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The Theory and Practice of India’s Non-Alignment Diplomacy in International Development

India is not ignorant; it would know the culprits on an Israel diplomat’s wife in Delhi in the recent bomb attack. India is not under pressure from international community to impose sanction against Iran as much as it is being questioned internally from within India itself, especially from those who sense the danger of the radical force gaining momentum with epicenter from India’s closest neighbor. India may not forget Iran’s opposition during its nuclear test in Pokhran in 1998.

10 Reasons Why American Empire Is Collapsing

The imperial perimeter is shrinking and inevitably leaving power vacuums to be filled. As that occurs, actors outside the perimeter expand their force. How can we tell?

Iran’s Nuclear Program – Do Something or Let Them Have Their Nukes, Talk Is Cheap

It seems unfortunate that our diplomatic policies have not worked in helping Iran come to the correct conclusion that nuclear weapons are not good for that region, or the rest of the planet for that matter. If Iran gets nuclear weapons, then the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and half a dozen other countries are going to immediately want nuclear weapons themselves. Also you can bet that Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, good friends with Ahmadinejad in Iran, will also want nukes.

What Is It Like To Work In Today’s Burma? – Interview With Aung Thura, a Burmese Returnee

Aung Thura, Chief Strategist at Ignite Marketing Communications in Yangon, is no stranger to a changing Burma. Thura has been part of Burma’s marketing communication landscape since 1996, and has navigated the business environments of various ASEAN markets, as a leader of McCann Erickson’s strategic planning teams in countries like Vietnam, Thailand and Laos. This month Thura gives AsianTalks the bigger picture in his region, and how an ancient Buddhist culture is coping with these modern times.

Nigeria Was Created By The British Not God And Must Be Divided Now

Here we are going to consider the theory of a former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo who believes in the divine creation of the Nigerian state. Of course for a man like Obasanjo and the part he has played in the Nigeria affairs it is not difficult to see how it is easy for him to believe as he does. On the two occasions that he had opportunity to head Nigeria’s government, they were both fortuitous moments, all coming on the heels of the death or assassination of his predecessors.

Russian Legislative Election 2011: End of Putinism?

Since it has served its purpose of stabilizing and consolidating the 20 year old country, Putinism is officially on the decline. Its future, if it is to survive, is either coalition governance with communists or radical transformation towards long term construction of a post-scarcity societal model.

Immigration to Australia 2009-2010: Characteristics and Trends

In the financial year of 2009-2010, 140 610 immigrants have moved to Australia to settle. In this article, the nature and characteristics of the immigration shall be reviewed.

Iran and Syria Are Getting Pretty Brash These Days

Most people see the challenges we have with Iranian nuclear weapons facilities as a separate situation from what is going on in Syria. After all, Syria is having a civil war, and much of the population is trying to overthrow the Assad government, so that sure sounds a lot different than the world coming down on Iran for building nuclear weapons to give to proxy terrorists, unbalancing the region and powerbase in the Middle East. True enough, but Iran is intimately involved in what’s going on in Syria right now, just as they have been involved in what’s…

Man-Made and Natural Resources – An Unhealthy Obsession

Are we being told the truth about international budgetary problems, or the continued raping of the earth’s natural resources? What would be the helpful and kind responses to the situations we now find ourselves in?

African Engineers: Ghana’s Home-Made Timber Trucks

In Ghana, most old trucks are recycled, and Suame Magazine in Kumasi is by far the largest informal industrial area where the recycling is undertaken. In other Ezine articles, something has been said about trotros for public transport and cocoa trucks for agricultural and general goods transport. These two categories of vehicle are built on the rigid chasses of light and medium duty trucks by carpenters using tropical hardwood. The largest category of trucks, built with a tractor unit and articulated trailer, are also recycled, but in this case it is welders and mechanics who build whole trailers out of steel for the old tractors to pull. Most notable of these monsters are the timber trucks, built to transport huge logs from the deep forest to the urban sawmills.

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