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  High-Stakes Testing: A comparison of policies in the U.S., Finland, and South Korea

As the spring semester is flying by, high school juniors across the United States are preparing for the dreaded SAT or ACT. Halfway across the world in South Korea, high school seniors are also vigorously studying for their stressful college …

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  Sochi 2014: Russia, Globalization, and the Olympics

As preparations are underway for the most expensive games in Olympic history, Russia faces quite a few globalization challenges. Some challenges are directly related to government policy, such as a recent law passed in the Duma that strips protections given …

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  A Latin American Reset: Ten Elections in Thirteen Months

From October 2013 to December 2014, there will be ten national elections in Latin America. Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and Uruguay are either having presidential or legislative elections, or both. In most of …

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  Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis

With one debt crisis averted in Washington, another one is still brewing on the horizon in Puerto Rico. The consequences of a default would have a wide-spread impact beyond the island as Puerto Rico’s bonds are a major part of …

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  Progress on Millennium Development Goals with less than1000 days to go

In 2015, the day of reckoning will appear and countries worldwide will have to defend their policies and achievements towards the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) put forth by the United Nations. Conceived of and passed in 2000, the eight …

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  Moving beyond India’s brain drain

The India vs. China has been raging for years, which one will develop faster and which model is more successful? Over the past year China’s growth has slowed to around eight percent, instead of the average ten percent it achieved …

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  What the Pope’s Trip to Brazil means for World Catholics

In his first overseas trip as the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis sought to repair the tarnished image of the Catholic Church at a time when it is increasingly seen as being out of touch. Francis, who is …

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  Hassan Rowhani and the Rise of a Moderate Voice

In a period of unrest, few events in the Middle East have given cause for hope.  The recent victory of Hassan Rowhani as Iran’s new president marks a new era in Iranian foreign policy, and more accurately displays the character …

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  Life after Chavez

Within minutes of the announcement of the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, media outlets worldwide covered this breaking story. Considered larger than life, Chavez ruled Venezuela with an iron fist for the past 14 years. In 1998, Chavez came …

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