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Exactly 34 years after the Falklands war between Britain and Argentina, the territorial controversy is poised to erupt again with Tuesday's verdict of the U.N. Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. The critical aspect of the verdict is that while the Falkland Islands remain British, the surrounding sea is set to be formally declared as Argentina's territorial waters.
 
The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) marked a fresh start as the Democratic Party (Minshinto/DP) in the wake of a merger with the Japan Innovation Party.
 
The bloodiest chapter of European history since World War II was closed on Thursday with the conviction of the "genocidal butcher of Srebrenica."
 
Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance -- if one were to map the anti-Trump movement's psychological state to the five stages of grief, one might reasonably suggest it is well into the midway point.
 
Child marriage is pervasive in developing and underdeveloped countries. While both boys and girls fall victim to this practice, it affects girls disproportionately. In Nepal, over 3 million girls under the age of 19 are currently married or in union, according to UNICEF. More than half of them become mothers before their teen years are over.
 
To an extent, a book crafted in any language can be a source of subjective reflection; it is up to the reader or critic to draw conclusions.
 
Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's visit to China, which comes at an important time, has significant implications for Nepal's economic development, relations with India, and democratization.
 
Spring is the time for conferences. I was lucky to join two excellent conferences last week, one in Singapore organized by the Nanyang Technological University Para Limes Institute on "Silent Transformations," followed by another on "Advancing Asia -- Investing for the Future," organized by the IMF and the Ministry of Finance, India in New Delhi.
 
The modern age of geopolitics began just over a century ago. The influence of geographical factors on international relations was first highlighted by Sir Halford Mackinder in his famous paper submitted to the Royal Geographical Society in 1904. He extended the scope of geopolitical analysis to encompass the entire world...
 
On Saturday, March 5 members of Democrats Abroad in Taiwan voted to award delegates to their party's presidential candidate nominating convention from among overseas voters who register to vote in a "global primary" rather than vote in a primary or caucus in a United States state or territory.
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