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Nuclear Security and Sustainability: Is Moscow Committed?
Nuclear Security and Sustainability: Is Moscow Committed?

A look at Russian nuclear security policy and its possible future. By Elizabeth Zolotukhina. (02/23/2015)

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Greed is good…but only for cancer
Greed is good…but only for cancer

Boris Johnson says capitalism is essential if are to meet the biggest challenges facing the human race’, including fight against cancer.  What do the facts say? By Amna Whiston. (02/21/2015)

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Election as Warfare
Election as Warfare

Paper analyzes the militarization of elections and challenges of democratic consolidation in Nigeria. By Dr. Azeez Olaniyan & Olumuyiwa Babatunde Amao. (02/13/2015

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Growing Islamophobia heightens political risk for Europe
Growing Islamophobia heightens political risk for Europe

Amid the high tension in Europe, populist parties will use Islamophobia to increase their political influence. This troublesome trend will only bring about greater political risk for the continent. By Chris Solomon. (Global Risk Insights, 02...

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GRI Weekly Risk Outlook - February 2, 2015
GRI Weekly Risk Outlook - February 2, 2015

GRI’s Weekly Outlook: Turkish central bank to ease monetary policy further. Indian Reserve Bank to keep rates on hold, and Brazilian economy continues to struggle with stagflation. (Global Risk Outlook, 02/02/2015)

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World Bank - East Asia Urban Data Competition
World Bank - East Asia Urban Data Competition

The World Bank invites researchers, academics, designers, students, and practitioners from around the world to explore and use the World Bank’s recently released dataset on urban spatial expansion in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region. See details inside.

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Temper Your Expectations in U.S.-India Relations
Temper Your Expectations in U.S.-India Relations

The historical relationship between the US and India should give one pause for being overly optimistic for substantial progress. By Searn Durns. (Global Risk Insights, 01/29/2015)

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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation: 45 Years of the Collective Muslim World’s Voice
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation: 45 Years of the Collective Muslim World’s Voice

Stumbling blocks still abound for Muslim interests through the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. By Amit R. Saksena. (01/29/2015) 

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Does the World Need a Trusteeship for Saudi Arabia (and a new vision for Iraq and Iran?)
Does the World Need a Trusteeship for Saudi Arabia (and a new vision for Iraq and Iran?)

The benefits of a Royal buyout.  By Jack Pearce. (01/29/2015)

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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 01/26/2015
GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 01/26/2015

In this GRI Weekly Risk Outlook: ASEAN pushes for ‘code of conduct’ in South China Sea dispute, the Fed to maintain its current monetary policy stance, and the African Union and others attempt to broker an agreement in South Sudan. (Global Risk Insights<...

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Facts Show Investigation of Turkish Media Members Warranted
Facts Show Investigation of Turkish Media Members Warranted

A recent request by Turkish police to question selected media personnel has been met by negative media reaction.  Author says we shouldn't move so fast.  By Dr. Ali Murat Yel.  (01/26/2015)

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Parthenon Marbles: Democracy Cannot be Frittered
Parthenon Marbles: Democracy Cannot be Frittered

The time is overdue for Britain to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. By Panos Chatzinikolaou. (01/22/2015)

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Industry Interests Could Pave a Rocky Political Path for US-Cuba Relations
Industry Interests Could Pave a Rocky Political Path for US-Cuba Relations

Pressures from major interest groups that would stand to benefit from closer U.S.-Cuba trade ties could help facilitate the political process. By Brian Daigle. (Global Risk Insights, 01/21/2015)

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Human Rights Violations Inside EU
Human Rights Violations Inside EU

Is the EU hypocritical concerning human rights? By H.E. Dr. Walter Schwimmer. (Modern Diplomacy, 01/20/2015)

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Middle East Defense Spending Fuels Security Dilemma
Middle East Defense Spending Fuels Security Dilemma

MENA defense spending is expected reach $920 billion despite low oil prices. Is longer-term trend of spending risks instigating an unsettling arms race? By Madeleine Moreau. (Global Risk Insights, 01/21/2015)

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EU Court and Greek Elections May Block QE from the ECB
EU Court and Greek Elections May Block QE from the ECB

Will the ECB’s meeting on January 22nd will offer more than just talk from the bank or will Eurozone politics will get in the way? .By Luke Lott. (Global Risk Insights, 01/20/2015,  

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No More Foreign Affairs
No More Foreign Affairs

The concept of Foreign Affairs has been replaced by a more global By Jack Pearce. (01/13/2015)

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Migration and Fence-Building

Animated overview of Migration and Fence-Building from The Three Minute Post

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Human nature, international hierarchies and ISIS
Human nature, international hierarchies and ISIS

Using psychology to understand states and groups like ISIS better.  By Dr. A.C. Beyer. (11/14/2014)

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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
Nuclear Security and Sustainability: Is Moscow Committed?

A look at Russian nuclear security policy and its possible future. By Elizabeth Zolotukhina. (02/23/2015)

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Church Diplomacy: Greece, Russia and Beyond

The intersection of politics and religion between Greece and Russia analyzed.  By Eirini Patsea. (Modern Diplomacy, 02/22/2015)

 

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Election as Warfare

Paper analyzes the militarization of elections and challenges of democratic consolidation in Nigeria. By Dr. Azeez Olaniyan & Olumuyiwa Babatunde Amao. (02/13/2015

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Greed is good…but only for cancer

Boris Johnson says capitalism is essential if are to meet the biggest challenges facing the human race’, including fight against cancer.  What do the facts say? By Amna Whiston. (02/21/2015)

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GRI Weekly Risk Outlook - February 2, 2015

GRI’s Weekly Outlook: Turkish central bank to ease monetary policy further. Indian Reserve Bank to keep rates on hold, and Brazilian economy continues to struggle with stagflation. (Global Risk Outlook, 02/02/2015)

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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 01/26/2015

In this GRI Weekly Risk Outlook: ASEAN pushes for ‘code of conduct’ in South China Sea dispute, the Fed to maintain its current monetary policy stance, and the African Union and others attempt to broker an agreement in South Sudan. (Global Risk Insights, 01/28/2015). 

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Growing Islamophobia heightens political risk for Europe

Amid the high tension in Europe, populist parties will use Islamophobia to increase their political influence. This troublesome trend will only bring about greater political risk for the continent. By Chris Solomon. (Global Risk Insights, 02/04/2015)

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Human Rights Violations Inside EU

Is the EU hypocritical concerning human rights? By H.E. Dr. Walter Schwimmer. (Modern Diplomacy, 01/20/2015)

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Industry Interests Could Pave a Rocky Political Path for US-Cuba Relations

Pressures from major interest groups that would stand to benefit from closer U.S.-Cuba trade ties could help facilitate the political process. By Brian Daigle. (Global Risk Insights, 01/21/2015)

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Middle East Defense Spending Fuels Security Dilemma

MENA defense spending is expected reach $920 billion despite low oil prices. Is longer-term trend of spending risks instigating an unsettling arms race? By Madeleine Moreau. (Global Risk Insights, 01/21/2015)

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Temper Your Expectations in U.S.-India Relations

The historical relationship between the US and India should give one pause for being overly optimistic for substantial progress. By Searn Durns. (Global Risk Insights, 01/29/2015)

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World Bank - East Asia Urban Data Competition

The World Bank invites researchers, academics, designers, students, and practitioners from around the world to explore and use the World Bank’s recently released dataset on urban spatial expansion in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region. See details inside.

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EU Court and Greek Elections May Block QE from the ECB

Will the ECB’s meeting on January 22nd will offer more than just talk from the bank or will Eurozone politics will get in the way? .By Luke Lott. (Global Risk Insights, 01/20/2015,  

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Migration and Fence-Building

Animated overview of Migration and Fence-Building from The Three Minute Post

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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
What does Putin Want, and How To Handle Him?
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Does the World Need a Trusteeship for Saudi Arabia (and a new vision for Iraq and Iran?)
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Facts Show Investigation of Turkish Media Members Warranted
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Global Anti-Terror Strategy
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Human nature, international hierarchies and ISIS
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No More Foreign Affairs
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Obama and Cameron, com'on – All We Need is Fromm
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Parthenon Marbles: Democracy Cannot be Frittered
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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation: 45 Years of the Collective Muslim World’s Voice
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The Paris Killings: Who Are the Real Heroes of Press Freedom?
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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
Women's Rights in the Post-Arab Spring
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
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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04/15/2015: Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution 2015-16 More
03/05/2015: Working Together to End Violence against Women: The Experience of Russia and the US More
03/02/2015: Resilience for Peace: A New Agenda More
03/02/2015: The Evolution of Ukrainian National Identity in the Crucible of Maidan and War More
03/01/2015: Kennan Institute Pleased to Announce New Fellowship Program More
02/28/2015: How Marijuana Regulation is Affecting Public Attitudes in Uruguay and Elsewhere More
02/27/2015: China Chart of the Week: Anticorruption in China More
02/27/2015: Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions More
02/27/2015: The Creator's Code More
02/27/2015: Africa in the news: U.S.-EAC trade ties deepen, Lesotho votes, and IMF loans Ghana $1 billion More
02/27/2015: Africa in the news: U.S.-EAC trade ties deepen, Lesotho votes, and IMF loans Ghana $1 billion More
02/27/2015: Greece Should Ponder the Benefits of Devaluation More
02/27/2015: Getting colder: Cooperating with Russia in the Arctic More
02/27/2015: Getting colder: Cooperating with Russia in the Arctic More
02/27/2015: Keeping banks open for the world’s poor More
02/27/2015: Keeping banks open for the world’s poor More
02/27/2015: A Litmus Test for ObamaCare and the Rule of Law More
02/27/2015: Ukraine Can Stabilize the Hryvnia More
02/27/2015: China's security and foreign policies: Comparing American and Japanese perspectives More
02/26/2015: Bargaining on Nuclear Tests: Washington and its Cold War Deals More
02/26/2015: Russia, Repression and the Rule of Law More
02/26/2015: Labor's Declining Share in Manufacturing More
02/26/2015: Kennan Cable No.5: Euromaidan Revisited: Causes of Regime Change in Ukraine One Year On More
02/26/2015: Discussion with Quebec Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie More
02/26/2015: FCC OKs "Net Neutrality" More
02/26/2015: Improving workers’ skills must include immigrants More
02/26/2015: Currency Wars, Again More
02/26/2015: Congress vs. Yellen: Partisanship or accountability? More
02/26/2015: Working Paper 15-1: The Economic Scope and Future of US-India Labor Migration Issues [pdf] More
02/26/2015: Hutchins Roundup: Retirement Savings, Monetary Policy and Housing Bubbles, and More More
02/26/2015: Hutchins Roundup: Retirement Savings, Monetary Policy and Housing Bubbles, and More More
02/26/2015: Deterring an Iranian nuclear breakout More
02/26/2015: What Terrorists Are Really Angry About More
02/26/2015: Common Core Confusion: Blame Supporters More
02/26/2015: European leaders’ dilemma when dealing with Chinese investors More
02/26/2015: Debt Sustainability and Economic Convergence of Euro Area Member States: Challenges and Solutions [pdf] More
02/26/2015: How long will I live? More
02/26/2015: Libya: Hold Policymakers Accountable for another Washington War Gone Bad More
02/26/2015: An agenda for a new era in Latin America More
02/26/2015: Profiles in negotiation: The Murray-Ryan budget deal More
02/25/2015: Latin America Elections: An Overview More
02/25/2015: The Year Ahead in Environment and Energy More
02/25/2015: Sub-Saharan Africa: Energy Security and Growth More
02/25/2015: Dani Rodrik Named Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard Kennedy School More
02/25/2015: Exploring Nuclear Latency More
02/25/2015: Russia in Free Fall More
02/25/2015: The Revolution of Dignity Art Exhibit: Images from Ukraine's Maidan, 2013-2014 More
02/25/2015: The Russian threat to Lithuania: An interview with Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius More
02/25/2015: The Russian threat to Lithuania: An interview with Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius More
02/25/2015: A Conversation with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson More
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