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- The rise of violent extremism increased global attention on how and why individuals become involved, in order to develop effective programs that counter this phenomenon.
- “Push” and “pull” factors, along with political drivers and country context, are important elements to consider when analyzing violent extremism.
- Programming should focus on preventative measures aimed at preempting radicalization by mitigating specific drivers.
Indonesia has gone a long way in liberalizing its economy, but the task is far from complete. Globalization has given the government a strong justification for undertaking market- oriented reforms that can help maintain high and sustainable rates of exports necessary for strong economic growth.
The country’s policy of globalization has been based on pragmatism. It is not grounded on ideological considerations; it is based on an objective assessment of what other countries in East Asia have been able to achieve. In addition, there is a strong element of competition at work among the countries in the region to liberalize in order the make their economies more attractive to global investments. Such competitive liberalization is itself a powerful factor. The universal trend in the 1980s toward economic liberalization, deregulation and privatization may have provided an additional source of inspiration.Read more...
The landmark election of a new government this July demonstrates how far Mexico has come in its political and economic reform efforts. In recent speeches given at the US Chamber of Commerce and at the Center for International Private Enterprise, President Ernesto Zedillo and Finance Minister José Angel Gurría underscore two important points. First is the importance of globalization and free trade to the strength of Mexico’s economy. The second one is how globalization has helped steer Mexico toward a democratic transformation without having to undergo an accompanying economic crisis.Read more...
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