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  • Limits to Globalization
    June 2007 By Sundeep Waslekar

    The fact that I am writing this column on a website is a small example of how I and you the reader are both beneficiaries of globalisation. In fact, for someone who has made it far enough in life to use a browser to reach this website, it would be impossible to imagine a world without internet, international trade, travel, foreign direct investment and financial transfers.

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  • Pakistan’s Parody
    June, 2007 By Aheli Moitra & Sahiba Trivedi

    Pakistan has currently been taking up a lot of media space in the international arena. The publicity triggered by General Pervez Musharraf’s sacking of the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary escalated to the Karachi riots and the everlasting Jamia Hafza issue, creating a tight spot for Musharraf and is threatening to unseat him from his self-proclaimed political throne.

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  • Q & A with Dr. Fatima Al Shamsi, Secretary General of UAE University
    June , 2007 By Gitanjali Bakshi

    In May 2007 I met with academicians, local experts and researchers in the UAE. I hoped to gain an informed insight into the efforts being made in the region that would facilitate an Arab renaissance…Gitanjali Bakshi (Strategic Foresight Group)

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  • Q & A with Dr. Saif M. Al-Ghais, Executive Director of Environment, Protection andDevelopment Authority, Ras Al Khaima, UAE
    June , 2007 By Gitanjali Bakshi

    In May 2007 I met with academicians, local experts and researchers in the UAE. I hoped to gain an informed insight into the efforts being made in the region that would facilitate an Arab renaissance…Gitanjali Bakshi (Strategic Foresight Group)

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  • Q & A with Dr. Mustafa Alani, Senior Advisor to Security and Terrorism, Gulf Research Center
    June , 2007 By Gitanjali Bakshi

    In May 2007 I met with academicians, local experts and researchers in the UAE. I hoped to gain an informed insight into the efforts being made in the region that would facilitate an Arab renaissance…Gitanjali Bakshi (Strategic Foresight Group)

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  • Q & A with Dr. Hamad M. Bin Seray, professor of Culture and Heritage Division, UAE University
    June , 2007 By Gitanjali Bakshi

    In May 2007 I met with academicians, local experts and researchers in the UAE. I hoped to gain an informed insight into the efforts being made in the region that would facilitate an Arab renaissance…Gitanjali Bakshi (Strategic Foresight Group)

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  • Emerging Eight
    May 2007 By Sundeep Waslekar

    We live in an increasingly integrating global economy but we do not have a global polity. The Security Council is dysfunctional on crucial issues. The United Nations has made excellent contribution to positive transformation in the world, but most of it has been through its specialised agencies in the field of development, health, population control, among others.

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  • The Future of Stupidity
    April 2007 By Sundeep Waslekar

    Exactly 500 years ago, Niccolo Machiavelli served the court of Cesare Borgia, Duke of Valentinois and Romagna, son of Pope Alexander VI, and the military general of the papacy. Machiavelli was so impressed by Borgia’s crude pursuit of power that a decade and half later, he wrote a treatise, The Prince, as an offering to the Medici princes. Machiavelli was particularly impressed by Borgia’s assassination of rivals on the new year’s eve of 1503 in Sinigaglia. He advocated that princes should use crude use of force to acquire and retain power at any cost.

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