just thought I'd share this with you. It's a site I stumbled upon by accident. It's called the "United States Institute of Peace", and it claims to be "an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created by Congress to promote the prevention, management, and peaceful resolution of international conflicts." But when you read it, the fact that all it's team are personally selected by the president himself is rather apparant. go take a look.... http://www.usip.org
Also, please go read the news on www.independent.co.uk, especially if your in singapore and rely on channel news asia or straights times.....