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What's Next for Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa?

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was voted out of office in early January. This came as a surprise to many. First elected in 2005, Rajapaksa was widely credited with winning Sri Lanka's civil war against the separatist Tamil Tigers in 2009. Show More Summary

A Chance for Justice in Sri Lanka?

Mahinda Rajapaksa's defeat in Sri Lanka's 2015 presidential election evoked, for me, some harrowing images and a glimpse at a path to justice. An estimated 40,000 civilians died in the final weeks of Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war, as government forces battled the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, commonly known as the Tamil Tigers. Show More Summary

South Sudan's warring leaders meet face-to-face

President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Machar resume negotiations aimed at resolving decastating 13-month civil war.

Sri Lanka Plans Probe Into Alleged Atrocities During Civil War

8 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The country's new government says it is thinking of a new investigation into reports of extrajudicial killings in the closing chapter of the island nation's 26-year civil war.

Civil War on the Left, Part 15

(Steven Hayward) While the ruckus over Jon Chait’s critique of PC grinds on (he’s getting a lot more blowback form the Left than from me), I note with amusement another act of Leftist cannibalism taking place over in the UK. When I was...Show More Summary

Lee-Jackson Day is a Lost Cause

There are a number of observations that one can make about our nation’s Civil War memory as it has taken shape during the sesquicentennial and where it might be headed. The most obvious is that the public display of the Confederate flag is in full retreat in the South. There are numerous examples that I […]

ISIS Commander Confesses Islamic State Receives Funds Through U.S.

Yousaf al-Salafi, allegedly the head of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Pakistan, has reportedly confessed to receiving funds channeled through the U.S. for use in recruiting militants to fight in the Syrian civil war. According to Pakistan’s The Express Tribune, an affiliate of the International New York Times, Pakistani authorities said on Jan. Show More Summary

Fight Against Gay Marriage Moves to Local Officials

“As the nation waits for the Supreme Court to decide whether same-sex marriages should be legal nationwide, another, more mundane front has opened in the wedding wars: the offices of the state and local officials who perform civil marriages and [...] The post Fight Against Gay Marriage Moves to Local Officials appeared first on Political Wire.

Paul Bettany Says The Vision Will Return After Avengers: Age of Ultron

After Avengers: Age of Ultron, could The Vision play a key role in Captain America: Civil War? The post Paul Bettany Says The Vision Will Return After Avengers: Age of Ultron appeared first on

How Marvel Will Use Avengers 2 To Set Up Civil War

Captain America: Civil War was one of the bigger news items to come out of Marvel's massive announcement of the Phase Three slate. Not only will it introduce Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther to the cinematic universe, it will also pit Chris Evans' Captain America against Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man. Show More Summary

The Enemy of my Enemy: Islamic State and the Internationalization of the Syrian and Iraqi Civil Wars Part 2

Foreign Involvement in the Syrian Civil War The Syrian Civil War was quickly seen by the Sunni Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies, and to a lesser extent Turkey, as an opportunity to "roll back" the arc of Iranian influence in the Middle East. Show More Summary

Wednesday Morning Splash

What’s Happening — Book Signing Lecture: Washington, D.C. and the Civil War: The National Capital by Mark N. Ozer at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building, 10 a.m. — An Inside View of the American Presidency: Daniel Patrick MoynihanShow More Summary

'Captain America 3' Cast News, Update: Daniel Bruhl to Play Nazi Scientist Villain, Robert Downey Jr. Talks Film

Before 2014 ended, Marvel was able to tell the fans some of the details of its upcoming superhero blockbuster offering "Captain America: Civil War." Among the updates was the announcement of "Rush" actor Daniel Bruhl joining the sequel, though the studio didn't say who the 36-year-old Spanish-German actor will play.

Robert Downey Jr. Teases His 'Turn' In Captain America: Civil War — And Why He Just Couldn't Say NO!

What do you get for the man who has everything? Well, the man who can buy everything anyway? If you're Marvel, that's just the problem you have with Robert Downey, Jr. [ Video: Chris Evans & Robert Downey Jr. Get HEATED In A LEAKED Clip From Avengers: Age Of Ultron! ] The Iron Man star made over $50 [...]

Daniel Bruhl Role Revealed? Is he Playing Baron Zemo in ‘Civil War

2 days agoOdd : Nerd Bastards

Captain America: Civil War! Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about one of the rumors about the first film in the next phase of Marvel‘s big screen development. We know that Daniel Bruhl was cast last year in Civil War, but the role he was cast to play was not revealed. On film, […]

We Can Officially Thank Robert Downey Jr. For Bringing Marvel’s ‘Civil War’ Story Line To The Big Screen

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

OneofthemostexcitingpartsofMarvel’sPhase3 wastheannouncementofthe“CivilWar”storyline fromthecomics,anincrediblydramaticarcthatpittedbelovedheroesagainsteachotherandechoesoftoday’sdialogueaboutcivilliberties.IthadalwaysbeenahopeofMarvel fanstoseethisstorybroughttothebigscreen,butitalmostdidn’thappen.

Robert Downey Jr. Offers Insight Into ‘Captain America: Civil War

News of Robert Downey Jr. joining Captain America three was massive. News that the film would be called Captain America: Civil War was even bigger. The post Avengers: Age of Ultron film will feature a war of ethics – and probably more – between Captain America and Iron Man setting up all of Phase Three. Show More Summary

The G.O.P. Bubble vs. Democratic Stagflation

2 days agoNews : News Desk

There are two new signs that the Republican Party, often said to be in the midst of a civil war, might be experiencing something more like the Internet bubble of the nineteen-nineties. First, there’s the money: at a conference this weekend...Show More Summary

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