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0 Do the Olympics go hand in hand with human rights violations?

Olympics protesters in Berlin. Credit: Adam Groffman Do the Olympics go hand in hand with human rights violations? If we look at the history of the games, it sure looks like it. “The Olympic Games have displaced more than two million people in the last 20 years, disproportionately affecting minorities…

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0 Why is the red line at chemical weapons?

allvoices US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke passionately about the abhorrent act of Syrian forces deploying chemical weapons to kill hundreds of people last week. “What we saw in Syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. It defies any code of morality,” said Kerry. “Let me…

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0 BRICS rapid growth slowing down, may have been unique

The main feature of the new issue of The Economist is on the emerging economies. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa make up the group better known as the BRICS. In the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis the economies of the BRICS managed to roar onward and…

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