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Beyond Human Rights Rituals A Case for State-Nation Specific Negotiation Of UNDRIP Implementation

quoting Tod Lindbergvia IC Magazine
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tod Lindberg, research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, argues that Posner’s historical analysis is essentially wrong, “International human-rights law is good and useful not because it compels, which it mostly can’t, but because it inspires.”

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March Madness From The United Nations

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Friday, March 20, 2015

The NCAA basketball tournament has started, and I hope I’ve picked my brackets as well as I predicted the outcome of this month’s meeting of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a component of the UN’s World Health Organization that evaluates the likelihood that various chemicals cause cancer.

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Countries Or Jurisdictions With A Flat Tax As Of March 2015

by Alvin Rabushkavia Flat Tax
Friday, March 20, 2015

Countries or Jurisdictions With a Flat Tax as of March 2015 (Includes Personal Exemption or Allowance. Effective Zero Rate on First Tranche of Earnings or Self-Employed Business Profits)

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Defects Of First Republic Pervade 2015 Politics, Say Panelists

mentioning Larry Diamondvia The Guardian
Friday, February 13, 2015
HOW far apart is Nigeria’s politics of 2015 from that of 1965 that was largely characterised by ethnic and religious cleavages that subsequently led to the collapse of the First Republic? What lessons have politicians of today learnt from that era in forging a cohesive and progressive country from the impediments of the past?
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Gambia ‘Getting Away With Murder’ As European Donors Grapple With Funding Effort

quoting Larry Diamondvia International Business Times
Monday, December 15, 2014

European efforts to pressure Gambia over its new anti-gay law could be undermined as the tiny West African nation turns to Gulf Arab donors for aid.

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The Return Of Africa’s Strongmen

quoting Larry Diamondvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 5, 2014

On the same November morning when Boko Haram seized yet another village in Nigeria’s north, police in riot gear surrounded the country’s House of Representatives in the capital city of Abuja. But they weren’t guarding the country’s parliament against an assault by the notorious Islamist insurgency; they were there to block a politician from casting his vote.

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Markos Kounalakis on the John Batchelor Show (9:26)

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Visiting Fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses Boko Haram and its kidnapping of Nigerian girls on the John Batchelor Show.

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Our Attention Strayed From Missing Nigerian Girls For Too Long

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Nigerian military officials now say that more than 200 girls abducted in April by the heavily armed Boko Haram rebels will be returned.

 
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The Ebola Scare

by Charles L. Hoopervia Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Why is the FDA preventing an important drug from going to market? 
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There Are Far Higher Public Health Priorities For Africa Than Ebola

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In a world of limited healthcare resources, we need to make hard decisions that will deliver high-impact outcomes for the most people at the least cost.  Giving the WHO an additional half-billion dollars to curb Ebola virus infections would be a poor choice.

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