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

Missing Pages

…ts of September 11th are described in two to three paragraphs, and then the books move on to a discussion of the American response to the attacks. In Pathways, the most widely adopted textbook on the market, no real background on the attacks is ever given. Only one sentence is left describing the period before 9/11 as a time when “most Americans believed that their country was immune to the kind of violence against civilians that wracked Is…

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by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:01 am / in Middle East, World

Mudslinging in Denial

…tion jihad.” Subsequently, with no credible evidence to back her claim, Bachmann’s accusations went unnoticed in American political circles. One month later, however, anti-Clinton demonstrators were accusing the Secretary of establishing a covert American-Brotherhood partnership and orchestrating a Brotherhood takeover of the White House. What made their claims so significant, however, was that some of the protesters were citing American, not Egy…

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by / on March 23, 2015 at 8:09 pm / in Cover Story, Current Issue, Issue, Latin America, World

Close But No Cigar

…of relations between Cuba and the United States would start with Netflix. And yet, last month’s expansion of the American on-demand streaming service into Cuba signified the first step of a brighter future between two old North American rivals. For the better part of the 20th century, the bitterly strained relations between Cuba and the United States constituted the prime regional rivalry in North America. The December 2014 normalization of relat…

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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm / in Current Issue, World

Obama’s Stick: Big Enough?

…ponse to six years of immense challenges. Max Bernstein looks prospectively, at what still might be done to make American foreign policy more coherent moving forward. Together, they provide a compelling briefing on American foreign policy in the Obama Administration. Ankeet Ball At the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, comedian Seth Meyers joked that Barack Obama’s biggest threat in the 2012 presidential election was 2008 Barack Obama. Thr…

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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 8, 2016 at 9:26 pm / in Asia, Current Issue, World

Competitive Liberalization: a Policy to Leave in the Past

…ariffs, sometimes only for specific industries, on goods traded with those allies. These agreements ideally give American consumers and businesses the best deals possible and, from there, push regional neighbors of trade partners to offer better deals — or else risk being left out in the cold. Countries must compete to free up, or “liberalize”, trade with American partners, lending us the term “competitive liberalization.” Competitive liberalizat…

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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 3, 2013 at 11:20 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

An American Revolution: The US and Iran may come to consensus

…gon, or the CIA, has necessitated the checking of claimants to regional hegemony by means of direct and indirect American intervention. American policymakers ought to reflect the explanation of regional stability in the future when they want the American government to entangle itself in the affairs of regions thousands of miles away. Especially since the past handful of interventions were ultimately destabilizing. Furthermore, under the specter o…

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