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  • India's Green Run
    August 2012 By Anumita Raj

    Sahiba Trivedi examines India's and China's current efforts towards a green economy, in particular, their actions on altering their energy mix.

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  • Did Zenawi keep Ethiopia from falling apart?
    August 2012 By Ekta Talwar

    Ekta Talwar examines the situation in Ethiopia. Whether or not Zenawi was a cruel dictator or a revolutionary, Ethiopia faces the grave danger of descending once again into political restiveness and violence after his death.

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  • The Palestine- ICC Conundrum
    August 2012 By Diana Philip

    Diana Philip examines the possibility of an ICC referral by Palestine and its challenges in light of Palestine’s new ‘observer state’ status in the United Nations.

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  • Invasion Ahead
    August 2012 By Ilmas Futehally

    Calling them "exotics" may add a veneer of mystery to them, but invasive species are deadly by any name. While many invasive species begin as purposefully introduced ones, they often tend to take over new habitats and create unforeseen problems. These problems include a wide range of destructive ones from killing off other native species, to causing threats to health, agriculture and food security. 

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  • The Failure of Protest
    May, 2012 By Sundeep Waslekar

    Sundeep Waslekar comments on recent civilian protests across the world. He opines that unless activity is treated as a surrogate for result, all this euphoria has actually produced no real change. 

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  • Science of Boon, Politics of Doom
    April, 2012 By Sundeep Waslekar

    Sundeep Waslekar observes that counties such as the United States, China, Israel,  and  Europe, that have created an extraordinary spirit of enquiry and creativity -  making scientific endeavours feasible, are also countries that are obsessed with control and dominance.

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  • Are Global Financial Crises Good?
    April, 2012 By Sundeep Waslekar

    Since financial crisis first broke out in London in 1825, immediately followed by financial crisis in the United States in 1837, every few decades banks collapse; recession sets in; people are unemployed; and then strangely an industrial revolution takes place drawing the world into a higher orbit of scientific, technological and economic progress.

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  • Sudan and South Sudan in the East African Community?
    April, 2012 By Ekta Talwar

    The oil revenue dependent nations of Sudan and South Sudan are currently embroiled in an escalating armed conflict over oil. Despite having walked away with 75% of the oil reserves South Sudan since its cessation has nevertheless depended on Sudan’s oil pipeline and Port Sudan to export oil. Sudan has allegedly confiscated close to USD 1 billion worth of oil in the name of tariffs. South Sudan responded by halting production to prevent Sudan from siphoning oil in the future. 98% of South Sudan’s revenues are derived from oil so halting production is crippling the nation. It is also raising fuel prices in other parts of the world, especially in China, India and Malaysia. 

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