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  1. Dozens Held Amid Fears of More Unrest in Kyrgyzstan - NYTimes.com | OSH, Kyrgyzstan — Fearful that violence could spread to the north of Kyrgyzstan, police in the capital of Bishkek said on Wednesday that 111 people had been detained on suspicion of trying to foment unrest, as accusations mounted that days of brutal bloodletting in the country’s south had been deliberately organized. | 2010--0-6-
  2. Militant Group Expands Attacks in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com | KABUL, Afghanistan — A Pakistani-based militant group identified with attacks on Indian targets has expanded its operations in Afghanistan, inflicting casualties on Afghans and Indians alike, setting up training camps, and adding new volatility to relations between India and Pakistan. | 2010--0-6-
  3. U.S. Is Still Using Private Spy Ring, Despite Doubts - NYTimes.com | Top military officials have continued to rely on a secret network of private spies who have produced hundreds of reports from deep inside Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to American officials and businessmen, despite concerns among some in the military about the legality of the operation. | 2010--0-5-
  4. Turkey Detains More Military Officers - NYTimes.com | Turkish authorities detained 18 serving and retired military officers Friday, adding to fears that the conflict between the country’s secular military and religiously inspired government was worsening. | 2010--0-2-
  5. BBC News - Afghan police deployed in Helmand warzone | Hundreds of Afghan police officers have been deployed in areas captured by Nato forces fighting a major offensive against the Taliban, officials say. | 2010--0-2-
  6. Missile Strike Kills Militant Haqqani’s Brother - NYTimes.com | Islamabad, Pakistan — A missile believed to have been fired Thursday from an American drone killed the younger brother of a top militant commander in the North Waziristan tribal area, according to several Pakistani security and intelligence officials, residents in Waziristan and a friend of the commander’s family. | 2010--0-2-
  7. Iran Controls Protests and Defies West on Nuclear Fuel - NYTimes.com | CAIRO — Iran’s president boasted Thursday that his nation had the capacity to make weapons grade nuclear fuel if it chose to, in a speech designed to rally the nation as it marked the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. | 2010--0-2-
  8. BBC News - Somali rebels 'pour into Mogadishu' | Hundreds of Somali insurgents loyal to Islamist group al-Shabab have poured into Mogadishu with artillery and trucks, witnesses say. | 2010--0-2-
  9. Pakistan Is Said to Pursue Role in U.S.-Afghan Talks - NYTimes.com | ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan has told the United States it wants a central role in resolving the Afghan war and has offered to mediate with Taliban factions who use its territory and have long served as its allies, American and Pakistani officials said. | 2010--0-2-
  10. Former Pakistani Official Attacked in Rawalpindi - NYTimes.com | ISLAMABAD, Pakistan— Three people were killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire at the election office of a former federal minister and opposition leader Monday evening in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, police and rescue officials said. At least five people were wounded. | 2010--0-2-
  11. Iran Begins Enriching Uranium to a Higher Level - NYTimes.com | PARIS — Brushing aside international calls for stricter sanctions against it, Iran said Tuesday it had begun enriching uranium for use in a medical reactor to a higher level of purity, raising the stakes again in its dispute with the United States and other countries over its nuclear program. | 2010--0-2-
  12. Iran Moving to Silence Dissent With Arrests, Analysts Say - NYTimes.com | CAIRO — In recent weeks, Iranian security officials have unleashed a wave of arrests across the country in an effort to neutralize the political opposition, silence critical voices and head off widespread protests when the nation marks the anniversary of the revolution on Thursday, Iran analysts inside and outside the country said. | 2010--0-2-
  13. News Analysis - Can Buildup in Afghanistan Prevent Terror Attacks? - NYTimes.com | WASHINGTON — Does the United States need a large and growing ground force in Afghanistan to prevent another major terrorist attack on American soil? | 2009--0-9-
  14. U.S. Share of Worldwide Arms Market Grows - NYTimes.com | WASHINGTON — Despite a recession that knocked down global arms sales last year, the United States expanded its role as the world’s leading weapons supplier, increasing its share to more than two-thirds of all foreign armaments deals, according to a new Congressional study. | 2009--0-9-
  15. New Protests Reported in Restive Chinese Region - NYTimes.com | BEIJING — Thousands of Han protesters swarmed around government buildings in the capital of the restive Xinjiang region on Thursday to demand a crackdown on Uighurs after rumors spread that they were sticking hundreds of Hans with H.I.V.-tainted hypodermic needles. | 2009--0-9-
  16. Hitmen Kill 17 in Mexico Rehab Clinic - NYTimes.com | CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — As many as a dozen men armed with automatic weapons stormed into a drug rehab center in this violent border city Wednesday night, lined up the recovering drug addicts and alcoholics against a wall and opened fire at point-blank range, killing 17 people. | 2009--0-9-
  17. BBC NEWS | South Asia | Afghan election fraud row mounts | A row over alleged fraud in the Afghan presidential election has intensified, after a tribe in the south made the most serious claim so far. | 2009--0-9-
  18. BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Science ponders \'zombie attack\' | If zombies actually existed, an attack by them would lead to the collapse of civilisation unless dealt with quickly and aggressively. | 2009--0-8-
  19. Afghanistan Hit by Attacks Just Days Before Election - NYTimes.com | KABUL, Afghanistan — Unnerved by another wave of deadly pre-election attacks by Taliban insurgents including a rocket assault aimed at the presidential palace, the Afghan government on Tuesday ordered unusual restrictions on all news organizations, banning them from reporting suicide bombings and other violence during the Thursday vote. | 2009--0-8-
  20. Gangs Blamed as 19 Inmates Die in Prison Melee in Mexico - NYTimes.com | MEXICO CITY (AP) — A prison fight that officials describe as a “dispute for dominance” among drug and organized crime gangs left 19 inmates dead and more than 20 injured at a prison in northern Mexico. | 2009--0-8-
  21. Bomb Kills 7 Near NATO’s Afghan Headquarters - NYTimes.com | KABUL, Afghanistan — After a huge car bomb exploded in the center of the capital on Saturday morning, killing seven people and wounding 91, President Hamid Karzai said Afghans would not be deterred from voting in national elections in five days. | 2009--0-8-
  22. 2 Killings Stoke Kashmiri Rage at Indian Force - NYTimes.com | SHOPIAN, India — On a sunny late spring afternoon, Asiya and Nilofa Jan left home to tend to their family’s apple orchard. Along the way they passed a gantlet of police camps wreathed in razor wire as they crossed the bridge over the ankle-deep Rambi River. | 2009--0-8-
  23. Clashes Kill Over 20 in Russia Region - NYTimes.com | MOSCOW — More than 20 people were killed in violent clashes in Russia’s North Caucasus region in the last two days, including a mysterious attack on seven women in a sauna, underscoring the Kremlin’s continued struggles to bring the volatile area under control. | 2009--0-8-
  24. As Afghan Vote Nears, Taliban Step Up Intimidation Campaign - NYTimes.com | KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The Taliban have escalated a campaign of threats and intimidation ahead of the presidential election next Thursday, warning voters in mosques and through leaflets and radio announcements not to vote, or face “strong punishment.” | 2009--0-8-
  25. Bombs Kill 14 Civilians in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com | KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Two bomb explosions in southern Afghanistan killed 14 people, including 3 children at play, Afghan officials said Thursday, as mounting violence before next week’s elections exacts an increasing toll on civilians caught up in the broadening war with the Taliban. | 2009--0-8-
  26. Europe Extends Myanmar Sanctions - NYTimes.com | BANGKOK — In the first concrete response to the conviction this week of Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the European Union said it would impose sanctions against members of the judiciary responsible for the verdict, as well as against state-run media and other enterprises. | 2009--0-8-
  27. At least 20 killed in Iraq blast - CNN.com | BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- At least 20 people were killed and 30 wounded in a double suicide bombing Thursday in northern Iraq, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said. | 2009--0-8-
  28. Somalia: one week in hell – inside the city the world forgot | n a rare dispatch from war-ravaged Mogadishu, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad found a city daring to hope for a break from years of violence. Then the fighting resumed | 2009--0-5-
  29. Gates replacing top U.S. commander in Afghanistan - CNN.com | WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan -- Gen. David McKiernan -- will be replaced by Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Monday afternoon. | 2009--0-5-
  30. Iraq sticking with U.S. withdrawal plan despite attacks - CNN.com | BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraq's government said Sunday it won't extend a June deadline for U.S. combat troops to leave Iraqi cities despite concerns about ongoing attacks in cities like Mosul. | 2009--0-5-
  31. Underground Threat: Tunnels Pose Trouble from Mexico to Middle East - TIME | With swine flu frenzy gripping the U.S., the threat coming from south of the Mexico border may seem more real to many Americans than ever before. But the U.S. border authorities who patrol that 1,969 mile long border have another stealth threat to worry about. This month, they will begin installing the first small, 50 mile segment of a "virtual fence" on the dividing line with Mexico. By 2014 most of the border will be home to sensor-equipped towers that are linked to a central communications network. But while proponents argue that the system will help stem the flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and arms coming over the border, most experts admit it will do little to guard against people making their way under it. | 2009--0-5-
  32. The big sleep - The National Newspaper | The Sunni militiamen of the Awakening movement have outlived their usefulness to American forces and the Iraqi government. Some worry these unemployed fighters will relaunch the insurgency they left behind – but they don't stand a chance. | 2009--0-4-
  33. UK combat operations end in Iraq | A ceremony has been held in Basra to mark the official end of the six-year British military mission in Iraq. | 2009--0-4-
  34. Kenya 'will try Somali pirates' | Eleven Somali pirates captured this week by a French warship are being taken to Kenya for trial, the French defence ministry has said. | 2009--0-4-
  35. Obama supports Mexico's drug war | At the start of a visit to Mexico, President Barack Obama says the US is a "full partner" with Mexico in its fight against the drug cartels. | 2009--0-4-
  36. NATO Meeting to Highlight Strains on Afghanistan | NATO leaders will meet in Strasbourg, France, on Friday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of an alliance that deterred the Soviet Union, opened the door to emerging democracies, battled ethnic cleansing and now welcomes the return of France as a full member. But they also must face the harsh reality that NATO’s first military mission outside Europe is failing in a way that risks fracturing the alliance. | 2009--0-4-
  37. Russia Keeps Some Troops in Georgia, Defying Deal | Nearly eight months after the war between Russia and Georgia, Russian troops continue to hold Georgian territory that the Kremlin agreed to vacate as part of a formal cease-fire, leaving a basic condition of that agreement unfulfilled. | 2009--0-4-
  38. Mexico Reports Arrest of Major Drug Suspect | An heir to one of Mexico's most notorious narcotics empires was grabbed by police as he exercised in a city park, officials announced Thursday, shortly before U.S. and Mexican Cabinet officials met to coordinate attacks on escalating drug violence. | 2009--0-4-
  39. N Korea warned over rocket launch | US President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart have agreed a "stern, united response" must follow any rocket launch by North Korea. | 2009--0-4-
  40. Rebuilding Haiti: Weighed down by disasters | A modest success for the United Nations is threatened by nature and lassitude (Economist.com) | 2009--0-2-
  41. N Korea restricts border controls | North Korea has begun enforcing stricter border controls with South Korea, due to what it calls "relentless confrontation" from Seoul. | 2008--1-1-
  42. Nigerian city tense after riots | Sporadic gunfire has been heard in the central Nigerian city of Jos, where hundreds are feared dead following two days of religious and ethnic clashes. | 2008--1-1-
  43. Congo rebel chief threatens 'war' | Rebel leader General Laurent Nkunda has threatened war unless the government of DR Congo holds a new round of talks. | 2008--1-1-
  44. Congo cease-fire unraveling as fighting spreads | KIWANJA, Congo (AP) -- A fragile cease-fire in Congo appeared to be unraveling Thursday as the U.N. said battles between warlord Laurent Nkunda's rebels and the army spread to another town in the volatile country's east. (cnn,com) | 2008--1-1-
  45. Anarchy-Cursed Nation Looks to Bottom-Up Rule | Does the international community have it all wrong on Somalia? After 17 years, 14 transitional governments and more than $8 billion in foreign aid, the country is as violent and lawless — and many say hopeless — as ever. (NYT) | 2008--0-8-
  46. Drums of war across the borders | Since peace talks with Uganda’s rebels collapsed, some say war must resume. IN MARCH, after nearly two years of on-and-off peace talks, negotiators for Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) announced that their leader, Joseph Kony, an elusive self-styled mystic, was at last ready to emerge from the bush and sign a deal to end one of Africa’s longest wars. (Economist.com) | 2008--0-8-
  47. Somalia 'threat' to Kenya peace | Kenya's struggle with terrorism will continue as long as neighbouring Somalia remains lawless, the prime minister has said. (BBC) | 2008--0-8-
  48. Separatist Fighting Erupts in Georgia | MOSCOW — Heavy fighting in the border region between the former Soviet republic of Georgia and a breakaway Georgian enclave erupted overnight on Wednesday and continued throughout the day on Thursday, resulting in the deaths of two Georgian soldiers and more than two dozen injuries. | 2008--0-8-
  49. Fired generals lead coup in Mauritania | NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) -- Army officers upset with the president's overtures toward Islamic hard-liners staged a coup in Mauritania on Wednesday, overthrowing the first government to be freely elected in this sprawling desert nation in more than 20 years. (CNN) | 2008--0-8-
  50. Policing the world with remote-controlled aircraft | An article discussing the use of 'drones' in the Middle East. (Slate.com) | 2008--0-7-
  51. Population control: The marathon’s not over | In some parts of the world, family planning is still a distant dream THREE decades ago, many pundits were saying that an ever-rising population could lead to global disaster. They argued that ecological catastrophe, resource wars and other tragedies were inevitable unless radical measures were taken to defuse the coming “population bomb”. Happily, a mixture of technological innovation, economic dynamism and successful population-control strategies have helped defuse that bomb, or at least delay its detonation. (The Economist) | 2008--0-7-
  52. Assassins in Zimbabwe Aim at the Grass Roots | JOHANNESBURG — Tonderai Ndira was a shrewd choice for assassination: young, courageous and admired. Kill him and fear would pulse through a thousand spines. He was an up-and-comer in Zimbabwe’s opposition party, a charismatic figure with a strong following in the Harare slums where he lived. (New York Times) | 2008--0-7-
  53. BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Warming \'affecting poor children\' | Climate change is already affecting the prospects for children in the world's poorer countries, according to Unicef. The UN children's agency says that increases in floods, droughts and insect-borne disease will all affect health, education and welfare. While richer societies can adjust, it says in a new report, poorer ones do not have the resources. It is asking western governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions swiftly and provide money to help poor nations. "Those who have contributed least to climate change - the world's poorest children - are suffering the most," said David Bull, executive director of Unicef UK. The 2006 Stern Review concluded that climate change could increase annual child deaths in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by up to 160,000 through GDP loss alone. | 2008--0-4-
  54. Diary: Sierra Leone slum medic | A medic in a slum outside Freetown recounts the difficulties of life in this area. Women and children face violence from abusive husbands and fathers. The river is full of waste and trash, most of which comes from Freetown and can be the cause of diseases like cholera in the slum. (BBC) | 2008--0-4-
  55. Saving Nigerians from risky abortions | Figures show that 10,000 women die every year in Nigeria from unsafe abortions, carried out by untrained people in unsanitary conditions. That is 27 deaths every day. According to the US-based Guttmacher Institute, that is one sixth of the total number of women who die worldwide from such procedures. "Making more abortions available is not the answer," says Saudata Sani, a female member of the House of Representatives for Kaduna state, in northern Nigeria. "Women need to be educated about their rights over their body and given opportunities to plan their families, but it must be done in a way that protects public morality." (BBC) | 2008--0-4-
  56. Is Nepal's democracy in danger? | A political crisis in Nepal is set to worsen after the postponement, for the third time, of elections for a Constituent Assembly (CA) that has to draw up a blueprint for the country's future. Many people have begun to talk about Nepal entering an era of either ultra-rightist (military or military-backed) or ultra-leftist (Maoist) dictatorship. They are not ruling out bloodshed between the army and the Maoists, who have concentrated a large number of their members in Kathmandu. (BBC) | 2008--0-4-
  57. UK: The diversity of modern security threats | Today, the threats are more diverse than during the Cold War and include failing states, terrorism and organised crime - threats which cross boundaries and where the citizen is more directly affected. Globalisation has compounded many of these risks - with the growth in international travel, for instance, increasing the speed of flu pandemics spreading or facilitating greater migration of people away from areas suffering from climate change. (BBC) | 2008--0-3-
  58. Climate Change and National Security | Climate change presents a serious threat to the security and prosperity of the United States and other countries. Recent actions and statements by members of Congress, members of the UN Security Council, and retired U.S. military officers have drawn attention to the consequences of climate change, including the destabilizing effects of storms, droughts, and floods. This report charts both domestic and international effects of climate change, offering both analyses and policies for future action. (Council on Foreign Relations) | 2008--0-1-
  59. The State of Iraq: An Update | In this New York Times op-ed piece, the authors create their own "matrix" with their own graded shadings to illustrate where we are in Iraq looking at the months of November since the beginning of the war. | 2007--1-2-
  60. Climate Change and National Security | Recent actions and statements by members of Congress, members of the UN Security Council, and retired U.S. military officers have drawn attention to the consequences of climate change, including the destabilizing effects of storms, droughts, and floods. Domestically, the effects of climate change could overwhelm disaster-response capabilities. Internationally, climate change may cause humanitarian disasters, contribute to political violence, and undermine weak governments. (Council on Foreign Relations - PDF) | 2007--1-2-
  61. Cholera crisis hits Baghdad | Iraqi capital fears an epidemic if stricken sewerage system collapses as the rainy season arrives. (Guardian UK) | 2007--1-2-
  62. Malaysia PM issues demo warning | With thousands of ethnic Indians protesting alleged discrimination from the Malays majority, the Malaysian PM is threatening to use the Internal Security Act (ISA), which allows indefinite detention without trial. (BBC) | 2007--1-1-
  63. Sudanese 'to disarm Darfur camp' | With the impending disarmament of thousands of displaced Sudanese citizens by the country's army, many fear that a breakout of violence and bloodshed could disrupt the fragile stability and cause further aggravation. (BBC) | 2007--1-1-
  64. Pulling the Plug: A Technical Review of the Internet Shutdown in Burma | This bulletin examines the role of information technology, citizen journalists, and bloggers in Burma and presents a technical analysis of the abrupt shutdown of Internet connectivity by the Burmese government on September 29, 2007, following its violent crackdown on protesters there. The shutdown of Internet connectivity was precipitated by its use by citizens to send photographs, updates and videos that documented the violent suppression of protests in Burma, information that contributed to widespread international condemnation of the Burmese military rulers’ gross violations of human rights. (OpenNet Initiative) | 2007--1-1-
  65. Cholera Outbreak Highlights Iraq's Plight | As the disease strikes thousands, cholera is just one more example for how sectarian strife cripples basic services. (CBS) | 2007--1-0-
  66. Army Enlists Anthropology in War Zones | An article that examines the surge of Army-hired anthropologists for the first Human Terrain Team, an experimental Pentagon program that assigns anthropologists and other social scientists to American combat units in Afghanistan and Iraq. The team’s ability to understand subtle points of tribal relations — in one case spotting a land dispute that allowed the Taliban to bully parts of a major tribe — has won the praise of officers who say they are seeing concrete results. (NYTimes) | 2007--1-0-
  67. Burma's Junta Imposes Curfew, Bans Gatherings | Burma's military rulers imposed a nighttime curfew and banned assemblies after thousands of Buddhist monks defied warnings and mounted another day of pro-democracy protests in Rangoon. The ban on assemblies and the appearance of troop reinforcements suggested that the military junta may be preparing to crack down despite appeals from around the world that it avoid using force and enter into negotiations with its opponents, while causing a worldwide outcry to the possible human rights violations that could ensue. | 2007--0-9-
  68. Crocker, Petraeus Hold a News Conference (transcript) | Transcript of the press conference at the National Press Club (9/12/07) with General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker. (Washington Post) | 2007--0-9-
  69. General Petraeus and Amb Crocker at National Press Club | MNF-Iraq Commander GEN David Petraeus and Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker speak about the current status of conditions in Iraq at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. | 2007--0-9-
  70. South Asia Victims Face Health Crisis | Millions of people affected by flooding in South Asia face a health crisis unless relief work is urgently stepped up, the United Nations has warned. The World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef said stagnant waters were "a lethal breeding ground" for diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. (BBC News) | 2007--0-8-
  71. 8 million Iraqis "need urgent aid" | About eight million Iraqis--nearly a third of the population--are without water, sanitation, food and shelter and need emergency aid, a report by Oxfam and the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Coordination Committee in Iraq say. The violence in Iraq is masking a humanitarian crisis that has worsened since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. (CNN) | 2007--0-7-
  72. A Godsend for Darfur, or a Curse? | With the recent announcement that an underground lake the size of Lake Erie rests beneath Darfur, some wonder if this discovery will become a miracle-solution to the region's crisis. The United Nations Environmental Program cites that Darfur “can be considered a tragic example of the social breakdown that can result from ecological collapse," however, many are skeptical that this discovery will be enough to curtail the history of Sudan, a grim chronicle of civil war, famine, coups and despotism. (NYT) | 2007--0-7-
  73. Where Less Is More | An op-ed warning of the potential for setbacks if the U.S. were to focus its attention (and troops) to Afghanistan post-Iraq, citing that the intervention in Afghanistan has gone far better than that in Iraq largely because the American-led coalition has limited its ambitions and kept a light footprint, leaving the Afghans to run their own affairs. (NYTimes) | 2007--0-7-
  74. Guinea-Bissau: Pushers' paradise | Guinea-Bissau, a tiny former Portuguese colony on Africa's west coast, is quickly becoming what may be considered Africa's first 'narco-state' as the continent's drug-distribution hub. (The Economist) | 2007--0-7-
  75. Inside India's Hidden War | Mineral rights are behind clashes between left-wing guerrillas and state-backed militias. Armed with weapons and the opinions of the doctrinaire left, these guerrillas, or Naxalites as they are known, are part of a hidden war in the middle of India's mineral-rich tribal belt. (Guardian) | 2007--0-3-
  76. Climate change seen fanning conflict and terrorism | At a London conference "Climate Change: the Global Security Impact," experts discussed how climate change and global warming could exacerbate tensions between rich and poor countries, potentially increasing security and terrorist threats. As global climate change can create huge flows of refugees, terrorists can exploit these opportunities to their advantage. | 2007--0-1-
  77. Who Dies When the World Catches the Flu? | While the discussion of globalization is usually locked into economics, politics and culture, this article examines globalization's effects on pandemics. | 2006--1-2-
  78. U.N. says 39.5 million people have HIV | Increasing numbers of people are being infected with HIV and AIDS--and especially alarming is the resurgence in countries where HIV and AIDS were thought to be on the decline--despite the availability of more effective antiretrovirals. | 2006--1-1-
  79. Civilian and Humanitarian Security in Darfur: Final Concessions to Khartoum | Article talks about how the international community has all but abandoned Sudan, with many humanitarian organizations pulling out of the region and leaving much of the population unprotected and susceptible to the Janjaweed. | 2006--1-1-
  80. Radioactive Nationalism | Discusses the far-reaching consequences of nuclear weapon proliferation in East Asia and throughout the rest of the world. | 2006--1-0-
  81. China fears consequences of North Korea collapse | Examines the potentially hazardous effects on China if North Korea were to collapse. | 2006--1-0-
  82. A Spectacle of Impotence at the UN: Darfur Security Remains Solely with AU | Chronicles the "abject international failure" of the fledgling African Union's attempt to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. | 2006--1-0-
  83. The Failure of Diplomacy | Discusses the failure of political diplomacy in the post-World War II era, especially with regard to the nuclear situation in North Korea. | 2006--1-0-
  84. Afghanistan, Five Years On | Discusses how the Taleban is regaining power and influence in the Middle East. Also highlights the issues surrounding US involvement in Afghanistan versus Iraq. | 2006--1-0-
  85. Nuclear Power (Debate) | Audio recording of a debate addressing both environmental and security concerns in regard to nuclear power. | 2006--1-0-
  86. The Failed States Index | Great website that tracks the changes of failed states in/from 2005 to now. Highlights not only the successes, but the failures and the constant surfacing of new challenges. | 2006--1-0-
  87. Europe’s New Dumping Ground | This article discusses how the tsunami of 2004 has created lasting effects on Somalia. The tsunami uncovered containers of hazardous waste that European companies had been dumping offshore for over a decade. Many of the containers broke open and the toxic waste has affected water, land, and air yielding in health effects such as respiratory infections, skin reactions, cancer, and death. | 2006--1-0-
  88. Suicide Bomber Kills 12 Near Kabul Ministry | | 2006--0-9-
  89. India’s Police Say Pakistan Helped Plot Attack | | 2006--0-9-
  90. Ruined Towns Look to Beirut, Mostly in Vain | | 2006--0-9-
  91. In Teeming India, Water Crisis Means Dry Pipes and Foul Sludge | This article explores the effects upon humans and the state of population growth, resource shortfall, and environmental degradation in India. | 2006--0-9-