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Reapers And The Grim Truth: Farmer Suicides

Reapers And The Grim Truth: Farmer Suicides

April 24, 2015 at 8:35 AM

Till 2013, the Land Acquisition Act 1894 was in operation. Operating under the idea of Salus populi suprema lex , it was designed by the British to allow them to take land for governmental purposes. In 1998 and 2007, two attempts to modify this act were initiated.

Taming The Ayatollahs: The Prospects of A Comprehensive Deal With Iran

Taming The Ayatollahs: The Prospects of A Comprehensive Deal With Iran

April 22, 2015 at 10:30 AM

The West and Iran remain too far apart as to raise hopes towards an effective cooperation in promoting peace in the Middle East. But even if a nuclear deal only opens the door to regular talks without any expected outcome, much has been achieved.

Nisman’s Death: Kircherism in Chaos

Nisman’s Death: Kircherism in Chaos

April 21, 2015 at 3:43 PM

The death of Nisman affected Argentinian politics in two ways – Firstly, it triggered or at least accelerated political transition in Argentina. Secondly, and it highlighted the change and metamorphosis that Argentinian society was (and is) experiencing.

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Norway: My Irresponsible Refuge?

April 21, 2015 at 10:54 AM

Fifteen years after my feet touched Norwegian soil, however, the Government is about to make it much tougher for many foreign nationals to immigrate to Norway. The timing for the imposition of these restrictions couldn’t be worse.

Unfulfilled Promises for Afghanistan’s Women

Unfulfilled Promises for Afghanistan’s Women

April 8, 2015 at 11:35 AM

In the 13 years since the fall of the Taliban, women’s rights in Afghanistan have seen incredible advancement. Despite this progress, however, women seldom have a voice in political and social affairs and are often left in the periphery when it comes to critical subjects impacting their country.

Obama and Latin America: A Stillborn Rapprochement?

Obama and Latin America: A Stillborn Rapprochement?

April 8, 2015 at 9:14 AM

More than 20 Heads of State will make their way to the beautiful country of Panama and they will discuss the challenges that our region faces. It would be ideal that they go beyond their partisan blinders and ideological entrenchments and actually listen to each other; however that does not seem likely.

Dilma Rousseff’s Perfect Storm

Dilma Rousseff’s Perfect Storm

March 25, 2015 at 3:55 AM

A stagnating economy, a far-reaching corruption scandal and a faltering political system are undermining Rousseff’s second term in office. But not all is amiss in Brazil. Anyone following the news on Sunday, March 15 would have had the uneasy feeling of déjà vu. Images of thousands of Brazilians marching onRead More

Restraining the Bear: NATO, Eastern Europe, and Russia

Restraining the Bear: NATO, Eastern Europe, and Russia

March 22, 2015 at 2:18 PM

The post-Cold War order has come to an end and NATO, after 13 years of out-of-area operations in Afghanistan has returned home, returned to its original mission of collective self-defense.

Let’s talk about Vlad

Let’s talk about Vlad

March 19, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Putin loves Russia as if it was his own child. But, as you may know, too much love has a negative effect on clear and objective thinking. As a result, his politics of ‘end is more important that the means’ can lead to grave consequences either for him or less importantly, for global cooperation and peace.

The United Nations Al-Qaida/Taliban Sanctions Regime

The United Nations Al-Qaida/Taliban Sanctions Regime

March 19, 2015 at 10:57 AM

  The United Nations has used sanctions throughout its existence in the face of the ever-changing nature of threats to international peace and security.  In recent years especially, these sanctions have become an important and well-utilized tool of international statecraft and diplomacy as the international community seeks to maintain peaceRead More