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As the final minutes of Election Day 2018 ticked away across the United States, a new era in Washington was set to begin. Former Democratic…View More A ‘New’ Day in American Politics: The American Midterm Elections
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Among the many threads, whispers, and rumors surrounding the election of US President Donald Trump, one in particular has caught the attention of the media…View More Privacy, Democracy, and Cambridge Analytica: Red Herring or Weapon of Mass Manipulation?
For background information on Sri Lankan politics, see ‘Mahinda Rajapaksa: the Man who would be President’. The phrase ‘new kid in town’ could hardly be…View More Down but Not Out: The Sri Lankan Presidency
The year is 1966. Chairman Mao Zedong has issued a statement urging the Chinese people to purge society of ‘monsters and demons’, effectively supporting the…View More China’s Demi-God: Xi Jinping is Here to Stay
Hillary Clinton was a political insider in the age of the political outsider. Indeed, prior to becoming President, Donald Trump held no form of political…View More #Oprah2020? The Case Against the Outsider Candidate
A new day, and the sun rises over Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. A tourist might be greeted by any number of sounds; the dawn chorus…View More Mahinda Rajapaksa: The Man Who Would be President
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry led an observer mission with the Carter Centre along with a number of other observation groups that verified…View More Kenya’s Election: Legitimate or not?