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Haiti and Cholera Epidemic: Accountability for the United Nations is needed

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Haiti and Cholera Epidemic: Accountability for the United Nations is needed Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United Nations (UN) and international meddling in several nations often ends up with peculiar results and this most notably applies to Afghanistan and Haiti. Yet, while Afghanistan was caught up in the Cold War […]

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China: Confused Approach To Minority Issues

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China: Confused Approach To Minority Issues Mr. Bhaskar Roy Chennai Centre for China Studies The recent (March 01) attack by eight Uighurs including two women at the Kunming railway station killing thirty people and injuring many more may suggest that the tactics of the Uighur separatists in the western region of Xinjiang may be changing. […]

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Malaysia Walks Tightrope on China and the South China Sea

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Malaysia Walks Tightrope on China and the South China Sea Publication: China Brief Volume: 14 Issue: 6 By: Prashanth Parameswaran The Jamestown Foundation For almost two years, Malaysia and China have been making elaborate preparations to commemorate the historic 40th anniversary of their diplomatic relationship in 2014 (The Star, August 29, 2012). Yet the first […]

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Religious Tensions in Myanmar: China, Japan, India and US in Geopolitical Game

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Religious Tensions in Myanmar: China, Japan, India and US in Geopolitical Game Ri Kuk-Chol and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar (Burma) appears to be at a major crossroads because past intransigence is now being followed by a possible thaw, whereby this nation comes in from the “international cold.” Of course, […]

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Iraq Blames Qatar and Saudi Arabia for Terrorism: Re-run of Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Iraq Blames Qatar and Saudi Arabia for Terrorism: Re-run of Afghanistan and Pakistan Salma Sribi and Michiyo Tanabe Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Nouri Maliki of Iraq denounces Qatar and Saudi Arabia for supporting terrorism and sectarianism against Iraq. Maliki made it abundantly clear that Qatar and Saudi Arabia are involved in the destabilization of […]

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China: Kunming Terrorist Attack

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China: Kunming Terrorist Attack Col.R.Hariharan Chennai Centre for China Studies Indians who have been facing terrorist attacks for decades will condemn the dastardly attack at Kunming railway station in the early hours on March 2 that took 29 innocent lives. Over 100 people were reported injured in the attack. The masked terrorists wielding fruit knives […]

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Russian Perspectives on the Strategic Balance in the Asia-Pacific Region

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Russian Perspectives on the Strategic Balance in the Asia-Pacific Region Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 11 Issue: 36 By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation Russian views concerning various global security crises and political revolutions in recent years differ widely from the views of their counterparts in Europe or the United States, ranging from the Arab […]

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Policing Urban Violence in Pakistan

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Policing Urban Violence in Pakistan International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Endemic violence in Pakistan’s urban centres signifies the challenges confronting the federal and provincial governments in restoring law and order and consolidating the state’s writ. The starkest example is Karachi, which experienced its deadliest year on record in 2013, with 2,700 casualties, mostly […]

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India-China Border Talks Shift From Resolving Disputes to Managing Them

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India-China Border Talks Shift From Resolving Disputes to Managing Them Publication: China Brief Volume: 14 Issue: 4 By: Rup Narayan Das The Jamestown Foundation The 17th round of India-China Special Representative Talks (SR Talks) on boundary disputes between the two countries concluded in New Delhi on February 11. China was represented by State Councilor Yang […]

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Japan Fashion News: Uniqlo to Focus on Northeast Asian Market

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Japan Fashion News: Uniqlo to Focus on Northeast Asian Market Tomoko Hara and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Uniqlo can be found throughout Japan and not surprisingly this brand is now going to focus on expanding internationally and this notably applies to the Northeast Asian market. In 2013 sales internationally for Uniqlo accounted for 27% […]

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