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May 18 2011

Now Osama bin Laden is no more, is it time to reflect on the delinking of aid?

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So Osama bin Laden is now dead. After months of observing his hide-out in Abbottabad, 40 miles north of Islamabad, Pakistan, American Special Forces launched a clandestine operation to capture or kill Bin Laden. Within forty minutes it was all … Continue reading

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May 2 2011

End of the ‘War on Terror’?

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This morning a familiar image was again splashed across the newspapers but this time (at least in the West) the mood was celebratory. Ten years on, with wars fought, lives lost, civil liberties curtailed and billions spent, Bin Laden has been killed – taken out by Special US forces deep within Pakistan.

The march of history has continued and American persistence has finally delivered results.

It hasn’t taken long for commentators to weigh in and there are still a lot of unanswered questions. At the top of this list, are questions surrounding Pakistani’s apparent failing to locate bin Laden within their country’s boarder, no less the fact he was within yards of their elite military academy deep within the country.

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Apr 19 2011

Freedom of speech: extremism & terrorism

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Freedom of speech is a civil liberty at the core of democracy but when it comes down to exercising this right, the reality of upholding this principle can often be fraught with difficult compromises. There can be no better a … Continue reading

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