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  What Saudi Arabia Thinks About Globalization

  Established in 1932 by King Abd-al-Aziz, Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammad and Islam. Wahhabism, a strict interpretation of Sunni Islam, was adopted in the 1700’s and has been practiced there ever since. Descendents of King …

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  What Bahrain Thinks About Globalization

  Bahrain was one of the first countries in the Gulf to develop its oil industry in the 1930’s and it will also be the first country in the GCC to run out of oil. Similar to other countries in …

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  What Nordic Countries Think About Globalization

  Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland) are amongst the richest countries in the world. These countries share a similar philosophical approach to governance and distribution of wealth. In all aspects of governance, consensus-building is very important for …

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  Will Journalism Survive the Information Age?

With major news publications across the world cutting back on their print distribution cycles as the popularity of Internet news continues to rise, is it viable for large publications to create a strong business model that has fully adapted to …

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  Jihadist Teachings and Controversy over Embracing Conservative Islam in Universities

The controversy in the Arab world over funding and promoting Islamic extremism and ultimately exporting this form of jihadist education is alive and well in an age in which terrorism is proliferating. Islamic universities have found themselves under siege as …

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  Al-Qaeda Worldwide and Vulnerable Yemen

On Christmas Day 2009, 23 year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab tried to blow up Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight 253 departing from Amsterdam. The young Islamic fundamentalist attempted to detonate explosives that were smuggled onto the aircraft under his clothing …

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  The International Diamond Trade: Human Rights Implications and Economic Consequences

Introduction Diamonds have long been treasured as indicators of wealth. The trade in diamonds has ancient roots dating back to the 4th century BC, when diamonds were mined in India and traded throughout the world. Today, South Africa has become …

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  International Approaches to Stem Cell Research

  Neuronal stem cell http://www.flickr.com/photos/xhyragraf/361255623/ Many believe that curing Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries, heart disease, blindness, cancer, and many other ailments is possible through the use of stem cells. While not yet proven, stem cell research is one of …

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  What Egypt Thinks About Globalization

Egypt, as one of the cradles of civilization, and long-time leader of the Arab world, provides a strong narrative highlighting the challenges and successes of globalization. On the one hand, the country has transformed itself economically, from a centrally administered …

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  Maritime Piracy: The Phenomenon, its Implications and Responses

Recent years have been marked by an unprecedented surge in maritime piracy, most infamously in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia. This worrying increase has prompted the international community to take action in patrolling the waters of Somalia. …

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