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  The Globalization of Luxury

An Internet search for luxury goods will lead to stories about designers educating the Chinese public about the history of fashion to make them better consumers, an important task since China is the fastest growing luxury market in the world. …

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  BRICS: The New World Powers

There is a new era arising in international relations. The rise of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) is changing power dynamics in world affairs. While the U.S. maintains its superpower status, it is increasingly being …

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  Fallout from Japan’s Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster

Sadly, responses to natural disasters often highlight the best and the worst of globalization. Unfortunately, the aftermath of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Japan serves as a perfect case-study to examine the role of globalization in …

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  What South Africa Thinks about Globalization

  South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world. The country is struggling to bring restitution to its black majority, while developing itself economically. While equal access to schooling was guaranteed in 1996 Schools Act, access …

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  A New Middle East?

Long characterized as region run by autocratic leaders, the Middle East is dawning on a new era. It all began when protestors in Tunisia forced the ouster of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. Within days, rallies were held across Egypt …

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  What Brazil Thinks About Globalization

Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America, has the 8th largest economy in the world,1 is celebrating its first female president, Dilma Rousseff, and is planning to the host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. …

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  Ireland’s Tech Sector: A Glimmer of Hope Amidst the Economic Crisis

As Ireland accepts an 85 billion euro rescue package from EU and the IMF, the country plans to address its debt crisis brought upon by the collapse of the banking and real estate industries. Ireland’s financial sector experienced high rates …

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  Currency Rates are the Fulcrum Among Competing Global Economies

As recovery strategies in many developed countries of the world stalled in 2010, the issues of trade imbalances and currency exchange rates have drawn attention in press headlines across the globe. Developing countries have prospered dramatically from their export trade …

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  The Crusade of Salafiyya

On October 2, 2010, the United States announced plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, a decision that will have harsh consequences for Afghans, who may very well come under the Taliban rule once again. After nine years of fighting to …

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  Buy Local Movement: Regional Pride or Protectionism?

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest grocer, has jumped on the Buy Local bandwagon and recently announced that it is increasing its produce from local farmers. Because of its global presence and extensive supply chain, the impact of this decision will be …

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