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  • Loretta Napoleoni, Insurgent Iraq - Al Zarqawi and the New Generation
    February 2006 By Semu Bhatt

    That the Bush administration mentioned the name of Abu Mos’ab Al Zarqawi as a link between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda while presenting its case to the United Nations for attacking Iraq, probably shocked no one more than Zarqawi himself. 

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  • Acting on a Different Theatre
    January 2006 By Semu Bhatt

    When I suggested the title of this article, given my tryst with theatre performances before I joined SFG, my colleagues joked, “Are you planning to write your autobiography?” Well, no, not yet. But then, as I perceive it, the current world is a theatre in itself, where multitude of complex issues unfold – forces of modernisation and extremism; crosscurrents of transnational economics and nationalism; inequality of power and skewed development patterns; identity subjugation and relative economic deprivation; and social, political, cultural prejudices and manipulation. All, and more such factors, lead to conflicts within and/or between states.

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  • An Inclusive World
    December 2005 By Sundeep Waslekar

    Sundeep Waslekar, President of Strategic Foresight Group, delivered a keynote address at a special benefit event for Nelson Mandela Foundation at Dubai on 16 December 2005. This is an edited text of the speech.

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  • The Future of Europe: Conversation with Prof. Bronislaw Geremek
    December 2005 By Ilmas Futehally

    Strategic Foresight Group mourns the recent death of Prof Bronislaw Geremek, former Foreign Minister of Poland, with whom we had interacted several times. Ilmas Futehally recalls her conversation with him, which is as relevant today as it was when she first met him.

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  • Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man
    December 2005 By Ilmas Futehally

    What separates man from other primates, or indeed other animals? Jacob Bronowski, a mathematician trained in physics, examines the scientific and intellectual history of humankind in his book The Ascent of Man. Though the book is based on the television series aired on BBC in the 1970s, it is far from outdated. Over 30 years after it was first published; The Ascent of Man still invokes pride in our past and instils hope for our future in the reader.

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  • Future of Power
    November 2005 By Sundeep Waslekar

    I was recently at Waterloo, a small university town about an hour’s drive from Toronto, Canada where my friend John English has recently established the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) with support from Jim Balsillie, founder of the Blackberry communication system. The occasion was a CIGI conference on emerging powers.

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  • Crouching Dragon: Chinese Peasants
    November 2005 By Rashmi Jethani

    While the world is impressed by China’s industrial progress, it may be in for a shock in the rising Asian power’s countryside. China might be able to manage its much-feared banking crisis and might even tide over the disharmony between political autocracy and economic liberalism. However, despite the best intensions of the new team led by Hu and Wen, it may experience a rebellion in its farmlands in the next decade.

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  • Clyde Prestowitz, Rogue Nation
    November 2005 By Kumud Pallavi Mutalik

    Rogue Nation is a thought provoking and striking analysis of America’s standing in the world. The author, Clyde Prestowitz, with his unique background in international relations and policy making (former official in the Reagan administration and currently a president of a think-tank) uses his personal experiences to highlight the reasons why the United States, as a country, is at odds with most countries and in opposition with a host of issues throughout the world – the war on Iraq, Israel-Palestine conflict, free-trade agreements, and more.

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