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  Fallout from Japan’s Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster

Sadly, responses to natural disasters often highlight the best and the worst of globalization. Unfortunately, the aftermath of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Japan serves as a perfect case-study to examine the role of globalization in …

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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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  Booksellers’ Evolution in a Globalizing World

  Border’s recent bankruptcy announcement was a sign that the arrival of the e-book has permanently changed the industry. No longer can major booksellers survive just selling physical books. Border’s had no proprietary e-Reading device and relied on Amazon to …

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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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  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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  Privacy and the Internet

A recent study by the Wall Street Journal found that top 50 websites in the U.S installed an average of 64 tracking devices per site onto a person’s computer. Some websites, such as dictionary.com, installed more than 100 devices. Another …

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  What the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Thinks About Globalization

  Dubai Skyline The United Arab Emirates is composed of seven states: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah. Each of the seven states is ruled by an Emir. This federation of states joined together to …

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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 Qatar Thinks About Globalization

  Qatar is a small peninsular country, bordered by Saudi Arabia, and ruled by Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Known as the home of Al Jazeera, Qatar is seeking to become the center for education in the region. …

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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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