Monday, October 25, 2021

Commentary

The EU’s warning on WTO rules: Another perspective

By Gomi Senadhira I was surprised when I read in your newspaper about the call on Sri Lanka by...

UNHRC/BASL – What about the Human Rights of CJ Mohan Pieris?

Whether anyone likes or dislikes Mohan Pieris is irrelevant. If due process was alleged to be denied to CJ43 Shirani Bandaranaike, was...

Spit and venom in Geneva (same old, same old)

By Malinda Seneiratne It's essentially an expression of anger over Sri Lanka refusing to inhibit Bachelet's version

The Other Afghan Women

In the countryside, the endless killing of civilians turned women against the occupiers who claimed to be helping them.

Ending the circle of Ragging, brainwashing & strikes

By Nadira Gunatilleke By now 73 years have passed since the day Sri Lanka gained Independence. Various political parties...

‘India has a Neighbourhood, Cannot Live on American Support Alone’—AS Dulat

‘Everybody has found a convenient place in Afghanistan, but what about India?’— Interview with AS Dulat, former RAW chief on India’s strategic...

To Counter U.S. Hostility China Moves Towards People Centered Policies

In December 2001 China became a member of the World Trade Organization. That opened new markets for China's industry and attracted a...

Keeping policy loose is smart in this pandemic

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE Why shouldn’t a Government change its fiscal and monetary policies from time to time? Because they...

Powerful narratives celebrating Susil Siriwardena et al

BY Rajpal Abeynayake  This article is not an obituary for an old friend – more of an acquaintance really...

Al Qaeda and ISIS will get buried if US and NATO stop invading other nations

By M M Zuhair Former US President George Bush’s and then British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s post 9/11 ‘War...

Over Two Decades, US’ Global War on Terror Has Taken Nearly 1 Million Lives and Cost $8 Trillion

A new report from the Costs of War Project makes staggering estimates for the human and financial costs of the global forever...

The U.S. Has A Plan For What’s Next in Afghanistan – It Does Not Include Peace

Secretary Antony Blinken @SecBlinken - 1:34 UTC · Aug 31, 2021 I want to drive home today that America’s work in Afghanistan continues....

Lessons learnt from Afghanistan

BY KATHYA DE SILVA SENARATH As chaos unravels in Afghanistan, fingers are pointed at the US for the inability...

Afghanistan: To Recognise, or Not to Recognise, that’s the Question

By M. K. Bhadrakumar At the weekly briefing in Moscow on Thursday by the Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova...

Who’s afraid of ‘protectionism’?

By Shiran Illanperuma Protectionism – the word evokes entirely negative connotations in debates over economic policy in Sri Lanka....

Exceptional leadership success: Courage to persist with maturity and resilience

BY HEMANTHA KULATUNGA Sir Winston Churchill, a great statesman, soldier, Nobel Prize-winning writer, and historian once said “success is...

US Reputation Is in Tatters, It’s Time to Bring Those Responsible for Afghanistan Disaster to Account

Twenty years of US war in Afghanistan draws to a close at the stroke of midnight on August 31. There will be...

Covid-19 and citizenship

By Malinda Seneviratne The vast majority of those who have succumbed to the virus were un-vaccinated. The vast majority...

Will Ukraine Face the Same Abandonment after US Exit from Afghanistan?

America is good at making promises but not so good at keeping them. By Johanna Ross

Here Come the Terrorists. Again

The search for new enemies will continue no matter who is president or which party dominates congress, Phil Giraldi writes.

The Neocons Speak: Afghanistan as Political Real Estate

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark When the tears dry, it is worth considering why there is so much upset about the...

Quad Meets the “Saigon Moment”

By M. K. Bhadrakumar The regional tour of Southeast Asia by the US Vice-President Kamala Harris got inundated with the tsunami of...

Terror hubs from Washington DC to Kabul, London to Johannesburg

By Malinda Senevirathne The First Anglo-Afghan War, William Dalrymple observed just a week ago (‘Britain’s fourth Afghan war is...

US in Afghanistan (2001-2021) for National or Corporate interest?

By Shenali D Waduge Are America’s wars, on behalf of US citizens or to fatten the bank accounts of...

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Corporates shamefully lacked ‘Karuna-virus’

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE The problem in this part of the world is that we have had enough coronavirus, but...

Sri Lanka’s achievement remarkable – WHO

Covid-19 vaccination drive WHO advice on third dose Commending Sri Lanka’s vaccination drive, Dr....

JVP instigating farmers’ protests – Johnston Fernando

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that doing what is right is a serious challenge and added that despite the magnitude of the challenge,...