Articles by: Darini Rajaisngham-Senanayake

The media of Climate Anxiety and Debt Bondage: Cui Bono in a Post-Truth World?

The media of Climate Anxiety and Debt Bondage: Cui Bono in a Post-Truth World?

 “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute’ runs a wry idiom in New England where the weather may change dramatically in minutes. However, these days blaming the weather for pretty much everything is fashionable– be it global warming or cooling, no rain, or too much rain, drought, floods or a snow blizzard in winter. Recently the news[Read More…]

by 29/12/2022 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
‘Make the Economy Scream:’ Whither the Asian 21st Century?

‘Make the Economy Scream:’ Whither the Asian 21st Century?

The Scream by Edvard Munch ‘History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce”  Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte  ‘Make the Economy Scream’  were President Nixon’s instructions to the Central Intelligence Agency, September 1970, as the first Socialist President of Chile, Salvador Allende’s Popular Unity Party swept to power amid Cold War headwinds.[i] According to then US[Read More…]

by 21/10/2022 Comments are Disabled World
IMF Bailout of BlackRock amid Adani Greenwash:  Where does the Gravy Train End?

IMF Bailout of BlackRock amid Adani Greenwash:  Where does the Gravy Train End?

Buenos Aires was rocked again last week by massive protests against austerity measures imposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Structural reforms with austerity have resulted in soaring inflation, currency depreciation, poverty and inequality that is eroding Argentine society and economy, while enabling bail out of private lenders and vulture funds like BlackRock. Argentina is now on its 21st IMF[Read More…]

by 28/08/2022 Comments are Disabled South Asia
Red Flags of Cold war in the Indian Ocean: From IS-claimed Easter attacks to Yuan Wang–5

Red Flags of Cold war in the Indian Ocean: From IS-claimed Easter attacks to Yuan Wang–5

The alarm bells had been ringing for some time in Sri Lanka. The island nation is strategically located at the center of the Indian Ocean on the busiest trade and Undersea Data Cables routes in the world and hence perpetually in the cross-hairs of big power rivalry. For those who missed the signs if not the red flags; ripples caused[Read More…]

by 17/08/2022 Comments are Disabled World
The Elephant in the Room: Geopolitics and the ‘Great Reset’ in Sri Lanka

The Elephant in the Room: Geopolitics and the ‘Great Reset’ in Sri Lanka

“But to watch cricket, there has to be a country left for us to watch it in, no?” A fan at the Galle Test Match that ended with an innings victory for Sri Lanka. July 11, 2022 Spirits were high on July 11 when the Sri Lankan cricket team beat the visiting Aussies by an innings even though the country[Read More…]

by 24/07/2022 Comments are Disabled South Asia