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The politics of punishing war crimes in Sri Lanka

  Prioritising the punishment of war criminals in Sri Lanka over other measures to achieve reconciliation risks re-empowering the extremists and undermining the government’s genuine reform efforts.   Last week the national anthem was sung in Tamil for the first time at the Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Bumpy road for democracy

‘Dawn of a New Era’ ran the headline of the Global New Light of Myanmar, the government mouthpiece, after the landslide victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD). This was the result of an ‘irreversible course’ identified by Nobel Thursday, November 26th, 2015
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