Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

November 11, 2010


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Since the end of World War II, the global community has focused on deterring states and individuals from committing violent acts. With this aim it created both the International Court of Justice (ICJ, one of the six main branches of the United Nations) and the International Criminal Court (ICC). In essence,...

Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

November 10, 2010


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This week, the nation of Brazil added itself to the increasingly long list of countries that have recently elected a female leader. Campaigning on the same platform as her incredibly popular predecessor, 62-year-old Dilma Rousseff beat out political rival José Serra by 12 percent of the vote to become...

Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

November 10, 2010


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Following the G20 Summit meeting in South Korea, much speculation has been offered regarding the souring of relations between the American and Chinese governments. Though the Obama administration entered office with the widely acknowledged desire to strengthen ties with the rising superpower, officials...

Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

October 27, 2010


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Following the G20 Summit meeting in South Korea, much speculation has been offered regarding the souring of relations between the American and Chinese governments. Though the Obama administration entered office with the widely acknowledged desire to strengthen ties with the rising superpower, officials...

Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

October 13, 2010


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Few Americans seem to know about the Canadian government, people or history. While Americans may not know the name of our current prime minister, they are however becoming increasingly aware of the impact that Canada’s climate policies are having on the global community. In recent months pressure has...

Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

October 6, 2010


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On Sept. 30 the citizens of the world’s only totalitarian state were able to view the individual who will likely succeed their current dictator. Through a low-resolution image fed to the state-run national newspaper, they saw a round-faced young man in between his father and a general, unsmiling and...

Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

September 29, 2010


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Has the western world been hypocritical in its condemnation of the Iranian government for its implementation of capital punishment? Such was the claim that Iranian President Mahmous Ahmadinejad made in his address to reporters on Sept. 21 at the United Nations headquarters. Ahmadinejad berated the West...

Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

September 22, 2010


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French Prime Minister Nicolas Sarkozy has received harsh criticism from the European Union for his government’s recent initiative to deport 1,100 Romanian and Bulgarian Roma people, commonly referred to as Gypsies by French citizens. Since July, over 1,000 Roma have already been forced to leave the...

Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

September 15, 2010


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Florida is underwater. People are standing on their roofs calling for help. In some areas the water has risen to 18 feet above the ground. 17 million people have been affected. 2,000 people have died. 700,000 people have been forced into makeshift camps after being displaced from their homes. This is...

Beyond the Bubble

By Middlebury Campus

September 8, 2010


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On June 26 and 27, Toronto hosted the G-20 summit, an annual event that brings together bank officials and finance ministers from 20 of the most influential nations around the world. Though the international press decided to focus on sensationalist headlines, the leaders made much progress as they discussed...

Beyond the Bubble – 5/6

By Middlebury Campus

May 6, 2010


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After re-reading my column from last week in conjunction with the SHOUT piece written by Features writer Rafferty Parke, I was struck by the differing tone of both articles. For those of you who did not read both pieces, I will quickly summarize. The article I wrote chronicled the surprising repercussions...

Beyond the Bubble – 04/29/10

By Middlebury Campus

April 29, 2010


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In sharp contrast to the donor apathy that has plagued the relief effort in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Haitian government is in the unfamiliar territory of having too much aid at its disposal to repair its nation following the earthquake in January. Total donations for Haiti relief have now...

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