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  A Kim of a Different Il: Possible effects of North Korean Succession

Introduction and History On December 17, 2011, North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-il, died of a heart attack while on a train outside of Pyongyang.  As a result, his youngest son, Great Successor Kim Jong-un, was left in control of …

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  Armed and Dangerous: The Mexican Drug Wars

Violent outbursts, related to drug sales and distribution, have been a regular occurrence for many years in Mexico, annually taking the lives of thousands. While a passive approach was deemed permissible throughout the 1990’s and partially into the next decade. …

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  What Spain Thinks About Globalization

Spain is the third largest country in Europe, located in southwestern Europe with a population of roughly 46 million people.1 Famous for its sunny beaches perennially popular with northern Europeans, it is also rich in cultural and economic resources. After …

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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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  Africa Rising: Myth or Reality?

Media around the world have been reporting on a recent African Development Bank study claiming that Africa has a new middle class of 313 million, a size on par with middle classes in India and China.1 This news was trumpeted …

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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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  Education Destinations: The Globalization of Higher Education

More and more students are choosing to pursue their higher education in foreign countries. In some cases, this trend has created significant economic impact; hence, more and more countries are looking to attract foreign students to their institutions of higher …

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  Global Aging Crisis

The number of old people (over 60) is expected to grow from six hundred million in 2000 to two billion in 2050. At this time, eighty percent of this population will be living in developing countries. One major change is …

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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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