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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:25 am / in Interview, Issue

A New Currency for Climate Change

…nient Truth came out in 2007. According to a recent study conducted by dailyclimate.org, the climate coverage in 2010 apparently dropped back down to 2005 (pre-Inconvenient Truth levels). With the effects of climate change increasing, with 2010 being one of the warmest years on record, and climate science becoming more robust, why do you think this is the case? BM: I really don’t know. I think that there was probably less coverage in 2010 than th…

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by / on May 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm / in Current Issue, Europe, Middle East, Organizations, World

#Diplomacy

…power of connection technologies and apply them to our diplomatic goals.” The most important aspect of Clinton’s 2010 speech is that she acknowledged an alignment of interests between the State Department and technology companies. Speaking in regard to a 2010 incident in which Google ceased operations in China in response to requests from the Chinese government to access email accounts of targeted dissidents, Clinton said, “Increasingly, U.S. com…

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by / on May 4, 2011 at 3:54 am / in Issue, Main Menu, Middle East, World

Turkey Gets Engaged

by Illustrations by Ashley Lee On November 29, 2010, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan received an international human rights award named for Colonel Muammar Qaddafi in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. The award was a sign of international appreciation of Turkey’s foreign policy and domestic leadership in promoting “peace, justice and human rights.” In his acceptance speech during the award ceremony, Erdogan stated that the pr…

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

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:08 am / in Issue, Main Menu, Middle East, World

The Pacifist’s Revolt

by On October 7, 2010 the peace of the Sufi shrine in Karachi, a building with green and white mosaics ascending to a cupola, shattered in a double explosion from two suicide bombers, killing seven civilians and injuring 65 others. As the shrine’s tiles lay smashed in the street, the destroyed temple provided a visual symbol of a derelict Pakistani government torn apart by a new wave of violent domestic terrorism. Since 2005, militant…

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by / on October 31, 2010 at 9:48 pm / in Asia, Issue, Op-Ed, World

The Green Leap Forward

by An orange grove, a golf course, and a solar-powered model home occupy the grounds of Hunan Sunzone Optoelectronics, a solar panel manufacturer in south-central China. Not only has this nascent company cracked the code of linking corporate interests with aesthetic ones, but with almost 95 percent of its solar panel market in Europe, it has also proven its aptitude at matching its productivity with worldwide demand. Just two years old…

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by / on October 31, 2010 at 8:58 pm / in Business, Congress, Content, Domestic, Issue

The Debt Offensive: Focusing on Entitlements

by In the first half of 2010, investor confidence in several European nations plummeted. For years these nations had experienced debt accumulation and increasing budget deficits. Understanding the urgency of the crisis, virtually all Western European countries—even financially secure ones—implemented austerity programs and made efforts to decrease structural deficits. Despite the transnational support for austerity, the policy has been…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:07 am / in Arctic and Antarctic, World

Dire Straits

…ly resolved, it bears heavily on an even more important issue for Moscow: the Polarnet project. Between 1968 and 2010, global warming shrank the polar ice caps by 40 percent, and the pace is increasing. As of 2010, a 62 mile-wide strip of the Arctic Ocean along the Canadian and Alaskan shores is free of ice year-round. Still, even if the Arctic is now technically navigable, Arctic maritime routes will require massive regional planning programs be…

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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 October 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/06 – 10/12

…Professor in Economic Development, Emeritus, upon his retirement from Stanford University in 2006. From 2004 to 2010, Professor Lau served as Vice-Chancellor (President) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. From 2010-2014, he was appointed Chairman of CIC International (Hong Kong) Co., Limited and currently serves as Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Lau specializes in economic de…

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