35(4) Spring 2014 Archive

Egyptians celebrate after the swearing-in ceremony of President elect Abdel Fattah al-Sissi in Tahrir square in Cairo, June 8, 2014. Sisi promised to rule in an inclusive manner after he was sworn in as president on Sunday in a ceremony with low-key attendance by Western allies concerned by a crackdown on dissent. REUTERS
35(4) Spring 2014, Africa, Economics, Middle East, North Africa, Politics, World in Review

The Nile Flows South: Egypt’s Uncertain Future

As US citizens celebrated their independence and self-rule on July 4, 2013, they opened their newspapers to find that Egyptians had surrendered theirs. The...
"A female doctor with the International Medical Corps examines a woman patient at a mobile health clinic in Pakistan." - Tom Morris - CC BY 2.0
35(4) Spring 2014, Asia, Features, Health, Human Rights, South Asia

Poverty and Poor Health in Pakistan: Exploring the Effects of Privatizing Healthcare

The link between poverty and health is well established worldwide, but the connection is both direct (lack of access to health services) and indirect...
Scotlands First Minister Alex Salmond and Depute First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, at the launch of Choosing Scotland's Future - Photo by Chris Watt
35(4) Spring 2014, Europe, Politics, Western Europe, World in Review

Things Fall Apart: Why the Future of Europe Rests on Scotland

On September 18th, Scotland’s electorate will head to the polls to answer the question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” The date has been...
Electronic Medical Records
35(4) Spring 2014, Eastern Africa, Features, Health, Science & Technology

The Road to Health Data Equity

It is no secret in healthcare today that electronic data capture leads to better policies, better programs, and better outcomes. This understanding paved the...
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
35(4) Spring 2014, Interviews, Oceania, Pacific, Politics

Creating Community: Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

Can you please briefly discuss the state of geopolitics and international relations in the region? The geopolitical situation in East Asia is a state...
Protesters against PRISM in Berlin, Germany wearing Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden masks - Mike Herbst - CC BY-SA 2.0
35(4) Spring 2014, Americas, North America, Perspectives, Security

On International Privacy: A Path Forward for the US and Europe

The United States and its closest allies may be on a collision course over the future of privacy in the networked world. Whether leaders...
Mass-Community Health Teaching. CC BY-SA 3.0
35(4) Spring 2014, Africa, Americas, Features, Health, South America

Banking on Better Health

HIV is no longer a death sentence. That hopeful declaration — which would have been unthinkable even a decade ago — has now become...
35(4) Spring 2014, Asia, East Asia, Economics, Reviews

The Chinese Mirage: A Review of Michael Pettis’s Avoiding the Fall

There is little arguing against the fact that China’s economic growth is unprecedented, with the possible historical exceptions of postwar Japan, South Korea, and...
35(4) Spring 2014, Economics, Features, Health

Advancing Global Health Through Investment, Information, and Innovation

The past decade has witnessed unprecedented levels of investment and engagement in global health spurred by the global HIV/AIDS crisis, the development of the...
A girl stands in the background after escorting the Rwandan genocide flame, known as the "Kwibuka" (Remembering) 20-years, at the Kicukiro Grounds as the country prepares to commemorate the 1994 Genocide in the Rwandan capital April 5, 2014. An estimated 800,000 people were killed in 100 days during the  genocide. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
35(4) Spring 2014, Africa, Eastern Africa, Economics, Features, Health, Perspectives

Health Equity in Rwanda: The New Rwanda, Twenty Years Later

This April, Rwanda will commemorate the 20th anniversary of one of the last century’s greatest human tragedies, the 1994 genocide that took the lives...