Monthly Archives: May 2008

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May 30, 2008

Weak Trade Week

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. The U.S. government’s ‘World Trade Week’ offered the chance to reflect on the ill-informed nationwide backlash on free trade.  For example, a recent Pew poll revealed that most Americans hold contradictory views about the impact of free trade …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
May 29, 2008

Russian Opposition Takes A Principled Stand

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. Russia’s political development under Vladimir Putin, and his hand-picked successor Dmitry Medvedev, has been an ever-accelerating process of solidifying “unity” and quashing pluralism.
2. One exception to that rule was the 17 May meeting of the opposition ‘National Assembly’, …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
May 28, 2008

Poverty, Development and Democracy in Latin America

Introduction
The leaders of the world today are confronted by many different problems that stretch beyond their countries’ frontiers. Clean water is an issue that concerns humanity.  Global security does not belong to a single country. Technology and transport is an …

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The Absolute Duty to Protect

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
1.     The Western world has developed an evolved understanding between citizens and the state. This, in turn, has allowed an evolution to take place in our understanding of the state’s duty to protect citizens, with this now regarded as an …

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The Absolute Duty to Protect

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
1.     The Western world has developed an evolved understanding between citizens and the state. This, in turn, has allowed an evolution to take place in our understanding of the state’s duty to protect citizens, with this now regarded as an …

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Poverty, Development and Democracy in Latin America

By kind invitation of John Grogan MP, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to be able to host a discussion with former President of Peru Dr Alejandro Toledo to examine the current state of affairs in Latin America. Dr Toledo considered how the region can …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Economy, South America
May 27, 2008

The Difficulties Venezuela is Bound to Experience

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
1.     Huge oil reserves have made the Venezuelan government and high society fond of imports. This behaviour has resulted in a huge gap between rich and poor in the country. The split was based on the ability of each …

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Legitimacy, Legality, and the League of Democracies

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
1.  The “League of Democracies” has captured imaginations on all sides of the political spectrum and sparked a spirited debate over democratization, the United Nations, and the U.S. role in the world.
2.  The “League of Democracies” in its current …

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May 26, 2008

Choppy waters ahead for Brown

Executive Summary
1.     The British government deserves praise for its determination to spend ‘£’4bn on new aircraft carriers. This greatly diminishes any reliance Britainhad of relying on friendly nations from which to launch aerial forays and are befitting of a nation that …

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May 23, 2008

The Ahmadinejad Distraction

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.     The President of Iran’s rhetoric is deflecting attention away from a much needed debate over the consequences of his country’s nuclear program.
2.     The prime danger posed by Iranian nuclear weapons is not that they might be used in …

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