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East Turkestan: Concerns Over Uyghur Children Involved In Police Clashes

East Turkestan: Concerns Over Uyghur Children Involved In Police Clashes | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it

Neighbors and teachers are concerned over the fate of five ethnic Uyghur children who are believed injured and among those detained by police in China's troubled Xinjiang region following deadly clashes last week [29 December 2011].

 

At least one of the children is a student at the only elementary school in Mukula village in the southern city of Hotan, where the violence occurred last Wednesday in which seven Uyghurs were shot dead in a confrontation with police.

 

"We missed a student for five days. His name is Memet Ablikim, and he is nine years old and a third grade student," Mukula Village Elementary School director Abdumijit Yasin told RFA late Sunday.

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Of Pakistani Death Squads, Baluch Masses and Slaughterhouses- Updated January 6, 2012.

Of Pakistani Death Squads, Baluch Masses and Slaughterhouses- Updated January 6, 2012. | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it

Updated January 6, 2012.

 

The Pakistani occupation has adopted a more sinister strategy to suppress the Baluch Independence movement. In order to save itself from charges of ‘crimes against humanity’ it now employs a multifaceted strategy that focuses not only on eliminating Baluch Resistance Fighters, but also on taking out politicians, activists and civilians with the use of death squads. These death squads are largely unknown entities and what makes one marvel is the rate at which they're spawning. Ever since Quetta Police Chief Shabbir Sheikh of Quetta, an ethnic Punjabi, threatened “We'll avenge target killing with target killing” in early 2010, the Baloch Defai Tanzeem (Baloch Defense Army), Sipah-e-Shoda-e-Balochistan (Army of Martyrs of Balochistan), Al-Ansar Mujahideen, Baloch Gheiratmand Tanzeem (Honorable Baloch Organization), and the Adozai Qaumi Itthed (Adozai Tribal Union) all entered the theater in the brief period of just under two months.

 

These death squads have been carefully characterized and named to serve the machinations of the occupation. Anyone familiar with Pakistani history will recognize the connections. All the aforementioned death squads attempt to capitalize on religion and ethnicity.

 

The Baloch Defai Tanzaeem, or more appropriately, the Defense Army for Pakistani Occupation of Baluchistan (DAPOB), is responsible for high profile murders, such as Baluchistan National Party's (BNP) leader Habib Jalib, and for threatening Baluch journalists with dire consequences for providing coverage of the Nationalists. The boss of the DAPOB, son of Nasir Mengal, the Pakistani ex-federal minister for petroleum, Shafiq-ur-Rehman Mengal, uses religion in his rhetoric to muster support for the organization. His press releases refer to the targeting of Pakistani agents, soldiers or other members of the occupation as comparable to crimes committed against God and swears retribution for them.

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1] The Baloch Defai Tanzaeem, or more appropriately, the Defense Army for Pakistani Occupation of Baluchistan (DAPOB).

 

2]The Sipa-e-Shoda-e-Balochistan, the organization that accepts responsibility for abducting and then murdering Baluch men

 

3]al-Ansar Mujahideen remind us of the various pet projects of the Pakistani spy agencies used to fight Pakistan's proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir.

 

4]The Adozai Tribal Union (ATU), which the Adozai Pashtuns disowned and described as an effort to create tensions between the Baluch and Pashtun nations, is designed with the motive of pitting the Pashtuns against the Baluch.

 

5]Baloch Gheiratmand Tanzeem has been involved in acid attacks on young girls. Incidents like acid mutilation are alien to the Baluch, but such attacks are rampant in Punjab and urban Sindh. It is said that this outfit is also lead by the DAPOB's chief, Shafiq-ur-Rahman Mengal. This organization carries the name Baluch for the sole purpose of depicting Baluch society as being intolerant towards women and children.

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Who are the most Powerful members of the China’s leadership in 2012?

Who are the most Powerful members of the China’s leadership in 2012? | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it

Who are the most Powerful members of the China’s leadership in 2012?

 

Generated by Drew Conway, using entity extraction from the massive amount of open-source data generated daily. 

 

We see the obvious placement of Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao in the upper-right of the graph. This is useful because it confirms that nothing odd is happening in our data: the most powerful men in China on paper are also the most central in our graph.


Popular press is reporting that current Vice-President Xi Jining will lead the transitional government, so it is interesting to see him clustered closely with Xie Xuren and Zhao Xiaochuan. What will their role be in the new government?

 

Why is Yin Weimin, a man with an ostensibly minor role in government, such an important bridge in the network?


Liang Guangile, the Chinese Minister of Defense, is a key insider. This seems makes sense given the prominence of the military in the Chinese government, but why is he isolated from the rest of the network?

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Seven 'terrorists' shot dead in China

Seven 'terrorists' shot dead in China | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it
A police operation to free hostages in restive Xinjiang Province left seven...

 

Fears over cross-boarder terrorism playing a bigger role in the backlash against what many see as China's cultural genocide policy in Xinjiang, are on the rise.


The vast remote province is highly valued by Beijing because of its natural resources, and the province is also becoming increasingly used as a transport and pipeline route into neighbouring states in south and central Asia where China has made huge investments to tap natural gas and oil supplies.

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These deals – and this week's earlier announcement that China is to drill for oil in Afghanistan – is seen by some analysts as raising China's profile as a legitimate target among extremists angry at Beijing's treatment of its Muslim nationals.

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Mullahs at work

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Pakistan, the “land of pure” where history is modified as per needs of the time, the founder of nation is sometimes labeled an Islamist and often a Secular and liberal according to the need. Presently what we are “told” is that Pakistan was made on the principles on Islam and that it is the fortress of Islam in the present era, people working against any of the factor in this country are actually working against the God who created this world, the God who would decide whether or not are we going to eternally enter into paradise or not. This phenomenon helps in justifying all the wrong doings committed to secure the interests of the ruling class. In Balochistan, where the “Indian” funded “ungodly” Balochs have stood to secure their “ungodly” rights… therefore they have chosen their destiny to burnt in hereafter and the people of the land of pure must arrange their meetings with the God by torturing the infidels to death, and throwing their mutilated bodies on the roads built to facilitate the multinationals (infidels? No way as they are funding the pure to dump “impurity”) to extract minerals from the holy part of the land of the pure… Balochistan… And this must be a declaration of war against all those who stand against the “pure” corruption, “pure” human rights abuses, “pure” distorting journalism, “pure” “Qadris” or even the “pure” manipulation of religion.

 

In Balochistan, the saviors of the fortress of Islam have presumed their sacred responsibility eagerly to eradicate the “impure” right seekers in Balochistan. In order to accomplish this objective of theirs Pakistan army has formed the “Al Badar” and “Al Shams” of time, known as the “Sipah Shuhdae Balochistan”. Baloch students, lawyers and writers who were abducted by uniformed personals of Army accompanied by Police in front of dozens of eyewitnesses were torture murdered, and later on the responsibility of the murders were accepted by the above mentioned.

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Balochistan: Pakistan's other war

Balochistan: Pakistan's other war | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it
Baloch politicians and leaders share their vision of self-determination and freedom from Pakistani rule.

 

The ongoing conflict is often called Pakistan's dirty war, because of the rising numbers of people who have disappeared or have been killed on both sides.

 

But the uprising against Pakistan's government has received little attention worldwide, in part because most eyes have been focused on the fight against the Taliban and al-Qaeda in other areas of Pakistan.

 

Bordering Iran and Afghanistan, Balochistan remains notorious for cross-border smuggling and has more recently been infiltrated by former members of the Taliban and al-Qaeda operatives. Few outsiders gain access or permission to travel in the region.

 

Al Jazeera's Ahmad Zaidan travelled to Balochistan to meet with key Balochi politicians who explain the history and current circumstances of the region and to get an exclusive interview with the leader of the Balochistan rebel movement seeking secession from Pakistan.

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China’s greatest threat is internal

China’s greatest threat is internal | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it
I have been travelling to China for more than three decades, but never have I encountered a Chinese leadership so uncertain of the country’s future. It is little exaggeration to say that the world’s most populous country is on its heels.

 

This era may have run its course. Years of low economic growth in Europe and the US (and the prospect of more to come) have limited their ability to absorb Chinese goods. There is also increasing resistance to the country’s policy of keeping its currency at artificially low levels to reduce the cost of its exports to consumers in Europe and the US.

 

Domestic pressures – the need to raise hundreds of millions more Chinese out of poverty, growing resentment over income and wealth inequality, the need to keep growth rates high – are also pushing China to find something to complement, if not replace, export-led growth. The result is that China is in the early days of a transition, one in which economic growth will increasingly have to stem from increased demand at home. Like all transitions, economic rebalancing is easier to call for than to bring about.

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Then there are developments beyond its borders. China’s heavy-handed diplomacy and expressions of special rights in the South China Sea have left it isolated in the region. As a result, there is greater interest in working with the US to balance China. Chinese officials are also uneasy over the potential showing of pro-independence forces in Taiwan’s January elections. The Chinese are nervous, too, about western overtures to Burma. And the death of Kim Jong-il in North Korea has created the possibility of change on the peninsula, which could result in refugees flocking into China, conflict with, or even the demise of, North Korea. This last prospect would constitute a strategic setback. China does not want to see the peninsula unified under Seoul and in the US’s orbit.

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Police shoot 7 'terrorists' in China's Muslim west

Police shoot 7 'terrorists' in China's Muslim west | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it
Police in China's restive Central Asia border area fatally shot seven members of a Muslim ethnic group in what officials said Thursday was an attempt to end a kidnapping by terrorists, but what a rights group said was excessive force.
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Myanmar’s Fraught Relationship With its Ethnic Minorities

Myanmar’s Fraught Relationship With its Ethnic Minorities | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it
New conflict in Kachin State shows how hard reform in Myanmar will be.

 

They make up over 30 percent of Myanmar’s population, and have been struggling with the government for decades. The latest front in these long-running battles opened up in Kachin State in northeastern Myanmar (also known as Burma).

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China: Uyghurs Held After House Searches

China: Uyghurs Held After House Searches | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it
Authorities in China's troubled northwestern Xinjiang region have stepped up security checks on citizens, an overseas rights group said on Tuesday, as at l...

 

Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress, said the tightened measures had begun last week in the regional capital Urumqi, but had also been reported in the south of the region, where police were carrying out house searches in the middle of the night.

 

“In the Aksu district there were some Uyghurs who were discovered in possession of photographs of [exiled Uyghur leader] Rebiya Kadeer and former U.S. president George W. Bush on their computers,” Raxit said. “They were detained.”

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Will Wukan Be the New Normal?

Will Wukan Be the New Normal? | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it
It would be tempting to think that the peaceful end to the standoff in Wukan between local officials and villagers heralds an important shift in the way the Communist Party handles unrest – through new forms of dialogue, rather than the old default...

 

There are multiple grievances across counties and towns, produced by a habitually sleazy pattern of land-seizing officials in bed with debauched businesses. But even then the anger that erupts tends to be short-lived. Unless villagers can find common cause and organize simultaneous assaults, cadres will cope with each outbreak as they have already done: in piecemeal fashion, driven by what they see as having worked and trying to avoid what has not. It doesn’t mean that every confrontation with local anger will end with understanding. But nearly everyone will either get rich or get lost.

 

Here’s another disconnect: what worked in Wukan is unlikely to work as well elsewhere in the country, given that the major threat to social stability is not in the countryside but the cities. Farmers tend to have more faith in Beijing than in local cadres; the latter tend to look up for guidance before going at protests anyway. Urban residents and homeowners, on the other hand, are more likely to lash out if the value of their already-won assets plummets. And those shut out of the opportunity to purchase apartments are already seething.

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'As a refugee living here, India's rising power is very reassuring'

'As a refugee living here, India's rising power is very reassuring' | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it
Tibetan poet and activist Tenzin Tsundue shot to fame when in 2002, he scaled 14 floors of Mumbai's Oberoi Towers - where the then Chinese PM Zhu Rongji was addressing Indian business magnates - to...

 

The fact that India stood its ground in hosting the Buddhist congregation and also having the Dalai Lama as chief guest at the valedictory function is a matter of pride. Unlike the Beijing 2008 Olympics period, the Indian government this year is much more confident about not submitting under Chinese pressure. As a refugee living here in India, India's rising power is very reassuring.

 

But many are not reassured - more than 10 Tibetan monks have attempted self-immolation in the past one year. Do you see self-immolation as a legitimate form of protest?

 

Ever since the 2008 Tibetan uprising, the Chinese government has become insecure in its control over Tibet. Inter-national media and tourists cannot travel freely in Tibet, peoples' movement is curtailed. It is this draconian police rule that's suffocating the Tibetans, pushing them to self-immolation. These are desperate acts to protest against Chinese police brutality and demand freedom. Living in India, i have no moral right to question its legitimacy.

 

Meanwhile, how has the Dalai Lama's retirement from politics impacted the Tibetan movement?

 

The devolution of political power from the Dalai Lama should be looked at as an act of renunciation. The Dalai Lama's decision made the Tibetan people elect their own leadership and be accountable in all political matters. This is our answer to Chinese propaganda which says that exiled Tibetans only want to recreate the old feudal society. But more than that, we've had the success of 50 years of experimenting with democracy.

 

How do you view current Sino-Indian relations?

 

The 60-year relationship bet-ween India and China that started after the Chinese occupation of Tibet has been marked mostly by fear and suspicion earlier. It's now characterised by economic competition and misplaced diplomacy. One of the main issues is the 4,057-km border. India's claim to Arunachal Pradesh is based on the 1914 McMahon Treaty while China doesn't recognise this treaty.

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Of smoke and fire

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The civil-military rift in Pakistan is wrapped around the ideological divide in the society; that should be a point of concern for both players...

 

... The danger today is that the civil-military divide in the society somewhat find itself wrapped around ideological divide in the society. The contrast in the state's response to NATO strikes against terrorists' attacks in the country exposes the social cleavage; the fact that people are comparing state's response to different events reflects the divide. That should be a point of concern for both the players. ? 

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PAKISTAN: Army creates an organization to kill intellectuals and activists in Balochistan, in the name of peace

PAKISTAN: Army creates an organization to kill intellectuals and activists in Balochistan, in the name of peace | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it
An organization claiming to work for the restoration of peace in Balochistan province has confessed to the killings of many activists, and has announced its intention to kill 35 more activists on its hit list in recent weeks.

 

It is alleged that the organization, Tehreek-e-Nefaz-e-Aman Balochistan (TNAB; movement for the restoration of peace in Balochistan), has been formed by secret agencies, particularly by the ISI, to crush the nationalist movement, which is against military intervention in the province and does not allow the people of Balochistan to control their rich natural resources.

 

Tehreek-e-Nefaz-e-Aman Balochistan is said to be the armed wing of Mutahida Mahaz Balochistan (United Front Balochistan), a political party headed by Siraj Raisani, the brother of provincial chief minister Aslam Raisani. The armed wing claims to have support from the custodians of Pakistan to restore peace in Balochistan. The chief minister is also not happy with the misuse of powers by the army and Frontier Corps (FC) in dealing with the law and order situation and his younger brother opted to disassociate himself from his brother’s politics.

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‘Tender-hearted’ Kim Jong-un orders defectors shot

‘Tender-hearted’ Kim Jong-un orders defectors shot | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it
The North Korean regime does not seem to be softening with its new, young leader Kim Jong-un succeeding his father Kim Jong-il, as reports say he is taking tough measures on potential defectors.

 

According to the Japanese daily Sankei Shimbun, Kim issued an order not to let a single defector out of the country shortly after the death of Kim Jong-il was announced. The source is cited as presumably aware of the situation, being in a North Korea-China border area.


Seoul’s JoongAng Daily newspaper says that according to a reporter at Open Radio for North Korea, a Seoul-based media organization specializing in the North, “Kim Jong-un is ordering immediate executions when people are caught trying to cross borders [without permission].”

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China sends a message to Nepal

China sends a message to Nepal | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it
As baseball's New York Mets struggled toward their historic 120-loss season in 1962, their manager, Casey Stengel, famously lamented of his feckless team: "Can't anybody here play this game?"

 

The same might be asked of the various players in Nepal's carnival of political and diplomatic dysfunction: the dominant United Communist Party Nepal (Maoist), the pro-Indian Nepali Congress, the Madhesi parties representing the interests of the ethnically Indian lowlanders of the Tarai, and even the ostensible grownups in the geopolitical game, the diplomats of India and the People's Republic of China (PRC).

 

Nepalese politicians dramatically describe their nation as "a yam between two rocks" to illustrate the vulnerable circumstances of a small nation trying to maintain its equilibrium and independence between two overbearing regional superpowers. ... 

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Muslims clash with Chinese police who destroyed mosque - Telegraph

Muslims clash with Chinese police who destroyed mosque  - Telegraph | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it
Hundreds of Muslims fought with armed police who demolished a mosque in north China, local police and a human rights group said on Monday, with several people injured in the...

 

The violence between local Muslims and roughly 1,000 armed police began after police declared illegal a newly renovated mosque in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and moved to destroy it, the Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy, in Hong Kong, said.


The Hui are one of several Muslim minority groups in China.


Two people were killed and 50 injured after police fired tear gas and used knives and batons to beat back ethnic Hui Muslim protesters in Taoshan village, Hexi township, the rights group said, citing villagers.
Hexi township police denied any deaths when reached by telephone.

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China believes unrest in Kazakhstan supported by external forces

China believes unrest in Kazakhstan supported by external forces | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it

China condemns the riots and is ready to provide the necessary assistance to maintain stability in Kazakhstan, Kazakh edition of Liter published, referring to the Director of Eurasia, Foreign Minister Zhang Hanhuy says.

 

"We are monitoring the situation in Zhanaozen. We have heartache when such things happen in our neighbouring country. I want to assure you that we strongly support the efforts of the President and the Government of Kazakhstan to maintain peace and stability in their country.

 

We categorically oppose intervention in the internal affairs of Kazakhstan. China is ready to render any assistance: moral, material, if it is necessary," the Chinese politician said.

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The First Signs of an Indian Spring

The First Signs of an Indian Spring | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it

In a Land of Facades, Mark the First Signs of an Indian Spring 

 

When the early morning fog rises and drifting skeins from wood fires carry the sweet smell of India, the joggers arrive in Lodi Gardens. Past the tomb of Mohammed Shah, the 15th century Munghal ruler, across a landscape manicured in the 1930s by Lady Willingdon, wife of the governor general, recently acquired trainers stride out from ample figures in smart saris and white, cotton dhotis. ... 

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Haqqani’s counsel questions Pasha’s meeting with Ijaz

Haqqani’s counsel questions Pasha’s meeting with Ijaz | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it

ISLAMABAD: Asma Jahangir, the counsel of Husain Haqqani, while giving her arguments in memo case before a nine-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, on Thursday questioned over the meeting between the ISI director general and Mansoor Ijaz without the permission of the prime minister. ... 

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KIm Jong Il’s Funeral Ride Was in an American Made Car

KIm Jong Il’s Funeral Ride Was in an American Made Car | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it

"Well if this doesn’t take the cake! I suspected it, but then thought twice about it — surely even the North Korean higher-ups wouldn’t go against their own propaganda for an event to be watched into perpetuity by every one of their subjects.  "

 

Yet commenter Thomas was the first here to come out and say it, and now ABC News Radio says it’s true:

 

But a curious detail was that the boxy black hearse that crept through the light snow was a vintage Lincoln Continental.

 

The choice of a U.S.-made luxury car seems odd for a country that preached a belligerent self reliance, reviled America and was put on President George W. Bush’s Axis of Evil list.

 

Experts at Edmunds.com put the year of the Lincoln at 1976, making the 35-year-old vehicle older than North Korea’s 28-year-old new leader Kim Jong-Un.

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Behind the Turmoil in Tibet

Behind the Turmoil in Tibet | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it
After nearly 50 years of Chinese rule, the people of Tibet continue to protest. China claims it has "liberated" the Tibetans from feudalism and ignorance and has modernized their country. Why aren't the Tibetans grateful?

 

P.O.R.T - ed SASFOR.

You may know the basic story – that Mao Zedong’s China invaded Tibet in 1950 and annexed it as part of China, and that the young Dalai Lama fled Tibet in 1959 and has lived in exile since. After all this time, why do the Tibetans continue to resist Chinese rule?

 

China claimed ownership of Tibet based on a history of sporadic Chinese possession of Tibet. However, Tibet was a independent nation in 1950, and Tibetans maintain a separate language, culture and ethnic identity from China.

 

A Pattern of Brutality

 

According to GlobalSecurity.org, the People’s Republic of China had guaranteed no alteration of Tibetan political, cultural, and religious systems and institutions. China failed to live up to this agreement, however. The Tibetans began to revolt against Chinese rule in 1956. From that time, through the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976, an estimated 1,200,000 Tibetans were killed and more than 6,000 religious sites were destroyed by the Chinese.

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China satellite navigation system starts service

China satellite navigation system starts service | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it
A CHINESE rival to the US global positioning system network has started providing services in China and the surrounding area.

 

The director of China's satellite navigation system office, Ran Chengqi, told reporters that the Beidou navigation system is offering services including positioning, navigation routes and time.

 

Ran did not specify who the target users are, but he said Beidou would be available to Chinese and foreign companies for research and development.

 

Beidou will be available to much of the Asia-Pacific region by the end of 2012 and worldwide by 2020.

 

China, and especially its military, have long been wary of relying on the US-dominant GPS network, fearing that Washington might take the system offline in a conflict or an emergency.

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Transition is not transformation

Transition is not transformation | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it
Ouster of autocrats will not bring real change in Arab world; building of strong institutions will...

 

North Korea's future


The bigger question is the fate of North Korea. The country is a relic with an army and nuclear weapons and little else other than a long-suffering population. China, a critical source of fuel and food, as well as the gateway for much of North Korea's trade, will be the key factor that determines the country's future.


China fears that instability in the North could lead to a flood of refugees into China and conflict on the peninsula. Even more, Chinese leaders fear the unification of Korea under the control of Seoul and within the US security orbit. So they are likely to continue to prop up North Korea even while encouraging restraint and a degree of economic reform.


And what of those Arab countries that have rid themselves of their authoritarian rulers? It would help here to jettison the phrase ‘Arab Spring'. Spring is a three-month-long season of renewal, but what is going on in the Arab world probably will require decades to unfold, and it is far from inevitable that what comes will be welcome.


As difficult as it can be to oust a repressive regime, it is far harder to put something better and enduring in its place. Iraq's experience also suggests caution. Saddam Hussain's overthrow led to sectarianism and civil war. Things have calmed, but Iraq's future remains up in the air. In no way is it assured that the country will become normal.

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Investing in Balochistan’s human capital

Investing in Balochistan’s human capital | "Asian Spring" | Scoop.it

The contrast between the Baloch tribesmen and the armed forces from Punjab is not merely metaphorical. The UNDP sponsored Pakistan National Human Development Report in 2003 ranked Dera Bugti in Balochistan as the least developed district in Pakistan with a human development index (HDI) of 0.285. On the other hand, Jhelum, a district in Punjab known as army’s primary catchment, was ranked first in human development (HDI=0.703) in Pakistan. The socio-economic disparities in Pakistan are quite evident from theUNDP report, which revealed that despite being only 8.0 million strong; almost half of the bottom 30 districts in human development were located in Balochistan. In comparison, 60% of the top 31 districts in human development were located in Punjab. These disparities certainly do not bode well for Pakistan’s federation.

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Adding insult to injury is the breakout of violence in Balochistan where Baloch youth are kidnapped and later their mutilated bodies are found dumped in remote parts of the province. The independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) sees Balochistan smouldering. According to the HRCP, mutilated bodies of 225 missing persons were discovered between July 2010 and November 2011. In 2011 alone, another 107 additional cases of disappearances have been reported in Balochistan.

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