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Joint African Union-United Nations Peacekeeping Efforts: A Dangerous Liaison?

Publié le 1 septembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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Joint African Union-United Nations Peacekeeping Efforts: A Dangerous Liaison?

Following a decade of failed peacekeeping endeavours across Africa at the end of last century, the United Nations (UN) was forced to re-evaluate its role as a global institution for conflict resolution. In the newly reformulated African Union (AU), the UN seems to have found a reliable regional ally to help share the burden of […]

Lending a Harming Hand: The Interaction of Aid and Conflict

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Lending a Harming Hand: The Interaction of Aid and Conflict

Large foreign aid commitments garner good publicity. Pledges are generally viewed positively and are not considered further. In turbulent situations, though, one must ask whether these financial commitments translate into positive changes on the ground. Unfortunately, there is not always a clear relationship between aid and peace. Drawing heavily on Mary Anderson, this article will […]

Assessing the European Community’s Merger Regulations

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Assessing the European Community’s Merger Regulations

The European Community (EC) has come a long way since its initial attempts at merger control under provisions which were only tangentially applicable. Merger legislation of the 1980s enabled the European Commission to develop a test of market dominance for the assessment of transactions between undertakings. However, this test did not allow for the consideration […]

Grameen Bank and the Microfinance Revolution

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Grameen Bank and the Microfinance Revolution

Micro-credit revolutionized rural economic development. While micro-credit institutions such as the Grameen Bank were heavily subsidized in the past, the current view among policy makers is that self-sustainability is needed to add to the impact of these institutions. However, some of Grameen Bank’s goals, such as fighting poverty and increasing the standard of living of […]

English Version Launched

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English Version Launched

What are we to make of the existing coverage of international current affairs? Analogously, we may ask ourselves whether the present mediascape adequately reflects the effects international issues have on our daily lives. Though a handful of publications cover international issues exclusively, national coverage and public relations are generally the priority. The status quo thus […]

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