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A Craggy Road to Peace: The Case for Invading North Korea A U.S. Imperative: Providing Aid to Syrian Rebels Searching for Solutions: A New Way to Combat Boko Haram Princeton Perspectives: An Interview with Keith Bradsher GS ’89
 
A Craggy Road to Peace: The Case for Invading North Korea

A Craggy Road to Peace: The Case for Invading North Korea

Although preemptively invading North Korea might initially appear to be an irrational and somewhat impulsive decision, a strong case can, in fact, be made for this course of action.

A U.S. Imperative: Providing Aid to Syrian Rebels

A U.S. Imperative: Providing Aid to Syrian Rebels

The U.S. should consider give the rebels weapons and other forms of military aid. The U.S. cannot influence the outcome of Syria if it does not become a major ally of the resistance. If it uses its aid to determine the important military supplies go, the U.S. will be better able to influence the form of the future Syrian government and prevent extremist groups within the resistance from taking power.

Searching for Solutions: A New Way to Combat Boko Haram

Searching for Solutions: A New Way to Combat Boko Haram

Boko Haram is a problem that is not going away any time soon; for Nigeria’s security and success in its long term development, the central government must make tough choices in order to effectively put Nigeria on the road to peace and prosperity.

Princeton Perspectives: An Interview with Keith Bradsher GS ’89

Princeton Perspectives: An Interview with Keith Bradsher GS ’89

Keith Bradsher GS ’89, the Hong Kong bureau chief of The New York Times, has covered the business, economic, and political affairs of China for the last decade and has been a staff writer for the newspaper for 23 years.

Free Speech and Blasphemy: Religious Defamation adn the United Nations

01 November 2012

The UN should stand firm in its resolution that it is through continued dialogue and engagement with others, through education, and through the creation of stable governments and economies that respect for religion is most likely to arise, not through the enactment of blasphemy laws.

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A Polemic Against the EU Austerity Regime

01 November 2012

The European Fiscal Compact, backed up by the member states’ current commitments to austerity programs, amounts to nothing short of an institutionalization of a specific economic policy doctrine on a European level, with the implication that key policy questions that call for serious democratic deliberation particularly in the context of the crisis are no longer up for debate.

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Middle East Protests for Freedom: Demonstrations Represent Multiple Motives

01 November 2012

The United States should continue efforts to engage Muslim leaders and people, and positively recognize those who have not succumbed to violence to express discontent.

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The Art of War: The National Defense Authorization Act

06 March 2012

On New Year’s Eve, President Obama signed into law the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, which contains budgetary and executive provisions for what the administration calls, “the defense of the United States and its interests abroad.”

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Italian Austerity Measures: A Model for Europe

06 March 2012

Prime Minister Monti’s actions have provided other Eurozone officials with the demonstration of bold and decisive leadership that they so desperately need, and have already improved Italy’s economic outlook.

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What is to be done? Understanding the Russian Protests

06 March 2012

Of all the moments of symbolic significance from last month’s protests, the most telling has arguably been the protesters’ dynamic defiance of the regime’s characteristic attempt to explain away the protests.

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Cry, the Beloved Country: The Decline of the African National Congress

Cry, the Beloved Country: The Decline of the African National Congress

06 March 2012

The Protection of State Information Bill is merely the latest in a series of controversies that have involved accusations—and often evidence—of corruption and mismanagement within South Africa, much of it involving the ANC.

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In this Game, Everyone Loses: The Israel-Hamas Prisoner Exchange

In this Game, Everyone Loses: The Israel-Hamas Prisoner Exchange

18 December 2011

The October 18th prisoner exchange, seemingly a one-shot, no-strings-attached PR boon for both the Israeli government and Hamas, sets no future precedent for cooperation and will have far-reaching consequences for which neither party is prepared.

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The End of an Era: America’s Withdrawal from Iraq

The End of an Era: America’s Withdrawal from Iraq

17 December 2011

While troop withdrawal is part of a legacy of questionable decisions made in Iraq, it also presents an opportunity for America to improve existing relations with the Iraqi people and their politicians.

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Renewing the War on Drugs: A Firmer Stand against Mexican Cartels

Renewing the War on Drugs: A Firmer Stand against Mexican Cartels

17 December 2011

The United States must assist Mexican officials in purging government corruption, reforming the legal system, and providing the training and intelligence resources required to combat violent drug cartels.

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