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East vs West

Sisi and Putin: Peas in an Eastern Pod?

Monique El-Faizy | Posted 02.20.2015 | World
Monique El-Faizy

Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent visit to Egypt should serve as a reminder to Western governments that political interests are not the only driving force in shaping international alliances.

The Global Search for Education: Creative China - Part 2

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.06.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"It requires tremendous emotional intelligence, self-understanding, wisdom, maturity, and confidence to maintain a minimal interventionist attitude w...

The Global Search for Education: China Comes to New York

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.24.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The number of Chinese students seeking to be educated in the West has received significant media attention in recent years, but what about the flipside? What will this mean for the further development of higher education institutions in modern China and for their influence with educators and students around the world?

The Global Search for Education: East vs. West -- Face Time

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.15.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

What are the benefits of students being exposed to both an Eastern and Western education during the course of their high school years? How would you steer the experience towards optimal learning and how might today's technology enhance the experience?

The Global Search for Education: East vs. West -- News from Malaysia

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.23.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In a complex, diverse and economically burgeoning society, the current challenges facing the Malaysian education system are considerable.

The Global Search for Education: East vs. West - Part 1

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.15.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"While there is rich cultural diversity in Asian countries, it is not as pronounced or complex as in many Western systems such as the USA and the UK....

Myths About Crusade Myths: Were They Defensive Wars?

Jay Rubenstein | Posted 12.31.2011 | Religion
Jay Rubenstein

While not a defensive war, the First Crusade was a war of vengeance. The Christians were out to avenge the sufferings of their Savior, the humiliations He was forced to endure every day...

Clash Of Civilizations Or Nuisance? Medieval Crusading And The War on Terror

Jay Rubenstein | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion
Jay Rubenstein

The war for Jerusalem, in their words, was one of West vs. East. When the crusaders successfully conquered Jerusalem, observers at home marveled over what they, as Westerners, had accomplished.