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Peru's disgraced presidents: Ollanta Humala under investigation for corruption

The massive corruption scandal surrounding the Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht continues to make headlines in Peru.

As the Associated Press reported on July 14, a judge in Peru ordered former president Ollanta Humala and his wife to be held for up to 18 months during a corruption investigation against the couple. 464 more words

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Journal of Strategic Studies: "Japan's Post-2012 Institutional Reforms & Sino-Japanese Crisis (In)Stability"

My latest peer-reviewed article… an analysis of the implications of recent institutional reforms–esp. the new National Security Council–for Japan’s crisis management capabilities…has just been published in the newest issue of  202 more words

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President Michel Temer accused of corruption by Brazil's top prosecutor

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Michel Temer’s presidency is crashing down around him. After a brief reprieve by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal who acquitted the president of abuse of power charges relating to the 2014 presidential election, President Temer is once again accused of wrongdoing. 654 more words

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A Plague of Personality: Why Corbyn Gives Me Hope

I can already sense the hate I’ll get from writing this article.

I’ve had enough of that winning smile. If recent history teaches us one thing, it’s to always look past it. 2,011 more words

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Nuevo Camino Económico en Ecuador

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El 24 de mayo, después de una elección importante y un polémico recuento, Lenin Moreno fue inaugurado como el 44º presidente de Ecuador. 1,944 more words

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