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Argos, a worldwide tracking and environmental monitoring program, monitors one of the largest international buoy networks. Over 3000 buoys in this network collect data about the worlds’ ocean and changes in its environment. Although these drifter buoys collect an enormous amount of data, the need for more ocean data and more ocean communications networks grows. And that’s not because the ocean is so vast, there are over 335 million square kilometers of water, but also because it is so deep; there are about 1.4 billion cubic kilometers of water in the ocean. Besides Argos, there are numerous other buoy networks.
Samuel Huntington's article "The Clash of Civilizations?" appeared in the Summer 1993 issue of Foreign Affairs , where it immediately attracted a surprising amount of attention and reaction. Because the article was intended to supply Americans with an original thesis about "a new phase" in world politics after the end of the cold war, Huntington's terms of argument seemed compellingly large, bold, even visionary. He very clearly had his eye on rivals in the policy-making ranks, theorists such as Francis Fukuyama and his "end of history" ideas, as well as the legions who had celebrated the onset of globalism, tribalism and the dissipation of the state.
Rape is deployed as a weapon of war in countries throughout the world, from Bosnia to Sudan, Peru to Tibet. 1 Rape includes lack of consent to sex as well as provision of sex to avoid harm and obtain basic necessities. The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court recognises that rape and other forms of sexual violence by combatants in the conduct of armed conflict are war crimes and can constitute genocide. 2 Sexual violence such as forced marriage, female genital mutilation, and rape as a precursor to murder constitute torture under international law and are breaches of the Geneva Convention. 2 Rape, as with all terror warfare, is not exclusively an attack on the body—it is an attack on the “body politic.” Its goal is not to maim or kill one person but to control an entire sociopolitical process by crippling it. It is an attack directed equally against personal identity and cultural integrity. 2