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11. Jun 2010

The Ethnic Crises in Burma/Myanmar: 2010 and Beyond Dilemmas & Opportunities for the International Community

InFocus

Burma/Myanmar is a very ethnically diverse country, with ethnic
minorities comprising about 40 percent of its estimated 56 million population. Burma has been
afflicted by ethnic conflict and civil war since independence in 1948, exposing
it to one of the longest running armed conflicts in the world. Ethnic
minorities have long felt marginalised and discriminated against. The situation
worsened after the military coup in 1962, when minority rights were further
curtailed. The military government, which now calls itself the State Peace and

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7. Jun 2010

Be reminded, it is co-creation that we should understand?

InFocus

By

Sudhanshu Rai 
8th June 2010

 

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27. May 2010

While vacationing in Thailand, we forgot to pay attention by Anya Palm

democracy, InFocus, Thailand


What just happened in Thailand? Was Thailand not supposed to
be a peaceful vacation paradise with perfect beaches and charming smiles?
Didn’t we just spend a couple of leisurely lazy days looking at stunning
temples and eating delicious street food from the stalls with not a care in the
world? (Yes, we did. In 2009, about 11 million foreigners visited Thailand.)

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25. May 2010

The (new) North Korean Crisis: what can be expected and what should be done as a response to the sinking of the Cheonan corvette

InFocus


by Mikael Weissmann and Linus Hagström, The Swedish Institute of International Affairs

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29. Apr 2010

The Path of Bliss

InFocus

By Stig Toft Madsen April 23, 2010 The Ananda Marga – the Path of Bliss – was founded in 1955 by Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar as a socio-spiritual organization. In 1959, Sarkar added the political wing, known as Proutist Universal, where PROUT stands for Progressive Utilization Theory. Sarkar was born a Bengali in Bihar in 1921. […]

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29. Apr 2010

Are the Hiccups in US-Chinese Relations an Introduction to a Serious Global Confrontation by Timo Kivimäki

China, InFocus

Timo Kivimäki,
Professor of Asian Security, University of Copenhagen

 

 

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22. Apr 2010

Kyrgyz Revolution (?): Lessons of the past, perspectives for the future, by Anjelika Mamytova

government, InFocus, Kyrgysztan, politics

 

When
something happens once it is an accident, twice a coincidence, and a third time
a pattern (Scott Radnitz[1])

Introduction

 

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20. Apr 2010

Thinking about co-creation

India, InFocus

Not so long ago I was making a journey from Copenhagen to Bangalore, in India. I boarded a fully booked flight which I promised myself never to take again. No sooner I had landed in Delhi, and preceded to immigration control I noticed that I had started up a conversation while in line with a gentleman who was an electric technician from Europe. He told me that he was here in India to work with some software engineers on a product that they were developing for internet subscription via the power grid for Europe.

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30. Mar 2010

Aceh as a model of Asian-European security cooperation by Timo Kivimäki

InFocus

 

Aceh as a model of
Asian-European security cooperation by Timo Kivimäki

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16. Mar 2010

Thailand coining the definition of non-democracy by Anya Palm

democracy, InFocus, Thailand

Defining democracy is, if not an impossible, then an
immensely difficult task. However, defining what it is not is easy, very
easy:  Amongst other things, it is NOT democracy
to gather a mass rally and declare that the sitting government must dissolve
within 24 hours, or else…

Nevertheless, this explicit threat is exactly what was
brought to the political table in Thailand’s
capital, Bangkok,
this week. Under a rally. For democracy.

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