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Unveiling the Breath Book Review

By Donna Kennedy-Glans The French diarist Anaïs Nin once said that “We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are.” Donna Kennedy-Glans, a self-identified white Christian woman of some privilege, has undertaken a noble effort to see, feel and comprehend things as they are for Islamic people in Unveiling the Breath: […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , | April 24, 2010

Legal path leads to helping women of Yemen

by Laurie Bursch “It was the president of Yemen who looked me in the eyes and said, ‘Why are you quitting this company? You need to continue to do this kind of work that you’re doing. We need help in Yemen because we have educated our females in the last 10 years but we don’t […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | March 30, 2010

Afghanistan: What Could Work

by Rory Stewart Cool poker-players, we are tempted to believe, only raise or fold: they only increase their bet or leave the game. Calling, making the minimum bet to stay, suggests that you can’t calculate the odds or face losing the pot, and that the other players are intimidating you. Calling is for children. Real […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | January 14, 2010

Portents

by Anne Applebaum As its subtitle makes clear, this is a book about immigration, Islam, and the West. But at the same time this is also a book about a particular moral culture, a set of attitudes, habits, and beliefs that has developed in Western Europe over the past sixty years. There isn’t a good […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | November 10, 2009

nandan nilekani imagining india

If a single moment could be said to symbolise the contemporary transformation of India, it was probably the unveiling earlier this year of the Tata Nano, the Indian built super-cheap super-Mini. The Nano is an expression both of the growing aspirations of the Indian masses and of the burgeoning confidence of Indian entrepreneurs not just […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | May 10, 2009

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