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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:09 am / in Europe, World

Disputin

by Illustrations by Stephanie Mannheim In Russia’s parliamentary elections on December 4, 2011, United Russia – the party of President-turned-Prime Minister-turned-current-President Vladimir Putin – won the majority of seats in the Duma, the Russian Parliament, amid cries (and video evidence) of widespread election fraud. On December 5, Russians took to the streets in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Over the course of the next three months…

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by / on March 25, 2014 at 1:53 pm / in Campus, Events

**Events March 24-30**

by Tuesday, March 25 The Buddhist Puzzle: Inclusionary Doctrines, Exclusionary Politics 4:00pm – 6:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, room 918 Join us for a conversation between Alfred Stepan and Duncan McCargo on their forthcoming article in the Journal of Democracy, The Buddhist Puzzle: Inclusionary Doctrines, Exclusionary Politics. To read a copy of the article prior to this conversation, please […]

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by / on April 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm / in Domestic, Environmental, Issue

License to Spill

…er per barrel rail shipment costs.” The State Department has been overly optimistic about rail in the past. In a 2011 report, it wrote that “shipment of conventional or oil sands crude in Canada is arguably just now reaching a takeoff point…the implication is that we could see a growing scale of shipment of crude by rail in the next one to two years.” This prediction has not been fulfilled. In 2011, refineries in the Gulf Coast processed 150,000…

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by / on May 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm / in

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by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:09 am / in Europe, Uncategorized, World

Independent Goals

by by Chloe Blanchard Pre-game // Antes del Partido // Abans del Partit “There cannot be much doubt that the whole thing is bound up with the rise of nationalism – that is, with the lunatic modern habit of identifying oneself with large power units and seeing everything in terms of competitive prestige.” —George Orwell, “The Sporting Spirit” (1945) “It’s a defeat, not a humiliation,” insisted new Real Madrid coach José Mou…

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by / on October 4, 2013 at 1:36 pm / in Asia, Kyle Dontoh, Opinion, Web Columnists, World, World

Great Barrier Grief

by For the past few years, Australia’s economy has largely avoided the downturn that other Western economies have experienced. Unemployment peaked at 5.7%, far below the US peak of 10.2% and less than half of the Eurozone peak of 12.1%. Between 2004 and 2009, the economy grew at an average rate of 5.3%– exceptionally strong growth for a developed economy. According to a 2011 Credit Suisse report, the Australians are the second we…

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by / on January 6, 2014 at 11:10 pm / in Europe, Fall 2013, World

Petrol Patronage

by Hassan Rouhani’s election as President of Iran has generated great excitement in the West. Many have interpreted it as an opportunity for a reversal of course on Iran’s nuclear ambitions and conciliation in the US-Iran relationship more generally. But the new president is not the only actor who could stand to play an important role in resolving the ongoing crisis between Iran and the West. In particular, Russia’s position on the Un…

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 10:59 am / in Domestic, Winter 2013

Death of a Penalty

by Four billion dollars spent on 13 lives over 35 years: This is what California’s capital punishment system looks like. Since the current system’s institution in 1978, only 13 people have been executed in 35 years, with the last execution in January 2006, at a total cost of $4 billion. The punishment’s price is remarkably high and, as of 2011, each execution is estimated to cost California $300 million. Meanwhile, multiple reports st…

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by / on March 17, 2013 at 6:51 pm / in Middle East, Opinion, World

Bahrain Burning

…ian Gulf. Protests against the ruling al-Khalifa family monarchy have been a mainstay in the country since early 2011.  Last month marked the two-year anniversary for demonstrations against the political domination of the Sunni ruling family and the marginalization of the Shi’ite majority. A 16-year-old boy was killed during clashes with the police at that time, as have scores of others since the outburst of hostilities in February 2011. Granted,…

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by / on April 9, 2014 at 9:03 am / in Asia, Issue, Middle East, World

Paki-standing Alone

by Over the last half-century, one of the few constants in both Pakistan and China’s ever-shifting political landscapes has been their intimate and unwavering relationship. In early 2011, Pakistan’s ambassador in Beijing, Masood Khan, vividly described the two countries’ alliance as “higher than the mountains, deeper than the oceans, stronger than steel, dearer than eyesight, and sweeter than honey.” Indeed, China has consistently cha…

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