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  Somalia, a State Again

In January 2013, the United States formally recognized the first Somali national government since 1991 when the Siad Barre dictatorship was overthrown and the country fell into a period of statelessness (Hogg, 2008). After a three-year battle with AMISOM, the …

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  What Germany Thinks About Globalization

Germany has benefitted from globalization, it’s economic and labor polices allowed the country to thrive despite the Financial Crisis of 2007-2009. The country though faces stark demographic challenges, with an aging population and a shrinking workforce. Many fear that the …

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  Business as Unusual: Federal Reserve begins Third Round of Quantitative Easing

Something is up at the Federal Reserve, the Central Bank of the United States. It has been conducting monetary policy that is not normally used. Monetary policy is actions taken by the Federal Reserve Bank, colloquially known as the Fed, …

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  Oil and Natural Gas: The Next Economic Boom?

Oil and natural gas are two of the world’s most prominent energy sources, accounting for 60 percent of the world’s energy needs (National Energy Board, 2012). The U.S. share in the production of these resources is growing. Oil production in …

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  Four More Years: Globalization and Obama’s Second Term

After a resounding win in the 2012 presidential elections, President Obama faces many hard choices in his second term.  In the short term, finding a solution to prevent the fiscal cliff will be the first priority of the administration. If …

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  Arctic Drilling

Many associate the Arctic with dramatic icy landscapes spotted by glaciers and floating ice caps and filled with polar bears, walruses, sea otters, whales and migrating birds. The World Wildlife Fund describes it as a “keystone ecosystem for the entire …

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  What France Thinks about Globalization

With a new socialist president, France is under the spotlight as the world eagerly anticipates its leadership in addressing the European debt crisis. Hollande has vowed to pursue economic policies tied to growth, not just austerity. He also plans to …

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  Globalization and the Student Loan Crisis

Across the U.S. a debate is simmering over student loans. A quick Internet search produces headlines such as “Debunking the student loan crisis,” “Is the so-called student loan crisis one big exaggeration,” and “The student loan crisis is crippling American …

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  What Portugal Thinks About Globalization

Due to the European debt crisis and Portugal’s status as a debtor nation, Portugal has been covered in the media a lot in recent months. Beyond the immediate crisis, less is known about the impact of globalization on the country. …

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  Behind the New Burma

A thaw in relations between Burma and the West is underway. U.S. Secretary of State, United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary and other high level government officials from the West have recently visited this former pariah state. Europe eased travel bans for …

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