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Koizumi Junichiro

He released an album of Elvis songs. He wears Hawaiian-style shirts. He’s a rebel. But don’t be fooled – Japanese leader Koizumi Junichiro is playing the nationalist, neoliberal game as well as anyone at the moment.

  • September 28, 2006
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Bob Geldof

Does Africa any longer need Bob Geldof as its champion? After Live 8 many people are saying no.

  • September 19, 2006
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Pope Benedict XVI

The NI predicted his ascent in this section back in September 2000 and now ‘God’s Rottweiler’ has become Pope Benedict XVI.

Filed in: Catholicism and Christianity

  • September 17, 2006
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Samuel P Huntington

A Pontius Pilate for our age: Samuel P Huntington.

Filed in: United States

  • August 25, 2006
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Hernando de Soto

His idea is simple, but it is wowing governments, bankers and aid agencies the world over: legalize the shadow economy and you’ll save the poor. But the free market rarely pulls off this magic trick, whatever Hernando de Soto may claim.

  • August 23, 2006
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Abdul Rashid Dostum

Tactically brutal, pragmatically treacherous: Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum.

  • August 23, 2006
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Iran's neo-conservatives

Iran’s new breed of neo-conservatives brook no dissent. They include Saeed Mortazavi, implicated in the beating to death of Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazami in 2003.

Filed in: Iran and Islam

  • August 23, 2006
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Bill Gates

Bully-boy monopolist turned mega-philanthropist: Bill Gates looks down on the world from Olympian heights of wealth. But the Vista before him is looking ever more troubled.

  • August 14, 2006
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Meles Zenawi - where did it all go wrong?

A profile of the former guerilla leader turned tyrant, Ethiopian Prime Minister Zenawi, who died today after 21 years in power.

Filed in: Ethiopia

Islam Karimov

All bow down before the glorious rule of Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov.

Filed in: Uzbekistan

  • August 13, 2006
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Isaias Afwerki

Yet another idealistic comrade turned brutal dictator: Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki.

Filed in: Eritrea

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