Oct 2, 2011

Effects of disenfranchisement

In his Sept. 22 letter, “A prevalent form of propaganda,” Greg Leviton addresses a number of points that are often brought up concerning issues in the Middle East. Although I appreciate his ardor in support of Israel, many of these topics are more nuanced ...

Apr 6, 2011

End game in Ivory Coast

In most elections, the person who collects the most votes is declared winner and takes the office that was contested. Not in the Ivory Coast. There, incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo has refused to leave office after losing to former Prime Minister Alessane Ouattara. The ...

Jan 5, 2008

Gloomy economic outlook

The economic outlook for Japan in 2008 is not bright. The Japanese economy faces a variety of factors that are likely to place a drag on its growth, such as the steep rises in oil prices and the expected slowdown of the U.S. economy ...