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North Korea’s Nuclear Tantrum
North Korea’s decision to conduct another nuclear test is a new chapter in leader Kim Jong Il’s fight for recognition, writes Shim Jae Hoon. (Yale Global, 05/28/2009) Read More...

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China’s Final Frontier
The remote, rebellious western provinces of Tibet and Xinjiang are China’s poorest, but they hold vast natural wealth which Beijing is determined to control. By Parag Khanna (Prospect, June 2009) Read More...

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Will China Save the World from Depression?
China's stimulus package is not likely to bail out either the Chinese peasants or the global economy, says Walden Bello. (Foreign Policy In Focus, 05/19/2009) Read More...

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Why LTTE Failed
Its performance in Eelam War IV glaringly displayed Prabakaran’s limitations in mastering the art of conventional warfare. By R. Hariharan (Frontline, 05/08/2009) Read More...

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Crisis of Value
Paper that examines the current global financial crisis and bailout. By Darlington Chisenga. (05/05/2009) Read More...

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Change We Can’t Believe In
Pakistan's military has used the threat from militant groups to maintain power, delegitimize the civilian government and—most crucial of all—keep aid flowing from the United States, says Fareed Zakari... Read More...

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China at the Wheel of the World: Sissy or Superpower?
Author analyses the factors driving China's cautious approach to global leadership. By Thomas Barnett (Esquire, 05/01/2009) Read More...

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A Year After Nargis
Despite the fact that a full year has passed since the disaster, relief from international agencies, originally blocked by the junta, remains sporadic, paltry and tragically late, writes Nava Thakuria... Read More...

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Afghanistan Report: A Ten-Year Framework for the Future
Chairman of the Institute for State Effectiveness and former Afghan Minister of Finance Dr. Ashraf Ghani outlines a medium-term framework for state-building in Afghanistan. (Atlantic Council, April 20... Read More...

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India's Electoral Politics
As the world's largest democracy goes to the polls, this Backgrounder looks at the laws, major players, and issues, including economic reform, caste, and religion, that have shaped India's politics. ... Read More...

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TIBET: A Case for Quiet Diplomacy
The record of the Dalai Lama’s talks with Jawaharlal Nehru when they first met after he left Tibet yields conclusions that are still relevant. (Frontline, 04/24/2009) Read More...

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How Dangerous Are the Taliban?
The Taliban and al Qaeda may not pose enough of a threat to the United States to make a long war in Afghanistan worth the costs, writes John Mueller. (Foreign Affairs, 04/15/2009) Read More...

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Development Assistance and Conflict in Sri Lanka
Before committing any additional development assistance, donors must insist that the government has taken tangible steps towards democratic political transformation in both the north and the east. (Cr... Read More...

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Nerves On Test
No political solution is in sight to conflict in Sri Lanka even as the prolonged war spells misery to hapless citizens caught in the crossfire. By B. Murlidhar Reddy (Frontline, 04/11/2009) Read More...

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Dancing To The Terrorists' Tune
The lack of faith between India and Pakistan is preventing a concerted effort to combat terrorist threats. By Jawed Nazvi (DAWN, 04/02/2009) Read More...

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Bangladesh Prime Minister stepped toward the support for Agricultural sector in rural area. (TMC net .com, 03/22/2009) Read More...

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Is China the New America?
The Great Depression made the United States the world's unquestioned financial leader. The current crisis can do the same for China. By Harold James. (Foreign Policy, March 2009) Read More...

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Sri Lanka: Roads to Development
The World Bank fosters the infrastructure development in Sri Lanka. This is an important step for development. (World Bank, 03/16/2009) Read More...

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ADB Loan to Build Future for Struggling City in Viet Nam
ADB decided to provide loan with Vietnam. This is aimed at the alleviation of overpopulation of metropolitan-cities in Vietnam. Will this work? (ADB, 03/10/2009) Read More...

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ADB to Host Forum on Impact of Financial Crisis on Asia
Global recession hit Asian countries as well. Asian Development Bank will host Forum to discuss the methods to recover from this situsion. Many countries' high officials come and discuss. (ADB, 03/07/... Read More...

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Microinsurance Innovation Facility calls for new proposals
In the field of Microfinance, the new product, Microinsurance attract the attention from development practitioner. ILO supports this movement to protect the working poor. (ILO, 02/17/2009) Read More...

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Microfinance and the real economy: impacts and outcomes of the global economic crisis
The current economic and social crisis provides an opportunity to re-think values and business models in finance. ILO Online spoke with Bernd Balkenhol, chief of the ILO’s Social Finance Programme. (I... Read More...

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IFC, Private Sector Explore Ways to Create Opportunity for India’s Small Entrepreneurs
Private sector leaders in India agreed at a discussion hosted by IFC that businesses tend to be most successful when they find ways to create opportunity for small entrepreneurs and make markets work ... Read More...

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Sri Lanka rejects U.N. allegations on civilian deaths
Sri Lanka's government rejected U.N. allegations that soldiers had killed more than 2,800 civilians as unsubstantiated and based on sources allied with the LTTE. (Daily Mirror, 03/14/2009) Read More...

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Oil, gas prospects in South sea belt - Sri Lanka
There were positive signs of potential oil and gas reserves in the southern sea belt of Sri Lanka as revealed by a recent seismic survey conducted by the Petroleum Development Secretariat. (Sunday Obs... Read More...

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Number Of Unemployed Women To Soar
Number of unemployed women to soar amid Economic Crisis, warns UN agency. (Scoop, 03/07/2009) Read More...

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A Dangerous Void in Pakistan
As the US plans to send more troops to Afghanistan, the country next door seems rudderless. By Ahmed Rashid. (YaleGlobal, 03/04/2009) Read More...

The Complicated Task of Educating Future Leaders
The Complicated Task of Educating Future Leaders
A discussion of international relations eduation system and a call for Realism in the course of studies. By Alina Khasabova. (03/01/2009) Read More...

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Pakistan's All-Weather Friend
China offers investment, aid and expressions of brotherly love to its neighbor and Cold War-era ally. By Shahan Mufti. (Global Post, 02/18/2009) Read More...

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India Shows Resilience During Current Economic Downturn
During this economic downturn, India is showing its potential. Asian Development Bank President visited India and told us the impression of India's strength. (ADB, 02/07, 2009) Read More...

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