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New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus, March 23, 2012 (photo by Flickr user yuwenmemon licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic license).
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Labor, Human Rights Concerns Make Satellite Campuses a Risky Choice

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A professor from New York University was recently barred from entering the United Arab Emirates, where the school has a new campus, after he criticized the country’s labor practices. In an interview, Stephen Wilkins of Plymouth University discussed the challenges facing Western satellite campuses. more


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Despite Falling Energy Prices, Arctic Oil Exploration Likely to Continue

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The U.S. Department of the Interior is due to decide this week if Royal Dutch Shell can restart drilling for oil off the coast of Alaska after it was forced to shut down operations in 2012. In an interview, Robert Huebert, an associate professor at the University of Calgary, discussed Arctic drilling amid the slump in global oil prices. more

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Israel Finds Fruitful Defense Partnerships in Southeast Asia

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Earlier this month, the director general of Israel’s Defense Ministry was in Hanoi to discuss boosting defense ties with the Vietnamese defense minister. In an interview, Alvite Singh Ningthoujam of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi discussed Israel’s defense relationships in Southeast Asia. more

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Civilian Nuclear Exports Poised to Become Major Tool for India

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Last month, India signed a nuclear energy deal with Sri Lanka during Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's visit to New Dehli. In an email interview, Saurav Jha, an independent energy consultant in India, discussed India’s civilian nuclear export industry. more

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After Election, New Lesotho Coalition Unlikely to Tackle Needed Reform

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After last month’s election in Lesotho produced no clear winner, the opposition Democratic Congress formed a coalition with six smaller parties. In an interview, Dimpho Motsamai, a policy analyst and researcher at the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa, discussed Lesotho’s election. more