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Sri Lanka attack ‘is the wave of the future’

Among those least surprised, perhaps, by the Islamic State’s claim of responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed at least 259 people in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka was Anne Speckhard, the head of the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism think tank. During her career Speckhard has interviewed more [...]

‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me’

‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me’

The shock and sadness among the people of Sri Lanka, the Christians in particular, is unabated even after seven days since the deadly Easter Sunday attack that took place on three churches and three prestigious hotels in Colombo.  The blood of the victims cries out loud from the ground as our cheeks are still undried [...]

America’s false narrative on China

NEW HAVEN – In a rare moment of bipartisan agreement, America’s Republicans and Democrats are now on the same page on one key issue: Blaming China for all that ails the United States. China bashing has never had broader appeal. This fixation on China as an existential threat to the cherished American Dream is having [...]

When ‘Flight or Fight’ – an essential human response becomes self destructive

When ‘Flight or Fight’ – an essential human response becomes self destructive

As Sri Lanka struggles to come to terms with the senseless attacks on Sunday, April 21, it is important that we are aware of the pitfalls in our response to this tragedy. An unexpected massacre of innocent civilians, perhaps the most noble and religious amongst us, is something incomprehensible to the human mind. It provokes [...]

Can Easter Sunday bombing change our politicos?

While the tears and grief of those near and dear caused by the brutal and sadistic massacre of more than 250 worshippers and the grievous wounding of over 500 at prayer on their most sacred day — as well as those innocents killed in hotels — can only abate in the distant future, the identification [...]

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