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The Failure Of Modern Arab Governance

December 25, 2011

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As written for Halal World (October-December 2011). The Arab Spring, a label for a series of revolutions which we hoped would prove more deciduous than seemingly-endless, has now outrun seasons to cross-over into Autumn. Undoubtedly, the Middle East is portraying a bleak reflection of its current state of affairs. With despots toppling like a line of […]

Sri Lankan author spins a sporting tale

December 25, 2011

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As written for The National, UAE (November 21, 2011). As is the case with most Sri Lankan authors having spent a considerable period of time abroad, I expected Shehan Karunatilaka’s accent to have a pronounced Kiwi cadence and tinged with only a slight Sri Lankan nuance, considering the years he spent in New Zealand. But […]