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  South Korea: Trying to Become a Tiger Once Again

The inauguration of Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s first female president ushers in a new chapter in Korea’s history. Park Geun-hye is the daughter of former president (and dictator) Park Chung-hee and served for five years as first lady when her …

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  TAFTA: A Tran-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement

The blogosphere sprang into action after President Obama announced in the State of the Union plans to pursue a free trade agreement with Europe. While negotiations between Europe and the United States took place multiple times over the last two …

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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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  Oil and Natural Gas: The Next Economic Boom?

Oil and natural gas are two of the world’s most prominent energy sources, accounting for 60 percent of the world’s energy needs (National Energy Board, 2012). The U.S. share in the production of these resources is growing. Oil production in …

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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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  Cause for Concern: Market Structure and Drought Creates Fear over Corn Prices

One of the defining events of the summer of 2012 was the drought that laid scourge to the Midwest United States. Record breaking temperatures and yawning gaps in precipitation in recent years exacerbated damage to crop yields in the region …

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  Rio 20+, a Failed Effort to Build a New Worldwide Sustainability Agreement

In June 2012, the biggest United Nations conference in its history, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (also known as Rio+20), was held in Rio de Janeiro. More than 45,000 people participated, including more than 100 heads of state, …

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  Arctic Drilling

Many associate the Arctic with dramatic icy landscapes spotted by glaciers and floating ice caps and filled with polar bears, walruses, sea otters, whales and migrating birds. The World Wildlife Fund describes it as a “keystone ecosystem for the entire …

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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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  The Globalization of Chinese Medicine

Yale researchers recently found that huang qin tang, a Chinese herb mixture, is effective at reducing chemotherapy’s side effects, including diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Phase II clinical trials for the herb mixture are being funding by NIH’s National Cancer Institute. …

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