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International Affairs

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In Assange Asylum, A Stand Against Neo-colonialist Policies

Aug 20, 2012

Rafael Correa, the president of one of South America's smallest countries with almost 15 million inhabitants is taking a dramatic stand against Great Britain, Sweden and the United States by granting political asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.Last Wednesday the...

Something About Mary

Aug 11, 2012

 There is indeed something about Mary.But the “oh never mind, we still love you, Mary” adulation that is sloshing around the media after boxer Mary Kom lost her Olympics semifinal says something more about the rest of us than it...

What the Bronze Medal Means for Afghanistan

Aug 10, 2012

The unity and exhilaration was contagious. I felt like I was standing in the audience at the Olympics watching the taekwondo match between the Afghan and British contestants. But I was home in California on my laptop cheering for the...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Olympics 2012

Aug 10, 2012

Every four years, we marvel at and delight in acts of human endeavor on the world’s biggest sporting arena. Sadly, no Olympics is free from the occasional ugly moment, which, luckily, is heavily outweighed by the many wondrous ones.  Here’s...

Mexico’s President-Elect Signals “Internationalization” of Drug War

Aug 06, 2012

MEXICO CITY – Mexicans have long grown weary of their country’s prolonged War on Drugs. Now, with President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto set to take office in December, it appears change may finally be in the offing. That change, however, may...

China Opposes Intervention in South China Sea

Jul 31, 2012

BEIJING - China has indisputable sovereign rights over the South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters, and the country opposes any military intervention in this area, the spokesman for China's Ministry of Defense said Tuesday.According to relevant rules, a...

Mexican Drug Cartels’ Stake in the U.S.: One Trillion Dollars

Jul 12, 2012

Editor’s Note: Recent media reports of money laundering activities involving U.S. banks and Mexico’s drug cartels point to a disturbing trend. NAM contributor Louis Nevaer says that everything taken into account, the amounts involved rival investments made by some of...

The Mexican Compromise: Shaking Hands With Evil

Jul 03, 2012

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mexican voters went to the polls for their national election on Sunday, July 1, and by Sunday night, Mexico’s IFE (Federal Electoral institute) had declared a winner: Enrique Peña Nieto of the PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party), the party...

Cubans Seek Change, Not End to Revolution

Jun 26, 2012

In Cuba change is in the air. But such change should not be read as an end to the revolution.“The United States and the exile community are dead wrong if they think that regime change will take place at any...

In Egypt, NGOs See Funding Dry Up as Donors Grow Scared

Jun 10, 2012

No sooner had Ibrahim Mamdouh, the international relations director at Humanitarian Relief and Rehabilitation, an Egyptian NGO, seen a call for proposals on the website of an international donor agency than he sent the agency a list of humanitarian projects...

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