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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm / in Current Issue, Latin America, World

“It Was The State”

Thousands of protesters gathered in the Zocalo of Mexico City, chanting “Fue el Estado”: “It was the State.” As the ornate baroque wood of the Palace, witness to almost four centuries of Mexican politics, was consumed in flames, the protesters’ cries were vindicated. The image created by a few instigators legitimized the protesters’ chant by its dramatic and symbolic force: it seems obvious, almost intuitive: yes, it was the state.

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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm / in Asia, Current Issue, World

Myan-marred Relations

Chinese participation in the Burmese economy—and civil conflict—at the people’s expense has delegitimized Beijing in the eyes of Burmese citizens. China has argued it is providing employment and crucial infrastructure to a truly underdeveloped region. However, ethnic minority activists are skeptical that the benefits of China’s economic activity in Burma will trickle down as far as officials claim.

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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm / in Current Issue, World

Obama’s Stick: Big Enough?

What doctrine constitutes Obama’s foreign policy thus far? What options are left to Obama in his final two years to complete foreign policy goals and strengthen American power abroad? And what will be Obama’s legacy in foreign policy?

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by / on November 24, 2014 at 8:55 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

In the Search for Truth

Amar Zaidi investigates the state of journalism in Pakistan

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 9:26 pm / in Asia, World

A Farmer’s Market

China Rewrites Its Property Laws

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 8:44 pm / in Current Issue, Latin America, World

Digging With China

Nicaragua Lays the Groundwork for a New Canal

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm / in Africa, Current Issue, Kyle Dontoh, Web Columnists, World

An Interview with Joyce Banda

A conversation with the noted activist and former President of Malawi.

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 8:25 pm / in Current Issue, Latin America, World

Gunning For Brazil

Private Security Encroaches on Indigenous Land

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm / in Current Issue, Europe, World

Émigré Matters

Re-Examining France’s Brain Drain

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 8:05 pm / in Current Issue, Middle East, World

Dictating Democracy

The Autocratic Origins of Post-Revolutionary Tunisia

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