Search Results for "Antarctica" : 3

by / on December 19, 2011 at 11:43 pm / in Arctic and Antarctic, Cover Story, Domestic, Environmental, National Security, World

Diplomacy on Ice

…mmunity, frightened by the possibility of an East-West nuclear conflict, had engaged in multilateral talks about Antarctica’s fate in Cold War times. After fierce negotiations that got the better of the USSR’s imperialist policy, the 1959 Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) banned military deployments, nuclear tests, commercial mining, and territorial claims in Antarctica. As early as between 1982 and 1988, though, several industrialized po…

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

Dire Straits

by Illustrations by Amalia Rinehart Ever since Egypt’s great Pharaonic dynasties and through the successive apogees of Athens, Rome, and Istanbul, the Mediterranean Sea has been at the world’s political center, constantly in the grip of global powers. Thanks to its geographical position, the Mediterranean basin has played a critical role in commercial and cultural exchanges between mighty Asia, old Europe, and the great new world. How…

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by / on December 19, 2011 at 11:45 pm / in Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

by This past year has been one of the most tumultuous ones that I can recall. Social movements have sprung up all across the world from the Middle East to India to South America to Europe to, without a doubt, here at home in the United States. Some of the most entrenched systems are being resisted and, in some cases, even shaken. The energy and enthusiasm of these movements are palpable – who hasn’t had a conversation or a heated debat…

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