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Australia's New Immigration Law Shifts Regional Focus to Security

Kyle Knight | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Kyle Knight

This week's passing into law of Australia's Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment Act, which comes on the heels of a year of tightened border controls and refugee intake policy changes, could chill regional cooperation.

Understanding India's UN Abstention on Sri Lanka

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 06.01.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

In a move that appeared to surprise both Washington and Colombo, however, New Delhi abstained from voting on the UN resolution. What explains New Delhi's decision?

The Tamils in Sri Lanka: From Tigers Into Lambs

Jack Healey | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Jack Healey

This article is a call to recognize and appreciate and acknowledge that the Tigers have become Lambs. This is a revolution that has transformed an armed group into an exemplar of civil society participation and with a commitment to nonviolence.

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Did Sri Lanka Execute A 12-Year-Old Boy?

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2013 | World

By Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Photographs of the son of the leader of the Tamil Tiger rebels suggest h...

Anderson Cooper, MIA 's Lively Twitter Debate

Posted 03.15.2012 | Media

Anderson Cooper and rapper MIA had a long exchange over Twitter on Wednesday night after MIA accused Cooper of calling her a terrorist. Capital Ne...

Assassins Of Former India PM Denied Clemency

AP | By KATY DAIGLE | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

CHENNAI, India -- Across most of India the three men on death row for the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi are reviled as murd...

Sport Is More Than Just a Game

Nik Darlington | Posted 09.06.2011 | Sports
Nik Darlington

On Monday evening, Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakarra delivered what Peter Roebuck has described as "the most important speech in cricket history."

Time to Lift Ban on Conflict Resolution Programs, Humanitarian Aid Operating in Hot Spots

Kay Guinane | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Kay Guinane

Like Batman's enemy Two-Face, the United States government has two sides when it comes to national security and the work of charities and other nonprofit groups.

Bin Laden's Demise: Operational, Inspirational and Motivational Consequences

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Arie Kruglanski

The long awaited demise of Osama bin Laden is a crowning accomplishment in the global struggle against terror. Operational, inspirational and motivational consequences are likely to unfold.

Nationalism, Cricket And The Religio-Politics Of Sport

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

If Claude von Clausewitz is correct that war is merely "politics by other means," then the same can be said about sports. Sport has never transcended politics and never will.

The Problem With Karma: Notes From The Conflict In Sri Lanka

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

Faith that karma will mete out punishment with mathematical certainty may work against the potential for remorse, regret or reconciliation.

Shunned, Will He Bolt?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Sharan

What was supposed to be a breakthrough meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan last month degenerated into a public rebuke of Indi...

Lessons of Srebrenica: How the 15th Anniversary of Srebenica Can Guide Sri Lanka

Grace Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Grace Williams

Now is the moment when the history of Sri Lanka could change, but in Sri Lanka there are no voices to speak up for what is right, and no space in which the truth can be spoken.

Sri Lanka's Defining Moment?

Sandeep Gopalan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandeep Gopalan

There are allegations that the media in Sri Lanka has been intimidated through killings, torture, disappearances and detentions. Accurate reporting is the casualty.

M.I.A. and the Tamil Tigers: Why She is Right to Support Them

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Pemberton

Does it matter that M.I.A. is "not a musician" or that she backs the Tamil Tigers who are at least as murderous as the government forces they oppose? Does it count that her grasp of Sri Lankan politics is shaky to say the least? No it does not.

Sec. Clinton's shot at uncovering justice for Sri Lanka's war crimes

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

In the context of Amnesty International's global campaign to establish an international, independent investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lank...

A Year After Defeating Terrorism, Sri Lanka Embodies Hope and Change

Gamini Lakshman Peiris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gamini Lakshman Peiris

I believe the painful shared memories of the past era of terror will drive our country on to many more years of peace and prosperity. We welcome international support and assistance as we work towards this enduring goal.

The Fundamentals of Radical, Transnational Counterinsurgency

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Today at the Supreme Court: Can Speech Constitute Terrorism?

Shayana Kadidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shayana Kadidal

This morning the Supreme Court will hear argument in a case that asks whether political speech - writing an op-ed for, or teaching nonviolent conflict...

Sri Lanka Election: Sarath Fonseka, Candidate, Not Allowed To Vote

AP | FISNIK ABRASHI and BHARATHA MALLAWARCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Early returns Wednesday showed Sri Lanka's incumbent president ahead of his former army chief in their bitter race to win t...

Sri Lanka Prepares To Elect First President After Defeat Of Tamil Tigers

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Voters in Sri Lanka are preparing to choose their next president after a bitter election campaign....

What Did We Learn from Insider Trading at Galleon?

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

What did we learn from insider trading at Galleon? First, hiring hookers is safer--no jail time--than flirting with with former beauty queens who consult hedge funds. Right, Eliot?

Raja Rajaratnam, Billionaire Hedge Fund Founder, Sued For Links To Tamil Tigers

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Accused billionaire Raja Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon hedge fund, and his family's foundation were sued in a U.S. court on ...

Why A Maximalist Af-Pak Policy Will Not Work

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lionel Beehner

Let's turn to Afghanistan. There is a weak and corrupt government, little to no standing armed forces, and parts of the country entirely controlled by the Taliban.

U.N. Ambassador Kohona: Sri Lanka Refugee Situation Improving

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Fourteen years after the civil war in Rwanda, refugees are still living in mud huts.  In Bosnia, following Balkanization, people lacked heat and ...