Sreeram Chaulia

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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

Don’t cry for Uncle Sam

The world is changing so fast that taking one’s eyes off the ball could be a blinder. It has gone almost unnoticed that this year China will surpass the United States in overall economic size measured by the purchasing power parity (PPP) method.

Disasters not only disrupt society, they also distort its basic categories, creating inversions, disrupting normalcy and suspending time in a prolonged way. Return to normalcy then becomes even more difficult and unpredictable.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his historic meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday afternoon in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. As per schedule, Mr Modi took Mr Xi on a tour of Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati ashram.