Regions / Asia & Pacific
It is time India realizes that it has to develop its own low-cost farming strategies, suited to the needs of the country.
Since September 11 and the ensuing war on terrorism, Central Asia's geopolitics have been further complicated by the new military presence of the United States, whose troops are now stationed in China's and Russia's backyard.
At one level there is a kind of donor fatigue, at another there are concerns about security in the country.
This week's official inauguration of the African Union (AU), which replaces the moribund Organization of African Unity (OAU), was held amid predictable fanfare.
No one knows how big the problem of clandestine trafficking in radioactive materials is.
"Free and fair" elections under a military government imply continuity of military rule, not a transfer of power to an elected parliament.
Chávez assumed the presidency of Venezuela in 1998 at the head of what he called a Bolivarian Revolution.
There is reason to believe nuclear capability may make the chances of war worse in South Asia.
Washington representative of the Fund for Reconciliation and Development, a nonprofit organization advocating for normal economic, cultural, educational, and diplomatic relations with Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
Planners have to consider how to make the Loya Jirga fair and accessible to the country's largely illiterate population, and keep it from becoming a platform for tribal, political, and ethnic violence.