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  Failed States: Insight into Two of the World’s Most Broken States

Achieving the status of “failed state” or state collapse” places a country in a unique category among the world’s most dangerous and broken nations. The Foreign Policy Failed State Index for 2009 is a global survey of a series of …

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  What Egypt Thinks About Globalization

Egypt, as one of the cradles of civilization, and long-time leader of the Arab world, provides a strong narrative highlighting the challenges and successes of globalization. On the one hand, the country has transformed itself economically, from a centrally administered …

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  Globalization and Eating Disorders

Newspapers around the world share similar headlines and stories about the increase incidences of eating disorders in their countries. An Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, cites, “Can too much healthy food hurt you?, ” covering a relatively new and controversial eating disorder, …

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  What Malaysia Thinks About Globalization

Located in South East Asia, Malaysia, a former British colony is a constitutional monarchy, headed by a King and also governed by bicameral Parliament consisting of a non-elected upper house and an elected lower house. This multicultural country of more …

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  What Eastern Europe Thinks about Globalization

The United Nations Statistics Division classifies these countries as being part of Eastern Europe: Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine. The Baltic countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, are also usually considered to be part of …

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  Two Historic Middle East Elections, with Two Radically Different Results

While Iran is getting all the news, Lebanon’s elections are just as historic. Both reflect a major shift in the Middle East. In Iran, Mir Hussein Moussavi, the favored candidate amongst reformers, youth and upper class Iranians, lost to Mahmoud …

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  What Kazakhstan Thinks About Globalization?

  Kazakhstan (2007) Population 15.5 million GDP (US$) $103.8 billion GDP Growth 8.5% GNI Per Capita (US$) $5.06 Poverty 15% * % of population below the national poverty line Kazakhstan at a glance, World Bank 2007 After independence from the …

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  What Canada Thinks about Globalization

Canada, with a population of only 33 million, is known for its vast natural resources, socialized health care, and for fiercely protecting its local culture. Recently Canada’s banking system has become the envy of the world. The 2008 World Economic …

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  What India Think About Globalization

For many India seems to provide a case study of the paradoxes of globalization. Its IT sector offers a worldwide hub to Western countries who want to outsource their work to India’s educated workers, who are much cheaper than their American …

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  Politics of Birth Control

In the final days of his administration, President Bush tried to pass a law that makes it more difficult for women to obtain birth control, by allowing health care workers to conscientiously object to filling and prescribing birth control prescriptions. …

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