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South Korea Election Watch: Three’s a Crowd

[caption id="attachment_389" align="alignleft" width="240"] Ahn Cheol-so[/caption] South Korea’s strong third-party independent sold out. In a “razor-thin” presidential race to be settled on December 19, political pragmatism has trumped third party idealism in…
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Notes on Sandy from an Uptown Refugee

[caption id="attachment_338" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Rudy Shaffer[/caption] In lower Manhattan, there was no calm before the storm. The radio blared over the intercom, warning residents to prepare for “the…
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The Relationship Between Power and Identity

[caption id="attachment_124" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Marcela Gara[/caption] Power of authority organizes and propels itself through notions of identity and is therefore, to an extent, defined by the cohesion of…
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Iranian Perspectives on U.S. Foreign Policy

[caption id="attachment_99" align="alignleft" width="250"] Supreme Leader of Iran KhameneiPhoto via FLICKR by the_fiend93[/caption] Iran and the United States have an adversarial relationship that began well before the current high-profile brouhaha…
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