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Neetu Mahil

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Waking Up to the Awakening

(3) Comments | Posted June 7, 2011 | 12:28 PM

2011 has begun with a bang. January saw Sudan split in two; February, great upheaval in the Middle East; March, a tri-fold disaster in Japan. April, always a hectic month, saw historic numbers of tornadoes in the U.S. but also the resolution to the civil war in Cote D'Ivoire. On...

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Build a School; Then Build It Again

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2010 | 10:35 AM

How do you win a hearts and minds campaign? Protecting and prioritizing the hearts and minds of civilians over all else is a pretty good start. Unfortunately, although the Republic of India has been engaged in counterinsurgency campaigns against rebellious internal populations for decades, it has yet to successfully concentrate...

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Re-channeling the Energy of Homegrown Terrorists

(2) Comments | Posted August 15, 2010 | 12:26 PM

As the world was glued to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, an American teen named Zachary Adam Chesser was busy trying to join Al-Shabaab, a Somali-based Islamist militant group suspected in the recent bombings in Kampala, Uganda that left 73 dead and dozens more injured as they watched...

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Dangerous Incentives: Corporations, Thugs, and Politics

(21) Comments | Posted March 30, 2010 | 11:43 AM

The 2010 Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission now permits corporations to directly donate to political parties as well as run political advertisements. What is more shocking than the Court's partisan split on the issue however, is the degree to which public anger about the...

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Re-Branding America: Isn't Necessity the Mother of All Invention?

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2010 | 3:19 PM

The views expressed in the following post reflect those of Neetu Mahil and not those of the World Bank.

As soon as President Obama delivered his State of the Union address, commentary on his speech was abundantly available. Media talking heads, obliged to endlessly give their opinions, talked about anything...

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