A year after Myanmar's first elections in 20 years, the country has taken important steps towards reforming its political system and its economy. It has surprised Burmese citizens and the world with a series of important liberalising measures.

A year after Myanmar's first elections in 20 years, the country has taken important steps towards reforming its political system and its economy. It has surprised Burmese citizens and the world with a series of important liberalising measures. These have not yet, however, led to a relaxation of economic sanctions by the United States and European countries.

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Social divisions and rising terrorist violence in Turkey

In the past 18 months, Turkey has not appreciably reduced Kurdish militant groups' terrorist capabilities or addressed their grievances. Accordingly, terrorist violence in the country is set to rise in the near future.

Africa and the International Criminal Court

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