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Death of a master diplomat
The assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar is a monstrous act of terrorist aggression against the Sri Lankan state and against the ceasefire supposedly in place. There is not the slightest doubt that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil ...

Losing sight of the base
Economic liberalisation since the early 1990s has resulted in the opening up of several sectors that were previously dominated by state-owned monopolies. Reforms came early to the financial sector and there is no doubt at all that that there has ...

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Guaranteeing action for employment
By Aruna Roy & Nikhil Dey

The Employment Guarantee Act can provide the basis of a permanent social security system, and even act as an instrument for planned and equitable rural development.

News Analysis
New York's heart loses its beat
By Paul Harrisc

It was the spiritual home of Dylan and Kerouac, and the centre of boho culture. But now even Greenwich Village has fallen victim to gentrification.

New dark age for Iraqi women
By Peter Beaumont

EARLIER THIS year I was in Iraq's second city, Basra, lunching with a group of Iraqi women professionals. It was the time of the elections, and the conversation turned to women's rights. Since the fall of Saddam Hussein, the women complained, ...

Requiem for a peace process
By Nirupama Subramanian

The assassination of Lakshman Kadirgamar has shattered the last remaining illusions about the peace process in Sri Lanka, about the LTTE, and about Norway's role and abilities as a peace facilitator.

Gaps in party-government coordination
By Harish Khare

The controversy over the Nanavati Commission report highlights the need for better political coordination between the Congress party and its government.

A future in Gaza
By Inigo Gilmore

The residents of the Muassi settlement in Gaza look forward to being free, without checkpoints, without Israeli soldiers stopping them and demanding ID cards.

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