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Why Federalism Must Wait

12 June 2014 | James Adiok Mayik

Many if not all advocates of federalism in South Sudan fail to see many facts as to why South Sudan is not ready for a federal governance now. A federal system in South Sudan at this time is likely to...

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FARC Attacks Setback for Colombia Oil

11 June 2014 | Latin America Advisor

There were 259 attacks on oil pipeline infrastructure in Colombia last year, the highest figure in a decade, according to Defense Ministry data. Who has been behind the attacks, and what factors are d...

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Is S Sudan Falling into Oil Resource Curse?

7 June 2014 | Malek Cook-Dwach

The notion of resource curse has engulfed African countries, which are rich in natural resources and heavily depend on revenues from these resources. The resource curse is characterized by poverty-str...

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The Morning Ledger: Conflict-Metals Disclosures Reveal North Korean Surprise

5 June 2014 | James Willhite

Dozens of firms found an unwelcome surprise in their supply chains beyond a connection to mines controlled by armed groups in the Congo region, which the “conflict minerals” disclosures were desig...

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Water Wars in the Middle East - $1 Trillion is at Stake

4 June 2014 | Garikai Chengdu

Water is to the 21st century what oil was to the 20th ... the commodity that determines the wealth and stability of nations, writes Garikai Chengdu.

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New MEPs must tackle conflict minerals

4 June 2014 | Gavin Hayman

Europe’s nearly half a billion consumers are driving a rising global demand for minerals such as tungsten, tantalum, and gold. These minerals, used in many consumer products such as phones and cars,...

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Water Wars in the Middle East - $1 Trillion is at Stake

4 June 2014 | Garikai Chengdu

Water is to the 21st century what oil was to the 20th ... the commodity that determines the wealth and stability of nations, writes Garikai Chengdu. Welcome to a new age of hydro-imperialism that is u...

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IBM, CREE, ABB, NetApp, EMC come clean about conflict minerals

2 June 2014 | Lauren K. Ohnesorge

Tech and manufacturing companies are scrambling to come clean about where they get their minerals - but the end result leaves a lot of questions and few specifics. To sum up, the bulk of the companies...

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The Pentagon Wants to Tackle Climate Change -- But Congress Forbids It

28 May 2014 | Mark Strauss

As rising sea levels begin to engulf naval bases and extreme weather exacerbates conflicts worldwide, the military has sounded the alarm that climate change poses a long-term threat to U.S. security....

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Timor-Leste: Lessons of a Failing State?

22 May 2014 | Loro Horta

The leader and founding father of Asia’s youngest nation, Xanana Gusmao, announced in November that he was resigning as prime minister and leaving politics. The announcement comes amidst growing sta...

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