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China’s Economic Woes

January 7, 2014

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Since the formation of the Chinese Communist party, the world has watched China evolve into the world power it is today. However, the rise in Chinese foreign investments indicates a weakening homeland where Chinese billionaires do not want to store their capital. Consequently, China is playing a deceiving game of economic protectionism masked by a rise in soft power. The fact that both the Chinese state and private sectors are seeking to move significant amounts of capital overseas as opposed to investing at home, however, is a reflection of perceptions of the condition of the domestic economy.

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Continue Turning up the Heat!

August 22, 2013


Another African terror chief is possibly dead—now is not the time to back away from a continent that western nations have largely ignored, and seem to not want to remember. With the hopeful news of the death of Abubakar Shekau, the United States should continue to assist legitimate African Governments in their efforts to combat terrorism across Africa. A continued offensive on behalf of the United States and its African allies would help to contain the spread of terrorism to a few isolated patches in the Middle East, as well as help the US in its larger strategic goals.

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Hard Decisions for the Future of Soft Power

February 20, 2013

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As the Obama administration settles in for a second term, regional conflicts continually test the United States’ stance in the international arena. Hillary Clinton’s departure from the State Department is highlighted by a record of securing regional partners and enhanced diplomatic clout. Noticeably absent from news feeds is the lack of discernible responses to alarming national […]

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