35(2) Fall 2013 Archive

35(2) Fall 2013, Global Notebook

No Reason to Stop: North Korea Needs Its Nuclear Testsst

In recent years, news of North Korea is inevitably accompanied with the words “nuclear”, ”reactor, “ICBM”, or some combination of those words. After all, the first half of 2013...
35(2) Fall 2013, Global Notebook

Ecotourism’s Hidden Cost: “Green” tourism’s colonial toll

Golden rays set on the verdant canopy of the Amazon—a sea of green stretching across the horizon. But it is a beautiful scene that is increasingly under threat. Deforestation,...
35(2) Fall 2013, Global Notebook

Doomed from the Start: Looking Back on Afghanistan, 2001

It has been over a decade since the war in Afghanistan first began and the United States is still feeling consequences from the failures...
35(2) Fall 2013, Global Notebook

Calling All Gaijin! Immigration Reform for Japan

According to the United Nations, the world’s demographic profile will be radically different in the year 2100. Mid-range population projections predict that in 2100,...
35(2) Fall 2013, World in Review

Dreams of a Bygone Era? Re-Envisioning Civil Rights in the Modern Age

In August of 1963, the United States was swept up in unprecedented mass mobilization. Two hundred thousand Americans—black, white, rich, and poor from across the nation—poured into...
35(2) Fall 2013, World in Review

The World’s Blind Spot: Shedding Light on the Persecuted

Children starve. Young girls sell their bodies to eat. There is no clean drinking water. There are no doctors. Refugees are not allowed to leave the camps....
35(2) Fall 2013, Africa, Central Africa, East Asia, Eastern Africa, Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights, North America, Politics, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, West Africa, Western Europe, World in Review

Future of International Aid: Helping the Helpless by Finding Altruism in Self-Interest

By 2015, we will have nearly eradicated extreme poverty and hunger throughout the world by halving the proportion of people living on under $1.25 per day. We...
35(2) Fall 2013, Reviews

A Case Study for the Ages: Lee Kuan Yew’s Reflections and Predictions

It goes without saying that President Barack Obama has access to the world’s best sources for critical information on issues such as the revival...
35(2) Fall 2013, Features

Land Degradation: The Hidden Face of Water Scarcity

Last year, the world met its Millennium Development Goal of halving the number of people without access to safe drinking water, five years ahead...
35(2) Fall 2013, Features

Water Wars: A Surprisingly Rare Source of Conflict

Water seems an unlikely cause of war, but many commentators believe it could define 21st Century conflict. A February 2013 article in U.S. News...