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February 16, 2014
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New book explores challenges for democracy in North Africa

The uncertainties surrounding the long-term prospect of democracy being fully embraced by North African nations embroiled in the Arab Spring rebellions are the focus of a fascinating new book.  The book, called ‘Party Politics and the Prospects for democracy in … Continue reading

December 26, 2012
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Syria Policy Warning over Weapons of Mass Destruction Risk

Policy-makers have been warned that premature military action in Syria could lead to uncontrolled access to weapons of mass destruction and a prolonged, bitter insurgency following any intervention that resulted in the sudden collapse of the Syrian security forces. Despite … Continue reading

October 10, 2012
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Amazonian Tribal Warfare Sheds Light on Modern Violence, Says MU Anthropologist

Developing a shared sense of global community could help reduce major episodes of violence In the tribal societies of the Amazon forest, violent conflict accounted for 30 percent of all deaths before contact with Europeans, according to a recent study … Continue reading

October 1, 2012
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Foreign Policy Takes Stage, Yet Most Voters Indifferent

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Foreign policy has taken center stage in the presidential campaign as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tout their differing plans – and take aim at one another’s vision for international security. Unfortunately, voters pay little attention … Continue reading

December 23, 2011
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Dictators in The Dock

*Human rights trials for ex-dictators speed healing* If dictators who torture, kill, or otherwise abuse their citizens’ human rights are overthrown, should they be brought to trial? On one hand, convicting and punishing an ex-dictator and his minions would strike … Continue reading

April 15, 2011
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Americans Remain Sympathetic to Arab Uprising: New UMD Survey

*Declining Majority Supports U.S. Airstrikes* COLLEGE PARK, Md. – A new University of Maryland in-depth survey of American public opinion gives a detailed picture of how the country is reacting to the major, unfolding drama in the Middle East. Conducted … Continue reading

April 6, 2011
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Did Obama’s Election Kill the Antiwar Movement?

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Since 2003, the antiwar movement in the United States has had much to protest with Americans fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Libya, but the movement—which has dropped off sharply the past two years—may be more anti-Republican … Continue reading