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What’s the Deal With an Authoritarian in Manila?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that knows the difference between archipelagos and atoll formation (thanks, Darwin). In this edition, we’ll discuss the fascinating and irascible new Filipino leader Rodrigo Duterte and his new … Continue reading

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What Was the Deal With 2013?

Hello All! In this week’s edition, we’ll forget it’s 2014 and continue to write 2013 on all letters and checks until March. And now… for something completely different! A summary of the year 2013. We can’t describe everything that went … 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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What’s the Deal With a Russian-Cozy Georgia?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that is ready for some Caucasian wine. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss the Russian renewal of Georgian imports and the implications of a closer relationship between the … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With a French Gesture in Algiers?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of What’s the Deal?”, the blog that rarely makes conciliatory remarks to its former colonies. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss a trip to Algeria by the French President Francois Hollande and what it … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With All These Global Maritime Disputes?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?”, the blog that doesn’t repeat itself that often. In this week’s post we’ll discuss the continuing squabbles in different coastal regions of the world over water boundaries and country ownership. … Continue reading

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