Asia

The Political Endgame in Pakistan

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Democratisation
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Public Sector Alternatives
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The hopes that the Pakistani Supreme Court would turn into a bulwark of democracy was badly betrayed when it dismissed a clutch of petitions challenging Gen Pervez Musharraf’s candidature in the Presidential election.... Read more

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Islam and Europe: a debate in Amsterdam

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Peace & Security
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The Netherlands is at the centre of European argument about secularism, multiculturalism and Islam. A robust debate with the Dutch politician Frits Bolkestein is the stimulus for Fred Halliday's exploration of these issues in the Dutch context.... Read more

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Indian policy founders on Burma

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Democratisation
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Peace & Security
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It is the duty of the international community to protect the Burmese people against a lawless government accountable to nobody and with no concern for human rights. To its shame, India has failed to show such concern, writes Praful Bidwai.... Read more

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Collusive deal won't democratise Pakistan

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Democratisation
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Peace & Security
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Benazir Bhutto has reportedly struck a deal with Pervez Musharraf, under which corruption cases against her will be dropped in exchange for her support for his presidential bid, thus swapping the country’s democratic future for the promotion of the narrow self-interest of two individuals, argues Praful Bidwai.... Read more

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India Shamed Into Revising Stand on Junta

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Peace & Security
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Faced with a pro-democracy popular upsurge in Burma, the Indian government first brazenly sided with the military junta. But it is now reluctantly revising its stand under international and domestic pressure, and trying to salvage what little is left of its credibility, writes Praful Bidwai.... Read more

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Pakistan at sixty

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Peace & Security
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Pakistan is best avoided in August, when the rains come and transform the plains into a huge steam bath. When I lived there we fled to the mountains, but this year I stayed put. The real killer is the humidity. Relief arrives in short bursts: a sudden stillness followed by the darkening of the sky, thunderclaps like distant bombs and then the hard rain. Rivers and tributaries quickly overflow;... Read more

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European and Korean social movements and civil society unite against the 'Global Europe' strategy and the South Korea-EU FTA

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Trade
Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
Trade
Trade
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Alternative Regionalisms
Trade & Investment
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On the occasion of the 3rd round of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between South Korea and the EU taking place from 17^th till 21^st September in Brussels, Belgium, members of the Korean Alliance against Korea-EU FTA (KoA) and members from social movements and civil society organisations from Europe have come together to join forces and struggle together against the Global Europe... Read more

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American Dream, Global Nightmare

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A debate between Fred Halliday and Frits Bolkestein

VENUE: de balie, Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam TIME: Tuesday, 18 September, 20h30
Fred Halliday, the Middle East expert from The London School of Economics, gives an overview of cultural, religious and political issues in the Middle East and Central Asia in the last half century in the context of current international crisis. Fred Halliday and Frits Bolkestein debate the US politics in the Middle East in 2007, the position of Islam today, and its influence in Europe. Fred Halliday, TNI advisor and a former TNI fellow, has been a respected Middle East expert for more than 30 years Frits Bolkestein is a former Dutch Defense minister and former European Commissioner
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
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