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Thursday, 07 May 2009 14:00
by Seema Shekhawat
EPOS Notepad
Sri Lankan has never witnessed turmoil of such a proportion as in the last three months. Since the latest offensive of the Sri Lankan army against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) started in January 2009, more than 5000 civilians lost their lives, and about 80,000 have become displaced. Hundreds are still entrapped in a 6 square kilometre area where the LTTE leader, V. Prabhakaran is reportedly hiding.
 
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00
by Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra (EPOS)
EPOS Insights
With the Taliban writ running large in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan a retrograde medieval practice has come to life with utmost impunity with the imposition of religious tax (Jizya) on the minorities in the region. The Sikh families living in Qasim Khel and Samma Feroz Khel areas of Orakzai agency in FATA have reportedly fled the area as the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) devastated their houses and shops because they could not pay the tax fixed to the tune of 50 million Pakistani rupees, about one million US dollar
 
Saturday, 25 April 2009 17:39
by Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra (EPOS)
EPOS Insights

Perhaps after the 9/11 incident in 2001, the 26/11 (the Mumbai terror attack on 26 November 2008) is the terror attack to which the world turned its attention with serious concern. It was the first attack on India which assumed multinational character as the terrorists held hostage British, US, Israeli and some other nationals.

 
Friday, 24 April 2009 23:20
by Franz Gustincich (EPOS)
EPOS Insights

How can a terrorist operation like that of the 11th of September, be financed? Which are the channels used by Bin Laden’s ‘multinational’ of terror to subsidize the peripheral offices (the cells), which guarantee the supply of (arms, explosives, counterfeited documents) and maintain the high level of specialization of its members (terrorist training)? The answers furnished in this article might hold some surprises.

 
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 12:47

Epos converses with Evelin G. Lindner

by Emanuela Del Re (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

"Phenomena such as terrorism, in their interplay with emotions, are embedded into two current trends, first the transition toward increasing global interdependence (which is part of what typically is labelled as globalisation), and second, the human rights call for equal dignity for all.Humiliation is of eminent significance for both trends."

Evelin G. Lindner

 

 
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 00:00
by EPOS
EPOS Insights
The differences between Eastern European countries facing the global crisis are as important as the similarities and they mostly regard the ‘initial conditions’, that is, the situation in each country before the crisis unfolded. Some of these so-called ‘initial conditions’ concern the different relative openness in terms of trade and FDIs of the economic systems, domestic and external imbalances, external debt sustainability, the degree of financial deepening, the role of the banking sector and domestic credit compared with GDP expenditure structure and, last but not least, the progress in the transition process.
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