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If Trump cuts funds, where will UN go?

By Ameen Izzadeen The United Nations wouldn’t be the same after January 20, roared president-elect Donald Trump in a tweet after the outgoing Barack Obama administration in a startling diplomatic manoeuvre got the UN Security Council to pass a unanimous … Continue reading

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Protestocracy: Mind the rights of the silent majority

By Ameen Izzadeen It appears that protests have become a part of our lives. Not a day passes without a protest being held in Colombo or elsewhere. Indeed it is a good sign of a vibrant democracy, so long as … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Flashpoint for a new Cold War

By Ameen Izzadeen Who said the Cold War is over? Look at the crisis in Ukraine. It indicates that the Cold War embers are still smouldering, though they are unlikely to engulf the whole world as a major fire, as … Continue reading

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Nuclear Argo: The Oscar goes to Iran

By Ameen Izzadeen (This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka) Argo which won three Oscars on Sunday was by no means a pro-Iranian film. Though Ben Affleck takes the trouble to present the plot – with a … Continue reading

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Maldives flashpoint in Indian Ocean cold war

By Ameen Izzadeen (This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka) As the political crisis in the Maldives deepens with former President Mohamed Nasheed taking refuge in the Indian High Commission in Male two weeks ago, the undercurrents … Continue reading

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