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Attack on US Consulate in Libya

Posted by: Annie Voy | September 12, 2012 | 2 Comments |

Four U.S. diplomats including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya were killed Wednesday in an apparent terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. More information here and here.

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Posted by: Annie Voy | August 29, 2012 Comments Off on Welcome! |

Welcome to the Global Economic Issues blog. I will use this blog to post news articles, op-eds and other multimedia links that are relevant to international economics and development. I encourage you to utilize the “subscribe” feature (on the right) to receive timely notification when the blog is updated. Comments are open to students in my Global Economic Issues course at Gonzaga University.

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Interesting article from the NYT about the advocacy group ‘Global Witness’ withdrawing support from the Kimberley Process.

Global Witness Quits Group on ‘Blood Diamonds’

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Sanctions against Syria

Posted by: Annie Voy | November 27, 2011 Comments Off on Sanctions against Syria |

The Arab League voted Sunday to levy economic sanctions against Syria. The sanctions are discussed in the New York Times here:

Arab League approves Syrian sanctions

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Human Development Report 2011

Posted by: Annie Voy | November 13, 2011 Comments Off on Human Development Report 2011 |

Last week the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) released their annual Human Development Report (the document which quantifies the Human Development Index, HDI). Below is a link to the report and an interesting comment on the newly released indicators from The Economist.

Human Development Report 2011 (UNDP)

Human Development Index, Deconstructing Development (The Economist)

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