DRUG AND ARMS TRAFFICKING IN AFGHANISTAN.
Analyzes the situation from 1973 to 2001. Posible solutions to problems created by drug and arms trafficking. Afghanistan black market economy (opium, heroin, arms) related to political & economic devastations. Civil unrest. Soviet invastion. U.S. backed revolt against Soviet rule. Drug eradication efforts. The Taliban. Impact of trafficking on other countries.
China’s Hukou System: The Cause of the Economic Miracle?
This paper examines China's hukou system to determine whether it was the cause of China's miracle economy. Through identification of the parameters and consequences of the hukou system, the paper shows that hukou did contribute to China's miracle economy but that it brought with it a number of problems.
Nuclear Power in the Former Soviet Union
Dicusses problems related to nuclear power in former Soviet Union. The situation of the nuclear power program and development plans in Russia. Geographic and other contexts in which nuclear power is situated. Statistics on facilities and development.
Genetically modified foods
This paper examined genetically engineered food in an even handed manner in which the benefits and risks and ethical issues surrounding genetic manipulation of crops and animals are examined and discussed
This paper discusses the history of marijuana use, and the modern day use of cannabas. Looks at the distribution of users in various countries, and the decriminalization of marijuana in several countries.
US and the Opium Trade
Examines the participation of the United States in the opium trade with China of the 18th Century. Discusses the cultivation of opium. Points out that Britain was the major trader, but that American traders and cartels also participated to a great degree. Negative impact of opium trade on China leading to a high addiction rate and worldwide opium consumption. The destabilization of Chinese-Western relations caused by the opium trade.
Reincarnation: A discussion of context and meaning
A presentation of literature on the subject of reincarnation. Focus is on the context and meaning of reincarnation in various religious traditions as well as how the concept has stood up to scientific investigation.
Cannibalism in the Late Pleistocene
The evidence for cannibalism among homo erectus and other Late Pleistocene hominids is examined from a variety of sources. Chinese and Spanish sites are reviewed in detail to weigh the evidence for cannibalism, and the writer concludes that they do in fact prove that it happened.