The end of western hegemony need not be a bad thing for the world or even the West. As the West tries desperately to maintain an unsustainable status quo, it is fast losing credibility and friends. Instead, it should accept that the world's economic and political center of gravity will continue to shift east, and look to build a new set of institutions where it can be an equal member rather than an overlord.
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While there is no doubt that lighting does improve quality of life to a degree, it alone cannot improve the economic prospects for remote rural communities. To do this, rural enterprise development is key and electricity must be affordable and sustainable, not intermittent and thus used simply for entertainment and charging mobile phones.
ONE of President Jokowi’s biggest challenges is to provide affordable homes for the thousands of disenfranchised and un-bankable Indonesians who supported him.
Sri Lanka, 16-27 March 2015
Indonesia, 26 January - 6 February 2015