India – Economic Development, History and International Relations

India has played a major part in human development, world history and international relations. With roughly 1.2 billion people, India is the world’s largest democracy and second largest country by population. In recent decades, rapid economic growth and globalization have led to higher living standards and greater integration with the world economy. From 1980 to 2010, India’s Human Development Index (HDI) rose by 62 percent, and life expectancy at birth in India increased from 42.4 to 63.7 years from 1960 to 2008.

Internal Displacement In Burundi And Somalia: Comparison Of The Institutional Responses

This term paper examines the institutional intervention and responses in managing the problem of internal displacement in Burundi and Somalia. The main focus of the term paper is to compare and contrast the intervention strategies employed in order to identify the specific institutional challenges in terms of the successes and failures peculiar to each of the states under reference. This is instructive to help facilitate future response strategies and develop an action plan for the management of IDPs crisis. This paper also aims at illustrating the need to priotize economic recovery in Burundi as a requirement for creating a peace dividend and maintaining stability.

Obama to the World on Libya: You First

There are three possibilities that explain Obama’s dithering on Libya, none reassuring. First: he had no idea what to do, was being pushed back and forth by pro- and anti-invasion camps in his administration, and simply went with the international consensus once it coalesced. Second: he favored invasion, but didn’t want to take action until there was international support. Third, and most disturbing: he didn’t favor invasion, but decided to go with that option once the world’s players came out for it.

Oil – A Love Story

What makes the world go around? It would be fair to say quite a bit has been written on the subject. Love and money have been suggested and a growing consensus among many that perhaps it’s oil.

The Egypt Economic Fiasco – Be Careful What You Humans Wish For!

For some reason, the United States media and the Obama Administration find that it is a good thing when mass mobs of humans go and protest, march, and create riots with civil unrest, and violence with local police forces. The reality is we wouldn’t allow that in our own country, so it’s hard to say why we are promoting it in another. When it comes to nations like Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Bolivia, or Venezuela it might make sense for national interests.

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