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World Politics
0 Global crises cause humanitarian spending to spike

The amount of money spent on humanitarian aid reached a record high last year. Disasters like the typhoon in the Philippines, the crisis in the Central African Republic and the ongoing civil war in Syria all contributed. Government humanitarian aid increased by 24% from 2012 to 2013, totaling  $22 billion billion.…

Human Rights
0 Containing global violence costs nearly $10 trillion a year

A U.S. Army Soldier from Alpha Company, 13th Psychological Operations Battalion pulls security from a humvee at a vehicle control point in the village of Kapisa, Afghanistan.Staff Sgt. Michael L. Casteel The price of insecurity is quite high. The Institute for Economics and Peace estimates that the world spent $9.46…

World Politics
1 Five reasons why you might be confused about Congo

Bob Dylan, Highway 61 RevisitedFlickr, dag Congo makes a lot of people feel like the hapless Mr. Jones in Bob Dylan’s Ballad of a Thin Man: “You know something’s happening but you don’t know what it is.” For example: The news today out of Congo is that the Rwandan-backed rebels …

Basics
0 Rwandan-backed rebels take Congo city Goma

A rebel army widely believed to be backed by the Rwandan government has taken over Goma, a city in eastern DR Congo bordering Rwanda. Many are concerned that this action could spark a much larger regional war. This is a big deal folks. Remember the last time you didn’t pay…