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  Peace and Conflict People

Peace and Conflict issues dominate the media and the daily lives of people in many parts of the world including Asia. ResearchSEA is running a special section to highlight research on Peace and Conflict. Experts in Peace and Conflict are listed here.

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  Overcoming the limitations of antibodies Medicine

Interview with Prof. Yoon of Hanyang University who discovered an innovative method for detecting anthrax

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  Is Israel Losing the Media War in Gaza? People

In the Asia Media Forum this week - Journos Vow to Carry on Slain Editor's Legacy, 'Sunday Leader' Pays Tribute to Murdered Journalist, Israeli Attacks on Gaza Escape Global Media Scrutiny, Corporate Fraud Needs a More Vigilant Media, Global Group Launches Safety Service, Code for Journos

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  India-Pakistan Media Get Flak for 'Immaturity' Business

Highlights from the Asia Media Forum include Thailand Bans 'The Economist', LEBANON: New Provocative Magazine Defies Norms, INDIA/PAKISTAN: Hoax Call Hyped by Media - Get Hostilities to Brink, Corruption in the Eyes of a Young Journo and Media Complicity in Mumbai Terror

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  REGIONAL TRADE INTEGRATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION Business

This book addresses the growth of regional trade agreements (RTAs) which have mushroomed since the 1990s, and considers their potential as a tool for reducing inter- and intra-state conflict.

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  Upping the ante: the Islamabad attack and al Qaeda involvement People

On Saturday, September 20, 2008, Islamabad witnessed one of the most horrific suicide attacks in Pakistan’s history, which targeted the Marriott hotel less than 2 kms away from the Parliament, the Presidency and the Prime minister’s house.

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  Turmoil in Pakistan People

Though the President is attempting to brave the storm, his position is much weakened as he takes hurried measures to redress the prevailing situation. He has refused to give a date for lifting the state of emergency and said it might continue even beyond the elections because of the situation on the terrorism front.

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  In search of the Pink-headed Duck in Myanmar Science

Of the world’s many bird species, the Pink-headed Duck has long been a mystery. It has not been seen since 1935, in northeast India (Bangladesh). It is so strangely coloured that, even after reading this book, some people question whether such a bird can really exist.

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  Gender, Cross-border Migrant Workers and Citizenship: A case study of the Burmese-Thai border People

The issue of social reproduction is becoming central to the increasingly marginalized status of migrants both in Thailand and in Burma, particularly the issue of babies born to Burmese migrant workers in Thailand, which is creating a whole generation of stateless children.

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  ASEAN’s Pivotal Role in Myanmar People

When ASEAN took in Myanmar as a partner, Myanmar’s fate becomes ASEAN’s fate. This review outlines ASEAN's decisive role, Buddhism in Myanmar, a previous rebellion led by monks and why Than Shwe and his junta must not be overthrown.

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  Drugs: From Golden Past to Crystalline Future Business

Through many decades, the Golden Triangle, led by Myanmar, has been competing with the 'Golden Crescent' --the poppy-growing region in and around Afghanistan, and originally including also Turkey -- for the position of the main opium-producing area in the world.

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  Iran and the Bomb: The Abdication of International Responsibility People

Thérèse Delpech argues that the chances of stopping Iran in its race to acquire the nuclear bomb through diplomacy are slim: too many opportunities have been missed and too much time has been lost.

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  Rescuing Afghanistan People

This book offers an informed analysis of events and situations as they affected Afghanistan between September 2001 and September 2005.

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  Aftermath of the Lal Masjid Confrontation People

Pakistan is in the grip of a wave of vicious suicidal attacks after religious extremists vowed to avenge the operation on the Lal Masjid/Jamia Hafsa mosque/seminary in Islamabad last week.

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  Losing Arab Hearts and Minds: The Coalition, Al-Jazeera and Muslim Public Opinion People

Unlike in the Gulf War, the medium for the Coalition's messages in 2003 was not exclusively CNN or the BBC; the Arab world had developed its own TV channels, and their reach and influence were to become an important dynamic in the conflict. The most influential of these were Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabiya, and Abu Dhabi TV.

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  Global Financial Warriors: The Untold Story of International Finance in the Post-9/11 World Business

The author, John Taylor, under secretary of Treasury for International Affairs (2001-2005), was largely responsible for the creation of teams of "financial warriors" -- an international coalition of mostly anonymous experts from state agencies, international financial institutions and private businesses.

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  Hamas: Unwritten Chapters - Book Review People

This is a book that provides a detailed account of the Islamic Resistance Movement in Palestine -- better known as Hamas -- from a Hamas perspective.

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  Japan's chance to build Mideast's 'corridor of peace' - Commentary People

It is well understood in Japan, like in most parts of economically-resurgent Asia, that the oil market would increasingly become a sellers' market. As a major oil consumer, Tokyo realizes the importance of maintaining a tangible presence in the Middle East.

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  No More States? Globalization, National Self-Determination, and Terrorism Business

In the twentieth century nationalism has been considered a disintegrative force embraced by peoples who fought for independence from colonial rule. The number of states in the international system grew rapidly as a result, from 50 states in 1900 to about 200. This volume suggests that few new states will form in the next generation.

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  International Newspaper Coverage of the 60th Anniversary of the Hiroshima Bombing Culture

August 6, 2005, was the 60th anniversary of the explosion of an atomic bomb over Hiroshima. This study investigated the ways in which major newspapers around the world memorialised the event. 4 different frames emerged - route to salvation/war-ender, an atrocity/holocaust, both salvation and atrocity, deserved punishment for Japan

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  The Invention of Suicide Bombing as "Strategic Instrument" People

Iraq: Suicide Bombing as Tactical Means of Asymmetric Warfare, Suicide Bombings: The Case in Chechnya, Suicide Bombings: The Case of Sri Lanka, Suicide Terrorism: The Case of Afghanistan and A New Paradigm of Suicide Attacks: The Palestinian Case

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  A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order - Book Review Business

The book suggests that the US agenda in Iraq was about oil, but not about oil in the simple sense many believed. This war (2003) was not an issue of corporate greed but about geopolitical power above all.

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  Putin's visit consolidates Russia-Gulf People

Russia is positioning itself as a potential contributor of diplomatic services to stabilize the region. In the process, it is unlikely to challenge the American hegemony in the region, but will strive to serve reminders to the regional countries and the United States that it is capable of plugging several gaps.

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  Iraq in Fragments: The Occupation and its Legacy - Book Review People

This volume provides a compelling analysis of the consequences of the US-led invasion of Iraq. It is a first rate account of the underlying problems of the processes of state building in post-Saddam Iraq.

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  The Use of Human Rights for the Protraction of War People

Despite the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL), neither the Philippine government nor the CPP-NPA-NDF has been truly determined to respect human rights in the Philippines. The burden then lies in civil-society organizations and international political entities.

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  Imperialism and Resistance - Book Review People

There are three great powers in the modern world: the power of nation-states, of the international economy and of working people on whom all states, armies and corporations, ultimately depend. Many of the most important events in the modern world take place at the intersection where these three forces collide.

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  Trust and Mistrust in International Relations - Book Review Culture

The book of Andrew Kydd is about the role of trust and mistrust in international relations and the Cold War. Its basic assumption is that when states can trust each other, they can live at peace, provided that they are security seekers, uninterested in expansion for its own sake.

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  Afghan Journalists Tour Canada to Share "Afghanistan's Story" People

To commemorate the 17th Jailed Journalists Support Day, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Reporters Without Borders Canada invited two Afghan journalists to tour five Canadian cities to speak about freedom of the press and the role of women in Afghanistan.

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  Security situation will improve if US troops leave: Iraq poll People

About 90 percent of Iraqis feel that the situation in the country was better ahead of the US-led invasion than it is today, according to a poll conducted by the Iraq Centre for Research and Strategic Studies (ICRSS).

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  Reviving the Iraqi Army People

Throughout the history of Iraq, the regular army has more than once demonstrated its ability to serve as a national instrument, standing above ethnic, sectarian, and regional affiliations.

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  Counter Terrorism and Weapon Smuggling:Success and Failure of Yemeni-Saudi collaboration People

The signing of the border agreement between Yemen and Saudi Arabia, in Jeddah, in June 2000, was considered by many to be a milestone in Saudi-Yemen relations, raising expectations on both sides about finally settling territorial disputes and improving security cooperation.

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  Organized Criminal Groups and Terrorist Groups - The New Phenomenon of “Narcopolterrorism” People

This article tries to shed some light on the possible collaboration between organized criminal groups dealing with drugs, and terrorists, and thereby seeks to explore the linkages between the two global wars – the war on terrorism and the war on drugs.

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  Iraq 'mystery', Iran 'puzzle', and Gates People

The current lack of sustained engagement with Iran harms US interests in a critical region of the world...Direct dialogue with Tehran on specific areas of mutual concern should be pursued.

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  Converging Interests: Iraq War as a Catalyst for Change People

Many meaningful milestones in the human history were in the form of existentialist struggles marked by violence and wars. Civilizations are built with the blood of warriors and the sweat of the laborers. History shows us that before stability is attained, countless innocent lives are lost and personal and public properties are destroyed.

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  'Plan B' for Iraq raises more questions than answers People

It took three years for the US to seriously consider alternate plans when their main plank fell apart. In planning an alternate approach now, can the US be sure that it has a workable plan or will it wait for another three years to decide if there is yet another way out of the likely mess?

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  Honeybee genome sequenced Medicine

Nuclear forensics, Global cooling preceded life on Earth, DNA degradation link to rheumatoid arthritis, Lampreys, the supreme survival specialists, The conductivity of mantle minerals, Largest avian skull runs rings around agility theory

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  North Korea reinforces trend of developing countries pursuing nuclear programs People

North Korea's nuclear test should be seen from a broader perspective: the lack of deterrent mechanisms is encouraging developing countries to pursue their own nuclear programs in order to improve their strategic positions.

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  Europe should stop treating the Gulf as US backyard Business

Suggestions that Europe is unable to offer concrete solutions to the region's problems indicate a misunderstanding of the actual nature of the challenge. Europe cannot replace the US in the Gulf but it can certainly provide alternatives and incentives where the current US approach falls desperately short.

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  ROOTS OF WATER CONFLICT IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN Science

The East Mediterranean region is part of the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), which is recognized as one of the driest and most water scarce regions in the world. This paper described the roots of water conflict over the shared water resources particularly in Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Israel.

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  Need for UN resolution to end external intervention in Iraq People

The most constructive offer that Iran can make at this stage is not by lending a proactive hand, but by not extending a hand at all. The magic potion that Iraq urgently needs is an immediate end to Iran's interference.

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  The Terrorist Threat Five years after 9-11 People

The most noteworthy aspect of Al Qaeda in the post 9-11 environment has been its broadened appeal among the Muslim community. Five years after 9-11, we face a greater threat than at 9-11. What are the successes and failures of that campaign?

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  'Yellow ribbon coup' was a Thai way to solve political conflicts People

To people around the world, the coup de’tat in Thailand on September 20, 2006, was a big shock. In contrast, to many Thais, especially those who are over 25 years or older, the coup was not a big scare to them. Since, Thailand became a democracy country 73 years ago, Thailand experienced several bloodless coups.

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  US Intelligence Failures Fuel Mideast Crises People

As the US ratcheted up the rhetoric about "Islamic extremism" and the "continuing terrorist threat (still) confronting the nation" while commemorating the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it is worth noting how Washington invited trouble due to its insensitive policies in the Middle East and shortcomings of its intelligence units.

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  WATER CONFLICT AND INTERNATIONAL LAW People

When the decreasing availability of freshwater is combined with the extent to which it is shared internationally, the potential for disputes between countries over this precious resource becomes obvious. How do states deal with these disputes?

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  GCC Countries Reopen Arab Nuclear Technology Debate People

The Arab countries are surrounded by countries with nuclear capabilities. Israel, Pakistan, India and, sooner or later, Iran. It is in this context that the GCC secretary-general issued a wake-up call to the "Arab Nation" to adopt a new regional strategy on the nuclear issue by abandoning the current zero nuclear option

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  Iran’s Interventionist Policy in Iraq People

Iranian interventionist policy in Iraq has already attained a significant part of its objectives. In fact, despite US forces occupying the country, Iran has more influence over developments in post-Saddam Iraq.

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  'Powerful' Asia Opts to be Powerless People

The inability to end the conflict between Hezbollah in Lebanon and Israel for nearly five weeks reflected the diplomatic powerlessness of the entire world – barring the United States and Israel – under the auspices of the United Nations.

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  A Comprehensive Approach to the Current Middle East Crises People

It has been said that wars create opportunities for political changes. The current Middle East crisis should be used by decisions makers to create opportunities to bring the region into a new era of regional and bilateral negotiations aimed at dealing with the Israeli-Arab conflict in a comprehensive fashion.

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  Conflict Resolution projects in the Philippines People

"Bridging the Gap: Engaging a New Generation in the Southern Philippines in Inter-Ethnic Dialogue and Conflict Resolution". "The Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and Majority-Minority Relations in the Southern Philippines: Religion, Education, Community and Political Process."

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  Science and security in the twenty-first century Technology

Physicists and chemists have got used to the concept of dual-use research and its implications–that knowledge, technologies and materials, which could be used to construct weapons of mass destructions, are tightly regulated for security purposes. Now, biologists too will have to get to grips with potential limitations on their research.

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  Factors Associated with Physical Violence against Pregnant Women in Bangladesh People

The study explored the magnitude of physical violence against pregnant women in Bangladesh and the factors associated with such violence.

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  Wither the ASEAN Security Community? People

In his paper he suggests that the embedded diplomatic and security culture of the ‘ASEAN way’ is increasingly becoming counter-productive to the construction of a genuine security community

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  Satellite images of Pakistan quake zone suppressed People

High-resolution satellite images of the recent earthquake in Pakistan have been pulled from the websites of international agencies and relief organizations.

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  After Bali II: Fighting JI People

Dr Rohan Gunaratna is the Head of Terrorism Research, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore, and the author of Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror (Columbia University Press, New York)

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  Terrorism: Suicide attackers spurred by Internet and lack of ties People

Would-be suicide bombers are encouraged to carry out their plans because they tend to live in small groups with fervent political opinions, say the authors of a Correspondence in this week's Nature.

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  Active life expectancy and functional limitations among older Cambodians: Results from a 2004 survey People

Older adults in Cambodia have survived decades of political and social volatility including civil war and genocide. This analysis looks at a basic measure of health among a population that until recently has been isolated from the rest of the world.

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  Physical Abuse Common During Pregnancy in South Asia, Studies Find People

Population Council researchers recently completed studies in Pakistan and Nepal of attitudes and behaviors surrounding violence against women during pregnancy. These investigations were some of the first of their kind in South Asia.

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  Troubled Times: Sustainable Development and Governance in the Age of Extremes People

In the present times, the question for us in the global South is: “Do we have choices?” If we do, how can we best exercise them in the age of extremes ushered in by globalization, by globalized wars, and symbolized by the events of 9/11.

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  NTU team develops super search engine to trawl for terror data Technology

The program, developed by NTU's terrorism informatics research group, cuts down research time and is an intelligent system that can,over time, learn to extract more terrorist-related patterns and nuances from websites.

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  Food Insecurity in Rural Pakistan 2003 People

Scarcity of food can be a potential source of conflicts and incidence of socio-economic and political instability. There is a close nexus among food insecurity, poverty and disease.

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  Post 9/11: Terror, Terrorists and Women in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas People

This paper examines the post 9/11 US-led global war on terror and its unaccounted impacts on ordinary people’s lives, especially women’s, in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

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  Development Cooperation as an Instrument in the Prevention of Terrorism. Timo Kivimäki (ed.). Danish Foreign Ministry, Copenhagen. 2003 People

The objective of the book is to look into the causal relationships between poverty and lack of democracy on the one hand, and terrorism on the other.

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  The Security Situation in Asia: Changing Regional Security Structure? Timo Kivimäki & Jorgen Delman (eds). Report to the Danish Foreign Ministry, June. Copenhagen 2005. People

The focus is on Asian security issues and opportunities for the European Union to enhance its role as an actor in relation to Asian security. The potential role of Denmark in this respect is also touched upon.

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  Islam, the West and Violence: Sources, Catalysts, and Preventive Measures. Timo Kivimäki (ed.). Foreign Ministry of Finland Helsinki. 2005. People

This book has two objectives: 1. It analyses the sources and catalysts of violence in relations between the Muslim world and the West. (Part II). 2. It offers strategic perspectives for reducing Islamic-West inter-civilizational violence. (Part III)

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  Nanyang Technological University Exploring Innovative Applications for Education, Defence and Entertainment Industries Technology

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) push new frontiers in the development of creative technologies.

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