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Another possible fallout of the US Presidential Election? Genocide in South Sudan: A leading expert in South Sudan says that the results of the US Presidential elections may be one contributing factor that could lead to the outbreak in genocide in South Sudan. Cameron Hudson, a former CIA officer, is the director of the Simon-Skjodt center for the Prevention of Genocide at the ...
Last Foreign Reporter Booted from South Sudan: This is part of a growing number of foreign eyes and ears who are being expelled from the country. The last foreign reporter living in South Sudan said on Wednesday he had been deported from the war-torn country after a series of articles critical of the government. In a statement posted on his T...
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Syrian army 'suspends Aleppo fighting', Russia claims : UN official says aid shipments into besieged rebel areas have been approved by Syrian authorities, but evidence on the ground points to continued fighting
UN chief issues warning on the rise of fascism: '2016 has been a disastrous year for human rights across the globe' says Prince Zeid
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Italy: “I Say No”: “Today saying No is the most beautiful and glorious form of politics….Whoever doesn’t understand that can go screw themselves.” It could have been Donald Trump before the US election two weeks ago, or Boris Johnson during the Brext campaign in Britain last June, but it was actually Beppe Grillo,...
After Aleppo: A Kind of Peace?: Eastern Aleppo, the rebel-held half of what was once Syria’s biggest city, is falling. Once the resistance there collapses, things may move very fast in Syria, and the biggest question will be: do the outside powers that have intervened in the war accept Bashar al-Assad’s victory, or do they kee...
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Russian telecom giant repels DDoS attacks on country’s 5 largest financial institutions: Russian telecom giant Rostelecom has thwarted DDoS-attacks on the five largest banks and financial institutions in the country, the company said in a statement. Read Full Article at RT.com
S. Korea parliament impeaches President Park over corruption scandal: The South Korean parliament has endorsed a motion to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a scandal involving her long-time confidante Choi Soon-sil, who has been indicted on bribery charges. The motion is yet to be approved by the Constitutional Court. Read Full Article at RT.com
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More Thoughts on Trump’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan: To stimulate the economy, create new jobs and generate new GDP requires an injection of new money. Borrowing from the bond markets or off-balance-sheet in public/private partnerships won’t do it. If Congress won’t issue money directly, it should borrow from…
A Carefully Planned Operation to Prevent President-elect Donald Trump’s Accession to the White House?: While Trump has put together a right wing cabinet of “reactionaries” which largely conforms to the mainstay of the Republican Party, the bi-partisan “entente cordiale” is in crisis. The powerful corporate interests which supported the Clinton candidacy remain intent upon…
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Outcry Greets Vatican Decision to Reaffirm Ban on Gay Priests: “Pope Francis has a lot of explaining to do by approving the newest Vatican instruction,” said Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, which campaigns for LGBT rights in the church. “Francis’ famous ‘Who am I to judge?’ statement in 2013 was made in response to a question ab...
'A Lynching, With a Gun': A good friend of mine, a well-respected black Christian leader, called it a lynching. But with a gun, and not a rope. I agree. I’m talking about the shooting of Walter Scott, a black man in North Charleston, S.C., who was shot and killed by white police officer Michael Slager. Black citizen Walt...
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Putin’s Breakout Year: This year marked the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union. The celebrations were expected to cover well-trodden territory: the triumph of democracy over communism; the emergence of Europe as a single market with open borders; and Russia’s loss of great power status. Yet, none of t...
A Nuclear Renaissance?: In 1945, generating electricity was one of a number of potential applications of atom-splitting technology developed in a hurry by the United States to help win a world war. Nuclear power thereafter became a reality because of government support, public confidence that it would be cheap, and abse...
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Is Nationalism Bad for Women?: Traditional constructs of nationalism are being revived around the globe with negative impacts on women. In the United States, Europe, and  Turkey, this dangerous trend aims to limit women’s autonomy in hope of preserving national identity. The re-nationalization movement stems from threats – bot...
Did you write a killer paper? Publish it in CGA’s academic journal, Perspectives on Global Issues (PGI)!: PGI is now accepting Op Eds (400-600 words) and longer journal pieces (no more than 4000 words)!   If you’re proud of the writing and thinking you’re doing, share it with your peers and colleagues in the field. Op Eds are accepted on rolling basis throughout the semester. Journal Articles (no mor...
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Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction: Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, environmental and even health benefits, while improving sustainability. This new page...
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