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  Going for Broke, Is Italy Next?

A huge government debt, a sluggish economy, and a divided political system are three of the biggest problems facing countries around the world. With a debt of 1.2 trillion Euros, a debt-to-GDP ratio of 120 percent, a government bond rate …

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  You Are One in Seven Billion

Introduction On October 31, 2011, the UN declared that the seven billionth person in the world had been born.  This new population milestone comes just twelve years after the birth of the 6th billionth, Adnan Nevic, on October 12, 1999 in …

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  Ten Years Later: The Global Impact of the 9.11 Attacks

On September 11, 2001, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks were carried out on United States soil that would forever change the landscape of the international community. Osama bin Laden, a member of a wealthy Saudi family network, facilitated attacks …

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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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  2011: Year of the Protest

On October 15th 2011, protests based on the Occupy Wall Street movement were held in 80 countries around the world. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have expressed their anger and indignation against corporate greed, especially the role …

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  Why Are Tar Sands so Controversial?

Recent star-studded rallies in front of the White House and the Canadian Parliament protest the building of the Keystone XL, an oil pipeline connecting Canada’s tar sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast. Considered a strategic element of U.S. energy policy, …

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  Electric Cars: Wave of the Future or Worst Investment Ever Made?

In September 2011, Canada welcomed its first shipment of Chevrolet Volts. General Motors and SAIC, its Chinese partner, agreed to co-develop a new electric car.1 And, the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany dedicated a whole exhibit hall to electric mobility.2 …

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  Case Study: From Revolutions to Elections, the Arab Autumn

This analysis will compare and contrast the unique and shared challenges facing Arab countries as they transition to democracy.

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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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  It’s All About Jobs

The United States has barely recovered from the financial crisis and Europe will soon face a sovereign debt crisis. Unemployment has reached an average 9.9 percent in Europe in June 2011, but ranges from four percent in Austria to twenty-one …

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