In August the Burma army occupied the Kokang region after several days of fighting, ending two decades of cease-fire with the ethnic minority group. The resumption of fighting in northern Burma raises speculation about the other cease-fires. Tensions are rising and the cease-fire groups have put their armed forces on high alert.
The death toll after the US defeat in Vietnam 40 years ago is a terrifying pointer for the Iraq retreat
Versions of the article below appeared in The Guardian and The Hindu
This week marks the 40th anniversary of an event that seemed to turn the world upside down.