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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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  The Bolivarization of South America: The Rise of Pan-Americanism

Introduction Recently, the nations within South America have been experiencing what has been referred to as a rise of the “new left.”  As various new regimes come into power, including Ollanta Humala in Peru and Dilma Rousseff in Brazil, the …

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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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  Why Can’t We Be Friends? The Downgrade of the US Credit Rating

On August 5, 2011, one of the most groundbreaking events in American economic history took place when Standard & Poor’s (S&P) downgraded the United States’ credit rating from AAA to AA+. Once considered an improbable possibility, S&P set a precedent …

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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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  21st Century Greek Tragedy: The European Debt Crisis

Introduction When turning on the news, it is impossible to avoid the constant talks surrounding the U.S. budget problems and the impending debt ceiling. Amid the discussion is an endless fear over the possibility of U.S. default on its debt, …

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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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