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U.S. Presidents From the South More Likely to Use Force in Military Disputes

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The United States is more likely to use force in a military dispute when the president is a Southerner, according to a new study coauthored by a Yale political scientist.

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Suicide Bomber Attacks in Brussels Kills Dozens. ISIS Claims Responsibility. Experts Needed For Media

Suicide bomber attack in brussels kills dozens. ISS claims responsibility. Cities around the world ramp up security. Experts needed for media.

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Obama’s Historic Cuba Trip Aimed at Cementing Policy Changes Beyond His Presidency, Expert Says

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Saint Joseph's Expert Comments on President Obama's Visit to Cuba

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Slamming Latinos Motivates Many to Register and Vote

Presidential candidate Donald Trump may be inadvertently tapping into a phenomenon that is energizing U.S. Latinos against him when he talks of sending illegal immigrants home and building a wall blocking off Mexico. Recent news reports have noted a surge of Latinos registering to vote with the intent to vote against Trump because of his negative statements about their ethnic group. These results are consistent with a 2015 study by Efrén Pérez of Vanderbilt University, Ricochet: How Elite Discourse Politicizes Racial and Ethnic Identities. The study predicted that when Latinos who strongly identify with their ethnic group perceive it is being disparaged, they respond by becoming more politically engaged and motivated to register and vote.

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Withdrawal Establishes Russia as Regional Power

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Study: Sanctions Boost Foreign Military More Than They Hurt Economy

The available evidence indicates that economic sanctions are not effective tools for achieving specific policy goals in foreign nations. New research argues that increased military spending caused by economic sanctions counterbalances the adverse impact of the sanctions – and points to Iran as a case study in how this can happen.

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Study Concludes Iranians Strongly Support Rouhani & Growing International Engagement

Study also finds Iranians retain negative and wary stance toward the U.S.

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U.S. Missile Plan in Korean Peninsula Makes Little Technical Sense

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Penn Researcher Illustrates Impact of Drone Usage in Areas of Conflict

The use of drones has had significant consequences for how governments conduct counter-terrorism operations. But technological limitations mean they are less likely to effect wars between countries, according to a new paper co-authored by Michael C. Horowitz, a political scientist at the University of Pennsylvania.







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