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  Murdoch: Humbling Times in the Life of a Tycoon

Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and controlling shareholder of News Corporation—one of the world’s largest conglomerates—has recently had “the most humble day of [his] life.”1 The 80-year old Australian, who started his career in the news business in Australia in the …

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  Case Study: From Revolutions to Elections, the Arab Autumn

This analysis will compare and contrast the unique and shared challenges facing Arab countries as they transition to democracy.

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  What Spain Thinks About Globalization

Spain is the third largest country in Europe, located in southwestern Europe with a population of roughly 46 million people.1 Famous for its sunny beaches perennially popular with northern Europeans, it is also rich in cultural and economic resources. After …

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  Uruguay’s Expiry Law Silences Democracy

Is Uruguay finally ushering in the rule of law? Uruguay has faced continued criticism since 1986 when it passed the Ley de Cudacidad, Expiry Law, granting amnesty to military and police officers involved in human rights abuses during the 1973-1985 …

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  The Libyan Civil War and a Chance for R2P

The most recent location of the Arab Spring, a term referring to the rebellious uprisings taking place in various parts of the Middle East, is Libya. Technically named the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, the country has been ruled …

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  World Report on Disability

In June 2011, the World Bank and World Health Organization (WHO) released the first World Report on Disability. Noting that one billion people in the world have some sort of disability, this comprehensive report sheds light on the myriad of …

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  Africa Rising: Myth or Reality?

Media around the world have been reporting on a recent African Development Bank study claiming that Africa has a new middle class of 313 million, a size on par with middle classes in India and China.1 This news was trumpeted …

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  Threats to the US-China Relationship

China released a “white paper” on March 31st accusing the United States of making the region more “volatile.” China claims that Washington’s web of alliances and military forces across Asia pose security challenges.1 If China decides to act on them, …

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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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  A New Middle East?

Long characterized as region run by autocratic leaders, the Middle East is dawning on a new era. It all began when protestors in Tunisia forced the ouster of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. Within days, rallies were held across Egypt …

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