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    Kyrgyzstan: fractured, but not broken
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    Written by: John Heathershaw All articles by John Heathershaw

    Kyrgyzstan’s government has fallen, its provisional rulers are untested, and there is as yet no sign of a lasting political settlement. Yet that does not mean it will automatically follow the example of neighbour Tajikistan and descend into civil war, writes John Heathershaw

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    Don't mention the bombings
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    Written by: Sam Greene All articles by Sam Greene

    The terrorist bombs pose a problem for the Kremlin, Sam Greene reports from Moscow. Since tightening the screws has not worked, their new tactic appears to be to avoid the subject altogether

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    Victims of the bulldogs under that carpet
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    Written by: Maxim Kantor All articles by Maxim Kantor

    In Maxim Kantor’s opinion, the 39 deaths in the Moscow metro bombings on 29 March are victims of that fight between bulldogs under the carpet, as Churchill described Russian politics. The victims are always the poor, never the bulldogs. And guess who gains by the tragedy?

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    Israel-Palestine: a frontline report
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    Written by: Mariano Aguirre All articles by Mariano Aguirre

    It is a time of danger in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as crisis in Israel-United States relations. What are the prospects for movement in the blocked peace process; how do Palestinians in the occupied territories view the current stasis; and what role should the international community play? Mariano Aguirre of the Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre reports on a visit to the region.

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    Argentina y las Malvinas: in search of reality
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    Written by: Celia Szusterman All articles by Celia Szusterman

    The revival of Argentina’s dispute with Britain over the south Atlantic island territory owes much to the political character of Cristina Kirchner’s government. But it also reveals the distance travelled since the war of 1982, says Celia Szusterman.

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    Hizbollah vs Israel: the coming clash
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    Written by: Robert G Rabil All articles by Robert G Rabil

    A shifting balance of calculation in the middle east makes Lebanon’s Hizbollah movement more confident in its strategy of “deterrence-by-terror” vis-à-vis Israel, says Robert G Rabil

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    A difficult week for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
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    Written by: Heather McRobie All articles by Heather McRobie

    The ICTY's struggle to prosecute war criminals causes a further decline in credibility in times when progress is vital for Croatia and the relation between Serbia and Bosnia.

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    The case for pragmatism: a view from Estonia
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    Written by: Rein Müllerson All articles by Rein Müllerson

    The complex realities of international politics make a wise and patient foreign-policy approach the only sensible one - especially for Russia’s smaller neighbours, says Rein Müllerson.

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    The return of realpolitik: a view from Georgia
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    Written by: Alexander Rondeli All articles by Alexander Rondeli

    The promise of an international order based on principle rather than the exercise of power is exposed as an occidentalist illusion by Russian actions towards Georgia, says Alexander Rondeli.

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    Nepal: torture vs democracy
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    Written by: Meenakshi Ganguly All articles by Meenakshi Ganguly

    Nepal’s path to development remains hostage to the lack of accountability over human-rights violations during the country’s civil war, says Meenakshi Ganguly.(This article was first published on 15 February 2010)

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    Barack Obama, Muslims and Islamism
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    Written by: Khaled Hroub All articles by Khaled Hroub

    The United States president has put better relations with the Muslim world at the heart of his foreign policy. The discourses of political Islamists reveal the scale of his task after a year in office, says Khaled Hroub.

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    Bosnian voice, Yugoslavian memory
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    Written by: Peter Lippman All articles by Peter Lippman

    The sense of justice and consistency of principle of the Bosnian activist Mladen Grahovac should be a reference-point for those attempting to repair a fragmented country, says Peter Lippman.

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    Britain and genocide
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    Written by: Martin Shaw All articles by Martin Shaw

    The official annual commemoration of a century of genocide and its victims should be accompanied by a responsible awareness of Britain’s own historical record, says Martin Shaw. (This article was first published on 27 January 2009)

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    Russia vs Ukraine: a crisis to be averted
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    Written by: Andreas Umland All articles by Andreas Umland

    Ukraine is about to go to the polls to elect a new president. Though the election is unlikely to provoke a violent escalation of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, politicians and bureaucrats on both sides should start thinking how to react in case it does happen, warns Andreas Umland

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    Journey through thorns: a Palestinian's story
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    Written by: Mohamed Altawil All articles by Mohamed Altawil

    Born in 1973, a Gazan boy turns into a man and studies to become an expert in trauma therapy. He has his own family and is separated from them. He tells us about his long journey to make a life for himself and his family, and for the Gazans he has left behind.

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    Sri Lanka: power and accountability
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    Written by: Martin Shaw All articles by Martin Shaw

    The degrading aftermath of Sri Lanka’s civil war demands international action to ensure protection of its civilians from their overweening rulers, says Martin Shaw.

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    Pakistan: prospects and perils
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    What's in store for Pakistan? Anatol Lieven forecasts. Listen now

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    A New Historical Era
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    Written by: Ernst Nolte All articles by Ernst Nolte

    President Bush has rallied his troops for what he calls “The first warof the 21st century”. What is your view of this crisis, where, briefly, do you stand? This is the question we are putting to people around the world, especially those with their own public reputation and following. Our aim, to help create a truly global debate all can identify with.

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    America and Saddam are partners
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    Written by: Ahmad Mukhtar All articles by Ahmad Mukhtar

    President Bush has rallied his troops for what he calls “The first warof the 21st century”. What is your view of this crisis, where, briefly, do you stand? This is the question we are putting to people around the world, especially those with their own public reputation and following. Our aim, to help create a truly global debate all can identify with.

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    Questions
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    Written by: Bapsi Sidhwa All articles by Bapsi Sidhwa

    President Bush has rallied his troops for what he calls “The first warof the 21st century”. What is your view of this crisis, where, briefly, do you stand? This is the question we are putting to people around the world, especially those with their own public reputation and following. Our aim, to help create a truly global debate all can identify with.

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