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  A Global Challenge: Protecting Women against Violence

Rampant sexual violence in the tent camps of Port-au-Prince, daily accounts of rape against women and girls in the DRC (known as the rape capital of the world), and the imprisonment of runaway wives in Afghanistan (fleeing forced marriages and …

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  What Brazil Thinks About Globalization

Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America, has the 8th largest economy in the world,1 is celebrating its first female president, Dilma Rousseff, and is planning to the host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. …

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  The Globalization of Philanthropy

Bill Gates and Warren Buffet recently launched a campaign to convince America’s wealthiest to donate half of their money to philanthropic causes. More than 57 people, collectively worth $250 billion,1 took the Giving Pledge, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, former AOL …

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  The Crusade of Salafiyya

On October 2, 2010, the United States announced plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, a decision that will have harsh consequences for Afghans, who may very well come under the Taliban rule once again. After nine years of fighting to …

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  Privacy and the Internet

A recent study by the Wall Street Journal found that top 50 websites in the U.S installed an average of 64 tracking devices per site onto a person’s computer. Some websites, such as dictionary.com, installed more than 100 devices. Another …

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  Buy Local Movement: Regional Pride or Protectionism?

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest grocer, has jumped on the Buy Local bandwagon and recently announced that it is increasing its produce from local farmers. Because of its global presence and extensive supply chain, the impact of this decision will be …

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  What the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Thinks About Globalization

  Dubai Skyline The United Arab Emirates is composed of seven states: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah. Each of the seven states is ruled by an Emir. This federation of states joined together to …

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  What Oman Thinks About Globalization

Oman’s development has followed a different path than other countries in the region. Oil was only discovered in the mid-1960s. Financial constraints and political instability further hampered economic development until the 1980s. Oman transformed itself from a developing country to …

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  What Kuwait Thinks About Globalization

As the saying in the region goes: “Kuwait is the past, Dubai the present, and Qatar the future.” Kuwait gained its independence in 1961. It has had ongoing disputes with Iraq, leading up to Iraq’s invasion of the country in …

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  What Qatar Thinks About Globalization

  Qatar is a small peninsular country, bordered by Saudi Arabia, and ruled by Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Known as the home of Al Jazeera, Qatar is seeking to become the center for education in the region. …

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