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4 March 2011

Mongolia’s Wolf Economy Comes in from the Cold

Mongolia is about to become as wealthy as South Africa, Qatar, Norway or the UAE. What opportunities exist for foreign investors? The opportunities are all about mining, minerals, and entrepreneurial adventures.

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8 February 2011

The present situation (in Kashmir) favours India

In the last few months, South Asia has gone from being just a global security headache, to a region with new possibilities. Teresita C. Schaffer, former US ambassador to Sri Lanka, and Howard Schaffer, former US ambassador to Pakistan and Bangladesh, discuss the major challenges that confront the US in South Asia.

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7 February 2011

March of Follies in Egypt

There are more than Western interests at play in Egypt. The other catalysts for the unrest are a combination of Iranian adventures, hypocritical policies of West Asian regimes and resurgent commodity speculation in western markets, triggering a rise in prices of basic items in emerging markets

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4 February 2011

For status or stature?

In almost every global forum, India has engaged with smaller nations to affect outcomes at the expense of the more broad-based universalist approach it traditionally espoused toward multilateralism. Will these manoeuvres yield stature in the absence of meaningful commitments to the resolution of problems?