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Unocal in Afghanistan – Current – Zalmay Khalilzad appointed US Special Envoy to Afghanistan

Unocal in Afghanistan – Current – Zalmay Khalilzad appointed US Special Envoy to Afghanistan – Brief Article Former consultant to oil giant Unocal Corporation and pro-Taliban lobbyist, Zalmay Khalilzad, has been made the US Special Envoy to Afghanistan. The highest-ranking US diplomat in the country, he represents US government interests to the emerging Afghani Government. […]

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The altered landscape – The Starting Point

The altered landscape – The Starting Point – after terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon, 2001 Jordi Pigem The crisis that enveloped the world in the wake of 11 September 2001 seemed to blast away dreams of a better, saner world. But as Jordi Pigem explains, the altered landscape after the fall of […]

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Torn in two: Reem Haddad on the half-lives of the foreign women whose children have been kidnapped by their Lebanese fathers

Torn in two: Reem Haddad on the half-lives of the foreign women whose children have been kidnapped by their Lebanese fathers Reem Haddad I STILL hear her news from time to time. She’s still waiting. I first met Cecilia Castro six years ago. An agricultural engineer, she was working as a cook at the Mexican […]

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosnia & Herzegovina Michael Logan THE white stone bridge shimmers in the Mostar heat, arching over the turquoise waters of the Neretva River: a perfect postcard from the Turkish Ottoman Empire. But the centuries-old architecture is an illusion. Look closer and the stone is unmarked by the passage of time. Mostar Bridge is lamb dressed […]

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computers are changing the world, and not always for the better

Seduced by technology: computers are changing the world, and not always for the better Wayne Ellwood MY neighbour, Nick, is a soft-spoken, easy-going fellow who owns a big, ungainly hound named Duffy and has a passion for music. He’s been a freelance musician all his adult life and plays the double bass for a living […]

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When memory is a village – palestinian culture and history

When memory is a village – palestinian culture and history – Brief Article Reem Haddad Ibrahim Othman’s curious – and inspired – enterprise has Reem Haddad entranced. The first time I saw the book, I had been talking to refugees in the Palestinian camps in Beirut, Sabra and Chatila. Abu Youssef, a man I had […]

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Her Sister’s Eye

Her Sister’s Eye – Mixed Media by Vivienne Cleven (University of Queensland Press. ISBN 0 7022 32831) The Australian outback town of Mundra is plagued by its history of disappearances and suspicion. Its streets echo with rumours of murder and atrocities, and its people are scarred by the oppression of its indigenous people. The earth […]

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Globalizing greenwash: after a string of environmental disasters associated with its projects and years of criticism, the World Bank promised in the early 1990s to clean up its act and become a lean green funding machine. Pamela Foster inspects the Bank’s track record over the last 10 years and isn’t convinced

Globalizing greenwash: after a string of environmental disasters associated with its projects and years of criticism, the World Bank promised in the early 1990s to clean up its act and become a lean green funding machine. Pamela Foster inspects the Bank’s track record over the last 10 years and isn’t convinced – Environment Pamela Foster […]

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Egypt – Country Profile

Egypt – Country Profile – Brief Article Steve Sherman ON 23 February this year the Egyptian Government renewed the State of Emergency which has been in place since the assassination of President Anwar Sadat in September 1981. The same thing happens routinely every three years. Routinely, too, the prime minister assures the nation that, as […]

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Henry Kissinger – Worldbeaters

Henry Kissinger – Worldbeaters – Brief Article HENRY Kissinger may have one of the most recognized faces on the planet. Born in Germany, young Henry came to the US in 1938 as Hitler’s Nazi thugs were busy building the Third Reich. With his Teutonic bearing, marcelled hair and guttural, buzzsaw voice the former US official […]