Category Archives: The Rise of India

Conflict relating to the rise of India to a world power and its effect on Pakistan and other regional powers

World Water Usage Mapped

I love maps and those from World Mapper in particular, which show various perspectives on country’s income, resource use etc at: http://www.worldmapper.org/posters/worldmapper_map104_ver5.pdf I particularly liked this map on Water Usage in which the area of the country is proportional to its … Continue reading

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Cross Cultural Differences: Global Map

Cross cultural differences are a potentially important element in conflict. My old friend Stephen Rhinesmith, an expert in such matters, used to say that 90% of conflict within cross cultural teams is nothing to do with cultural differences, but just … Continue reading

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The Fertility Implosion

We have spent our lives fearing the population explosion. It was interesting to hear what we will hear far more about over the next half century: the population implosion. Some of J G Ballard’s novels, like ‘Vermilion Sands‘ included a future … Continue reading

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The Earth is Full: Paul Gilding

Great TED talk from Paul Gilding about our need to get real about the Earth’s constraints and overcome our fear-based denial:  http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_gilding_the_earth_is_full.html This is Paul and his website: http://paulgilding.com/

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Suttee/Sati and British Colonialism in India

To set aside the horrors of British Colonialism in India, such as the late Victorian famines (Holocausts as Mike Davis describes them) or the Bengal Famine of 1942 induced by war time mobilization, some good was done.  The suppression of … Continue reading

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American Decline? Robert Kagan’s View

I don’t always agree with Robert Kagan, who seems to me to pay insufficient attention to domestic American issues in his analysis of US foreign policy, but I think he is longish piece in ‘The New Republic’ (via 3 Quarks … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka’s Ghosts of War

We should not forget the victims of recent wars, and Sri Lanka is no exception. There was an interesting piece by Namini Wijedasa in the New York Times today via 3 Quarks Daily: THE Sri Lankan government’s defeat of the separatist Tamil … Continue reading

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