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Don't Lay Down Your Arms, Aceh Edition

As part of a new paper, I’ve been doing research on decentralization in Aceh, Indonesia. Bringing to a conclusion an approximately 20-year insurgency, the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and Indonesian government came together in a spirit of comity following the devastating… 502 more words


Thinking Aloud: Update on the Afghan Election

August 11, 2014 by Darius

The contested Afghan presidential election is well into its recount.  Both candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, have agreed to (a) abide by the recount’s results and (b) form a national unity government and share power regardless of the outcome.  347 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "Ethnic Unrest: Spreading the Net"

“Ethnic Unrest: Spreading the Net”

The Economist, August 9-15, 2014, pp.37-38


“In the oasis town of Kashgar, in the far western region of Xinjiang, the authorities are keen to stop the spread of uncensored news about recent bloodshed in the area.   337 more words


News You Really Need To See: "Race and Religion in South-East Asia: The Plural Society and Its Enemies"

“Race and Religion in South-East Asia: The Plural Society and Its Enemies”

The Economist, August 2-8, 2014, p.29


“In Mandalay in central Myanmar, another bout of bloody sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims recently left two dead and many injured. 360 more words


World War III – the lament that is our future...

by Thilina Panduwawala

Recently the world commemorated the centenary of WWI and in the coming months we shall commemorate 69 years since the end of WWII. 1,279 more words

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Rules for commenting on conflicts

Like a nasty but curable infection, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has flared up again and with it, a tirade of opinions, analyses and judgements. It being 2014, information is widespread and discussion is no longer confined to water cooler chit chat or discussions at the pub with friends. 908 more words