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The Inverse Triangle of Jihad

Not all jihadists are created equal. Some have proven far more capable of adapting their strategies to fit the situation on the ground than others. Islamist organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Hamas,…


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Thailand: An Independent State?

THAILAND: AN INDEPENDENT STATE? Thailand (formerly Siam) is unique among Southeast Asian states because it was able to avoid being directly colonized by a Western power. This is a source of great national pride for…


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Turmoil in Thailand (10/14/2010)

Thailand has had a turbulent history. The only country in Southeast Asia to avoid European colonization, Thailand has proven to be subject to many of the same problems of its less fortunate neighbors: frequent military…


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Human Rights in China (9/24/2010)

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has had a very painful history when it comes to human rights. The PRC has only recently accepted any responsibility to conform to international human rights norms and law….



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China’s unsustainable growth

Peter and Susan Calvert define developing countries as those that have a low quality of life compared to the rest of the world or those countries whose economic growth is unsustainable, despite a high standard…