Saturday, September 24, 2005

Iran nuclear dispute could split world community

Non-aligned nations' support for Tehran's right pits them against the West, writes Dilio Hiro in YaleGlobal ONLINE.

World Bank rediscovers inequality

Analysis by BBC
When the World Bank's new president, Paul Wolfowitz, presides over his first annual meeting, he will be confronted with a radical new report from his own organisation that sees ending inequality as a key to reducing poverty.
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Fighting for a piece of the pie in Central Asia

Fighting for a piece of the pie in Central Asia
By Hossein Amiri
Following the recent tension in the former Soviet republics, the major regional powers have begun competing with each other. They are by no means seeking the establishment of democracy in the region but are rather trying to acquire their perceived share of the pie.
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China's Canadian gateway

Commentary by Paul Evans in The Globe & Mail, Sept. 23, 2005.

Friday, September 23, 2005

The Brookings Institution: China's Emergence

One day conference to launch its China Initiative
Sept. 20, 2005
Watch the conference online (require Windows Media Player)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Quagmire in Iraq and oil supply

Asia Times
The failed mission to capture Iraqi oil

By Michael T Klare Sep 22, 2005
It has long been an article of faith among America's senior policymakers - Democrats and Republicans alike - that military force is an effective tool for ensuring control over foreign sources of oil. Read article
Blood for no oil by Tom Engelhardt Read article

Sunday, September 18, 2005

China will invest more abroad

China’s Outward Direct Investment Set to Rise

Outward direct investment (ODI) from the People’s Republic of China is set to rise in the years ahead as Chinese companies respond to the government’s policy of encouraging firms to “Go Global”, according to a report released today in Vancouver and Beijing entitled China Goes Global.
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