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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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Help Philippines Save $100 Million Yearly Fuel Cost by Using Energy-Efficient Lights
Asian Development Bank provides $100 Million yearly to Philippines. This is for the latest technology lights development. This kind of support not only will enhance economic growth of the country but ... Read More...


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Islamic Microfinance: An Emerging Market Niche
Islamic microfinance has the potential to expand access to finance to unprecedented levels throughout the Muslim world. At the same time, it has challenges. (CGAP, Aug, 2008) Read More...


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Banking on Mobiles: Why, How, for Whom?
For customers, mobile banking presents a delicate balance between a conceptually powerful opportunity and practical challenges. How is the potential of Mobile Banking? (CGAP, Jun, 2008) Read More...


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Finding India's Missing Middle
Most Indians not working in agriculture rely on the country’s large “traditional” or informal sector for their livelihood. This distorted labor market lacks Middle Class as a result. By Kevin Conway (... Read More...


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Doha - A time of Crisis and Opportunity
In this time of recession in the world, to forcus on the MDG is quite difficult. However, many NGOs and International Organizations such as UNDP confirmed that we have to make maximum efforts for achi... Read More...


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ECONOMY-JAPAN: Meltdown Prompts ODA Boost To Asia
Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso told the World Economic Forum (WEF) at the Swiss mountain resort of Davos on Saturday that Japan will provide 17 billion US dollars worth of aid to stimulate Asia’s ec... Read More...


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Market-Based Solutions for Financing Philanthropy
For small business development and economic development, the development agencies provided quite a lot of fund to the poor and NGOs or put it into the project. However, now in the time of the globaliz... Read More...


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Microfinance and Enterprise Development (MED): Effective Tools to Eradicate Poverty?
This report summarizes the key points raised in Microfinance and Enterprise Development (MED). These development supports can be the effective tool to alleviate poverty in developing countries? This i... Read More...


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Special Report: Challenges for the Next U.S. President
IA-Forum presents a diverse collection of commentaries reflecting on the George W. Bush Administration's handling of key international challenges, and what the authors hope to see from the Barack Obam... Read More...


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The Warning Signs and the Lessons Gone Amiss
Author analyzes the Asian financial crisis of 2007-8 and argues that historical experiences should have portended it. By David Anthony Hollingsworth. (10/10/2008) Read More...


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Burma/Myanmar After Nargis
The international community should build on the unprecedented cooperation between the Myanmar government and humanitarian agencies following cyclone Nargis and reverse longstanding, counterproductive ... Read More...


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Kashmir's New Generation
The shift from armed struggle to peaceful protest opens a new vista in Indian-controlled Kashmir – and may create a precedent for Muslim movements elsewhere, says Muzamil Jaleel. (Open Democracy, 10/1... Read More...


Trilateral diplomacy on hold in N.E. Asia
Trilateral diplomacy on hold in N.E. Asia
Last week was supposed to see Japan host the first trilateral Japan-China-South Korea summit, but it was postponed indefinitely with the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda. With econo... Read More...


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Pakistan on the Brink
Mismanaged “war on terror” has stirred extremism, threatening to rip Pakistan apart, writes Ahmed Rashid. (Yale Global, 09/19/2008) Read More...


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India as Global Bridge-builder
India’s growing geopolitical weight, high GDP growth rate and abundant market opportunities have helped increase its international profile. It is widely perceived to be a key "swing state" in the emer... Read More...


Asia-Pacific moves to boost cyber security
Asia-Pacific moves to boost cyber security
Cooperation key to Asian countries' efforts to bolster cyber security. By Jason Miks (This article was originally published by World Politics Review on 08/18/2008) Read More...


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Olympic Gamesmanship
China is changing, in many ways for the better, and further change in the right direction is not likely to result from a policy of isolating or sanctioning China, writes Richard Haass. (Project Syndic... Read More...


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North Korea Denuclearization
Article proposes series of measures to create a sufficiently rigorous verification system to ensure North Korea abides by it's pledge to abandon nuclear weapons programs. By Bruce Klingner. (The Herit... Read More...


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It's the Oil, stupid!
US policy in Iraq comes close to a pronouncement that we invaded you so that we can control your country and have privileged access to your resources, writes Noam Chomsky. (Khaleej Times, 07/08/2008) Read More...


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India’s Search for a Foreign Policy
Foreign policy that lacks intellectual and strategic coherence will ensure that India forever remains poised on the threshold of great-power status, not quite ready to cross over. By Harsh Pant (Yale... Read More...


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Is Pakistan Appeasing the Taliban?
While moderate elements of the Taliban do need to be co-opted into the political process, Pakistan's recent peace deal threatens to strengthen Taliban's capabilities and bases. By Sharad Joshi (Foreig... Read More...


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The Iranian Roots of Hizbullah
Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli explores roots and evolution of Hizbullah. Exposing it's close ties with Iran and Syria. (MEMRI, 06/17/2008) Read More...


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Hope Vetoed
The Burmese military's moves to block international aid are no surprise, writes Ben Adams. (Progress Online, 06/02/2008) Read More...


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Melting Asia
China and India are increasingly keen to be seen to be tackling climate change; though it is dirtier, China is making a more convincing show of action. (The Economist, 06/05/2008) Read More...


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The Paradox of Muslim Weakness
The threat posed by Islamism and its extremist tactics is indirect for the West. But immediate & serious for reforms and the liberal democracies of developing Muslim nations, argues Sadanand Dhume. (Y... Read More...


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