Every incoming plane into Porto Alegre is overbooked, all hotels, hostels, and empty apartments are full, makeshift campsites are sprouting in city parks, and the crowds in cafes converse in a mix of languages.
Somalia and the U.S. are apparently doomed by fate to collide at critical moments in global politics.
Global Justice Movement (GJM) is now dead, or as some call it the Antiglobalization Movement.
Water resources are becoming ever more scarce, and a lot more hot politics regarding water will be coming up in the near future.
The very conditions that persuade millions of farmers and workers and environmentalists and students and others to join movements around the world and come together, are there and in some ways are stronger than ever.
Bush repeatedly discussed reducing the number of nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal to "the lowest possible number consistent with our national security" and taking these weapons off hair-trigger alert.
, Pakistan's General Pervez Musharraf in his policy address on January 12th set about redefining the role of religion in Pakistani society and its domestic and external politics, with a special reference to Kashmir and terrorism.
The east African nation of Somalia is being mentioned with increasing frequency as a possible next target in the U.S.-led war against international terrorism.
Kashmir will continue to bedevil India-Pakistan relations.
President Bush and his advisers should consider the relevance of Marshall's strategy to the challenge of tackling the underlying conditions that give rise to political and religious extremism.