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Radical Militants pose Roadblocks to Development

Chase Wonderlic & John Ahn The extremist rebel group Boko Haram has been operating in French West Africa since the beginning of the twenty-first century. In this time, the group has wrought death and destruction in the region, culminating in … Continue reading

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Durum Wheat and Crop Varieties – Making the Difference?

Crop varieties and genetic modifications have been in existence for years, but that doesn’t mean that advancements are not still in progress and still making real change. In northern Africa and other parts of the world, particularly those near the … Continue reading

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Venezuelan Migrant Crisis: A South American Problem

Grey Reames & Jake Cash Nicolás Maduro took over as president of Venezuela in 2013 following the death of socialist leader Hugo Chávez. Since taking over, hyperinflation, food shortages, and thinning natural resources have plagued the country. By the end … Continue reading

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Made in Ethiopia? A Story of Chinese Outsourcing

Hawassa Industrial Park is one of many new examples sprouting all around Ethiopia of new industrialization. In a mere 2 years, the park opened and already has 1,400 locals employed. The drought ridden, landlocked African country has begun to transform … Continue reading

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Can Rome Be Built in a Day?

Oliver Herndon & Jon Pezzi On a sandy, barren expanse of the Saudi Arabian dessert lies the foundations for history’s most ambitious mega-city project. The policy of the Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman is to build a 10,230-square-mile city known … Continue reading

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The Effect of HIV Fear on Sexual Behaviors

Marshall Hespe, Sabin Nshimyumukiza Around the world, people believe that it is very easy to contract HIV. A median person believes that a one-time unprotected sex with an HIV-positive person would result in contracting the virus for sure. However, research … Continue reading

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“Plata O Pomo” – Baja California Sur

John Gaugin-Rosenthal and Matthew Mesisklis Baja California has served as a tourist hub for decades – luxurious real estate, pristine beaches, and excessive (well-deserved) drinking characterize the area. Now, a year following the extradition of El Chapo, several factions are … Continue reading

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Remittance Map

The Pew Research Center provides a fascinating interactive map on international remittances. The default is set for flows to and from the US, but you can reset to look at other countries. The underlying data are from the World Bank … Continue reading

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To Modernize the “Chilean Miracle”

John Ahn and Chase Wonderlic Acclaimed as the economic model for Neoliberal reform in Latin America, Chile’s economy has experienced remarkable growth in the past few decades (Hojman, 73). Despite a complex international commodities market and the frequency of external … Continue reading

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Water Scarcity and Stella Artois

Although access to clean drinking water isn’t of concern for most of the developed world, there are currently 2.1 billion people (or just over a quarter of the world’s population) that lack access to safely managed drinking water services. Of … Continue reading

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