Tag Archives: international-law

  Crisis in the Crimea

Crisis in the Crimea There’s nothing like an invasion to shake up the world order. Russia’s take-over of the Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and the West’s inability to stop the annexation reveals the limitations of the current balance of power.  The …

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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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  Seeking Justice: International Parental-Child Abduction

Breaking from the traditional Globalization101.org news analysis style, I will be writing the article in first person as this issue affects a close friend of mine, Rachael Neustadt. On the site GoFundMe.com, Rachael Neustadt, writes: My two eldest sons, Daniel …

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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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  Syria and the Responsibility (or lack of) to Protect

It is increasingly clear to us now that the Arab Spring is more than just a seasonal predilection for change, and the area of effect for this phase in world history is much wider than just the Arab region.  The …

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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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  Snowden Extradition a Global Issue

The case of Edward Snowden, a NSA contractor who leaked government information regarding the U.S. government programs PRISM and Tempora, reveals how domestic issues can quickly turn global. Upon releasing the classified information about these programs to a London-based newspaper, …

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  Landmark Gene Patenting Ruling

On June 12, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that human genes cannot be patented, a decision that upsets more than 30 years of U.S. patent law and has wide implications for gene patenting worldwide.  The ruling differentiated between genes …

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  U.S. Response to Pakistani Drone Ruling

The presence of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles, in the Middle East has been a highly contentious issue since the Bush administration, when they were first used for the killing of suspected terrorists. With the election of the Barack Obama, …

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  The Arms Trade Treaty

Introduction A global arms treaty has long been debated amongst the United Nations countries, yet many doubted it would actually happen. On April 2, 2013, the UN voted overwhelmingly to create an international arms trade treaty that imposes new limits …

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