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by / on April 8, 2014 at 6:47 pm / in Africa, Issue, World

Diamonds Aren’t Forever

by When we recall the most influential figures in the history of Africa, we could consider state leaders such as Anwar Sadat and Nelson Mandela, or seminal figures like the king of the Zulus and Kofi Annan. We might not, however, think of Cecil Rhodes, the man who gave his name to the Rhodes scholarship, Rhodes University, and even the nation of Rhodesia before it split into Zambia and Zimbabwe. Cecil Rhodes left his own contribution…

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by / on January 6, 2014 at 11:00 pm / in Asia, Fall 2013, World

Modi Operandi

by As mango season comes to an end, the monsoons slowly ebb away, and the scorching humidity of August sighs into a slight breeze, India prepares for a national election. Two political parties with drastically different visions for India will compete to lead the world’s largest democracy, and Indians are relying on the next prime minister to lead India into a new era of prosperity. “My simple political economy model, which economists…

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by / on March 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

by The World Leaders Forum hosted an event last evening on “U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” The event was co-sponsored by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), International Media, Advocacy and Communications (IMAC), SIPA, and the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA). Bill Grueskin, Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Professional Practice at the Columbia…

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

Islamabad Relations

by Illustration by Esha Maharishi From the unannounced raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound that surprised and humiliated Pakistani officials, to a badly botched 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, t…

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by / on December 19, 2011 at 11:38 pm / in Business, Domestic

Waiting for Labor’s Day

by Illustration by Amalia Rinehart The last year has been a big one for American labor unions. From Wisconsin to Alabama to the NBA, policy makers are re-examining their stances on collective bargaining. After running largely on an economic platform, Republicans took their success in the November 2010 elections as a cue to advance conservative economic policies. Many lawmakers began to characterize wages and benefits for public-sector…

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