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  The Bolivarization of South America: The Rise of Pan-Americanism

Introduction Recently, the nations within South America have been experiencing what has been referred to as a rise of the “new left.”  As various new regimes come into power, including Ollanta Humala in Peru and Dilma Rousseff in Brazil, 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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  Why Can’t We Be Friends? The Downgrade of the US Credit Rating

On August 5, 2011, one of the most groundbreaking events in American economic history took place when Standard & Poor’s (S&P) downgraded the United States’ credit rating from AAA to AA+. Once considered an improbable possibility, S&P set a precedent …

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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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  Globalization of Parenting

With an economy in the doldrums and worries over the rise of the Chinese economy, the United States is primed and ready for a conversation on academic preparedness. The release of Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, was …

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  BRICS: The New World Powers

There is a new era arising in international relations. The rise of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) is changing power dynamics in world affairs. While the U.S. maintains its superpower status, it is increasingly being …

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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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  To Tax or Not to Tax?

Governments around the world are searching for ways to grow their economies, while simultaneously decreasing federal deficits. Most countries worldwide have public debt. This debt is not a problem as long as the countries can pay it back, while still …

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