Notes 9-31

Notes 9-31 - Notes(continued from 9/29 Current Events •...

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Unformatted text preview: 9/31/07 Notes (continued from 9/29) Current Events: • Argentina o Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner elected o First woman president in Argentina, second in US o Kirchner credited with recovery from 2001 economic crisis; but inflation, looming energy crisis • China: safety of exports o 2007 – tainted pet food, toothpaste, seafood from China o Gov. arrested 774 people in the last two months • Iran – recent visit from Vladimir Putin (Russia) o IAEA inspectors in Tehran to discuss nuclear program o Mohammed El Baradei asked US to soften its rhetoric o UNSC to consider further sanctions in mid-November • Sudan: Darfur peace talks opened Sunday o Gov. declared unilateral cease fire o But many rebels aren’t participating • Egypt to start up civilian nuclear program International Political Economy • IPE focuses on the reciprocal interactions between wealth (economy) and power (politics) • Topics: o Why are some states more open to trade than others?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course POLI 150 taught by Professor Mosley during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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