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Nepal : Towards a Political Crisis

Nepal's elected government is in a piquant situation: While it cannot deal with the rising influence of the Maoists harshly as it would like to, it must also be seen to be effective in maintaining law and order. The fact that the mainstream left has kept its options open by refusing to be part of the inquiry committee but at the same time extending support to the new king, only makes the situation more difficult.

Racism in Germany

The issue of immigration has developed into a conflict-ridden issue of political mobilisation in Germany more so since the 1990s. Juxtaposed between the need for an immigrant workforce and the growing vociferousness of the right extremist parties, the political leadership is today divided on whether to opt for a greater integration of the Turks into society or to give in to more xenophobic and populist rhetoric.

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