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Free-Wheeling Web Commentary Challenges Media's Traditional Power

Nayef Al-Rodhan YaleGlobal, 31 March 2015
Blogs continue to wield influence; governments and bloggers could coordinate on regulations to increase the potential
OXFORD : The internet and global interconnectivity, while often taken for granted, has changed the face of social reality. Weblogs, more commonly known as blogs, have emerged and in many ways manifest both extremes of positive and negative potential. More >

Danger From the East: Bangladeshi Extremists Target India

Saroj Kumar Rath YaleGlobal, 26 March 2015
Political turmoil in Bangladesh spurs poverty, marginalization, illegal immigration to India and extremism

North Korea’s New Tactic: Discredit Those Who Report Human-Rights Abuses

Steven Borowiec YaleGlobal, 24 March 2015
In response to UN inquiry North Korea targets and discredits escapees and their tales of torture and abuses

In the News

Joe Cirincione
The Huffington Post, 31 March 2015
The deal must guarantee rapid-response punishments for cheating
Thu Huong Le
Viet Nam News, 30 March 2015
Hanoi citizens express outrage; city’s “landscape project,” involves cutting 6,700 mature trees
Beenish Ahmed
ThinkProgress, 30 March 2015
Anti-Semitism may contribute to emigration to Israel
Akim Alma Smari, Rory Jones, and Asa Fitch
The Wall Street Journal, 27 March 2015
Saudi Arabia sets out to organize Arab joint force for the larger Middle East
María Elena Candia
Foreign Policy, 27 March 2015
Maduro administration continues unsustainable government spending

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