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A Reply to Mearsheimer
A Reply to Mearsheimer

Author responds to Offensive Realists who say  states want to dominate the international system. have. By Dr. Anna Cornelia Beyer. (07/25/2014)

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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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EU Energy Policy Review: The effects of the 2014 Ukraine Crisis
EU Energy Policy Review: The effects of the 2014 Ukraine Crisis

How has the EU's energy policy changed since the Ukraine crisis started? Has it been effective?  By Panos Chatzinikolaou. (07/23/2014)

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Cyber-Terrorism: Fact or Fiction?
Cyber-Terrorism: Fact or Fiction?

Author argues cyber-terrorism remains more a product of fear mongering than concrete reality –– at least for the moment. By Sebastian J. Bae. (07/22/2014)

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Nuclear Security: A Casualty of Moscow’s Involvement in Ukraine
Nuclear Security: A Casualty of Moscow’s Involvement in Ukraine

Where does the nuclear situation lie in Russia now?  An analysis. By Elizabeth Zolotukhina (07/08/2014)

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Children at the Border: Refugees from the Drug War?
Children at the Border: Refugees from the Drug War?

Analysis of problems faced by children immigrating to the US as a result of the Drug War.  By Dr. Lynn Holland.  (07/08/2014)

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US Policy Options for Iraq and the ISIS Threat
US Policy Options for Iraq and the ISIS Threat

Recent development in Iraq leave the US in a precarious place.  What are its options? By Andrew Kelly.  (07/04/2014)

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IA Forum Interview: Ewa Wojkowska & Toshi Nakamura (Kopernik)
IA Forum Interview: Ewa Wojkowska & Toshi Nakamura (Kopernik)

IA Forum interview with Co-Founders of Kopernik, organization that introduces technologies and creates micro-business opportunities in remote communities.  By Rafael Panlilio.  (07/01/2014)

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EU = SU² - An ahistorical enterprise?
EU = SU² - An ahistorical enterprise?

Did Europe change (after its own 9/11), or it only became more itself?  By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic (06/30/2014)

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Piracy: Can the War on the Seas Ever Be Won?
Piracy: Can the War on the Seas Ever Be Won?

The current state solution models, focusing on military deterrence, have proven questionably effective in combating piracy, merely displacing it more than solving it.  By Sgt. Sebastian J. Bae.  (06/27/2014)

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In the Pursuit of Strategic Stability
In the Pursuit of Strategic Stability

Improving strategic stability in South Asia through multilateral cooperation is imperative for improving standards of living across the region. By Davis Florick. (06/25/2014)

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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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Global Warning or Is Environment Actually Politics?
Global Warning or Is Environment Actually Politics?

Article discusses the relation between climate negotiations and states’ interests on the international arena, if environmental conferences bring substantial results in fighting today’s environmental problems and what tool is actually the most useful in fighting them. By Alisa Fazleeva. (06/24/2014)

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Neutralize Yasukuni Visits: A Step towards Resolving  the Yasukuni Controversy
Neutralize Yasukuni Visits: A Step towards Resolving the Yasukuni Controversy

Paper explores the Yasukuni Controversy between Japan and China and proposes steps to resolve the dispute. By Mengjia Wan (06/18/2014)

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Should China Declare a War On Terror?
Should China Declare a War On Terror?

China is experiencing a growing number of terrorists incidents.  How should it respond? By Barclay Bram Shoemaker. (06/17/2014)

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Foreign Civilian Women Working In War Zones: The Good, Bad and Ugly
Foreign Civilian Women Working In War Zones: The Good, Bad and Ugly

A look at challenges foreign civilian women face in war zones.  By Jade Wu (06/13/2014)

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Start-Up Chile: A Critical Analysis
Start-Up Chile: A Critical Analysis

Paper analyzes Chile's Start-Up Chile (SUC) program, designed to foster entrepreneur development. By David Feige. (06/12/2014)

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Will Modi's India Reinvent International Relations?
Will Modi's India Reinvent International Relations?

Cleo Paskal analyzes Prime Minister Modi's opportunity to reshape India's foreign policy.  (Huffington Post, 06/05/2014)

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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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Student Award Compeition Finalists Announced
Student Award Compeition Finalists Announced

Finalists for the International Affairs Spring 2014 Student Award Competition have been announced.  Winners will be published in the next issue of International Affairs Forum (Taylor and Francis).

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IA Forum Interview: Carlotta Gall, NY Times
IA Forum Interview: Carlotta Gall, NY Times

IA-Forum interviews NYT’s reporter, Carlotta Gall, on her new book, The Wrong Enemy, and her thirteen years of reporting on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and North Africa. By Cynthia Iris (04/14/02014)

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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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New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Professor Robert M. Stern, Goldman School, UC-Berkeley
New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Professor Robert M. Stern, Goldman School, UC-Berkeley

A look inside the latest issue of International Affairs Forum (Taylor&Francis), an interview with Professor Emeritus Robert M. Stern. (International Affairs Forum, 01/2014)

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Educational Reforms for STEM Studies?
Educational Reforms for STEM Studies?
President Obama has highlighted innovation in education and research within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics STEM fields to advance some of the largest industries in the United States and address its most-pressing issues. Preparing and inspiring rising students, especially in underrepresented categories, to study STEM fields cou...

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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
A Reply to Mearsheimer

Author responds to Offensive Realists who say  states want to dominate the international system. have. By Dr. Anna Cornelia Beyer. (07/25/2014)

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EU Energy Policy Review: The effects of the 2014 Ukraine Crisis

How has the EU's energy policy changed since the Ukraine crisis started? Has it been effective?  By Panos Chatzinikolaou. (07/23/2014)

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Is the ‘crisis of secularism’ in Western Europe the result of multiculturalism?

Essay discusses that, although multiculturalism supports and promotes the recognition of minority religious identities, the statement that it puts secularism under crisis is a bit exaggerated, if not purposefully misleading. By Peny Sotiropoulou. (07/25/2014)

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Cyber-Terrorism: Fact or Fiction?

Author argues cyber-terrorism remains more a product of fear mongering than concrete reality –– at least for the moment. By Sebastian J. Bae. (07/22/2014)

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Children at the Border: Refugees from the Drug War?

Analysis of problems faced by children immigrating to the US as a result of the Drug War.  By Dr. Lynn Holland.  (07/08/2014)

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Nuclear Security: A Casualty of Moscow’s Involvement in Ukraine

Where does the nuclear situation lie in Russia now?  An analysis. By Elizabeth Zolotukhina (07/08/2014)

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IA Forum Interview: Ewa Wojkowska & Toshi Nakamura (Kopernik)

IA Forum interview with Co-Founders of Kopernik, organization that introduces technologies and creates micro-business opportunities in remote communities.  By Rafael Panlilio.  (07/01/2014)

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EU = SU² - An ahistorical enterprise?

Did Europe change (after its own 9/11), or it only became more itself?  By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic (06/30/2014)

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Global Warning or Is Environment Actually Politics?

Article discusses the relation between climate negotiations and states’ interests on the international arena, if environmental conferences bring substantial results in fighting today’s environmental problems and what tool is actually the most useful in fighting them. By Alisa Fazleeva. (06/24/2014)

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In the Pursuit of Strategic Stability

Improving strategic stability in South Asia through multilateral cooperation is imperative for improving standards of living across the region. By Davis Florick. (06/25/2014)

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Foreign Civilian Women Working In War Zones: The Good, Bad and Ugly

A look at challenges foreign civilian women face in war zones.  By Jade Wu (06/13/2014)

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Neutralize Yasukuni Visits: A Step towards Resolving the Yasukuni Controversy

Paper explores the Yasukuni Controversy between Japan and China and proposes steps to resolve the dispute. By Mengjia Wan (06/18/2014)

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From Front to Back: Changes in American Policy on Striking Libya between Reagan and Obama

Paper presents a historical look at responses against Libya by Presidents Reagan and Obama.  By Julian Newton Weiss (05/28/2014

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Piracy: Can the War on the Seas Ever Be Won?

The current state solution models, focusing on military deterrence, have proven questionably effective in combating piracy, merely displacing it more than solving it.  By Sgt. Sebastian J. Bae.  (06/27/2014)

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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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Should China Declare a War On Terror?

China is experiencing a growing number of terrorists incidents.  How should it respond? By Barclay Bram Shoemaker. (06/17/2014)

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Institutional Stability, Foreign Investor Preference, and China's Inward FDI

Paper provides analysis of China's 1992 FDI surge.  By Nick Taber.  (06/04/2014)

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International Trade and Environment: a paradoxical but complementary subject

Author discusses how international trade and environmental issues complement each other.  By Patricia Galves Derolle.  (06/17/2014)

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Start-Up Chile: A Critical Analysis

Paper analyzes Chile's Start-Up Chile (SUC) program, designed to foster entrepreneur development. By David Feige. (06/12/2014)

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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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Student Award Compeition Finalists Announced

Finalists for the International Affairs Spring 2014 Student Award Competition have been announced.  Winners will be published in the next issue of International Affairs Forum (Taylor and Francis).

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IA Forum Interview: Carlotta Gall, NY Times

IA-Forum interviews NYT’s reporter, Carlotta Gall, on her new book, The Wrong Enemy, and her thirteen years of reporting on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and North Africa. By Cynthia Iris (04/14/02014)

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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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New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Professor Robert M. Stern, Goldman School, UC-Berkeley

A look inside the latest issue of International Affairs Forum (Taylor&Francis), an interview with Professor Emeritus Robert M. Stern. (International Affairs Forum, 01/2014)

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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
A Competitive U.S-China dynamic in Asia-Pacific
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Bi-polarity of Afghan peace talks
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Independence Drifts Away: Quebec Will Stay in Canada
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Misadventure Will be Disastrous
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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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US Policy Options for Iraq and the ISIS Threat
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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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Will Modi's India Reinvent International Relations?
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India’s Fragmented Mandate – Need for Electoral Reforms
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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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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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