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Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life
Creative writer. Actor. Adventurer.
The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The
started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.
Book Review: In My Mother's House
Given that Muslims have frequently been left out of discussions and reflections upon a war that pitted the (mostly ethnic Sinhalese) military against the (almost exclusively Tamil) LTTE, her devotion to Muslim issues and perspectives in general and displacement in particular is refreshing.
What's Next for Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa?
Corruption and coup allegations coupled with the fact that Rajapaksa no longer heads the Sri Lanka Freedom Party makes a comeback very difficult, but ruling it out completely seems premature.
Australia's New Immigration Law Shifts Regional Focus to Security
Human Rights Watch LGBT rights researcher
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
Affiliate, the Belfer Center's India and South Asia Program, H...
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
Founder, Human Rights Action Center
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?
Anderson Cooper, MIA Have Lively Debate About Sri Lanka Over Twitter
MIA was seemingly referring to a 2009 incident when the blog associated with Anderson Cooper's CNN show linked to an article
Sport Is More Than Just a Game
Journalist and historian
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
Director, Charity & Security Network
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.
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Bin Laden's Demise: Operational, Inspirational and Motivational Consequences
Psychologist, Investigator, National Center for the Study of T...
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
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Strategic Dialogue
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
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Faith that karma will mete out punishment with mathematical certainty may work against the potential for remorse, regret or reconciliation.
Shunned, Will He Bolt?
Policy adviser and clean energy pioneer
Lessons of Srebrenica: How the 15th Anniversary of Srebenica Can Guide Sri Lanka
Member, Tamil American Peace Initiative
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?
Head of the law department at the National University of Irela...
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
Editor in chief of new music website Musictoob.com
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
Defending Human Rights Worldwide
One year after Sri Lanka's civil war came to a bloody end, the evidence that both parties to the conflict committed serious
A Year After Defeating Terrorism, Sri Lanka Embodies Hope and Change
Gamini Lakshman Peiris
Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka
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
Afghanistan Blogging Fellow, Brave New Foundation/The Seminal ...
I thought about this when I read Steve Hynd's "COIN is like Soviet Communism?," wherein he exposes counterinsurgency not
Today at the Supreme Court: Can Speech Constitute Terrorism?
Senior managing attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights
The Court can resolve many of these problems by holding, as we've urged, that Americans can't be held liable for speech made
Sri Lanka Prepares To Elect First President After Defeat Of Tamil Tigers
What Did We Learn from Insider Trading at Galleon?
Author of The Trust and other "money porn"
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?
Why A Maximalist Af-Pak Policy Will Not Work
Assistant Professor, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
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.
Raja Rajaratnam, Billionaire Hedge Fund Founder, Sued For Links To Tamil Tigers
U.N. Ambassador Kohona: Sri Lanka Refugee Situation Improving
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