Search Results for "1990s" : 60

by / on April 2, 2008 at 4:05 am / in Europe, Issue, Main Menu, World

Befriending the Bear

by The pose is almost menacing. Two penetrating, steel-blue eyes gaze downward at the viewer, the mouth calm but clenched. Russian president Vladimir Putin, Time’s 2007 Person of the Year, projects a threatening image in the magazine’s cover shot. The same could be said about Russia’s current image in the West. Western observers have decried Moscow’s silencing of opposition leaders and state control of the press, as well as Russia’s us…

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by / on May 4, 2013 at 5:30 pm / in Domestic

An Impoverished Debate

by The protracted economic crisis that has entangled America since 2007 has produced an uproar of political reaction, galvanizing the public consciousness to demand answers to the bigger questions of our time: the role of government, the challenges of globalization, and the rapid rise of inequality have all been furiously debated. Furthermore, the pitch of political discussion and action has remained particularly feverous and ferociou…

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

Acknowledging the Americas

by In 2008, President Barack Obama had a clear idea for Latin American foreign policy. The Bush administration, distracted by events in the Middle East, had pursued a harmful hemispheric policy of blustering unilateralism and neglect; Obama, conversely, would pursue a “new partnership” with the Americas, one marked by cooperation and mutual interests. His subsequent election was heralded throughout Latin America as an opportunity to r…

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by / on October 15, 2010 at 9:54 pm / in Interview

Robert Jervis Waxes Pessimistic on Afghanistan

by Deployed in an Afghan poppy field. Narayan: You put forth the idea of withdrawal without winning in Afghanistan. One of your biggest arguments was that Taliban resurgence does not necessarily entail al-Qaeda resurgence. … Can one not argue that we will be repeating the same mistake we made when we pulled out of Afghanistan in the 1990s? Jervis: I think this is perhaps the biggest question we are facing. That is, what will happen wh…

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by / on November 11, 2007 at 10:44 am / in Cover Story, Domestic, Education, Media, National Security

Missing Pages

by Japanese historians Nozaki Yoshiko and Inokuchi Hiromatsu once described school textbooks as an “important site [for] creating and disseminating narratives.” By projecting a specific viewpoint of an event on the impressionable minds of students, the books can “readily reinforce dominant ideologies.” A major occurrence in history can be spun in different ways, depending on the words used to describe it. The at…

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by / on June 30, 2012 at 11:27 am / in World

Say Nyet to Racism

by Photo from Wikimedia Commons First 45 Minutes The many questions of the UEFA Euro 2012 in Ukraine are: Why did the Dutch exit early? Would Wayne Rooney lead England to glory? Why are former fascist countries (Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Spain who all are in the semi-finals) so darn good at soccer? And the most important story to follow: Who will win it all? International soccer has a history of uniting countries under one banner,…

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by / on September 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm / in Opinion, World

Putting Evil in Context

by   In the 1970s, the terror group known as the Mujahedeen e-Khalq (People’s Mujahedeen of Iran), or MEK was responsible for political assassinations, bombings, and attempted plane hijackings. In the 1990s, the MEK cooperated with Saddam Hussein in his brutal crackdown of Iraqi Shia and Kurds. But the latest news out of Washington suggests a totally different understanding of […]

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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 May 9, 2014 at 8:48 pm / in Uncategorized

Need For Seed

by During the monsoon months of 1998, unrest swept the agricultural communities of several developing nations, and watchdog organizations mobilized a legion of experts to warn of imminent danger. The concern: biotech giant Monsanto’s acquisition of a patent on genetic use restriction technology (GURT), otherwise known as the “terminator seed.” The ingenuity of terminator technology lies in making the seed incapable of producing fertil…

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by / on March 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: The Road to November 6

…directly democratic methods used by OWS to be more like the anti-globalization and Seattle protests of the late 1990s. This difference in choice of OWS influences is perhaps explained by Gitlin’s presidency of the radical group, Students for a Democratic Society, in the early ‘60s and Warren’s time as a student of political science in the late 1990s. While Warren and Gitlin’s discussions occasionally focused on how OWS is similar to the Tea Part…

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