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By Middlebury Campus

April 27, 2011


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With the world’s attention focused on Libya, Syrian President Bashar Assad has increased the level of violence used by his military forces in dealing with anti-government protestors within his country. The Canadian newspaper the Globe and Mail reported on Tuesday that it is estimated that over 400...

beyond the bubble

By Middlebury Campus

April 20, 2011


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One month has now passed since the United States and its European allies commenced a bombing campaign in Libya, designed to repel the forces of Colonel Gaddafi. Since the beginning of the intervention, the Allied nations have attempted to provide air and naval support to the rebel forces fighting against...

beyond the bubble

By Middlebury Campus

April 13, 2011


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On April 10, Peruvians headed to the polls — many to avoid a fine for not voting, not out of a particular passion for any candidate — to vote for president. To the dismay of many in Peru and abroad, the division of votes among the many moderate candidates allowed two radical candidates to achieve...

beyond the bubble

By Middlebury Campus

March 16, 2011


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On Friday March 9 an 8.9 magnitude earthquake shook the island nation of Japan. The quake resulted in a subsequent tsunami that rolled inland at an alarming rate. Some 96 aftershocks have since occurred, ranging in severity. While each of these disasters on their own would be considered disastrous,...

beyond the bubble

By Middlebury Campus

March 10, 2011


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As civil war rages on in Libya, tension within the international community has continued to escalate as political officials weigh the options of military and humanitarian intervention. While just three weeks ago the Libyan crisis began with anti-government rebels peacefully protesting the reign of Colonel...

Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

March 3, 2011


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While popular revolutionary movements have occurred in many states in North Africa and the Middle East since January, in no country have they proved as violent as in Libya. Over the past week, Libyan anti-government protestors have been met by force in several major cities, resulting in the deaths of...

Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

February 17, 2011


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The protests that have occurred in Tunisia and Egypt have been successful in fostering significant political change. In Tunisia popular protests resulted in the ousting of former President Zine El Abidine Ben. In Egypt, former President Hosni Mubarak has been forced to resign, and his National Democratic...

Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

February 10, 2011


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Over the past two weeks Egyptians have waged ideological battles across their country, arguing amongst one another about the problems within their nation, and about the political leaders that continue to represent them. On Jan. 25, following the precedent set by the Tunisian protests, Egyptians took...

Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

January 20, 2011


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In recent weeks violence has erupted in the North African nation of Tunisia. The violence was first sparked on Dec. 17 when a young man lit himself on fire to protest the worsening economic conditions in the agriculture-based state. Such a visible display of anger ignited the simmering public resentment...

Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

January 13, 2011


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On Jan. 9, citizens of South Sudan began the seven-day process of voting for their independence. The vote represents the culmination of a desperate 50-year struggle of South Sudanese citizens to secede from their neighbors to the North. Government officials from both sides will continue to discuss the...

Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

December 2, 2010


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Tension continues to rise on the Korean peninsula following a series of attacks by the North Korean military against their South Korean neighbors. Both strikes have been strongly condemned by the South Korean government, state leaders and the United Nations. Analysts claim that there are very few options...

Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

November 18, 2010


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After being detained for 15 of the last 21 years by the ruling military junta, Burmese pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has finally been freed. Such a step for the in the increase in liberty of a politically influential individual has been widely supported by the international community. Skeptics...

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