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My tryst with refugees during Bangladesh Liberation War

Pallab Bhattacharya It was the autumn of 1971. I was a student of class X when I had accompanied my parents from Delhi to Kolkata...
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NZ massacre: An act of hateful racism

Pankaj Mishra The Australian-born gunman who killed 50 people at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week cited US President Donald Trump as “a...
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Populism killing Italy’s democracy

Roberto Saviano This month marks a year since the last general election in Italy. Three months afterwards Matteo Salvini’s League and Luigi di Maio’s Five...
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Finer economic data for a fairer ASEAN economy

Jose Ramon Albert The Philippines and other ASEAN economies are experiencing stellar economic growth. Frontier technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, such as automation and...

Only Sheikh Mujib had the right to declare independence

Although there is no confusion as to who declared the independence of Bangladesh as it has been settled constitutionally once for all, a spurious...
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Air pollution is about justice as well as health

Cass R Sunstein Many advocates of a Green New Deal insist that air pollution and racial justice are related and must be addressed simultaneously. In...

The Brexit process needs to discover a middle ground

On 15 Janu­ary the House of Commons rejected the European Un­ion’s offer of an orderly Brexit by an astonishing 230 votes. While many British...
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Technology is terrorism’s most effective ally

Jason Burke Terrorism is effective because it always seems near. It always seems new. And it always seems personal. Ever since the first wave of...
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New Zealand’s loss of innocence

Ramesh Thakur After the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Le Monde famously proclaimed, “Today, we are all Americans.” In the wake of the horrors...
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US in strategic mire on overseas military cost

Zuo Xiying Distribution of defence spending has been an important and long-lasting source of dispute between the US and its allies. How to share the...

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