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Kenya mall carnage shows Shabab resilience

A photospread (WARNING: Very Graphic) by, and interview with New York Times lensman Tyler Hicks, who witnessed the massacre of 39 people at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. A commentary in the NYT about what the mall carnage tells us about … Continue reading

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Will Singapore’s collective spirit prevail?

Outstanding article by Prof Barry Desker, Dean of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at NTU. WHEN August comes around each year and the national flag adorns Housing Board apartments and major buildings, one’s thoughts turn to Aug 9, … Continue reading

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Thousands protest in Brazil

A stunning photo spread of protests in Brazil in recent days. Thousands have taken to the streets around the country as discontent over inflation and the economy mount, fuelling dissatisfaction with President Dilma Rousseff. The president, whose approval rating slipped eight … Continue reading

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The rise of the Asian welfare state

For decades, the West has been associated with the high-benefit, high-taxation welfare state while Asian countries have traditionally eschewed welfarism and promoted a rugged reliance on self and family. But now Asian governments are caving in to popular demand and building … Continue reading

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Something is rotten in the state of….

One of the most moving descriptions of corruption I have ever read. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/opinion/no-roads-are-straight-here.html?pagewanted=all Corruption is a topic that is often under-emphasised in GP. It is worth reading and thinking more about corruption because it is a problem that afflicts virtually … Continue reading

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