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#CHOGM2013: Ayubowan! Vanakkam! Welcome to Colombo!

On the eve of this year’s intensely contentious Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, one writer lists what the organization’s leaders can expect on the Island. You may have heard of how General Potemkin primed Crimea for the pleasure of Catherine the Great and her foreign …

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#CHOGM2013: “Will This Witch Float?”

In the old days rumour began in the marketplace, sweeping through the village to become, before we knew it, the truth. It was a time of trial-by-majority, when a perfectly innocent person could become a witch just because people said so. It took a very brave man to disagree with …

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#CHOGM2013: Sri Lanka, the Commonwealth and the Duplicity of the West

The biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting seldom makes the news. This year’s meeting in sunny Sri Lanka has however, caused much uproar, particularly in certain segments of the media in Britain, Canada and Australia,with politicians and activists aghast that an organization dedicated to the “promotion of democracy and individual …

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