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by / on November 8, 2015 at 1:33 am / in Asia, Current Issue

Some Yuan Is Getting Me Down

by China is on my mind—and it seems to be on everybody else’s mind as well. You’ve heard it all summer, and the headache is now continuing into autumn: China’s economy is slowing down drastically. Analysts have been predicting that China’s unprecedented 10 percent growth rate would eventually start to atrophy for the last three decades, and it seems that […]

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by / on October 30, 2015 at 3:17 pm / in Africa, Web Columnists

Dangerous Times for Algeria

by Change is inevitable in everything, but in politics, some changes are more significant than others. In Algeria, the past month has brought one such a change: General Mohamed Mediene, also known as Toufik, has departed from the “Departement du renseignement et de la securite” (DRS), the Algerian secret services. The Algerian government has a complex and obscure structure in […]

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by / on October 19, 2015 at 11:07 am / in World

What You Need to Know: Ukraine

The upheaval in the Ukraine is rapidly escalating; we’ve compiled the best thinking on the topic to help you keep up

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by / on October 3, 2015 at 7:26 pm / in Asia, Campus, Events, Most Recent Column, World

World Leader’s Forum:

Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the Government of Bangladesh delivers an address titled, “Girls Lead the Way,” in Columbia University’s Low Library

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by / on August 10, 2015 at 9:45 am / in Middle East, National Security, World, World

Understanding the Madmen: The Rationale for Iran’s Rhetoric

By recognizing how domestic considerations play a part in Iranian foreign policy, we can better understand why their pronouncements seem to be at odds with their commitments.

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by / on May 8, 2015 at 8:36 pm / in Asia, Current Issue, World

Malaysian Malaise – Poor Prospects for Democracy in Anwar Ibrahim’s Legal Woes

To be sure, the headline “Malaysian Court Upholds Opposition Leader’s Sodomy Conviction” is not necessarily shocking in its own right. This is, after all, the era in which political figures being caught up in purportedly lurid sex scandals is now almost cliché.

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by / on May 8, 2015 at 8:29 pm / in Current Issue, Latin America, World

Radio Silence – A Defense of Carmen Aristegui and a Mexican Free Press

Carmen Aristegui, considered the most famous newscast journalist in Mexico, once hosted a daily morning radio talk show followed devoutly by millions of middle-class Mexicans. Her personal brand of investigatory journalism was markedly different from the standard of Mexican media: aggressive, probing—if sometimes lacking in reportorial rigor.

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by / on May 8, 2015 at 8:15 pm / in Asia, World

A(s)Sad Situation – The Brazen Violation of Medical Neutrality in Syria

Today, violations of medical neutrality constitute a war crime under the Geneva Convention. Yet, as an international norm, the principle has had minimal influence mitigating violence in the Syrian conflict.

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by / on May 8, 2015 at 8:03 pm / in Africa, Cover Story, Current Issue

A Fatal Feud – Colonial Roots of Kenya’s 2007 Post-election Violence

Since its independence in 1963, Kenya has been hailed as an island of peace and stability within Africa. It therefore came as a surprise to the international community when violence rocked the country starting December 28, 2007, barely twenty-four hours after the conclusion of a highly contested presidential election. What could have caused the 2007 post-election violence?

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by / on May 8, 2015 at 7:57 pm / in Current Issue, Europe, First Person, Interview

Identity Theft? An Exploration of Ukrainian National Identity in the Conflict with Russia

Despite falling out of the headlines of Western news sources, the bloody conflict in Eastern Ukraine is ongoing. This feature of two interviews and a personal piece look to ex- plore deeper questions of Ukrainian national identity and how it relates to Russia, the West, and the politics—both cultural and strategic—of the current conflict.

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