Category Archives: International Affairs

What’s the Deal With the Red Shirts in Thailand?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?”, the blog that wonders what color shirt its supporters would wear. In this week’s edition, we’ll: examine a huge protest movement shaking the current government in Thailand. In a complex … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With “A Canal of Their Own” in Nicaragua?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that wonders how Teddy Roosevelt would feel about a new canal. In this week’s blog, we’ll discuss a newly planned canal to be dug in Nicaragua to connect … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Better Labor Conditions for Garment Workers?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that proudly does not outsource its writing. In this week’s post we’ll take a look at an agreement by major U.S. clothing retailers that puts forth a plan … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With an Electoral Decree in Harare?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that got its decree in blog-onomics. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss the announcement by Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe that this year’s presidential elections would be held much … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With a Pushback in Istanbul?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that knows that planning an infrastructure project in Istanbul is no Turkish delight. In this week’s post, we examine the growing protests in Turkey and the reactionary response … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Royal Outlaws in Malaysia?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that explains the Sultanate of Sulu so you don’t have to! In this week’s post, we’ll look at a fascinating small scale invasion by a rag-tag militant group … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Revolutionary Justice in Bangladesh?

Hello all! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that isn’t old enough to mistakenly call Bangladesh “East Pakistan.” In this week’s post, we’ll check in on the South Asian country of Bangladesh and attempt to figure … Continue reading

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