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Indonesian – Kepercayaan

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Confidence, Indonesian

Kepercayaan Relates to confidence; trust The term saling menghormati (mutual respect) seems pivotal in confidence and security building.  The prominence of the principle saling menghormati derives especially from the experience dealing with Australia in the period following East Timorese independence and during the era of global terrorism. Two cases can illustrate such a principle: ‘megaphone […]

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Chinese – Jiànlì xìnrèn cuòshī

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Chinese, Confidence

建立信任措施 (建立信任措施) Jiànlì xìnrèn cuòshī Relates to confidence-building measures The phrase is composed of three terms of six characters in total: 建 – jiàn – to establish, to build up, to bring up[1] 立 – lì – to establish, to set up[2] 建立 – jiànlì – to establish, to set up, to found[3] 信 – […]

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Karen – Dta Thu Taw Dta Na Ni Lo Tha

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Confidence, Karen

Dta Thu Taw Dta Na Ni Lo Tha Relates to confidence-building A word for confidence-building emerged in the post-Manerplaw years after the KNU, still reeling from the loss of its headquarters, embarked on a number of peace negotiations with the Burmese military. In 1996, a number of Karen leaders were sent as envoys for the […]

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Shan – Sang Lawg Marn Jai

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Confidence, Shan

Sang Lawg Man Jai Relates to confidence-building Jai is used to indicate a state of mind or feeling when it is used as a suffix to a verb. Here, placed with man – ‘stable, firm, permanent’ – it becomes ‘to be certain or convinced.’  The prefix kwam, which on its own means ‘words, speech, language […]

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Burmese – Yon kyi hmu te hsauk chin

May 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Burmese, Confidence

Yon kyi hmu te hsauk chīn Relates to confidence-building A security strategy, confidence building is used to describe efforts to build consensus between the SPDC, the NLD, and armed ethnic groups (See peace group). However, the rhetoric of confidence building is often misleading.  Although mistrust is clearly a factor complicating the resolution of Burma’s political […]

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