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by / on February 22, 2014 at 6:59 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World, Zubair Akram

Afghanistan’s Terrible Trajectory

“Afghanistan has been in a state of war since 1979. Outside powers have inflicted great chaos in an already lawless territory. Tribes have exploited gains with both anti-Taliban and Taliban forces. But I am fully assured that Afghanistan’s future has to rest with the Afghani people themselves.”

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by / on February 22, 2014 at 3:16 pm / in Business, Domestic, Megan Kallstrom, Web Columnists

$10.10 an Hour

The minimum wage is a tricky subject. As with so many debates involving economics, seemingly-sound, yet antithetical, arguments abound, at times making it nearly impossible to distinguish between right or wrong, good or bad.

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by / on February 19, 2014 at 9:33 pm / in Campus, Julia Ghahramani, Web Columnists

Columbia, The Socially Irresponsible Investor

But nowhere in Columbia’s proxy voting guidelines does Columbia bother itself with the actual abstention from investments in fossil fuels, despite it simultaneous recognition of the moral irresponsibility of climate change. The hypocrisy!

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by / on February 18, 2014 at 7:35 am / in About, Uncategorized

Get Published: Write for CPR

by Join your intellectual heroes as a published writer! The Columbia Political Review accepts written submissions (on any socio-political topic) year-round. If you’d like to share your thoughts and join a lively, enriching debate, email Web Editor Stewart Shoemaker at sms2318@columbia.edu for more details. by

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by / on February 17, 2014 at 9:18 pm / in Ben Rimland, Middle East, Web Columnists, World

The (invisible) Red Line

There remains, however, a single and constant truth in the conflict; the West—in particular, the United States—has suffered one of the most dire strategic losses in its foreign policy over the past thirty years.

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by / on February 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Latin America, Matthew Michaelides, Web Columnists, World

Lawyers, Guns, and Money

The Brazilian system is nearly-notorious for its arcane system of rules with many loopholes for defendants—as American University Professor Matthew Taylor puts it “the system is set up to leave things unresolved.”

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by / on February 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm / in Africa, Blast from the Past, Culture, Uncategorized, World

Made in the U.S.A

The national government is not the only body at fault in this situation, however: American anti-gay groups and gay advocacy groups in Uganda have encouraged continued debate on homosexuality, carrying their proxy battle into the legislature and affecting the life of Uganda’s gay population.

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by / on February 14, 2014 at 9:13 pm / in Domestic, Mounir Ennenbach, New York, Web Columnists

Gentrification or Economic Development?

“Seaport City can provide… protection, while also expanding opportunities for new economic development.”

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by / on February 13, 2014 at 10:56 am / in Africa, Greg Graff, Web Columnists, World

An Optimistic Examination of East African Terrorism

We have already seen Al-Shabaab pull itself from the ashes once before, and it will continue to launch mass casualty events like the Westgate operation, especially after its recent ideological “return”, so to speak, to internationalist jihad…And without AMISOM, the current Somali government will very likely collapse, paving the way for Al-Shabaab’s resurgence.

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by / on February 11, 2014 at 8:09 pm / in Daniel Brovman, Domestic, New York, Web Columnists

New York’s Bloomberg Problem

Essentially, Bloomberg could have been able to ‘buy’ votes by utilizing funding resources unavailable to other city employees or mayoral candidates.

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