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Prof tackles responses to nuclear threat

by Betsy Franz Maroon (U Chicago) April 20, 2007 Dr. Chris Preble, director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, spoke on Wednesday of various solutions that the United States should or should not consider in dealing with the threat of Iran’s nuclear capacity. This event, “Iran: A Grand …

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International videoconference to highlight global environment issues

by Jon Schroeder The Lariat (Baylor University) April 20, 2007 By JON SCHROEDER Staff writer Environmentally conscious students probably have conversations about the environment on a regular basis. But with the help of a couple of Baylor students, now they’ll be able to speak with students from across the globe. …

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U.S. Democracy Strategy: An American-Jordanian Dialogue

April 19-21, 2007 Amman, Jordan Conference Recommendations The following recommendations were approved democratically by young Americans and Jordanians (ages 18-28) at a conference entitled “U.S. Democracy Strategy: An American-Jordanian Dialogue” in Amman, Jordan from April 19-21. Each recommendation was developed by the participants in small group discussions, then discussed and …

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Policy Expert Offers Solutions For U.S. To Avoid War With Iran

by Katie Ressmeyer Daily Northwestern April 19, 2007 Christopher Preble once heard a simple explanation for the U.S.’s fear of a nuclear Iran. “‘It would cramp our style,'” he quoted to a packed room in University Hall on Wednesday. The event was sponsored by Americans for Informed Democracy. “They would …

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Human Trafficking 101: The Economics of the Trade

While I’m not completely comfortable referring to human trafficking and its victims in economic terms, the truth is this crime would not exist without a market that offers great financial rewards to those involved. One of the most disturbing characteristics of human trafficking lies in its most basic definition: the …

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Climate of Impunity is Deadly for Journalists

by Una Hardester Internationalist April 16, 2007 In the spring of 2002, I was in a sophomore journalism class. As part of an assignment, I had to follow the story of Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter who had been kidnapped in Pakistan. As the weeks of Pearl’s imprisonment …

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National Security and Climate Change

While I don’t usually recommend CNN.com as a news source, there was an interesting article posted this morning about a new report on climate change and national security. The report is available here on the CNA Corporation website, the  research group (linked to the Center for Naval Analyses and the …

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