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  The Collapse of the Doha Talks and the Future of the World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization (WTO), established in 1995, is the only formalized worldwide organization that deals with trade amongst nations. It is comprised of 153 member governments, as of July 2008. While in the past, conferences and negotiations have been …

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  The Impact of Globalization on Tibet

Tibet has been a hot topic in 2008, dominating the news and setting word-of-mouth on fire. Partially responsible for this recent uproar is the fact that there has been a drastic rise in Tibetan protests. The New York Times reports …

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  What the Muslim World Thinks About Globalization

Globally, Muslims are part of diverse cultures, socioeconomic classes, and ethnicities. They comprise the second most populous religious demographic in the world. The topic of globalization has both intensely positive and negative connotations in the Muslim world. For those residing …

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  The Limitations of International Laws: Zimbabwe Case Study

A historic, peaceful election was held in Zimbabwe on March 29th 2008. Morgan Tsvangirai , head of the opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) won by a small margin against incumbent Robert Mugabe, head of the ruling, Zanu-PF party. …

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  What Russia Thinks About Globalization

For many years Russia has been transitioning from a socialist country to a capitalist country and from a dictatorship to a democracy. While these political changes have been taking place, the government has benefitted from high energy costs around the …

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  High Oil Prices, Reversing Globalization?

Recently, John Stewart and John Hodgman of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” joked and lamented about “stay-cations,” a new term coined by the media to describe the phenomenon of vacationing in one’s own neighborhood. As gas prices hit record highs, …

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  What Africa Thinks About Globalization

  This analysis provides different perspectives from Africa on globalization, international trade, culture, economic development, World Bank and IMF policies, role of women, and human rights. Contributors include an African woman, academics, journalists, and former government and military officials. Globalization …

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  Global Shipping Going Green?

Shipping has always played a role in facilitating globalization. Today, 90 percent of all the world’s traded goods are transported by international shipping, including minerals, oil and energy resources, as well as manufactured goods.1 As with many other trends in …

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  What Mexico and Canada think about NAFTA

Both Mexican and Canadian governments support NAFTA and do not want to renegotiate the agreement. The Mexican government though faces strong opposition from campesinos (peasant farmers) who have protested against the agreement by attending large rallies against it. One of …

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  Rethinking NAFTA’s Environment and Labor Agreements

Should the United States reassess its current trade policies? The democratic presidential candidates, Senators Clinton and Obama, would like to review current trade agreements and examine labor and environmental standards. Senator Clinton wants to institute 5-year assessments on existing trade …

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