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Egypt 2.0

by Andrew Kessinger February 2, 2011

In the following weeks, and for the first time in decades, it will be up to the Egyptian people to determine their government. Mubarak might be able to silence their tweets but the roar that remains is heard loud and clear.

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Spoiling the Peacetalk

by Andrew Kessinger August 24, 2010

The Obama administration, let alone the American people, cannot afford to continue to send billions in aid to any government that would deliberately manipulate its support and endanger its security.

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The Other Side of the Berlin Wall

by Andrew Kessinger November 12, 2009

German Chancellor Merkel touted the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall as a “day of celebration for all of Europe.” But not everyone is elated.

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Reversal in Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy?

by Andrew Kessinger October 8, 2009

Is the Pentagon starting to reverse its support of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? This month’s Joint Force Quarterly boldly asserts, “there is no scientific evidence to support the claim that unit cohesion will be negatively affected if homosexuals serve openly.”

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Dinner with Ahmadinejad

by Andrew Kessinger September 28, 2009

Very rarely are mere students afforded the chance to meet with heads of state, so when invited to dine with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad this week, I accepted.

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You Can’t Read This In China

by Andrew Kessinger August 14, 2009

Chinese Internet users won a small but encouraging victory on Thursday when Information Technology Minister, Li Yizhong, eased the controversial requirement to install website-filtering software on all new personal computers.

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