Search Results for "1992" : 19

by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:44 am / in Asia, World

Taipei Personalities

…t. Moreover, as shown in the nationally broadcasted public debate, the candidates were split on the issue of the 1992 Consensus and the Taiwan Consensus. The 1992 Consensus, supported by Ma, is an agreement between the Chinese and KMT-led Taiwanese governments that they would maintain “One China [with] two names.” Tsai, on the other hand, promoted a new ideal of a “Taiwan Consensus” in which the Taiwanese people will have a direct vote to determi…

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by / on April 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, World

Revisiting Bosnia

…he 20th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict in Bosnia, which carried on for three and a half years from 1992 until the Dayton Peace Agreement in late 1995. The violence that followed the April 1992 recognition of Bosnia as a country independent from the Serb-dominated then-Yugoslavia claimed the lives of over 100,000 Bosnians, Serbs, and Croats – and included the constant siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo that resulted in over 11,000…

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by / on October 16, 2012 at 8:23 pm / in Opinion, World

The State of the (European) Union

…seeing this award was joy. Once my (very short-lived) emotion dissipated, and as I remembered that this was not 1992 but 2012, I started considering that this was nothing but a somewhat kind Norwegian shout-out to a neighbor in distress. Had the award been given 1992, there would have talk of the European Union’s glorious purpose, of the vista of its founding fathers and, most importantly, of its bright future. In 2012, it is a mere reminder tha…

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by / on September 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

The Shared Hypocrisy of Rahm and Barnard

by from Wikimedia Commons A women’s college president demanding drastic cuts to maternity leave for employees? Obama’s former chief of staff attempting to ram through more racist school reform in what some already call an apartheid school system? How can these folks, whom we expect to be leaders in the fight to end sexism and racism, be the ones behind these attacks? The first thing to do is to look at the facts. The office workers an…

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by / on September 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Highway 270: Missouri

by This article is part of an ongoing biweekly series called “Highway 270,” which profiles heavily contested states in the 2012 election season. This week, I will examine the current political climate in Missouri, which has 10 electoral votes. Missouri has long been noted as one of the nation’s bellwether states. The state is located near the geographic center of the nation, and its demographic makeup is extremely similar to that of t…

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

One Week Out

by An empty Times Square station from Wikimedia Commons Election seasons are often defined by three events. The debates, conventions, and V.P. picks. This cycle was no different. Pundits claimed these moments were Romney’s three opportunities to sell himself. And he did in the debate. But they’re all over now. So what’s left? What is there still to talk about except the hundreds of polls released everyday? Two events. Sandy, the reaso…

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

Grooming the Globe

by Illustration by Daryl Seitchik One can hardly fail to notice the growing “cornflake-ification” of politics in the midst of the 2012 Republican primaries. Ideology has become irrelevant; the focus is now on personality. A candidate’s hairstyle counts as much as his views on immigration – or on, say, Libya. The voter is the consumer, the candidate the product. Behind this growing business lurk some of the most powerful men of the mod…

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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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by / on May 9, 2014 at 8:56 pm / in Europe, Issue, World

A Fresh Order of Domino Theory

by a US foreign policy, domino theory argued that the fall of a nation to communism would trigger and fuel the spread of communism to neighboring nations. The Soviet Empire wished death upon American principles, liberties, and ideals, with a communist backbone rivaling that of Hitler’s fascism. If left unchecked, the Soviet Union could spread across the globe—a string of “falling dominos”— until it isolated its final opposition and unl…

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by / on June 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

What if I’m Wrong?

by photo from Wikimedia Commons I’ve been bothered by a thing or two of late: What if Romney is actually what America needs? What if my political views are wrong? It’s hard to tell. How does, and how should, one decide? Does it really matter? Many don’t bother. David Brooks, in his April 12 op-ed, described the “young idealists” in my generation – “bursting with enthusiasm for some social entrepreneurship project” – but yet disengaged…

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