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Why the Ukraine Crisis Puts Globalization at Risk

The Ukraine crisis will be a turning point for how states think about globalization. For almost twenty years, the United States and all major powers …

Introducing R to a non-programmer, in an hour

Biostatistics PhD candidate Alyssa Frazee was tasked with teaching her sister, an undergraduate in sociology, how to use R. She had only one …

Data Science

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Open Source Movement

Unease grows over Syrian rebels

<b>More than 80 Conservative MPs have written to David Cameron about their "very real concerns" about the idea of Britain helping to arm Syrian rebels.</b><p>They fear arms could fall into the wrong hands and the conflict could be prolonged.<p>They have demanded a debate and vote in the House of Commons before …

United Kingdom

Afghan 'insider attack' kills Americans in Paktika<p><b>Two US soldiers and an American civilian have been killed in a possible insider attack in eastern Afghanistan, the Nato-led force says.</b><p>A man wearing …


Sudan 'orders halt to oil transfers' from South Sudan

<b>Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the stoppage of oil transfers through its territory from South Sudan from Sunday, state media report.</b><p>State radio gave no further details in a text alert that it sent to subscribers.<p>Oil only started flowing again in April after the two sides struck a deal.<p>…


Deadly clashes after Libya protest<p><b>At least 25 people have died in Benghazi in eastern Libya, in clashes that erupted during protests outside a militia headquarters.</b><p>Dozens more were …


Ankara protesters clash with Turkish police<p><b>Police in the Turkish capital Ankara have used tear gas and water cannon on demonstrators as anti-government protests continue.</b><p>About 5,000 people had …

Taksim Square

The Limits On Big Data

<i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i> host Rachel Martin talks with Noah Shachtman, editor of the national security blog at <i>Wired Magazine</i>, about whether Big Data is ever too big to use.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>The intelligence leaks brought about the latest round of political sniping this past week. But the …


China Is Building Ties With Mexico

In years past, the two countries have kept each other at arms length as they competed to manufacture cheap goods. <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i> host Rachel Martin talks with Enrique Dussel Peters, a professor in Mexico City, about countries efforts build a diplomatic relationship.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, …


Delegations From Rival Koreas Meet At Panmunjom

For the first time in two years, delegations from North and South Korea sat down for talks aimed at ratcheting down escalating tensions on the peninsula.<p>The meeting took place at the symbolically significant border village of Panmunjom, where nearly 60 years ago the two sides signed an armistice …

Chinese Cyber-Hacking Discussed At Obama-Xi Summit

A two-day summit between President Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, is being described as a "unique, positive and constructive" meeting that reportedly produced broad agreement on handling North Korea and put the thorny issue of cybersecurity at the forefront.<p>It was hoped the summit, …

Cyrus and Michael Tang Endow New Chair in China Policy Studies

David Ochmanek; Peter A. Wilson; Brenna Allen; John Speed Meyers; Carter C. …

Public Policy

Syria war: Germany suspends upgrade to Turkey tanks

RSS for NodeFri, 26 Jan 2018 00:49:55 GMTCopyright: (C) British Broadcasting Corporation, see for …


Zambian 'sex drugs' land men in cholera centre

Three Zambians are admitted to a cholera centre after taking "sex enhancing" herbs which made them sick.


Man hit by train in quest for perfect selfie

The Indian gym trainer was knocked down by the speeding train after he ignored warnings to move away.


Syria war: Kurds call on Damascus to defend against Turks

Officials in Syria's Afrin area urge Damascus to protect the borders, as a Turkish attack continues.

Middle East