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Zach Crawford
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American Media and the Protests of the World
Foreign policy priorities and powerful
interests oftentimes play out in the media (1). Broadly speaking, from the
selection of news stories to the particular angles they may take, the U.S.
media’s account of foreign events can give readers an interesting gl...
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State (of) Media and Egyptian Democracy
"Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech." - Benjamin Franklin The dominant reporting in Egypt goes something like this: Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically-elected President, and his Muslim Bro...
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Thai Government Declares State of Emergency
After repeated threats by Thai officials, the government yesterday declared a state of emergency in response to spiraling political violence in recent months. Clashes between pro- and anti-government forces, in addition to at least 4 grenade attacks on prot...
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Human Rights Day 2013
Human Rights Day 2013
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Human Rights Day 2013
In leading up to Human Rights Day on December
10 th , recent news seems to mask any progress: UN-authorized French
troops intervene in CAR in response to the latter’s spiraling bloodshed; the
revelation that the NSA collects 5 billions phone records daily f...
Human Rights Day 2013
Human Rights Day 2013
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Fukushima Cleanup Faces Steep Hurdles
Just two weeks ago off the coast of Japan’s eastern region, another earthquake and
subsequent tsunami hit the home to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power
plant amidst a nuclear cleanup effort. Although no damage was reported from
this tsunami, the news unde...
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Drones: The Future of National Security Policy?
Caught between its purported precision strikes and its murkiness,
civilian casualties and contested legality, the U.S. drone program—which
largely operates in Pakistan and Yemen—continues to define America’s counterterrorism
efforts and its relationships wi...
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Obama Suspends Aid to Egypt
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a far cry from President Obama’s 2009 speech at Cairo University ,
new plans are in the works to further distance the United States from Egypt, a
longtime pillar of U.S. national security and partner in the Middle East. An
anonymous official in the Obama...
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