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  • Bangladesh: A Fork in the Road
    February, 2009 By Sahiba Trivedi

    The newly formed Bangladeshi government, under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is serious about tackling terrorism and placing Bangladesh at the helm of a regional initiative against terrorism. 

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  • Thirty Years of Lessons to be Learnt
    February, 2009 By Ambika Vishwanath

    Earlier this month Iran celebrated the 30th anniversary of the return of the exiled Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the Islamic revolution that followed. It has been described as one of the greatest and most important revolutions in history, one that changed the face and very core of a nation and its people, and sent waves throughout the world that resonate till date. On a religious-political front the revolution resulted in the creation of a theocratic nation as well as making political Islam a force to be reckoned with the world over.

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  • Strategic Foresight Group Reports on the Environmental Cost of Middle East Conflicts
    February, 2009 By Gitanjali Bakshi

    Green Prophet had the opportunity to interview Gitanjali Bakshi, Research Analyst at the Strategic Foresight Group. The group has produced a report on the environmental impact of conflicts in the Middle East, which was presented at the Palais de Nations in Geneva this week.

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  • After the Tigers: Challenges ahead for Sri Lanka
    February, 2009 By Brian Orland

    For the first time in twenty five years, Northern Sri Lankans will live unburdened by violent conflict. This is a great opportunity for northern and already “liberated” eastern province Sri Lankans to rapidly advance towards their peace-time potential. Now focused on rebuilding democratic governance and infrastructure along with expanding educational capacity and economic advancement, northern and eastern Sri Lankans should hit the ground running.

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  • A Responsibility To Protect: Why Mugabe Needs To Go
    February, 2009 By Anumita Raj

    On the 11th of February, 2009 Morgan Tsvangarai, leader of the opposition in Zimbabwe was sworn in as Prime Minister of his country. This came on the heels of months of international pressure on him to adhere to a power sharing agreement between his party, Movement for Democratic Change, and President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF.

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  • Why We Wish We Were Wrong?
    December, 2008 By Sundeep Waslekar

    We live in the age of knowledge. Knowledge is the basis of the 21st economy, security and progress at the macro as well as micro levels. The individual, the society or the nation that has developed high skills in processing knowledge is bound to succeed in the modern world.

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  • Living Beyond Our Means
    December, 2008 By Ilmas Futehally

    On a recent visit to China, the global financial crisis was the centre of most conversations. We debated the cause of it- and answers ranged from greed on Wall Street and the sub-prime crisis to lifestyles not in sync with real earnings, of people living on credit, in debt and beyond their means. The recent announcement of the Chinese government of a stimulus package of Yuan 4 trillion to create domestic demand for Chinese goods also figured a lot in our conversations. Western governments have also been discussing bail out measures and have begun to implement them. So, the financial system in the process of being rescued.

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  • Who Will Survive - Manufacturers of Destruction or Forces of Creation?
    December, 2008 By Sundeep Waslekar

    When a state fails to learn the art of creation, it develops the skill of destruction.

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