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Multilateralism’s promise
It is certainly no coincidence that the theme of this year’s World Trade Report, an annual publication of the World Trade Organisation should be an in-depth study of the multilateral trading system since its inception 60 years ago. On ...

Year of the Tiger
If you have to be a great golfer to run your own tournament, you probably have to be even greater to win it for the fourth time. In becoming the first player to register consecutive victories at the Target World Challenge, Tiger Woods — who ...

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STATECRAFT
A philosophy of judicial restraint statecraft
By Harish Khare

The observation by two judges on the limits of the judiciary’s power is a timely call to turn our back on judicial activism, bordering on political partisanship. Institutional balance and boundaries have to be intrinsically respected by all.

News Analysis
Who wants to be Prime Minister?
By Nirupama Subramanian

In the lead-up to Pakistan’s controversial parliamentary elections, a new TV game show promises to take viewers on a parallel quest for the “perfect Prime Minister.”

British domestic politics dictated handover
By Richard Norton-Taylor

The handover of power in Basra is motivated by self-interest, and leaves the region on a knife edge.

Fair giving is hardwired
By Johnjoe McFadden

New research suggests that spite is uniquely human — and necessary for a successful society.

What role for the academic literary critic?
By John Crace

A new book calls for support to save a threatened species: the academic literary critic.

Corrections and clarifications
The fifth paragraph in a report “Range of ballistic missiles to be improved” (December 13, 2007) was: “India says it has begun production of the 700-km Agni-I and the 2,500-km Agni II after development work and tests that ...

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