Monthly Archives: August 2011

Libya After Gaddafi

August 23, 2011
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Libya After Gaddafi

The six-month-old liberation struggle in Libya entered a crucial phase with the rebels taking control of capital Tripoli. This more or less portends the end of the Gaddafi regime, which has been ruling the country for the past 42 years. However, at the time of writing this, there is...

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Somalia’s Struggle For Survival

August 19, 2011
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Somalia’s Struggle For Survival

By Sachu Jacob The current famine in Somalia was a disaster waiting to happen. Human suffering has been part of the history of Somalia; years of fighting between various war lords, violence and lack of governance have let this small country in the Horn of Africa sink to anarchy....

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Can Cameron Bring London Riots Under Control?

August 10, 2011
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Can Cameron Bring London Riots Under Control?

British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing his first political test. Since Saturday, London has been witnessing the worst kind of riots and looting. The rioting initially started off in Tottenham on Saturday. The trigger was the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man, Mark Duggan, by armed police officers....

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America’s Debt Woes

August 7, 2011
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America’s Debt Woes

Close on the heels of the US debt ceiling deal, credit agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) downgraded the US government’s credit rating from AAA to AA-plus. This is the first time in history that US gets a credit lower than the coveted AAA. Now the US is in the...

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Ranjan Mathai Is India’s New Foreign Secretary

August 3, 2011
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Ranjan Mathai Is India’s New Foreign Secretary

Ranjan Mathai is India’s new foreign secretary. The appointment is for two years, which can be renewed if the government so wishes. He succeeds Nirupama Rao, who has been posted as India’s ambassador to the United States. Fifty-nine-year-old Mathai hails from Kerala, a tiny state in the southern part...

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