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  What South Africa Thinks about Globalization

  South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world. The country is struggling to bring restitution to its black majority, while developing itself economically. While equal access to schooling was guaranteed in 1996 Schools Act, access …

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  Global Aging Crisis

The number of old people (over 60) is expected to grow from six hundred million in 2000 to two billion in 2050. At this time, eighty percent of this population will be living in developing countries. One major change is …

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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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  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 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 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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  The Protection of Coral Reefs

  Recent studies in Indonesia reveal that coral that survived the 2004 tsunami is now dying at an alarming rate. Massive bleaching in the region’s coral reefs has been discovered by teams of researchers. Further surveys carried out by a …

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