Monthly Archives: December 2014

Thinking Aloud: How Well Do You Remember 2014?

Dec. 31, 2014 by Darius 2014 is over.  What do you remember from this year’s news?  The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace put together a brief but quite comprehensive quiz on the events of 2014. You can find the quiz at … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Palm Oil Boom Has Its Roots in Years of Civil Conflict”

“Palm Oil Boom Has Its Roots in Years of Civil Conflict” The Washington Post, December 31, 2014, p.A1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/in-colombia-a-palm-oil-boom-has-its-roots-in-years-of-fighting/2014/12/29/ae6eb10c-796b-11e4-9721-80b3d95a28a9_story.html “The Poligrow mega-project is one of several that have helped make Colombia the world’s fastest-growing producer of palm oil, used widely in snack … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Year in Review Countdown … #1

Dec. 30, 2014 by Darius [As 2014 draws to a close, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look back at what I consider to be the three biggest international affairs events to occur in 2014 and why I … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Sweden Strikes Deal to Avoid Vote Expected to Strengthen Far Right”

“Sweden Strikes Deal to Avoid Vote Expected to Strengthen Far Right” The New York Times, December 28, 2014, p.A12 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/28/world/europe/sweden-strikes-deal-to-avoid-vote-expected-to-strengthen-far-right.html “Sweden’s mainstream political parties announced a deal on Saturday to preserve a minority center-left government, adopting the center-right’s budget for next … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Year in Review Countdown … #2

Dec. 29, 2014 by Darius [As 2014 draws to a close, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look back at what I consider to be the three biggest international affairs events to occur in 2014 and why I … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “As Syria’s Revolution Sputters, a Chaotic Stalemate”

“As Syria’s Revolution Sputters, a Chaotic Stalemate” The New York Times, December 28, 2014, p.A5 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/28/world/as-syrias-revolution-sputters-a-chaotic-stalemate.html?_r=0 “It was a victory that President Bashar al-Assad’s opponents had dreamed of: Insurgents seized a key army base in northern Syria after more than a year … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Year in Review Countdown … #3

Dec. 28, 2014 by Darius As 2014 draws to a close, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look back at what I consider to be the three biggest international affairs events to occur in 2014.  Over the next … Continue reading

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