Monthly Archives: November 2013

Oil Deposits found in Kenya

By: Ibitola Adesuyi   Kenya has been in the headlines for the attack on a Nairobi mall by the militant group, Al-shabaab, an al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia, that killed about 68 people, and injured over 175. This attack was the deadliest attack in Kenya’s history since Al-Qaeda bombed the U.S. Embassy in 1998, killing 213 […]

Fight to the Finish: Polio Eradication Efforts in the 21st Century

By: Kate Moran   Polio eradication is considered one of the 21st Century’s greatest medical successes. In 2009 fewer than 2,000 cases were reported worldwide. In 2012 that number decreased to only 223.[1] Intensive national immunization programs in countries ranging from Peru to Japan are responsible for these figures, but organizations within the private sector, […]

India’s ongoing battle with corruption

By: Nikhil Bontha   In 2010, a group of Indian politicians and government officials were accused of taking bribes from telecom company executives in the biggest corruption scandal in India’s post-independence history. India, the world’s second-largest cell phone market with almost 700 million customers, was in the process of auctioning off second-generation (2G) frequency allocation […]

Repeating the Past: Further Mass Protest in Egypt

By: Andrew Morsilli   Egypt is once again becoming the scene of protest against a government perceived to be repressive and tyrannical by some elements within the country. The ousting of president Morsi in recent months has sparked new waves of protests and clashes with the new military backed government that has taken power. It […]

Japan’s Most Important Paper: Too Dangerous to Revise

By: Nathaniel Sawyer   Riding his public popularity and his party’s majority in both the Lower House and the Upper House of the Japanese Diet, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan has a unique window of opportunity to attempt the passage of a key agenda item that has been on the Liberal Democratic Party of […]

The Plastic Plight of the Midway Island Albatross

By: Mae Bowen Many of us have only heard of the Midway Islands in regard to the Battle of Midway, one of the most important battles of the Pacific Campaign in World War II.  However, the Midway Atoll, a United States territory located in the Pacific Ocean equidistant between North America and Asia, is also […]


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