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  • Rattling The Resource Chain

    January 23, 2010 11:25 am Published by

    Forecast reports on scarcity predict global actors will move in on dwindling resources. Governments are taking notice, and so should the public, Vivian Fritschi writes   As each year comes to a close, we tend to reflect on the past... View Article

  • The Fall And Rise Of Religion?

    January 16, 2010 12:31 pm Published by

    Religion is becoming increasingly visible in world politics. Is this a resurgence of religion on the world scene or was it always present but ignored? Since the 1990s there have been repeated declarations that religion is experiencing a global resurgence.... View Article

  • Nepal’s Aimless March

    January 9, 2010 3:58 pm Published by

    As Nepali Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal was addressing the UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, drawing developed nations’ attention to the danger global warming posed to his country’s pride—Mt Everest, the tallest peak in the world—another, more imminent danger,... View Article

  • ‘Pak’ Truth

    January 2, 2010 4:29 pm Published by

    On February 2, 2000, Pakistan’s National Security Council (NSC), chaired by Gen. Pervez Musharraf, set up a National Command Authority (NCA) to co-ordinate and control policy-making relating to nuclear weapons. It consisted of an Employment Control Committee, a Development Control... View Article

  • Costly Blunder Al-Qaeda head Osama Bin Laden was ‘within grasp’ of US

    December 26, 2009 5:35 pm Published by

    As President Barack Obama faces his toughtest foreign policy challenge in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the US Senate tabled its report on November 30, revealing how the US forces had Osama Bin Laden “within their grasp” at Tora Bora in Afghanistan... View Article

  • National Hero v War Hero

    December 19, 2009 1:14 pm Published by

    Sri Lanka, upcoming elections are predicted to be closely contested. Much of the keenness surrounds the possible candidacy of former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka as a common candidate of the opposition parties. In previous elections, when the cosmopolitan and... View Article

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