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In Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World, World Policy Institute Senior Fellow Ian Bremmer illustrates a historic shift in the international system and the world economy—and an unprecedented moment of global uncertainty.
By Elizabeth Pond
China is making its strongest bid yet to establish a reputation as the patron of global Buddhism. It will follow up its third World Buddhist Forum in Hong Kong (April 25-28) by sponsoring an international peace conference in the Gautama Buddha's Lumbini birthplace in Nepal (April 28-30).
[Editor's Note: Chinese authorities have declared a "war against secessionist sabotage" against the "Dalai Lama clique" in response to a wave of unrest in and around Tibet.