Source: Costa Rican Times

The Nicaragua Canal: Another blow for the United States?

July 14, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Russia and China in the backyard of the United States? When in the beginnings of the 19th century the German explorer Alexander von Humboldt drafted his maps of the Central American isthmus, he contemplated about a connection between the Pacific and the Atlantic. About one hundred years later, the UnitedRead More

NDA's alliances in Tamil Nadu and Sri-Lanka

NDA's alliances in Tamil Nadu and Sri-Lanka

July 10, 2014 at 2:34 PM

It remains to be seen if the BJP, if elected, will draw from the previous Vajpayee-led government’s stance on foreign policy issues like Sri Lanka. Now may be a good time for the BJP to declare its agenda on such issues, considering that it could win them more voters, at least in Tamil Nadu, which has a sizeable 39 Lok Sabha seats.

Netanyahu at the United Nations

Netanyahu at the United Nations

July 10, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Netanyahu at the UN: de-constructing his address When Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly on September 29th, most of his speech seemed all-too-familiar at first look—a re-hash of the blunt rhetoric that he has employed in his previous speeches. In this part of the world,Read More

India- Sri Lanka: Fishing (for) solutions.

India- Sri Lanka: Fishing (for) solutions.

July 6, 2014 at 5:21 AM

  Continuing his analysis on this issue, Zahaan Khan now studies the post-election relationship between India and Sri Lanka. His previous article can be found here.   Even before he took the up the mantle of the most powerful and responsible job that India has to offer, Narendra Modi provedRead More

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The (ir) relevance of the G77 : Post Bolivia 2014

June 23, 2014 at 8:06 AM

  Looking at the relevance of the G77 after Bolivia, 2014 The G77+China is one of the oldest groups in the international system. It was born in 1964, at the end of the first United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Its creation responded to the idea that the internationalRead More

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On football tournaments and labour abuse.

June 23, 2014 at 7:55 AM

  The tiny nation of Qatar, perched like a barnacle along the Persian Gulf, is known for several things. It’s the richest country in the world by GDP, thanks to its location above an oil field as big as itself. The Qatari government’s cultural arm, the Qatar Museums Authority, recentlyRead More

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The System of ‘control social’ in Bolivia- an Effective Alternative to the War on Drugs?

June 23, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Unquestionably, José Mujica is one of the most unorthodox presidents currently in power. The political leader of the small South American country of Uruguay donates about 90% of his income and lives on a farm outside the capital Montevideo. More importantly, his country recently legalized the consumption and cultivation ofRead More

Following in Mujica’s Footsteps

Following in Mujica’s Footsteps

June 10, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Why Uruguay is leading the way in human rights initiatives across the globe   Like most Latin American countries, Uruguay endured a brutal and relentless military dictatorship during the Cold War. From 1973-1985, the ruling generals turned the country into a prison state, as Uruguay became the world’s leader inRead More

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New president, new challenges: reviving Ukrainian identity.

June 6, 2014 at 5:38 AM

  It is said that the Ukrainian election is a conclusion to the last 5 months of struggle against the old system, but most importantly it is the new starting point for a new and changed country going through an evolutionary phase. However the separatists still actively present seem toRead More

The Child of Divorced Parents: The South America Defense Council

The Child of Divorced Parents: The South America Defense Council

June 6, 2014 at 5:00 AM

  Unlike Asia, the Middle East or Western Europe, South America is a very homogenous region; due to its colonial past, the continent inherited two –very similar– languages and cultural proximity. Regional integration in the economic, social and cultural fields, has been brewing for decades in South America, among theRead More