Category: The Nation

Will a ‘remorseful’ Abe offer an official ‘apology’ for WWII?

April 22nd, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies, The Nation, Thomas Berger 0 comments

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Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s speech yesterday and today at the Asian-African Summit in Jakarta and the address before the US Congress during his upcoming visit to Washington beginning April 26 will be closely watched…

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The Brain Cancer Rate for Girls in This Town Shot Up 550%—Is a Defense Contractor to Blame?

October 19th, 2014 in 2014, Madeleine Scammell, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, The Nation 0 comments

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Madeleine Scammell, School of Public Health

For years, radioactive waste has seeped into swampland, canals—even drinking water. Now a few families are fighting to hold the polluters accountable…

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“Experimental science tries to understand the relationship between x chemical and y outcome in a controlled setting. Whatever you find, there will be people who doubt the veracity of your findings because we don’t live in an experimental setting, and you can never control all of the factors that might have contributed to that disease occurrence.”

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Dear War Hawks: There Is No ‘Isolationist’ Conspiracy to Destroy American Power

October 24th, 2013 in 2013, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, The Nation 0 comments

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By Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

The abiding defect of US foreign policy?…

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America’s Afghan Victims

September 19th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Neta Crawford, Newsmakers, The Nation 0 comments

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Neta Crawford, College of Arts & Sciences

When an American soldier dies in Afghanistan, his death is not anonymous…

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NYC’s Dwindling Neighborhood Hospitals

August 19th, 2013 in 2013, Alan Sager, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, The Nation 0 comments

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Alan Sager, School of Public Health

For many New Yorkers, the trip to treat a broken appendage or receive vaccination shots is growing longer…

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“We may look back in 10 years and say, ‘How could we not have seen this coming?’ Keeping open a hospital today is going to cost a lot less than rebuilding at $3 million a bed.”

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Naming Our Nameless War

May 28th, 2013 in 2013, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, The Nation 0 comments

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By Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

For well over a decade now the United States has been “a nation at war.” Does that war have a name?…

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Women’s rights can be ‘promoted’ in Taliban-heavy areas

October 18th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Husain Haqqani, Newsmakers, The Nation 0 comments

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Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

In the wake of the cold-blooded shooting of Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani education activist, The New York Times Tuesday devoted space for an open debate aimed at eliciting views about ways to safely support women’s rights in Taliban-heavy areas, or whether is it time to take a tougher stance…

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The Golden Age of Special Operations

May 29th, 2012 in 2012, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, The Nation 0 comments

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By Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

As he campaigns for re-election, President Obama periodically reminds audiences of his success in terminating the deeply unpopular Iraq War…

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Scoring the Global War on Terror

February 21st, 2012 in 2012, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, The Nation 0 comments

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By Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

With the United States now well into the second decade of what the Pentagon has styled an “era of persistent conflict,” the war formerly known as the global war on terrorism (unofficial acronym WFKATGWOT) appears increasingly fragmented and diffuse…

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