Monthly Archives: October 2005

October 12, 2005

Hypergraphy: Distance is History

New Technologies Bring Strange Neighbours
The world isn’t flat. Thomas Friedman’s new book is a stimulating read, but even he concedes as much toward its end. To design foreign policy for a world where you can get almost everything to anywhere, we need …

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October 6, 2005

The International Dimensions to Khartoum ‘Racial Problem’

Gerard Prunier opens his recent book on the ‘ambiguous genocide’ in Darfur with a glossary of terms. (Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide, by Gerard Prunier, Hurst & Co: 2005). That he feels the immediate need to distinguish ‘awlad al-beled’ from ‘awlad …

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October 5, 2005

The global consequences of the Koizumi landslide

The election to the Japanese House of Representatives, held on 11th September 2005, was ultimately contested on a single issue: kaikaku, or reform, specifically reform of the Japan Post, a behemoth public corporation that offers insurance and banking services in …

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