brink of war: Where are the peace mediators?

By Ameen Izzadeen Is there anyone who can prevent India and China from going to war? For the past one month, the two countries have been involved in a major military standoff. The latest crisis erupted when India opposed China’s … Continue reading

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If not peace, what’s next after ISIS defeat in Mosul?

By Ameen Izzadeen Iraq’s victory over ISIS in Mosul is not the end of the road for the most ruthless terror group. Neither does it herald the beginning of a peaceful era in the land trod by prophets and peacemakers. … Continue reading

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Without cowing to Trump, India needs to build Asian unity

By Ameen Izzadeen Behind the bear hug, one wonders, whether there were moves to outfox each other. By the looks of it, the awkward embrace between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump underlined India’s endorsement … Continue reading

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