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by / on March 30, 2015 at 4:23 pm / in Asia, Most Recent Column, World

Unhealed Wounds

by   On Thursday morning, March 5, South Koreans were in consternation at the sight of the bleeding American ambassador, Mark W. Lippert, played and replayed on TV. The attack occurred at a restaurant at the Sejong Center for performing arts, where Lippert was to deliver an address for the breakfast event sponsored by the organization Korean Council for Reconciliation […]

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:52 am / in Domestic, Education, World

Didactic Deceit

…mistic impulses (both explicitly present in Columbia’s report). On the presumptuous and self-congratulatory end, American universities ostensibly believe in their ability to change the world by enlightening the benighted children of dictatorial and underdeveloped nations. On the domestic sales call, universities would have Americans believe that the rise in internationals adds some intangible benefit to the classroom that will give students an ed…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:47 am / in Asia, World

Islamabad Relations

…hed NATO operation that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, 2011 was not a great year for US-Pakistani relations. Many American policymakers are dismayed that neither friendship nor financial assistance has induced Pakistan to cooperate with American objectives in South Asia. Moreover, the strategic justifications for working with Pakistan are becoming less clear. In 2001, the United States sought to partner with Pakistan in the war on terror; now, wit…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 12:44 am / in Cover Story, Domestic, Latin America, World

Acknowledging the Americas

…omings in the region. In a 2011 Gallup poll, Obama’s approval rating dropped by an average of 7 percent in Latin American countries between 2009 and 2010. Another poll conducted in the same two years demonstrated a 10 percent average falloff in the number of Central and South Americans who thought that the US-Latin America relationship would be strengthened by Obama’s presidency. Obama had promised “principled and sustained diplomacy in the Ameri…

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by / on December 2, 2007 at 4:51 am / in Content, Cover Story, Issue, National Security, World

American Images

by Illustration by Phyllis Ma In late April 2004, the news that American soldiers had abused detainees at Abu Ghraib prison arrived to the public in a string of shocking photos. The images that exposed the torture of prisoners were brutal and strange—and they were memorable, resistant to amnesia. On May 24, President Bush made a somber address about the news. He called the abuse “disgraceful conduct by a few American troops, who dish…

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by / on May 2, 2007 at 4:48 pm / in Content, Domestic, Election

Fake ID

…. In doing this, Obama has become one of the most racial politics. Obama is exposing not only how simplistically Americans understand group identities, but also the extent to which the politics associated with those identities are overly touchy and intensely potent. Above all, he is asking Americans to look beyond the touchiness and the potency, to identify with him and thereby with each other. Racial Geometry American racial politics have long b…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:52 am / in Cover Story

Grooming the Globe

…USA” manufacturers also operate far from home, and their track record is no ode to democratic “American” values. American political consultants have learned what corporate America learned thirty years ago: there are lucrative opportunities for growth offshore. During the off years in American elections, consultants disperse to almost every country and are often on both sides of international elections. In the words of reporter Walter Shapiro, “It…

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by / on April 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 04/13-04/18

…h negative results for the empire. Munis D. Faruqui is an historian and Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He focuses on the Muslim experience in South Asia, especially during the Mughal period. His books include Princes of the Mughal Empire, 1504-1719 (2012) and Expanding Frontiers in South Asian and World History, co-edited with Richard Eaton, David Gilmartin and…

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by / on October 31, 2010 at 9:25 pm / in Business, Congress, Content, Domestic, Issue

The Debt Offensive: Focusing on Austerity

…erest payments by dividing annual interest payments due on sovereign debt by annual tax revenue. Interest due on American debt was $383 billion in 2009 while tax revenue was $2,211 billion. At 17 percent, America’s DSR is actually higher than Japan’s (16.5 percent). Current interest rates can only increase, and dictate an accompanying increase in the American DSR. A private company, if solvent, would never be unwilling to repay debt. However, sov…

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by / on March 23, 2015 at 8:53 pm / in Asia, Current Issue, World

Seoul Mates

…and economically stagnated North Korea. Until last year, talks about an imminent reunification were prevalent in South Korea, attested by South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s emphasis on reunification in her 2014 New Year’s press conference. She was not alone in her anticipation. A number of analysts inside and outside the nation also asserted that Kim Jong-Un would lead the brittle regime to its end. Bruce Bennet, a senior defense analyst at R…

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