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18 October 2010

Book review: Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power

In his new book, “Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power,” Robert D. Kaplan surmises that globalization will trigger a pivotal shift in the twenty-first century – the Indian Ocean will emerge as the geopolitical centre of global power and conflict.

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27 September 2010

Winning the Peace

Though the thirty year long civil war in Sri Lanka is over, Tamils still live in an uneasy peace. Their political demands for autonomy have not yet been met, and the possibility of violence re-emerging continues to linger in military-occupied Tamil territories.

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14 September 2010

Rising uncertainty in Sri Lanka

After winning a decades-long war in 2009, President Mahinda Rajpakse leveraged his popularity to assume greater powers for himself by amending the Constitution, making him virtually leader-for-life. Could this lead to one-party rule? And what will this mean for Sri Lanka and its Tamil minority?

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11 September 2010

Rajapaksa looks to his new era

The 18th amendment to Sri Lanka's constitution provides yet another obstacle to democracy. What are the implications of indefinite Presidential terms for the island country?