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Geocurrentcast Episode #6- Iraq, January 2010

By Samuel Raphael Franco | February 1, 2010 |
Geocurrentcast Episode #6- Iraq, January 2010

Geocurrents.info is proud to present the latest installation in our ongoing Geocurrentcast series of video geography lectures. This lecture provides a thorough review of regional geopolitics in Iraq, the upcoming census, new developments in the US campaign, and a detailed history of Iraq through today. This is a must watch for anyone interested in the

The Capital Off with Mo Rocca & Claire

By Samuel Raphael Franco | January 30, 2010 | 3 Comments
The Capital Off with Mo Rocca & Claire

Check out former daily show correspondent Mo Rocca going toe to toe in a battle of world capitals with Claire Calzonetti, a former student of Professor Lewis, and producer for the Joy Behar show.My favorite part of this, aside from Turkmenistan, is watching Mo jump around like a bunny, giddy with the power that comes

Geocurrentcast Episode #5- Afghanistan

By Samuel Raphael Franco | January 21, 2010 |
Geocurrentcast Episode #5- Afghanistan

I am proud to present to all of you the fifth installment in our ongoing series of Geocurrentcasts Video Lectures, which focuses on the history and geography of Afghanistan and the ongoing US Campaign.Click here to view or download the presentation.Please post questions, feedback, and other relevant discussion on the lecture in the comments section

Haiti’s Quake History and Why the Dominican Republic Should Worry

By Samuel Raphael Franco | January 20, 2010 |

Haiti sits between two massive seismic plates, the Gonave Plate, part of the larger North American Plate, and the Caribbean Plate to the south. The capital, Port Au Prince lies less than 20 km from the Enriquillio-Plaintain Garden Fault (EPGFZ), the a convergence point between the two plates. This fault is a ‘strike slip fault,’

Transnistria–Stranger than Paradise

By Samuel Raphael Franco | |

Ukrainian Foriegn Minister Pyotor Poroshenko and Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat and Vice Prime Minister Iurie Leanca have agreed to an official border demarcation process, for the beginning of the 2010 calendar year. To nobody’s surprise, the border negotiations were held without a representative from Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, the de-facto rogue state that holds the

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