Asia

Beyond “New Terrorism” – Local roots and the transnationalisation of ‘Islamist’ Violence

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War & Pacification
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April 10-12, 2008 Definition and Terminology The term “terrorism” is less than clearly defined, both academically and politically. It is emotionally charged and often used as a label to discredit one’s political enemies, instead as an analytical category. Former US President Ronald Reagan put this succinctly when he exclaimed that “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”. Joel B... Read more

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Europa, EEUU y Oriente Medio

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Conflicto en Oriente Medio
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Guerra y Pacificación
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El inicio de negociaciones entre Siria e Israel por los altos del Golán y la designación de un nuevo presidente de consenso en Líbano son signos políticos importantes en Oriente Medio. Pero a pesar de estos hechos, la región está asolada por conflictos que plantean la necesidad de un cambio de política a Estados Unidos y a la Unión Europea. Los cambios políticos en el 2009 en los dos casos... Read more

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Dealing with Nepal's Himalayan shift

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Public Alternatives
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NEW DELHI, Apr 16 (IPS) - After greatly surprising the world through its spectacular victory in direct first-past-the-post elections to the country’s new constituent assembly, the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) now appears likely to perform far better than expected in the proportional representation (PR) component of the house too. As the counting of votes proceeds, the CPN-M ... Read more

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Iraq war entering year six: Multiple crises rising in Middle East

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War & Pacification
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George Bush's second claims of victory look increasingly hollow as US-armed militias in Iraq turn on each other and Israel's military assault, backed by the US, fuels greater anger and instability across the Middle East.... Read more

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The Pakistan verdict: an Indian view

Topic: 
Democratisation
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War & Pacification
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Article
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The voter has severely punished the PML-Q's stalwarts, including a galaxy of former Ministers and Pakistan's most venal and shrewd politicians. They belong to well-entrenched "political families" with strong clan and kinship connections. They know which side of the bread is buttered and typically win all elections -- no matter on whose ticket. Their ignominious defeat clarifies the central... Read more

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