Tag Archives: United States

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): Tensions Between China and the U.S.?

The week-long state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping taking place as I write this blog is a lavish affair. But the festivities and fanfare mask underlying tensions between the two economies. One of the sources of tension is the … Continue reading

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K-Pop Culture in South Korea: Korean Blog Series: Part 4

“Let me entertain you,” Gypsy Rose Lee, a burlesque singer and dancer cooed these memorable words in the finale song in the 1962 movie of the same name. The South Korean government has taken this refrain to heart and is … Continue reading

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National Council for the Social Studies Conference Reflection

We just returned from the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference, November 22-23, in St. Louis, Missouri. It was an exciting conference for us (Sarah, Nancy, and Denise) at the Center for Global Awareness because for the first … Continue reading

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Growing Socioeconomic Inequality and the Shrinking American Middle Class

Socioeconomic inequality is on many people’s minds today, and is increasingly reported in the media.  A recently released documentary, Inequality for a All, is based on the work of noted economist Robert Reich and makes an impassioned plea for the … Continue reading

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Iran and the Bomb: A Visitor’s Perspective

I got chills even though it was warm in the bus.  Not far outside of Qom, a very holy city in central Iran, one of our group leaders pointed out a barren landscape to the west as the underground site … Continue reading

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Mother of Monarchs

I feel like a mother of monarchs!  It’s the only way I can describe the feeling of pride I have when I see one of these orange and black beauties floating by in my garden these days.  All I’ve done … Continue reading

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Sweet Aleppo: Before the Disintegration of Syria

Aleppo was breathtaking in 2005! Located in northwest Syria, it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Parked at the end of the ancient Silk Road, the city boasted of selling beautiful silks, textiles and other … Continue reading

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