Asia

Many little streams make a mighty river – the 1 per cent solidarity levy

August 2011

How an innovative financial scheme could help to finance international public-public water projects in the global south.

The Afghanistan War in the Mirror of the Tet Offensive

August 2011

U.S. foreign policy still fails to incorporate the lessons learned from the Tet Offensive. The refusal to admit goals weren't achieved in Afghanistan is frustrating to say the least.

Shining and starving

August 2011

Under neoliberalism, income and regional disparities have got bloated to a point where the country's rich and the poor live in two separate worlds.

Victory in Afghanistan

August 2011

Debate over the 10-year-plus war in Afghanistan tends to focus on how and when it "can be won," obscuring the fundamental question of whether it was morally acceptable in the first place. Now as the US gets closer to consolidating its imperial presence in the region for decades to come, the high cost to the Afghani people continues to be ignored.

We want our money back

July 2011

Angry citizens want their nations’ money back and rightfully so. Banks should be curbed instead of allowed to enthusiastically facilitate the illicit outflow of money by dictators.

Turkey, the Region, and the West after the Elections

Hilal Elver
June 2011

American newspapers lead the new angle of biased critisim on Turkey. Such a shame because Ankara has proven to be an independant regional influence in the Middle East, with its own brand of soft power diplomacy.

The Agrarian Roots of Violent Conflict

Sietze Vellema, Fransisco Lara
June 2011

Conflict in Southern Philippines is caused as much by agrarian economics and politics as ethnic and religious differences.

Conflict or Peace? Ethnic Unrest Intensifies in Burma

June 2011

The breakdown in the ceasefire of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) with the central government represents a major failure in national politics and threatens to escalate to serious humanitarian crisis if not immediately addressed.

Understanding the Arab Spring

Salwa Ismail, Shaheer George, Mehdi Lalou, Yao Graham,
June 2011

Middle East scholars join TNI fellows in a unique and fascinating discussion of the context of the democracy uprisings in the Middle East and the way it may shape the region for future generations.

Nukes and India

June 2011

Have our rulers decided to place India on the wrong side of history and arrest her social progress? Going by their policy of forcibly promoting nuclear power regardless of its hazards, environmental damage potential, high economic and social costs, and unpopularity, that seems to be the case.

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