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Articles by Leslie Evans

Former Secretary of Commerce Mickey Kantor Defends the Record of Global Free Trade

300 million people were brought out of poverty in China and India in the last twenty years the trade expert tells UCLA undergraduates.
Published on: 6/1/2005
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Future of Iraq, Israel-Palestine Conflict, and Central Asia Weighed at International Conference

Three-day meeting at UCLA hears reports on "The Middle East in 2005"
Published on: 5/27/2005
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UCLA Chancellor Carnesale on the Risks of Nuclear Attacks on the United States

Security expert Albert Carnesale looks at U.S. options to head off nuclear spread in North Korea and Iran, and the danger of terrorist groups with atom bombs.
Published on: 5/18/2005
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The West Must Support Islamic Moderates to Fight Jihadist Terrorism

Counter-terror expert Boaz Ganor warns that Islamic terrorism is a deadly threat to Islamic moderates as well as the West, and outlines measures to reduce its influence.
Published on: 5/12/2005
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Warren Christopher Fields Student Questions on International Hot Spots

The former Secretary of State recalls the three most memorable political events of his long life and answers questions from students on today's global crises.
Published on: 5/5/2005
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The Rise of Islamic Extremism in Central Asia

Former Uzbek Ambassador to Iran and Afghanistan reviews the development of Muslim groups in his region as Soviet power faded and Saudi and Iranian influence grew.
Published on: 4/28/2005
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European Trade Conference Covers Wide Range of Issues

Experts report on U.S.-Hungarian trade, Russia's power plays in oil, the Central European film industry, and EU trade policy.
Published on: 3/18/2005
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Electoral Democracy Has Yet to Shake Mexico's Corrupt Bureaucracy

Alejandro Gertz Manero, Vicente Fox's former National Secretary of Security, points to the dramatic rise in drug use and crime in his country as proof that the reforms have gone only half way.
Published on: 3/15/2005
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France and Globalization in the Late 18th Century: The Kourou Disaster

Noted British historian Emma Rothschild recalls a terrible turning point in French efforts to expand into the New World.
Published on: 3/14/2005
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Former BBC correspondent Philip Short speaks on his new biography of Pol Pot

How a Paris Playboy Came to Kill a Million and a Half People
Published on: 3/10/2005
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