Poll by YouGov After Clegg and Farange's Second Debate

The Rise of Euroscepticism

Last night in the United Kingdom, UK Independence Party (UKIP) Leader Nigel Farage and Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg held their second round of debate on Britain’s role with the European Union. Farage is a strong anti-European Union advocate and a founding member of the UKIP, a Eurosceptic right-wing populist political party. Clegg is…

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Going Bananas for Fair Trade

  Though average person gives little thought to their breakfast banana, the widely consumed fruit represents a long history of economic, political, environmental and social injustices in the global trade market.  Plantation workers across South and Central America have been routinely exploited to provide low prices to consumers around the world.   As early as the…

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Germany Opposes EU Economic Sanctions Against Russia

  On March 27, 2014, Angela Merkel said that the West “has not reached a stage that implies the imposition of economic sanctions” against Russia, continuing that she hopes to avoid using them at all, working instead “on de-escalation of the situation,” instead of escalation.[1] This position might seem odd for a European power facing…

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Putin, Following the Footsteps of Hitler and Turkey

  As the crisis in Crimea continues, numerous politicians have made references drawing similarities between Russian President Putin and Adolf Hitler. Secretary of State Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Chancellor Merkel, and Stephen Harper have all alluded to Putin’s actions as being reminiscent of the events that led to World War II. Clinton bluntly said that the…

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Who’s still talking about Venezuela?

Venezuela captured global attention mid-February when violent demonstrations resulted in the shooting of three individuals after a peaceful march in Caracas, the country’s capital.  The anti-government protests have been fueled by economic and social turmoil as well as rampant crime activity: Venezuela suffers the fifth-largest murder rate in the world, severe basic food shortages, and…

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An Assessment of China’s Healthcare Reforms

  Since 1949, China’s healthcare reform history has seen an improvement in quantity and quality with some important milestones, namely the establishment of the Public Health System (建立公费医疗制度与其改革) in 1949 and its reform in 1984, the Labor Medical System (建立劳保医疗制度与其改革) in 1953 and its reform in 1990, and the Cooperative Medical System (建立农村合作医疗制度) in 1960. …