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  1. Small Step Forward in Resolving Okinawa Base Impasse

    Thursday, May 03, 2012

    It's a deal that's been more than 15 years in the making and the unmaking. The United States and Japan have been struggling since the 1990s to transform the U.S. military presence on the island of Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture of Japan.

  2. Indonesia Knocks at BRICS' Door

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

    Indonesia’s keen interest in becoming the newest member of BRICS — a bloc of emerging-market nations comprised of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — has sparked off a round of debate on the future and efficacy of South-South groupings.

  3. Argentina Discovers Africa

    Monday, April 16, 2012

    Under the banner of South-South cooperation, Argentina is seeking to consolidate its ties with Africa, starting with countries that are enjoying dynamic economic growth, such as Angola and Mozambique.

  4. World Bank Supports Harmful Water Corporations, Report Finds

    Monday, April 16, 2012

    Water privatisation has been proven not to help the poor, yet a quarter of all World Bank funding goes directly to corporations and the private sector, bypassing both governments and its own standards and transparency requirements in order to do so, says a new report released Monday.

  5. Myanmar Turns ASEAN's Democracy Beacon

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    Long Southeast Asia’s black sheep, Myanmar is enjoying an image change following its landmark Apr. 1 by-elections. Tongues are now wagging about the region’s new beacon of hope for democratic change.

  6. U.S., Latin America Growing More Distant, Warns Think Tank

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    Relations between the United States and Latin America have 'grown more distant' in importance part due to the latter's persistent disagreement with U.S. policies on immigration, drugs, and Cuba, according to a new report released here Wednesday on the eve of this year's Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia.

  7. U.N. Taps Brazil’s Experience in Humanitarian Aid

    Friday, April 06, 2012

    On her first visit to Brazil, the United Nations humanitarian affairs chief Valerie Amos stressed the need to take advantage of this country’s experience in disaster response and the fight against poverty.

  8. The Battle over Development-Led Globalisation

    Friday, April 06, 2012

    Industrialised countries have mounted an unprecedented campaign to stop the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development from providing policy advice to the poorest countries in Africa and across the globe.

  9. Despite Tsunami, Japan Resumes Aid to Myanmar

    Thursday, April 05, 2012

    Japan’s plan to resume official development assistance (ODA) to Myanmar, announced this week, is problematic for a country faced with a dauntingly large disaster recovery budget for areas hit by the earthquake and tsunami last year.

  10. European NGOs Put IFIs Under Microscope

    Wednesday, April 04, 2012

    European civil society organisations continue to demand that international financial institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund apply the same standards of transparency and accountability to their internal affairs that they demand for governments across the world.

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