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U.S. Remains The Only Superpower

What does it mean to be a superpower in the 21st century? Applying the term to describe any state other than the U.S. misses the mark completely.
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The Impact of 9/11 In Britain

A decade after 9/11, the UK continues to feel the political and social effects of terrorism while sharing America's grief.
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For U.S. Policy, Torture is Never Acceptable

The use of torture to gain intelligence is an illegal and ineffective tool.
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Because of Euro Crisis, Will Europe Be at War in 10 Years?

As the financial crisis deepens, some analysts have predicted it could cause war. But while social unrest will certainly increase, Europe lacks a "cost-benefit" equation for war.
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Teenage Labor Isn't Worth the Minimum Wage

More young people would be able to get jobs if the minimum wage were reduced.
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Title IX Has Helped Women Maximize Their Potential

Title IX has made it possible for women to compete alongside men on both the playground and in academia.
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Optimism in Africa: Looking Beyond Poverty

Western media's portrayal of Africa has inaccurately and unfairly reduced the region to the single dimension of poverty.
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How Art Reflects Dictatorships and Revolutions

The destruction of the art of dictators like Gaddafi and the accompanying creation of new, revolutionary art is a significant part of the process of political change.

College Football's No-Pay System Gets a Penalty Flag

The NCAA should treat college football players less like indentured servants and more like the business partners they are.
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How Solar Can Change Your Life, And the World

Not only is it possible to build a carbon-free economy, it is necessary to start now while we still have some fossil fuels to work with in the interim. Here is an action plan.
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U.S. Must Recognize International Law

American legislators, judges, and legal representatives must recognize the importance of respecting international treaties and international law.
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Palestine Has Always Rejected A Two-State Solution

If the UN grants Palestine statehood it would be rewarding Palestine's long-time terrorist actions against Israel as well as its unwillingness to come to the bargaining table.
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The Case For Nationalized Education Systems

The United States and Chile need to abandon neoliberal education policies and allow all students to have equal access to high-quality education.

Where's the Integrity in College Sports?

Until the NCAA gets tougher on schools that violate the rules, the college athletic system will remain broken.
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Nations Should Forget the UN

The UN cannot respond quickly and accurately to fluid events in international relations due to its clumsy structure, lack of a singular mission, and lukewarm support from members.

It's Wrong For Blacks Not to Criticize Obama

Obama's remarks to the CBC raise the issue that the black community has been largely uncritical of the president in the name of racial solidarity.
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Emergency Services Need Dedicated Communications

Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill reveal for improvements in the essential public safety services communicate during emergencies.
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6 Reasons Why the Libya Intervention Was a Success

The decision by the U.S. and many of its European allies to intervene in the Libyan revolution was controversial, but can now be deemed a success.

Why "The Help" Hasn't Helped

"The Help" has done little to alter the way in which we tell stories about race in America.
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To Fight Droughts and Floods, Dam the Mississippi

With floods devastating areas around the Mississippi River, and droughts plaguing states to the West, a major works project damming the river and diverting water is in order.
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The Fraternity-Sorority Double Standard

The differences between sorority and fraternity recruitment are one indicator of the pervasive inequalities in national Greek life for male and female students.
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Bush Policies Played Little Part in Economic Collapse

George W. Bush's economic arsenal of tax cuts, war spending, and deregulation were not responsible for the financial crisis.
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A Case For Mandatory HPV Vaccines

Rick Perry's mandating HPV vaccinations for young girls was clearly, and rightly, in the interest of public health.
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Occupy Wall Street's Failed Revolution

In order to effectively mobilize for economic equality, Occupy Wall Street activists should abandon their framework for tactical revolution.
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For States, Global Power is a Multipolar Party

We need to analyze power beyond classic realism to understand the growing multipolarity of the world, and what it means to be a "superpower" today.
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Wal-Mart Continues to Shrug Off Sex Discrimination

Wal-Mart's new program to buy from women-owned businesses glosses over the fact that their stores discriminate against women when it comes to wages and promotions.
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What Obama Can Learn From His Home State's Mistakes

Ever since Illinois Dems raised taxes to help close the state's budget gap, the economy has nose-dived.
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Why Big Brother Should Stop Testing Welfare Recipients

States like Florida and Missouri have begun mandating drug tests for welfare recipients, an illogical policy that stereotypes poor people and wastes money.
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Canada Overreacts to Jack Layton's Death

The mourning of the famous left-wing political leader is driven not only by emotion, but also by politics.
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MDGs Show the UN's Continued Legitimacy

The success of the Millennium Development Goals in combating global hunger is proof that the UN remains important.
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Don't Believe the Hurricane Hype

Natural disasters like Hurricane Irene get sensationalized in the media, but more mundane types of weather like extreme temperatures are actually more dangerous.
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Avoid Stimulus And Bring Foreign Money Home

The Obama administration should not pursue another federal stimulus, as the first six have done very little.
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Building Infrastructure is the Key

In his job creation speech, President Obama must focus on short-term infrastructure spending, while promising long-term debt reduction.
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No Loss, No Dividends: Social Business Spurs Social Change

The concept of social business is inspiring a new business mentality — one that directly produces social change and combats poverty.
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Empty Lot Gardens Fortify Inner-City Communities

Community gardens in Brooklyn are empowering locals to become more environmentally conscious and fight against obesity.
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Keep It Local

Schools that are controlled locally have more incentive to be effective and efficient.
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Elect Elizabeth Warren to Break Massachusetts' Glass Ceiling

Warren's bid for the Massachusetts Senate seat is a step towards ending a double standard for women in politics.
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Keep the ICC Out Of It

Muammar Gadaffi should be put on trial in Libya so the country can begin its transition to democracy
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The ICC Is Indispensable to Libyan Reconstruction

The ICC plays a crucial role in crafting a path for the rule of law and institutional development in post-conflict Libya.
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Marriage On the Decline? Sounds Good To Me

Marriage is no longer the functional sale of a woman from one male keeper to another, but it can still keep women from leading fulfilling lives.

Don't Blame College Athletes For Cheating

The NBA and NFL don't have minor-league systems, so the livelihood of many athletes depends on passing college classes they have little ability or interest in taking.
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When Will the GOP Come Around on Gay Rights?

A Republican presidential victory in 2012 would be a major blow for the LGBT community.
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Middle Class Homelessness in Britain? Still Unlikely

A study warns middle class homelessness is on the rise in the UK, but it is low-income families that are suffering most in these tough economic times.
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New Diplomatic Corps Can Transform the European Union

The External Action Service is a diplomatic corps that can help EU member nations to develop coordinated and coherent responses to timely issues.
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Blood Tests During Pregnancy Raise Abortion Fears

A simple blood test can now determine a baby's sex, but will this new technology be used for sex-selective abortions?
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Palestinian Statehood: Is the UN the Answer?

With the impending vote in the UN for recognition of a Palestinian state, should the United States exercise its veto power?
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Political Vacations? Why Not?

Should elected officials be permitted to take time away from office in the midst of the country's economic and jobs crisis?
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No Unrest (Yet) for Restless U.S.

A street rebellion will not occur in the U.S. because Americans reject acts of vandalism as a useful tactic for change, but an inner revolution has already begun in the country.
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The Climate is Ripe for Riots

The atmosphere in America is ripe for London-style race riots, and the question is when, not if, they will occur.
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Iran's Theocracy is at Risk

In the midst of rapid change in the Middle East, social and political factors have put Iran's regime at a weak point.
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Pictures of Protest: "March of the Million" in Tel Aviv

Exclusive photos from the "March of the Million" in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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America: Stop Trading Guns For Food in Somalia

Hundreds of thousands of Somalis are on the brink of starvation, and U.S. policy may be to blame.
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Richard Dawkins Sparks Cyber War With Feminists

The prominent evolutionary biologist's comments about gender reflect an insensitivity and double standard toward women that have become all-too-common in the West.
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UK Army Personnel Cuts Lead to Cheap Politics

The British Labour opposition party's criticism of armed forces cuts have been shallow and used for cheap political gain.
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Create Jobs by Helping the Small Guy

Stimulating the small business sector with incentives and safety nets will help to create jobs.
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Who To Watch For On The Super Committee

Which three members of the congressional budget super committee will have the most impact?
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For Chinese Freshmen, It’s Boot Camp 101

China's mandatory military training for college students is outdated and stifles the main goals of liberal arts education.
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Phase Out Nuclear Power to Avoid Another Disaster

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has phased out Germany’s use of nuclear power by 2022, and President Obama should follow suit.
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Nein, Danke – Say No to Germany's Example

The costs of shuttering America’s nuclear plants would be great and the benefits slim.
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Debate Preview: What Should We Watch For in Tonight's GOP Debate?

Join the debate: Will you tune in for tonight's GOP debate? If so, what will you be watching and hoping for?
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Don't Panic Over Turkey-Israel Relations Downgrade

While heated rhetoric suggests that Israeli-Turkish relations are about to collapse, realities on the ground suggest that not much will change.
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Congress Should Continue Aid for Family Planning Abroad

As the world's population is growing in the poorest countries, Republicans in Congress are threatening to cut funding for reproductive health activities abroad.
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Tunisia’s Failed Arab Spring Promise

Once a model for the region, Tunisia has made little progress since the Arab Spring and still suffers from the economic woes which caused the revolution.
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Congress: Time to Stop Obstructing and Start Governing

Slash and burn political theater poisons the soul of democratic governance. A government cannot function if the only goal of the minority party is to to prevent government from functioning.
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Keys For An Obama Win

With a dismal approval rating, the strategy Obama needs to employ to win reelection will need to be aggressive, while focusing on the economy and his few successes since 2008.
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LIVE DEBATE: Respond to Obama's Jobs Speech

Share your reactions live to President Barack Obama's jobs speech, set to begin at 7:00 pm EST.
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Portraits of Muslim-Americans

Hear from these young Muslim-American leaders about the role religion plays in shaping their identity and political views.
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On the Soyuz Crash

Political cartoon: Priya Murali's take on the Russian rocket crash and the ending of NASA's space shuttle missions. Share your thoughts.
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Will Libya Help Obama in 2012? Depends on the Economy

Some pundits have rated Colonel Gaddafi's defeat in Libya a victory for Obama, but this will only pay dividends in 2012 if the economy improves over the next year.
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In Libya, Truth is the Biggest Ammunition

Women in journalism: One reporter talks about the trials and successes working for Libya's first independent media outlet.
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Voters Act Like Brats in A Wonka Candy Store

American voters are acting like spoiled children, demanding that they get their heart's desire immediately.
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No Liberty Or Security 10 Years After 9/11

The consequences of post-9/11 policy have been a disregard for American civil liberties.
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Office Hours: How Has 9/11 Shaped the Past Decade?

NYU history and philosophy Professor J.W. Regan discusses how Sept. 11 has led to declines in America's economy, security, and society. Ask questions and join the debate.
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In Beirut, An Illusion of Progress on Women's Rights

Women in journalism: Lebanese women may wear bikinis and host lavish cocktail parties, but pervasive gender inequality sits right below the surface.
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The Fallacy of Sending Women to the "Back of the Bus"

The short-sighted implementation of "women only" public transport sections helps create a longer-term problem.
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Millionaires Should Be Taxed 90%

By exercising a little creativity, the tax code can be used to not only refill the treasury, but also build the economy.
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World Still Paints Russia Red

The one-sided criticism Russia received during the 2008 South Ossetia War, indicates their Soviet past sill haunts them in the international community.
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Why the GOP Should Compromise With Obama

Congressional Republicans would be wise to work with the president on a job creation bill that deals with low consumer demand and fixes our debt problem.
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9/11 Casts Long Shadow Over Intelligence Agencies

The events of 9/11 have affected the intelligence and national security operations of every U.S. agency, both positively and negatively.
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Remembering 9/11: Where Were You?

Share your thoughts: On a day so many of us remember so vividly, what were you doing on Sept. 11, 2001?

Stop the Ban On Freedom of Religion

State politicians who are proposing bills that would ban the use of sharia in American courts are violating citizens' First Amendment rights.
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9/11 or Not, We'd Still Have Economic Woes

What if Sept. 11 had never happened? With Bush's domestic policies, the economic problems we face today would likely still be here, and would be even more dire.
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One New Yorker Looks Through the Haze of Sept. 11

Americans should be more critical of the portrayal of the attacks on 9/11, and not blame any one group for the events.
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Veterans of the 9/11 Generation

Service members share their experience of 9/11 and how it affected their patriotism.
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After the Terror Attacks, Are We Better Off?

A downtown Manhattan resident reflects on how Sept. 11 changed his world view — and that of America's.
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The Value of Monarchies

Are there political benefits for democratic European countries to retain a hereditary monarchy?
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Environmentalists Must Pick Between Barack and A Hard Place

Though he hasn't made all the environmental changes he promised, Obama is still the right leader to push for more environmental progress.

A Game of Hard Knocks: Football's Culture of Concussion

Football's concussion problem is here to stay, especially if there is no dramatic cultural change within the sport.
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Harvard's Attack on Student Freedom

For the first time in its history, Harvard is inviting freshman to sign a "civility" pledge. What do such pledges mean for free speech and thought on campus?
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Islamic Charities Still Facing Government Crackdown

The trial of the Holy Land Foundation is emblematic of the many civil liberties issues facing the American Muslim community today.
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Japan's Self-Deprecating Leader

Japan's new PM, the humble Yoshihiko Noda, has a lot of work to do in order to steer Japan towards progress.
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Fringe Candidates Should Leave Primaries for the Winners

The jam-packed nature of the GOP primary is distracting front-runners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney from focusing on their bids for the White House.
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The Need For A New AIDS Strategy

With more streamlined initiatives, the U.S. may achieve significant traction in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
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Perry the Cowboy Versus Obama the Diplomat

A comparison between Obama's calm and calculated style and Rick Perry's aggressive and undiplomatic approach to politics.
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Sanity Needed In Our Immigration Debate

America is a land of immigrants, and we need to accept those who have built productive lives here while securing our borders at the same time.

E-Democracy: The Answer to Voter Apathy

The internet and e-forums can help overcome voter apathy and enable citizens to participate in the democratic process.
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Tough Smog Rules Would Create Jobs, Not Kill Them

Stronger pollution regulations actually boost employment and help the economy, despite what industry would have you believe.
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Democratic State-Building in Liberia Needs Rethinking

As Liberians prepare for upcoming elections and the UN anticipates post-election operational rollback, a recent referendum controversy foreshadows the limitations of state-building in Liberia.
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Scenes From the Israeli Embassy Riots in Egypt

Following the deaths of six Egyptians in an Israeli border assault, tensions between Egypt and Israel heighten as demonstrations in Cairo escalate.
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Michael Vick: Proof Ex-Offenders Can Succeed

While Michael Vick enjoys a second chance at a successful career, the average ex-offender isn't so lucky.
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Battle Lines Forming Over Future of EU Defense

By trying to move towards a centralized European Union military, France, Germany, and Poland are lining up for a major policy battle against Britain.
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End of Assad's Reign in Syria Looms

Declining currency and food reserves will spell the end of the al-Assad regime in Syria.
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China: Africa’s New Colonial Power

Chinese influence has grown exponentially in Africa in the last decade, and China's methods and morals have made it a new colonial power on the continent.
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The Primary Problem With Politics

Our focus is centered on who should be the next president, but what about the process of how we choose that person? Americans Elect offers an innovative online solution.

"America's Team" A Fitting Name For the Struggling Cowboys

The struggles of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys have mirrored the struggles of America as a whole.
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Gulf Economies Benefit From Arab Spring

The Arab Spring has economically disadvantaged those countries where protests were most prevalent, to the benefit of Gulf economies like Qatar and the UAE.
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India's Aid Agency Gives the West Competition

Western countries are facing growing competition from emerging nations who now also seek to provide foreign aid.
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Building the Case Against U.S. Foreign Policy

Classified documents presented to the public via outlets like Wikileaks help show that U.S. foreign policy can do more harm than good.
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Catholic Hospitals Limit Women’s Reproductive Care

Mergers between secular and religiously-affiliated hospitals threaten women's access to complete reproductive care.
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Lessons to Keep Egyptian Democracy Afloat

In order for Egyptian democracy to survive, it must separate Islamic pressures from the secular state.
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