Asia

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.

The Emerging Geo-Strategic Landscape in Central Asia

June 2011

Recent developments in Afghanistan suggest the New Great Game is intensifying in Central Asia.

A test for India’s foreign policy

June 2011

While countries all over the world review their nuclear energy plans and safety measures in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, the Indian government still pushes ahead with it's fiercely opposed Jaitapur plant.

Obama's changes don't match changes of the Arab Spring

June 2011

There is still a long way to go before the US response to the Arab uprising can be taken seriously by the people of the Middle East and North Africa.

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Burma's New Government: Prospects for Governance and Peace in Ethnic States

May 2011

What are the prospects for Burma's quasi-civilian government effectively addressing the country's ethnic minority grievances and resolving the multiple, decades-long conflicts?

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