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India-backed constitutional move vital for Sri Lanka says Dayan in his new book

A Sri Lankan constitutional amendment done with Indian backing to devolve autonomy to provinces remains “historically significant and
indispensable”, says a new book by a well known political scientist from the island nation.
The 13th amendment, as it is popularly known, provides “a basis for the reconciliation of the Sinhanese and Tamil communities within a united and […]

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Violence and its moral dilemmas: Fidel according to Dayan

Dr Dayan Jayatilleka’s book, Fidel’s Ethics of Violence: The Moral Dimension of the Political Thought of Fidel Castro, is a significant contribution towards understanding one of the enduring intellectual dilemmas in the theory and practice of politics: the ethics of the use of violence. Dayan’s ambitious project in this book
is to offer a comprehensively worked […]

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Land Issues in the Northern Province – Post-War Politics, Policy and Practices

6 December 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Land Issues in the Northern Province: Post-War Politics, Policy and Practices by Senior Researchers Bhavani Fonseka and Mirak Raheem at the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is the most recent endeavour by CPA to critique and provide alternatives to land and related issues in the post-war Northern Province in […]

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Sri Lanka,South Sudan and Congo: A look at rebel rulers, insurgent governance and civilian life during war

Laura Seay interviews the author Zachariah Mampilly on his  book on governance by rebel groups and what Libya’s National Transitional Council will need to do to build a stable government.
With the National Transitional Council (NTC) taking over in Libya, interest in how rebel movements govern is perhaps at an all-time high. Lucky for all of us, Vassar political scientist and […]

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Sri Lanka’s War – two years on

By Banyan
MAY 19TH is the second anniversary of the Sri Lankan government’s announcement that its forces had killed Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. It marked the government’s definitive victory in a bloody 26-year civil war—one, moreover, that analysts, including this newspaper, had for years argued could never be won. Yet […]

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Dayan

India-backed constitutional move vital for Sri Lanka says Dayan in his new book

A Sri Lankan constitutional amendment done with Indian backing to devolve autonomy to provinces remains “historically significant and Dayan Jayatilleke indispensable”, says a new book by a ...

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Fidel Castro

Violence and its moral dilemmas: Fidel according to Dayan

Dr Dayan Jayatilleka’s book, Fidel’s Ethics of Violence: The Moral Dimension of the Political Thought of Fidel Castro, is a significant contribution towards understanding one ...

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Mirak

Land Issues in the Northern Province – Post-War Politics, Policy and Practices

6 December 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Land Issues in the Northern Province: Post-War Politics, Policy and Practices by Senior Researchers Bhavani Fonseka and Mirak Raheem ...

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France"s President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomes Mustafa Abdel Jalil (C) chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council NTC and Mahmoud Jibril (R) the head of Libya's rebel NTC prior to the opening of the Friends of Libya conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris September 1,2011 . Photo taken from Christian Science Monitor

Sri Lanka,South Sudan and Congo: A look at rebel rulers, insurgent governance and civilian life during war

Laura Seay interviews the author Zachariah Mampilly on his  book on governance by rebel groups and what Libya’s National Transitional Council will need to do ...

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Sri Lanka’s War – two years on

By Banyan MAY 19TH is the second anniversary of the Sri Lankan government’s announcement that its forces had killed Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader of the rebel Liberation ...