Any contemporary story on development in Asia-Pacific begins with reflection on massive gains achieved in the fight against poverty. The incidence of people living at less than 1.25 dollars a day fell from 54.5 percent in 1990 to 20.7 percent in 2010, with the number of extreme poor declining from 1.48 billion [...]
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It’s not easy for a European observer of US politics to understand why the US Congress seems so much more concerned by Iran’s nuclear activities than by those of North Korea (the DPRK). Congressional pressure on the White House to put a stop to Iranian activities seems never-ending and Congressional majorities [...]
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