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37(4) Fall 2016, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Perspectives, Politics, Western Europe

Criminalization of the Burkini

The coerced removal of the burkini by the French police symbolizes perhaps one of the most misguided attempts to “combat Islamic radicalism.” What stands...
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Global Notebook, Health, Human Rights, Politics, South America

When a Crisis Emerges, Look the Other Way: Venezuela’s Handling of the Health Care Crisis

The lights are flickering. There’s no toilet paper, no soap, and no medicine. People crowd the hallways. Patients lie in pools of their own...
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Eastern Europe, Europe, Global Notebook, North America, Politics, Security

NATO’s Baltic Problem: How Populism, Russia, and the Baltic Can Fracture NATO

Over the past few years, a series of internal and external challenges have checked Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bullying of Russia’s neighbors. Western economic...
A Thai student holds a poster reading "vote no = no coup " at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Thai voters on Sunday overwhelmingly approved a new junta-backed constitution that lays the foundation for a civilian government influenced by the military and controlled by appointed - rather than elected - officials. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
37(4) Fall 2016, Global Notebook, Politics, Southeast Asia

Voice and the Thai Referendum

A few days before Thailand’s constitutional referendum this August, I watched as government-sponsored “get out and vote” ads flashed across screens in one of the stations along Bangkok’s...
Tens of thousands of protestors rise up in opposition of President Mohammed Morsi in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt in 2012. According to many experts, media including Facebook, Twitter, mobile phone videos, and television played a signification role in the organization and spread of the Arab Spring movement. Photo Credit: AP Images.
37(4) Fall 2016, Analysis, North America, Science & Technology

The Imperative Need For Diversity in a Changing Media Landscape

Not long ago I was in a meeting with a company worth millions. In the middle of a crisis management issue, the company looked...
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Eastern Europe, Economics, Europe, Human Rights, Perspectives, Politics, Security

Negotiating with the Kremlin: Considerations for Future US Policy towards Russia

Michael McFaul is the Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Professor of Political Science...
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37(4) Fall 2016, Africa, Central Africa, Global Notebook, Politics, Security

The DRC’s Violent Campaign Trail to 2016

As Laurent Kabila, the increasingly paranoid president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), consulted his economic adviser in his presidential office, a trusted...
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37(2) Winter 2016, Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Middle East

Journey to Rio: An Analysis of the Success of the Refugee Olympic Team

Olympic athletes from the Refugee team stand together during the welcome ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including Yusra Mardini. Photo Credits: AP Images...
Rohingya children at a school in Pasar borong Selayang. By Firdaus Latif. Accessed via Wikipedia Commons, CC-BY-SA-2.0.
37(4) Fall 2016, Asia, Human Rights, Perspectives

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Ultimate Test

The victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Nobel laureate and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, has marked an...
Calvery, former director of FinCEN, attends a Congressional hearing. Part of FinCEN is also responsible for regulations protecting against money laundering.
37(4) Summer 2016, Americas, Asia, Economics, North America, Perspectives, Security

Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous: Confronting Dirty Money in US Real Estate

Not Your Average Neighbor On Christmas Eve of 2007, a Moscow-based network of corrupt officials and Russian organized crime fabricated and filed a US$230...