Category: GlobalPost

Did Japanese lawmakers intend to provoke Obama by honoring war criminals?

April 23rd, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, GlobalPost, Newsmakers, Thomas Berger 0 comments

Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences

Years after the Obama administration announced a “deliberate and strategic decision” to pivot to Asia, the US president is trying to revive the foreign policy initiative with a trip to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines…

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“The main reason for these visits to the shrine was because of the timing of the annual spring festival. Conservative lawmakers often visit the shrine on this date, although this year’s contingent is unusually large, reflecting the large number of conservative lawmakers in the current Diet and heightened awareness of the issue.”

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Bombing images normalize fears and build support for the global war on terror

June 11th, 2013 in 2013, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, GlobalPost, Newsmakers 0 comments

Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

We remember the weapons they used…

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“We have this image that the way we fight — meaning using the methods that we’re comfortable with or methods that we can afford because we are rich — we come to think that’s “fighting fair” or that’s war conducted the way war should be conducted.”

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Canada’s north greening as world gets warmer

March 13th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, GlobalPost, Newsmakers, Ranga Myneni, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

Ranga Myneni, College of Arts & Sciences

The northern part of the world is going green according to a new study…

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“Higher northern latitudes are getting warmer, arctic sea ice and the duration of snow cover are diminishing, the growing season is getting longer and plants are growing more.”

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Robert Pinsky, America’s poet laureate, goes to Israel

February 9th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, GlobalPost, Newsmakers, Robert Pinsky 0 comments

Robert Pinsky, College of Arts & Sciences

As befitting a celebrated poet at the height of his powers, Robert Pinsky strides toward an interview in the company of a striking flame-haired woman in black…

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The strategic impact of the Petraeus scandal: Q & A

November 14th, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, GlobalPost, Newsmakers, Nick Mills 0 comments

Nick Mills, College of Communication

The scandal that ended Gen. David Petraeus’ career as CIA Director and has now involved the top US commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, continues to get more convoluted…

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Assange asylum legal redux: what are we really talking about, here?

August 17th, 2012 in 2012, GlobalPost, Newsmakers, Robert Sloane, School of Law 0 comments

Robert Sloane, School of Law

Since Ecuador’s offer of asylum to Julian Assange Thursday morning, news outlets have been trying to crack the legal code surrounding the WikiLeaks founder’s fate…

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Nigeria’s finance minster to be nominated for World Bank president

March 23rd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, GlobalPost, Kevin Gallagher, Newsmakers 0 comments

Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences

South Africa, Nigeria and Angola plan to nominate Nigeria’s Finance Minister to be the next president of the World Bank, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing unnamed officials…

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