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Tibet’s Reality

From nearly any point in Lhasa, capital of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, you can see at least two police checkpoints.

Read Here – The Atlantic

Heading Nowhere

Because Israel is the strongest and the PNA the weakest and defenceless, Tel Aviv now negotiates, even as it expands its colonies, to make the ‘two-state solution’ totally unfeasible

Read Here – Gulf News

Bringing Down The Walls

Most concrete walls in Sri Lanka have been demolished in the past four years since the ethnic war ended, but the emotional barricades remain as the country battles its bloody past and tries to make peace with itself. It’s easier said than done.

Read Here – ThisDayAndThat

Brazil’s Fear Of Colonisation

Brazil and China can’t seem to agree on what either country is getting out of their economic ties

Read Here – Quartz

And Whatever Happened To France?

It is this longer-term erosion that speaks to France’s economic failure. Germany offers a useful counterpoint. Whereas ten years ago the French economy rivaled Germany’s, today France produces only half the value added. French exports, having fallen more than 20 percent since 2005, are lower today than anytime during the last twenty years.

Read Here – National Interest

Surreal Syria

The recent deal on Syria could be jeopardised by the various conflicting alliances and interests of the countries in the region

Read Here – The Hindu

In Sri Lanka’s Interest

It is in Sri Lanka‘s own long-term interests to engage constructively with the many concerns raised by Navanethem Pillay during her recent visit there

Read Here – The Hindu

The Other Side Of The Buddhist Coin

As a religion synonymous with compassion and defined by non-violence, Buddhism has always been seen as a gentle way of life. It is for this reason that developments in Burma and Sri Lanka appear all the more mystifying.

Read Here – The Diplomat

Come, Let’s Chew Ourselves Dry!

In a little over a decade, Sana’a, Yemen, might become the world’s first capital to run out of water, turning its millions of citizens into water refugees. A major cause: the cultivation of qat, a mild narcotic plant that takes unusually large amounts of water to farm and to which much of Yemen’s population is addicted.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Inverse Dilemmas

(China and the United States) have a deeper intractable challenge that will, in the longer-term, get worse. What’s interesting is that they’re the inverse of each other: in the U.S., wealth and private sector interests capture the political system. In China, politicians capture the private sector and the wealth that comes with it.

Read Here – Reuters

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