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  What Bahrain Thinks About Globalization

  Bahrain was one of the first countries in the Gulf to develop its oil industry in the 1930’s and it will also be the first country in the GCC to run out of oil. Similar to other countries in …

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  What Nordic Countries Think About Globalization

  Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland) are amongst the richest countries in the world. These countries share a similar philosophical approach to governance and distribution of wealth. In all aspects of governance, consensus-building is very important for …

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  What Greece Thinks About Globalization

Greece, a European country in the Mediterranean, known for its ancient culture, beautiful landscapes, and delicious food, provides a rather complex case study on globalization. Its turbulent modern history includes: a civil war between communist and anticommunist forces in the …

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  Failed States: Insight into Two of the World’s Most Broken States

Achieving the status of “failed state” or state collapse” places a country in a unique category among the world’s most dangerous and broken nations. The Foreign Policy Failed State Index for 2009 is a global survey of a series of …

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  Maritime Piracy: The Phenomenon, its Implications and Responses

Recent years have been marked by an unprecedented surge in maritime piracy, most infamously in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia. This worrying increase has prompted the international community to take action in patrolling the waters of Somalia. …

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  The Financial Crisis and Xenophobia

  Introduction Net Migration Rates, 2008. From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Net_migration_rate_world.PNG “In my experience as a politician, I’d say that when things go wrong in a country, there are two potential targets: one is the government, the other is the foreigners.”1 – Antonio …

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  Turkey: Challenges and Potentialities for a Crossroads of Globalization

Source: wikitravel.org On September 18, 2009, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey declared that the new session of Parliament beginning on October 1st would address the issue of Kurdish civil and political liberties.1 In the same spirit of change, …

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  Cup of Joe: Globalization and Coffee

Introduction From the Colombian cherry picker to the Italian espresso shop owner to the Starbucks wi-fi user, globalization impacts all aspects of the coffee supply chain. Harvested in 80 countries, though consumed in nearly every country world-wide, coffee is the …

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  What South Korea Thinks About Globalization

Nobody in the world had imagined that the Republic of Korea, in other words South Korea, which is located in East Asia between China and Japan, would grow so quickly. After the country was destroyed by the Korean War (1950-1953), …

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  A Roar Between the Tigers and the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka

Located below the Indian sub continent, a little island nation named Sri Lanka is finally beginning to gain some media coverage on the international stage. Sri Lanka, a country consisting of two opposing groups of people, the Sinhalese majority and …

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