Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Why is Bangladesh Silencing Political Dissent?

Former prime minister Khaleda Zia's trial lacked transparency and fairness. The court, many in Bangladesh believe, became a legal tool of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to silence, banish and physically remove her political opponents.

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Five Ways India Must Help its Farmers Face the Threat of Climate Change

Climate change could hurt Indian farmers' income by up to 20-25% in the medium term.

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Why Security Measures Alone Won’t Stop School Shootings

When school shootings take place, beefed up security is often seen as a solution. Experience shows, however, that school shootings stem from social factors that require a different response.

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Overseeing Kosovo’s Conditional Independence

The lesson of Kosovo's transition to independence is the value of the ‘ICO model’; a timebound mandate and a commitment to local ownership, transparency and respect.

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Kazakhstan’s Water Efficiency to Ease Tensions with China

Policymakers in Kazakhstan shift focus to domestic water saving measures to reduce reliance on river water flowing from China.

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South Africa’s Water Crisis is Much Bigger Than the Cape

SA is overexploiting its water system, and the problem is getting harder and costlier to fix. Even if all government strategies are implemented, the country's demand for water will still outstrip supply.

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Will the Olympics’ Green Makeover Have Lasting Effects

The Olympic Games are an ideal venue to showcase new ideas to world. In a world where reducing carbon emissions is a priority, could the Olympics be doing more?

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Will Egypt-Ethiopia-Sudan Diplomacy Placate Other Nile Countries?

Unless all potential beneficiaries find a way to share the Nile water conflict will continue.

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Bulgaria: The Unforeseen Effects of EU Presidency

Bulgarian politicians and officials will have to challenge the stereotypes about Bulgaria during their six-month presidency and learn to strike coalitions in the EU.

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Pakistan’s Trump Card

The US will eventually come to the home truth that a strong and vibrant Pakistan is critical to its interests in the region, there is no solution in Afghanistan without Pakistan.  

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