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Turks Tank Twitter?

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan temporarily banned Twitter last week, followed by a brief ban on YouTube! OMG how did the peeps of Turkey survive for a day without it? lol The more important question is: why did that happen? Watch this 20 minutes on Turkey to get...

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So why is Venezuela suddenly on fire with protest? A simple question, with no simple answer actually. A month of violent protest and crackdowns has gripped the country, as it marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of socialist firebrand Hugo Chavez. Related...

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Upon request, a Spring Break special update on the state of Ukraine. Or should we now say the former state of the Ukraine, as the Professor will explain how the Crimean Peninsula has now been lost, and will become part of Mother Russia once more. Also covered: concept...

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In this third and final installment on the unrest in Ukraine, the Professor summarizes the last 3 days of mayhem in eastern and southern Ukraine…which have now crystalized on the Crimean Peninsula, a place that has raised the Russian flag! What the hell is that all...

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Well, hundreds of you asked for it, and now you got it: Here is my take on the current domestic drivel. A self-inflicted wound, the US debt debacle is now a global problem that will affect the planet, and ultimately is a threat to the world economy, the US role in the...

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Interviews

World Leaders

Abdullah Gül

President of Turkey

Let’s talk turkey, no really, let’s talk Turkey! As half of the dynamic duo in charge, Abdullah Gül has served as the 11th President of Turkey since 2007. Balancing his super powers of negotiation and persuasion with his moderate yet progressive ideologies, he has...

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Tony Abbott

Prime Minister of Australia

G’day mates! Word on the street is that the Land of Aus has a brand new Wizard, and a very accomplished one at that. The 2013 Australian Federal Elections gave rise to not only a new leader, but an entirely new party. The Australian Labor Party has had hold of the...

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Uhuru Kenyatta

President of Kenya

With a name like Kenyatta, isn’t it inevitable that you would have to lead the country named Kenya at some point? Elected as the top-tiger of safari-central in March 2013, Uhuru Kenyatta is the son of the founding president of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta—who was the leader of...

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