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Election victory a dubious prize

Commentary / January 26, 2005
The next president will be hampered by a gigantic fiscal deficit and a military that is stretched thin. In short, he will have few easy choices. Michael H. Armacost wonders why politicians yearn for this job.
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Indonesian election: Feuding villages give the ballot a try

Commentary / July 12, 2004
Donald K. Emmerson considers the impact of Indonesia's recent election on two remote--and formerly war-torn--villages in the country's northern Malaku archipelago.
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A Tale of Two Cities

Commentary / April 2, 2004
From techie to truck driver in Silicon Valley. From tea broker to techie in Bangalore. The wave of jobs heading offshore causes wrenching loss--and produces enticing gains. Rafiq Dossani comments.
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Pakistan threatened to give nukes to Iran, ex-officials say

Commentary / March 30, 2004
Pakistan warned the United States fourteen years ago that it might give nuclear technology to Iran, but the administration of President Bush's father did little to follow up, former Pentagon officials say. APARC's Henry S. Rowen comments.
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Divide between U.S. tech firms and China -- A Great Wall?

Commentary / March 19, 2004
The honeymoon between China and the U.S. tech industry is over, and the warm feelings may be gone for a while. APARC's Lawrence J. Lau comments.
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What is the Valley's Future?

Commentary / January 13, 2004
As the region begins to emerge from a brutal recession, questions haunt the Valley. Will the jobs come back? Will we be able to maintain our global leadership in technology? How many more jobs will be sent offshore? What must the Valley - and America - do to remain competitive. The Mercury News convened a roundtable discussion of CEOs, venture capitalists, policy experts and legislators to begin to answer those questions.
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It's Not Enough for Democracy to Succeed

Commentary / December 8, 2003
Elections will be coming to Indonesia in a few weeks, greeted with anxiety by some and as a part of a necessary transition by others. A longtime scholar on Indonesia, APARC's %people1% recently shared his views in an interview about the country's struggle toward reform.
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Radical vs. moderate Islam -- in Indonesia, a war rages

Commentary / December 4, 2003
Indonesia needs to build a modern society. The recent report on U.S.-Indonesia relations by the U.S.-Indonesia Society, NBR, and the Asia-Pacific Research Center urged a significant effort to fund education.
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China Holds the Key to North Korea

Commentary / December 2, 2003
While demonstrating that the U.S. is willing to accommodate China's needs, the Bush administration must also prove to Beijing that Pyongyang's policies represent an immediate threat.
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