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  Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis

With one debt crisis averted in Washington, another one is still brewing on the horizon in Puerto Rico. The consequences of a default would have a wide-spread impact beyond the island as Puerto Rico’s bonds are a major part of …

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  The Global Impact of the DOMA Decision

There are broad international political and cultural ramifications from the decision of the Supreme Court to rule the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. In a 5-4 decision brought about by the case United States v. Windsor the court determined the …

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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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  U.S. Immigration Reform: Is it possible?

The much anticipated Gang of Eight’s Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 was finally released on April 16, 2013. Offering increased border security and a path to citizenship, this bill tries to appeal to both sides …

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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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  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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  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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  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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