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Analysis: Chile’s Student Protests

Chile economic outlook and youth unrest

Chile is often used as an example of economic success, political stability and development by the West, but protests these past months have challenged many of the economic and political foundations on which Chile’s current government is built.

Joint Strike Fighter: Hanging in the Balance?

international politics of the joint strike fighter

It is becoming increasingly hard for Lockheed Martin to weather the din of negative press surrounding the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as of late.

America’s Policy Failure in Myanmar

Burma Braces For Historic Elections

Despite a brief period of time last year that suggested otherwise, it seems that the United States will continue to view its foreign policy towards Myanmar through the lens of human rights and not realpolitik.

Japan feeling the squeeze in East Asia

Kunashiri Island, one of four islands known as the Southern Kuriles in Russia and Northern Territories in Japan.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to the disputed Kurile Islands off the north coast of Japan will surely set alarm bells off within the Japanese defense establishment.

ANALYSIS: EU eyes reform to ward off another sovereign debt crisis

SarkozyMerkel, cc Flickr Pimkie, modified,

October 29th, 2010 ( - The Franco-German axis is attempting to rewrite parts of the Lisbon Treaty in an effort to avoid another Greek-style sovereign debt crisis.

ANALYSIS: Can the Pakistani Army Hold on to Gains in South Waziristan?

Pakistan Paramilitary Troops

he Pakistani army managed to flush the Taliban out of their stronghold in South Waziristan in an offensive launched a year ago. But will they be able to keep them out?

ANALYSIS: How Much Does a Seat in the US Congress Cost?

CBS Interview

According to BBC News, fundraising and spending in US mid-term elections has reached a new record of $2 billion. That translates into roughly $4 million for each seat up for grabs.

ANALYSIS: An Iran Connection in Kabul?

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks dur

A US official has raised the alarm on Iran’s “negative influence” in Afghanistan.

UK Government Spending Cuts in Detail

Britain's Finance Minister George Osborne announces the UK government's spending plans at parliament in London

A historic round of cost-cutting measures has been announced by the British government in an effort to shore up investor confidence and avoid another Greek-style sovereign debt crisis.

Chinese Companies Breaking through Iran Sanctions

stars and stripes of china and US

According to the Washington Post, a top US official has submitted a list of Chinese companies and banks that are breaking UN sanctions on Iran to the Chinese authorities.

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