Monthly Archives: November 2011

Mayoral election shakes South Korea’s Seoul

By Zavi Engles On October 27th, voters of Seoul, South Korea made history by voting in an independent, left-leaning civic rights activist as mayor. Won-soon Park is also perhaps the first politician to be elected based on what has been … Continue reading

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Perspectives on Proliferation

By William Mitchell CMC ’14 Although the days of the Cold War have long since passed, the specter of the mushroom cloud still hovers over our heads. GOP candidates loudly stress the “unacceptability” of a nuclear Iran and headlines trumpet … Continue reading

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Join us for an evening of foreign policy

Join the Claremont Journal of International Affairs on Tuesday November 22nd as we watch CNN’s GOP debate on foreign policy and national security. The debate starts at 5pm and we will be watching at the Shakedown cafe in the Gold … Continue reading

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APEC in the “Asian Century”: Contending Visions

Manassinee Moottatarn CMC’13 President Obama’s host of the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting at his birthplace, Honolulu, Hawaii on November 11th, 2011 is very symbolic. The US’s is hosting such an event for the first time in almost two decades. Halfway … Continue reading

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Where is Occupy Beijing? The invisible financial burdens of the Chinese people

From the U.S.A to Chile, many protesters have occupied key districts of their respective cities and expressed their passionate concerns over their failing economies. The Economist made an informative diagram that indicated the “occupied” countries and compared their levels of … Continue reading

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China: The Winner of the Eurozone Crisis?

Manassinee Moottatarn CMC’13 The eurozone is in a bind. First EU leaders prohibited sovereign defaults, harming Greece’s liquidity flow. Now, euro-zone exits are possible, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy allowing Greece to return to the … Continue reading

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Stabilizing the Bear: Can Putin do it again?

In Russia, stability is often valued high above comparatively trivial things, such as democracy or freedom. This perhaps explains why around half of Russians consider the despot Josef Stalin a positive influence on Russian history. He may have been a … Continue reading

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