Monthly Archives: July 2013

What’s New Here: I’m Back

I’m back! I’d like to express my gratitude to the US Department of State (and US taxpayers) for funding my summer scholarship to study Arabic in Marrakech, Morocco.  (Also a shout out to the amazing staff at the Center for … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Apartheid’s Festering Legacy”

“Apartheid’s Festering Legacy” The Washington Post, July 24, 2013, p.A1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/whites-only-enclave-resurrects-old-pains/2013/07/23/9b975aa0-effd-11e2-8c36-0e868255a989_story.html “To blacks, Kleinfontein is a remnant of a painful past, a gated community of whites determined to perpetuate racist, apartheid-era practices.  The several hundred whites who live here say … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “China’s Bad Earth”

“China’s Bad Earth” The Wall Street Journal, July 27-28, 2013, p.C1 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323829104578624010648228142.html “In Dapu, a rain-drenched rural outpost in the heart of China’s grain basket, a farmer grows crops that she wouldn’t dare to eat.  A state-backed chemicals factory next … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Austerity Endangers Irish Upper House”

“Austerity Endangers Irish Upper House” The Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2013, p.A9 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324110404578625931906245850.html “The austerity programs European governments have imposed on many of the Continent’s residents are now threatening Ireland’s upper house of Parliament.  Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s coalition … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “How the Muslim Brotherhood Lost Egypt”

“Special Report: How the Muslim Brotherhood Lost Egypt” Reuters, July 25, 2013 http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/25/us-egypt-mistakes-specialreport-idUSBRE96O07H20130725 “Mursi’s failure sends a powerful message: winning an election is not sufficient to govern Egypt.  Post-Mubarak rulers need the acquiescence of the security establishment and of the … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Taliban Seize Police Force in a Hamlet”

“Taliban Seize Police Force in a Hamlet” The New York Times, July 26, 2013, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/26/world/asia/taliban-seize-police-force-in-a-hamlet.html?ref=world&_r=0 “The few hundred people of Kala Khel, a village in southern Afghanistan, on Thursday got some of the best news they had heard all … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Gun Used in Tunisia Killing Was Used Before”

“Gun Used in Tunisia Killing Was Used Before” Reuters, July 26, 2013 http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/26/us-tunisia-death-idUSBRE96O0M320130726 “Tunisian opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi was killed with the same gun that was used to assassinate his party leader six months ago, suggesting the involvement of the … Continue reading

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