Political Column
Brown bombshell in battle with Britain

As troops stepped up their efforts to flush out Tiger guerrillas from the little remaining terrain in the Mullaitivu district, the Government redoubled its efforts to counter international pressure to halt its military campaign.

5th Column
He steps down in style without batting an eyelid!

My Dear Mahela,

The Economic Analysis
The road to economic prosperity is long
Any expectation of a spectacular spurt in economic growth is unrealistic for three fundamental reasons. First, the end of the war per se is inadequate to provide the surge to growth. A long-lasting robust peace is the actual precondition for economic development.
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Focus on Rights
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Inside the glass house
The Afghan quagmire: Holbrooke’s search for a wayout for US

The politically-volatile South Asian country of Afghanistan has long been described as a "graveyard of empires" -- first the British empire, then the Soviet empire, and soon perhaps the neo-colonial American empire.

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