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17 June 2011

The Latin road to Arab democracy

As the Arab world remains engulfed in protests, there may be lessons to be learned from other recent democratic converts. Latin America’s growth story may provide the Arab world with some recommendations on how to address socio-economic issues in the post-revolution scenario.

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31 May 2011

The IMF: Emerging economies aren’t ready for prime time

With the post for the head of the International Monetary Fund up for grabs, the emerging market countries are yet to unite and provide a suitable candidate who receives formidable support for his or her candidature. China, however, may boldly question the status quo and step ahead.

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10 May 2011

In praise of nuclear power

In the global hunt for energy security, nuclear energy has grown increasingly relevant as countries struggle to find sustainable sources of energy. The ambitious plans to build the world’s biggest nuclear plant in Jaitapur may prove to be the litmus test that defines the role of nuclear energy in India's future.

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7 May 2011

The Election Diaries 2011: West Bengal, Day three: The many sorrows of Lalgarh

Gateway House's Executive Director, Manjeet Kripalani, gives us a view from the ground in the last phase of state assembly elections in India's eastern state of West Bengal. The battle for Lalgarh is fierce, as the Communist Party competes with the Congress in a dense forest with a tribal majority.

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6 May 2011

The Election Diaries 2011: West Bengal, Day two: Time for a communist ‘Parivartan’

Gateway House's Executive Director, Manjeet Kripalani, gives us a view from the ground in the last phase of state assembly elections in India's eastern state of West Bengal. Purulia, a district full of rich minerals but poor residents, is hoping for "Parivartan" or Change to transform the area.