Sreeram Chaulia

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The young are claiming the earth

What is common among Joshua Wong, Akbar Ali al-Kishi and Tef Poe? All three happen to be remarkable activists for social justice and freedom in their respective societies who are shockingly young.

Foreign pulse: Viral politics

If the US, UK and France were driven by humanitarian motives, why did they not contribute to the multilateral UN Ebola response fund that would have distributed the funds more equitably among the three worst-hit West African countries? Thus far, only India and Australia have made sizeable donations of $10 million each to the UN Ebola fund that is woefully undersubscribed.

The omissions and commissions of war

Violence, terrorism and human rights abuses across the world are touching epidemic levels. With multiple armed conflicts and crises raging simultaneously, international peace and security are at a historic low since the end of the Cold War. The turmoil reflects a fraying order and demands alternatives to a global system that is reproducing incessant bloodletting.

Island of fear

Is Sri Lanka a “society at peace” which has made “a lot of progress when it comes to human rights and the rule of law” since the war against secessionist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam rebels conclu

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.