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From Foreign Policy Fri Nov 21 2014, 18:09:11

A week of news the West missed from the world's most populous country. 

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From Foreign Policy Fri Nov 21 2014, 18:07:22

Professors are harassing students, then facing surprisingly light punishment.

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From Shadow and Act Fri Nov 21 2014, 18:03:27

"The Wedding Ringer" is just one of a handful of projects on Kevin Hart's slate, with highlights that include co-starring with Will Ferrell in a comedy titled "Get Hard," a sequel to the immensely successful "Ride Along," his plans to launch a new 24-hour comedy network later this year, and more. He'll also appear with Chris Rock in "Top Five." Hart is maybe one of the busiest, and most in-demand actors/comedians working right now. I've lost count of the number of projects he's been attached to since the break-out success his stand-up comedy concert "Laugh At My Pain" 3 years ago, which did some impressive damage...

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From Foreign Policy Fri Nov 21 2014, 17:59:37

Why a media baron's new political party may hold the key to the country's future.

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From Foreign Policy Fri Nov 21 2014, 17:57:11

With the Iran talks coming down to the wire, the administration is bringing former White House aide Jake Sullivan back from Yale to help sell Congress on a potential nuclear deal.

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From The Official Blog of Amb. David H. Shinn Fri Nov 21 2014, 17:33:00

The Washington-based Woodrow Wilson Center published on 17 November 2014 a commentary titled "Military Integration after Civil Wars: Any Lessons for Somalia?" by Paul Williams, George Washington University.

Williams draws on information from a new book edited by Roy Licklider titled New Armies from Old: Merging Competing Military Forces after Civil Wars.  The book provides eleven case studies: Sudan, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Rwanda, Philippines, South Africa, DRC, Mozambique, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sierra Leone, and Burundi.  Based on the research in the Licklider book, Williams asks if it has lessons for the situation in Somalia. 

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From Foreign Policy Fri Nov 21 2014, 17:28:32

The best stories from around the world.

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From Foreign Policy Fri Nov 21 2014, 17:11:47

New research reveals that Iranians may be more willing to make a nuclear deal with the United States than previously thought.

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From Shadow and Act Fri Nov 21 2014, 16:53:51

Film Life, Inc has set dates for the 19th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF), which will take place in New York City, running from June 11-14, 2015, at the New York Hilton Midtown and AMC Empire 25 Theater.  The four-day festival is expanding its programming to include a TV Writers Workshop, Network Expo, and case studies of popular current television shows.  "With the renewed prestige of mainstream television and the proliferation of multi-platform distribution, the ABFF will now feature more television-related content that networks can draw on to connect with and promote programming to African American viewers," said Jeff Friday,...

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From ONE Fri Nov 21 2014, 16:26:09

Over the past few months, we hosted ONE Leadership Academy events for volunteers across the country. ONE members attended these trainings lead by ONE staff, which provided opportunities to grow as an advocate and global citizen. The idea for these "leadership academies," which were held in 20 locations from Alaska to Florida, came from 2014 Power Summit evaluation...

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