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by / on March 1, 2005 at 4:06 pm / in Europe

East Meets West

by President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia won’t soon forget the last fifteen months. His political whirlwind began with the nation’s “Rose Revolution” of November 2003, a nonviolent popular uprising that served as a model for last fall’s Ukrainian “Orange Revolution.” Led by Saakashvili, the Georgian opposition ousted Kremlin-backed President Eduard Shevardnadze after he attempted to manipulate the legislative elections. The next yea…

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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 October 18, 2009 at 4:13 pm / in Humor, Issue, World

Babel’s Lemmings

by You, or several of your friends, are studying either Mandarin or Arabic. It’s a fact. Of that pool, the vast majority have undertaken their studies because they see Mandarin and Arabic as useful languages—languages that will set them apart from the crowd, advance them in their careers, and possibly earn them a buck or two. This is silly. Arabic and Mandarin, rather than being the rising world languages, are likely just this season’s…

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:06 am / in Issue, Main Menu, Middle East, World

Evolution and Revolution

by The age of the Arab dictator is over. The current wave of unrest sweeping the Middle East has deposed two dictators, spilt much blood and fundamentally shaken the status quo. Already, the movement that began with a few street demonstrations in Tunis has led to a regime change in Egypt and threatens to overthrow the monarchy in Bahrain, a military regime in Libya, a dictatorship in Yemen and many other governments throughout the regi…

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