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Violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State
Violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State

A look at the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.  By Lakshna Mehta.  (10/31/2014)

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IA Forum Interview: Neil D'Souza, Zaya Learning Labs
IA Forum Interview: Neil D'Souza, Zaya Learning Labs

IA Forum speaks with Neil D'Souza, CEO of Zaya Learning Labs, about education technology and Zaya's work with low income schools. Interview by Rafael Panlilio.  (IA Forum, 10/27/2014)

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Will outside conflict hurt Poland’s economic growth?
Will outside conflict hurt Poland’s economic growth?

Analysis of the effect of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on the Polish economy.  By Brian Daigle (10/22/2014, Global Risk Insights).

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Islamic State takes advantage of cash economies in Iraq and Syria
Islamic State takes advantage of cash economies in Iraq and Syria

How has ISIS leveraged cash economies in Iraq and Syria?  How can be done?  By Rami Ayyub.  (Global Risk Insights, 10/17/2014)

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Minds, Bodies and Feminism
Minds, Bodies and Feminism

Reflections on the current state of gender oppression and stereotypes. By Dr. AC Beyer (10/20/2014)

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An Iron Dome for India - Why is it in nobody’s interest
An Iron Dome for India - Why is it in nobody’s interest

Is India's Ballistic Missile Defense initiative really beneficial?  By Amit R. Saksena. (10/17/2014)

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Participate in CFR Survey: What Will Be the Top Global Hot Spots in 2015?
Participate in CFR Survey: What Will Be the Top Global Hot Spots in 2015?

Each year, The Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventive Action conducts the Preventive Priorities Survey. You are invited to participate today. Click on the link above for...

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The Northern Sea Route: Passage to a Sea of Opportunities
The Northern Sea Route: Passage to a Sea of Opportunities

What are the advantages and challenges of a Northern Sea Route?  Plenty, says author. By Ajay Anil Cherian .(10/13/2014)

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This is not 1989
This is not 1989

Contrary to what many believe, recent protests in Hong Kong to not compare well to Tiannanmen Square.  By Barclay Bram Shoemaker. (10/08/2014)

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IA Forum Interview with Rajeswari Rajagopalan: India's Mars Orbiting Mission
IA Forum Interview with Rajeswari Rajagopalan: India's Mars Orbiting Mission

Rajeswari Rajagopalan (Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi) disusses India's Mars Orbiting Mission (MOM) and what it means for India. Interview by Madison J. Myers. (10/07/2014).

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The Political Character of social media: How do Greek Internet Users Perceive and use Social Network
The Political Character of social media: How do Greek Internet Users Perceive and use Social Network

Study investigates the political potential of social networks as popular platforms of mediated communication in Greece. By Dimitra Karantzeni. (10/02/2014)

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IA Forum Interview with Reecha Upadhyay, The Asia Foundation
IA Forum Interview with Reecha Upadhyay, The Asia Foundation

Reecha Upadhyay of The Asia Foundation disusses facts, perceptions, and myths about rape in India. Interviewed by Madison J. Myers. (09/29/2014)

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How to Pull Turkey into the Anti-ISIL Coalition
How to Pull Turkey into the Anti-ISIL Coalition

Turkey has been pressured by the West to join the coalition against ISIS. Now that the elections are over and its hostages have been freed, it might just happen.  By Murat Ulgul.  (first appeared in Turkey Agenda, 09/26/2014...

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The American Withdrawal from Iraq: The Debate
The American Withdrawal from Iraq: The Debate

Politicians point fingers about United States involvement and miscues in Iraq.  Who's to blame?  By Dr. Erik Lindell. (09/18/2014)

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The New Leaders are the EU’s Response
The New Leaders are the EU’s Response

Contrary to many who belive the EU has done little in reaction to the Ukrainian crisis, its response has been made.  By Panos Chatzinikolaou. (09/08/2014)

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Interview with Abin Thomas - Kerala’s Cancer Crisis
Interview with Abin Thomas - Kerala’s Cancer Crisis

IA Forum speaks with author Abin Thomas about the cancer crisis in the Indian state of Kerala.  By Madison J. Meyers (08/20/2014)

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Address Dedovshchina or Face the Consequences of a Weakened and Ineffective Military Apparatus
Address Dedovshchina or Face the Consequences of a Weakened and Ineffective Military Apparatus

Policy memo evaluates and provides policy recommendations on the practice of harassing junior recruits by senior staff in the Russian military. By Lea Lavut. (08/13/2014)

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I Stand for Humanity
I Stand for Humanity

The author calls on the American Jewsih community to take another look at the Palestinian humanitarian crisis. By Rebecca Harris. (08/11/2014)

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From WWI to www. – Putin Next Door
From WWI to www. – Putin Next Door

Examination of post-modernity and some fallacies surrounding it. By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (08/05/2014)

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Women's Rights in the Post-Arab Spring
Women's Rights in the Post-Arab Spring
Two experts in women's studies discuss the state of women's right in the post-Arab Spring states. Edited by Adriana Stephan. 07/24/2014

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The Fall of Mosul and the Resulting Convergence of U.S. and Iranian Interests
The Fall of Mosul and the Resulting Convergence of U.S. and Iranian Interests

Is Baghdad next on the path of ISIS? By Lefteri John Christodulelis. (06/24/2014)

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Interview: Professor Haroon Bhorat - South African Economy
Interview: Professor Haroon Bhorat - South African Economy

From IA-Forum's biannual publication, Professor Haroon Bhorat discusses the South African economy and the BRICS.  

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India’s Fragmented Mandate – Need for Electoral Reforms
India’s Fragmented Mandate – Need for Electoral Reforms

In spite of progress, electoral structural reforms still be to be considered in India. By Anuradha Kataria. (01/27/2014)

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Now Available: International Affairs Forum - Winter Edition
Now Available: International Affairs Forum - Winter Edition

Our latest edition of International Affairs Forum (Taylor and Francis) is now available. This issue focuses on the BRICS countries and the impact of social media on governance.

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New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Interview with Metodi Zajkov (Transparency International –
New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Interview with Metodi Zajkov (Transparency International –

In this look inside the latest issue of International Affairs Forum (Taylor&Francis), an interview with Metodi Zajkov, Transparency International – Macedonia. (International Affairs Forum)

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Information on Anti-Corruption Program in Macedonia
Information on Anti-Corruption Program in Macedonia
Information sheet on joint Transparency International and Center for International Relations anti-corruption effort, Transparency Watch.

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IA FORUM ARTICLES
IA Forum Interview: Neil D'Souza, Zaya Learning Labs

IA Forum speaks with Neil D'Souza, CEO of Zaya Learning Labs, about education technology and Zaya's work with low income schools. Interview by Rafael Panlilio.  (IA Forum, 10/27/2014)

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Islamic State takes advantage of cash economies in Iraq and Syria

How has ISIS leveraged cash economies in Iraq and Syria?  How can be done?  By Rami Ayyub.  (Global Risk Insights, 10/17/2014)

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Left Behind: North African Geopolitics and the Economy

Although economic projections look promising for sub-Sahara Africa, the picture looks far bleaker for North Africa.  By Elizabeth M. Adetiba. (10/28/2014)

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Violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State

A look at the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.  By Lakshna Mehta.  (10/31/2014)

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IA Forum Interview with Rajeswari Rajagopalan: India's Mars Orbiting Mission

Rajeswari Rajagopalan (Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi) disusses India's Mars Orbiting Mission (MOM) and what it means for India. Interview by Madison J. Myers. (10/07/2014).

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IA Forum Interview with Reecha Upadhyay, The Asia Foundation

Reecha Upadhyay of The Asia Foundation disusses facts, perceptions, and myths about rape in India. Interviewed by Madison J. Myers. (09/29/2014)

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Participate in CFR Survey: What Will Be the Top Global Hot Spots in 2015?

Each year, The Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventive Action conducts the Preventive Priorities Survey. You are invited to participate today. Click on the link above for more details.

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The American Withdrawal from Iraq: The Debate

Politicians point fingers about United States involvement and miscues in Iraq.  Who's to blame?  By Dr. Erik Lindell. (09/18/2014)

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The Political Character of social media: How do Greek Internet Users Perceive and use Social Network

Study investigates the political potential of social networks as popular platforms of mediated communication in Greece. By Dimitra Karantzeni. (10/02/2014)

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This is not 1989

Contrary to what many believe, recent protests in Hong Kong to not compare well to Tiannanmen Square.  By Barclay Bram Shoemaker. (10/08/2014)

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Interview with Abin Thomas - Kerala’s Cancer Crisis

IA Forum speaks with author Abin Thomas about the cancer crisis in the Indian state of Kerala.  By Madison J. Meyers (08/20/2014)

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Address Dedovshchina or Face the Consequences of a Weakened and Ineffective Military Apparatus

Policy memo evaluates and provides policy recommendations on the practice of harassing junior recruits by senior staff in the Russian military. By Lea Lavut. (08/13/2014)

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From WWI to www. – Putin Next Door

Examination of post-modernity and some fallacies surrounding it. By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (08/05/2014)

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Interview: Professor Haroon Bhorat - South African Economy

From IA-Forum's biannual publication, Professor Haroon Bhorat discusses the South African economy and the BRICS.  

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IA Forum Student Writing Award Winners Announced

Winners of the Spring 2014 International Affairs Student Award Competition announced!

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Now Available: International Affairs Forum - Winter Edition

Our latest edition of International Affairs Forum (Taylor and Francis) is now available. This issue focuses on the BRICS countries and the impact of social media on governance.

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New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Interview with Metodi Zajkov (Transparency International –

In this look inside the latest issue of International Affairs Forum (Taylor&Francis), an interview with Metodi Zajkov, Transparency International – Macedonia. (International Affairs Forum)

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Information on Anti-Corruption Program in Macedonia

Information sheet on joint Transparency International and Center for International Relations anti-corruption effort, Transparency Watch.
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TODAY'S EDITORIALS
Turkey has much to lose in Kobani
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Will outside conflict hurt Poland’s economic growth?
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Minds, Bodies and Feminism
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An Iron Dome for India - Why is it in nobody’s interest
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Europe – the letzte Mensch or Übermensch, the new Byzantium or declining Rome
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The Northern Sea Route: Passage to a Sea of Opportunities
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How to Pull Turkey into the Anti-ISIL Coalition
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The New Leaders are the EU’s Response
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'Moral blackmail' still stifles debate on Israel
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Calling Off High Level Meeting
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Iran Nuclear Deal: On the way to political transformations or united for the political game?
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Sustainable Development: The role of NGOs
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A Competitive U.S-China dynamic in Asia-Pacific
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Bi-polarity of Afghan peace talks
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I Stand for Humanity
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Independence Drifts Away: Quebec Will Stay in Canada
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Realigning process in the Middle East
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Should India abandon its No First Use Policy?
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The Fall of Mosul and the Resulting Convergence of U.S. and Iranian Interests
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The New Face of Governance
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What about the Women: the Missing Voice at the Peacemaking Table
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What Causes Terrorism
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India’s Fragmented Mandate – Need for Electoral Reforms
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FOCUS: ECONOMICS
"Compromise" Internet Tax Bill Would Cripple Online Development
'Made in China' Labels Benefit Many Parties
'Strategic reassurance' that isn't
(EU) EU/Future of Europe
‘Chimerica’ is Headed for Divorce
10 Truths About Trade Hard facts about offshoring, imports, and jobs.
3 Myths About the Iran Conflict
3 Questions: Jeffrey Harris on why we still don't have an HIV vaccine
A Bigger EU Must Be More Effective and More Democratic
A Capital Idea? Reconsidering a Financial Quick Fix
A challenge and an opportunity in Copenhagen
A Chilean Model for Russia
A Different IMF Crisis During the Crisis
A double strike
A Foreign Invasion
A Four-Step Recovery Plan for Zimbabwe
A Global New Deal
A Global Perestroika
A Global Recovery Needs A Global Response
A Global Third Way: Social Justice and the World Economy
A Grand Chessboard
A Harsh Climate for Trade: How Climate Change Proposals Threaten Global Commerce
A Higher Realism
A Leap of Faith for Sovereign Default: From IMF Judgment Calls to Automatic Incentives
A New European Divide
A New Global Balance
A Nightmare, But Will It Happen?
A Numbers Racket
A Paradox of Interest
A Personal Lock Box for Risk-Free Bonds
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FOCUS: ENERGY
'The Resource Curse': Why Africa's Oil Riches ...
‘Peak Oil’ Is a Waste of Energy
A Bipartisan Fix for the Oil Crisis
A challenge and an opportunity in Copenhagen
A Harsh Climate for Trade: How Climate Change Proposals Threaten Global Commerce
A Pipeline to Peace
A post-oil world gets less sci-fi by the day
Addressing Nigeria's Economic Problems and the Islamist Terrorist Threat
After Copenhagen: Climate Action Goes Local
All Smoke, No Fire in Bolivia
Amsterdamned
An Improbable Cure for Oil Addiction
An Israeli Strike on Iran
As the Price of Oil Soars, So Does Its Power to Shape Politics From Washington to Beijing
Before the Flood
Beyond Copenhagen
Biofuel revolution threatens food security for the poor
Boom Time at the Rope Sellers
Calibrating Credulity for Copenhagen
Can an Unfree China Be Green?
Can Economic Growth Stop Climate Change?
Can Potential Incentives in Climate Bill Spur U.S. Nuclear Industry?
Canada in Africa: The mining superpower
Cap and Fade
China in Africa for the long haul
China in Africa for the long haul
China Raises Taxes to Curb Use of Energy and Timber
China Stakes Its Middle East Claim
China Will Follow the US : A Climate Change Fable
China's Oil Consumption, Imports decreased
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ROUND TABLE FORUM
Educational Reforms for STEM Studies?
Global Perspectives 2008
Global Perspectives 2007
Doha Round Failure: What Next?
Dealing With The Afghan Warlords
The post-Arab Spring and U.S. Policy
Tackling the terrorist threat in Britain
Assessing the Russian Economy
Chinese investment - good for Africa?
Perspectives on Singh's Visit
Nepal's future foreign policy
UNASUR - A South American EU?
EU Latin Immigration Laws and Impact
Responses to Iraq Study Report
Women's Rights in the Post-Arab Spring
Is China a Growing Military Threat?
Is Hugo Chavez a threat to stability?
Tony Blair - a success as Prime Minister?
What should be done about Robert Mugabe?
A new Cold War?
The EU Reform Treaty
Is Musharraf good for the West?
Debating the Bali climate deal
What next for Afghanistan?
Independence for Taiwan?
Dubai Ports World Fiasco in Retrospect
Iran and the Nuclear Question
UN Military in the Middle East?
The Russian State and Energy Control
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