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Interview with Dr. Victor Shih

By Henrietta Toivanen and Aman Ghose On February 24th, the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies interviewed Dr. Victor Shih, Associate Professor of Political Science at the UC San Diego. Professor Shih, an expert in Chinese political economy, was also the first analyst to identify the risk of massive local government debt in China.…

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Journalism in Mexico

  On March 16th, news enthusiasts in Mexico woke up to shocking news – Carmen Aristegui, a journalist and popular talk show host, had been abruptly fired by MVS Radio. Ms. Aristegui is responsible for exposing numerous scandals – everything from abuse of power to politician-led prostitution rings — and stepping on very powerful and…

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Greek Left: Syriza and Its Relationship with Tourism

Greece, the birthplace of democracy, has always been known for its rich cultural heritage, breathtaking natural beauty, and delicious gastronomy. For centuries, invading armies of tourists have trekked to Greece to enjoy its unique attributes. In fact, the Greek tourism industry accounts for nearly 17% of the country’s GDP. Since the Greek leftist party Syriza…

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A month after Charlie Hebdo, Copenhagen

Not more than a month past the ghastly attacks on Charlie Hebdo on January 7, Denmark suffered an imitative attack in much the same vein this morning. A lone gunman this time shot up a Danish cafe where a freedom of speech was being held. The target is ostensibly Lars Vilk, a controversial Swedish artist…

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Britain and the European Union: Headed towards complete separation?

There is no denying that the surprisingly close referendum in Scotland sparked a renewed interest in independence movements across Europe. Suddenly the long-standing movements for independence in Catalonia, the Basque region, and even Sardinia are garnering headlines again. While just as improbable now as they were over the last decade, these regional independence movements have overshadowed…