Democracy, Sovereignty and Terror: Lakshman Kadirgamar on the Foundations of International Order

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"For those of us who have to live with terrorism, when we leave home in the morning there is no guarantee that we will come back." Thus Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister, foreshadowed his own assassination in 2005. He was an astute and brave thinker and practitioner on many key issues in international politics. Long before 9/11 he warned Western democracies that they were too passive about the activities on their soil of foreign terrorist movements and their front organizations. He was a strong advocate of democracy and human

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Democracy, Sovereignty and Terror: Lakshman Kadirgamar on the Foundations of International Order

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"For those of us who have to live with terrorism, when we leave home in the morning there is no guarantee that we will come back." Thus Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister, foreshadowed his own assassination in 2005. He was an astute and brave thinker and practitioner on many key issues in international politics. Long before 9/11 he warned Western democracies that they were too passive about the activities on their soil of foreign terrorist movements and their front organizations. He was a strong advocate of democracy and human rights, conducting the first-ever Amnesty investigation into the problems of a particular country – Vietnam. He was uniquely effective in countering the propaganda campaigns of the separatist Tamil Tigers in his native Sri Lanka – the movement which ultimately took his life. This definitive work explores the continuing relevance of his ideas for the modern world. Democracy, Sovereignty and Terror presents Kadirgamar's distinctive voice in his major speeches. It also offers a convincing picture, by those who knew him, of a scholar-statesman who was both a realist and an idealist. He showed that these approaches can be combined in both thought and action.

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Professor Sir Adam Roberts is President of the British Academy. He is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Oxford University, and an emeritus fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
• Preface and Acknowledgements
• List of Illustrations and Maps
• List of Contributors
• APPRAISALS
• 'Dare the Deepening Tide': Lakshman Kadirgamar on the Revolution of our Times
• Sketch of the Life of Lakshman Kadirgamar
• Lakshman Kadirgamar: The Lawyer Turned Politician
• A Duty of Service in an Age of Terror
• Reflections on a 'Citizen of the World'
• A True South Asian
• DOCUMENTS
• Report to Amnesty International on my Visit to South Vietnam
• Why I Decided to Enter Politics
• Human Rights and Armed Conflict
• The Global Impact of International Terrorism
• The Terrorism Challenge to Democracies
• Preventing the Recurrence of Harm to War-Affected Children
• Address to UN General Assembly
• The Seven Sisters of South Asia: Where are they Going?
• Flaws in the 2002 Ceasefire Agreement
• Third World Democracy in Action: The Sri Lanka Experience
• The Peaceful Ascendancy of China: A South Asian Perspective
• Index

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