After centuries of foreign rule, Timor-Leste has readied itself to be a full partner in what is shaping up as Asia's century.
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Failing states are failing states. The difference between over there and over here, however, is that we have been stacking the deck against ourselves.
Everyone agrees that countries need help to recover from these situations. But it is not easy to come to a shared understanding on what this really takes.
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This post originally appeared on the World Bank's Conflict blog on December 30, 2010.
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The wisdom of elections in fragile places is questioned by those who fear they will exacerbate tensions and provoke violence.
Violence is the antithesis of development. It tears down what's been built up. It destroys lives, shortens horizons, and inflicts huge psychological and physical pain.
This post originally appeared on the Conflict and Development blog on September 1, 2010.
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