Excellent article on the competition between India and China for Burmese oil, gas, coastline and ports. The author makes reference to the “great game” of the 19th century, where Britain and Russia competed for Afghanistan – not a bad analogy, though I’d l
Cameron Duodu’s commentary on African issues, trade and global attention: ”
It used to be ‘aid fatigue’ that made Africa’s unending suffering unfashionable in the G8 countries. Now it’s ‘misery fatigue’.”
Xenophobic blast in Moscow market, bomb built by Russian chemistry students: “Russia has seen a rise in xenophobia in the past two years, expressed in a series of murders and beatings of people with dark skin, often from central Asia or the Caucasus.”
“Kishore Mahbubani author of “Can Asians Think?” offers his ten rules for developing countries”
A useful article on Ghana’s film industry by G. Pascal Zachary – personally, I have a great deal of love for the “pulp films” that dominate the Ghanaian industry, even if they don’t gain critical acclaim. Zachary seems to as well, though he’s got useful t
SWANsat is starting to get some attention for promises of very low cost broadband to the whole world via geosync satellite. But the science behind it is very, very hard to believe and there’s some well-informed skepticism about it on Wikipedia
plug-in tools to add strong crypto to gmail and other webmail. very interesting
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Another u might be interested in?
“Text Messages Guide Filipino Protesters”
Thank you for linking to Graham Lees piece on World Politics Watch. Hope you keep coming back to check out the site. We plan to only get better. I’m a fan of your research into U.S. technology companies operating in China. Now that I’ve discovered your blog I’ll keep reading. Also, I would love to have you contribute to World Politics Watch if you are interested.
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