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Project Green 46 Not just for tree huggers Society & The Arts Once a darling of the West, then jailed and humiliated, Anwar Ibra- 58 New twist on chinese him has come storming back to power, determined to drag Malaydesign by Jessica Au 60 The Look at Me Generation sia into future. Page 18 _____________________________________________________ by Jennie Yabroff 64 The man who saved the THE ISSUE 36 How Serbia is Akita by Cathleen McGuigan World Affairs defeating the West __________________________ 20 Asia’s former golden by Micheal Freedman boy 38 How Serbia is beati DEPARTMENTS is back by Lorien Hol- ng itself by Morton 4 Periscope land Abramowitz. 5 Perspectives 24 An interview with 19 World View Anwar BUSINESS 65 The Good Life 26 Taiwan vs independ- 40 Europe’s Farmers 68 The Last Word ence learn to love markets by DESIGNING CHINA: innovaby Jonathan Adams Stefan Theil tions are on display at the V&A __________________________________________________________________
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How Breadt. Explodes SINCE ANCIENT TIMES,
TWO - TIERED: Experts say nato’s disagreement over afghanistan is business as useal, not a sign of demise NATO FUTURE _____________
The Wimps and the Warriors
S NATO PREPARES FOR ITS The “two-tiered alliance,” with its SUMMIT next month in Bucharest, image of “wimps and wariors, may catchy phrase” but its nothing European governments are facing be new, retired Gen. James L. Jones, a high-stakes game of chicken. NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe from 2003 to U.S. Defense Secretary Robert 2006 and the man who oversaw Gates has warned that unless the extension of its Afghan misEuropean members increase sion. He says the United States has always “outcontributed” the their contributions to the war in members, and that disagreeAfghanistan, NATO risks becom- other ments over missions are natural ing a “Twotiered alliance,” divided among democracies. between the willing and unwilling Still, the future is unclear. Danto fight. iel Fata, the U,S. deputy assistant Gate’s message comes as secretary of Defense for Europian NATO is still struggling to redefine and NATO policy, says the alliance itself nearly 20 years after the col- emerged stronger from spirited delapse of the Soviet threat it was bate over Bosnia and will emerge designed to counter. The United stronger from the Afghan debate, States and Europe have been too. Some experts, however, trying to create a more flexible al- are now predicting that NATO is liance. destined to become what Charles Gates is, however, being unchar- Kupchan, former director Counacteristically melodramatic. NATO cil, calls an “alliance a la carte” in is an alliance of democracy, which which memebrs are freer to opt in will inevetably. Thats true of Ger- or out of missions. What no one many, one of the countries, which sees in NATO’s destruction- that will inevitably follow the will of their was probably just Gate’s way of own people first.”My instructions pushing Europe to do more. “Im from the secretary of Defense not concerned,”says Clark.”NATO were to take the least chalenging gets real cantankerons.” sector in Kosovo. - CHRISTOPHER FLAVELLE
when Romans used bread and circuses to placate the plebes, flour shortages have been synonymous with revolt. Now with rising demand punishing up global grain costs, a growing list of rulers face bread rebellions. In Egypt, Affordable loaves have become so scarce that men have donned veils to sneak into shorter bread-line unrest will likely affect local council elections in April, with the hardline Muslim Brotherhood poised to benefit, says Steven A. Cook, Egypt expert at the Council on Foreign Relations. World Leaders would do well to remember: inflation hurts, but bread price inflation can kill. --- SETH COLTER WALLS
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DOCTOR’S SON, TIM WRIGHT was a Latin scholar with a 3.8 average in highschool. Admitted to Princeton, he chose to go to West Point instead.His gung-ho attitude earned him nickname “Captain America” from some of his grunts half in jest, half out of respect. But Wright is not the warrior he expected to be or that he was first trained to be. When he became a young infantry officer out of West Point in 2000. he entered an Army whose mission was to win wars by overwhelming force. This was the Army that blasted its way into Baghdad in less than three weeks in the spring
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