The Development Dictionary

Development Dictionary   In this pioneering collection, some of the world’s most eminent critics of development review the key concepts of the development discourse in the post-war era. Each essay examines one concept from a historical and anthropological point of view and highlights its particular bias. Exposing their historical obsolescence and intellectual sterility, the authors…

Suicide numbers likely to top 2011, US Army says

As many as 12 active-duty soldiers committed suicide in November, pushing the US Army above last year’s record number of suicides with one month left to go in the year. The Army has now had 177 suspected suicides among soldiers this year. Last year’s total of confirmed suicides was 165. posted December 13, 2012 by…

Egypt’s unnecessary battle

by Bashir Nafi posted December 11, 2012 by Middle East Monitor Opposition to something like President Mohamed Morsi’s now-controversial constitutional declaration is an inherent right in a democracy. In any free country, authority needs to have a strong opposition, up to a point. Such opposition should not include trying to overthrow a democratically-elected President by…