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Whither independence without its spirit?

By Ameen Izzadeen Freedom: What a great idea it is! As we celebrated this Sunday Sri Lanka’s 70th freedom day, it is relevant to ask how free we are and what freedom meant to us then and today. Seventy years … Continue reading

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If the US and Turkey clash, gates of hell may open further in Middle East

By Ameen Izzadeen The tension between the United States and Turkey strangely did not find mention in Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address on Tuesday, though the events on the ground are as worrisome as the North Korean … Continue reading

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The trumpet has sounded, world democracy at stake

By Ameen Izzadeen Tomorrow Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, a country founded on the principles of freedom and equality, will be completing one year in office. Has the world become a better place under his stewardship? … Continue reading

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Protests in Iran: The need for reforms and unity

By Ameen Izzadeen It is no secret that the United States, still smarting over a series of setbacks the 1979 Iranian revolution has delivered, has a state-funded programme to destabilize Iran. It is also no secret that the United States, … Continue reading

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Trump gambles with aid, but Pakistan has the ace

By Ameen Izzadeen The United States President Donald Trump’s first tweet for 2018 concerning foreign relations should have been on North Korea. Instead, he targeted Pakistan. His tweet was not spontaneous. Trump appeared well briefed by his advisors. Otherwise, he … Continue reading

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Trump’s populism: Civilisation at stake for 2018

By Ameen Izzadeen The year that will be ending in two days is remembered for many seismic events of political significance. The dawn of the year was mired in political uncertainty, with the ratification of the biggest upset in the … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Trump plays Herod for Christmas

By Ameen Izzadeen Pardon me for visiting you with another article on Jerusalem. This is because I believe Jerusalem is more dangerous a flashpoint than the North Korean missile issue. More than 100 years ago, a series of events loaded … Continue reading

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