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by / on December 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm / in Issue, Main Menu, World

Liberia’s Next Top Model?

by In July 2005, less than two years into its tenure, members of NGTL, Liberia’s post-conflict transitional government, were found traveling the impoverished streets of Monrovia in brand new Jeep Grand Cherokees. When civil servants, whose salaries had been frozen for the past 18 months due to lack of government funds, found that the NGTL had spent $2 million buying each of its members a new Jeep, they held a strike that lasted t…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Defeatism Denied

by The print media has painted a painted a pretty bleak picture: not only that the best days of Western democracy are far behind us, but also China’s global hegemony in the next century is written in the stars. Many already speak of the twenty-first century as “The Chinese Century.” This is presented in concert to the conventional wisdom that the twentieth century was “The American Century” and the nineteenth century was “The British C…

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by / on May 4, 2013 at 6:02 pm / in World

Refugee Aid, Syrians Betrayed; Humanitarian Aid and the War Against Assad

by As the number of Syrian refugees climbs rapidly beyond 1 million, the need for increased funding to address the crisis is obvious, but the motivation for nations to actually provide those funds is not. The United Nation’s relief plan requests just over a billion dollars to fund its operations from January 2013 to June 2013, and a variety of donors pledged to meet those needs. Yet somehow, the latest report on the inter-agency…

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by / on October 31, 2010 at 9:47 pm / in Interview, Issue, World

The Dharma Initiative

by Gurcharan Das, author of the recently published book, The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma, is a public figure in India where he writes a weekly column in the Times of India and many other national newspapers. He was the CEO of Procter & Gamble India and studied Philosophy at Harvard College and later attended Harvard Business School. His other acclaimed nonfiction works include India Unbound, which has been…

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