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Lessons from Incipient Civic Movements in the Broader Middle East

Authors introduce analytical framework of 'incipient societies' to shed light on the so-called “Arab Spring”. It provides recommendations and suggestions, as well as areas of future consideration. By Nicholas A. Heras and Christos Kyrou Ph.D.
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Not Your Mother’s Central Bank

An analysis of the Fed and ECB along with TARP and QE. Have Central Bank principles been lost? By George A. Pieler & Jens F. Laurson. (07/24/2011)
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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Speaks on Genocide Prevention

Report on event featuring Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright at George Washington University. By Ben Linden. (04/07/2009)
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IA-Forum Interview: Federiga Bindi

IA Forum discusses issues concerning Italy with Federiga Bindi, Director of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence and Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and visiting fellow at the Brookings Institute. By Valentine Pasquesoone. (03/22/2009)
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The Caspian 5 and Arctic 5 – Critical Similiarities

What geopolitical issues surround the Caspian and Arctic Seas? By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (/04/22/2014)

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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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Dr. Yuri V. Urbanovich discusses Russia, Ukraine in IA Forum Interview

Interview with Dr. Yuri V. Urbanovich.who provides analyis of the crisis in Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia.  By Adriana Stephan. (04/16/2014)

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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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What You Measure is What You’ll Get

A look at economic metrics and understanding how to use them in analysis of countries. By Anuradha Kataria. (04/07/2014)

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Hell on Earth: The Use of Drones in Pakistan and the Socio-Economic and Psychological Issues

Paper explores impact on the everyday life of broader populations that live through the trauma of drones.  By Mahmood Ahmad. (04/04/2014)

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Gulf Arab Monarchs and the Unfinished Arab Spring

Analysis of Saudi and Qatari actions related to the Arab Spring and recent developments stemming from it.  By: Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman.  (03/26/2014)

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Malaysian Boeing 777 Accident

Aviation General Blagoje Grahovac, member of the Advisory Board of the IFIMES International Institute, analyzes recent disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. (03/24/2014

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The Market for War

An analysis of Private Military Contractors and risks associated with them.  By Barclay Bram Shoemaker. (03/18/2014)

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Indonesia: Elections 2014

Author provide analysis of Indonesian Presidential candidates and their parties. By Igor Dirgantara. (03/10/2014)

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Interview with Winston Harris: The Syrian Kurds Situation

Analyst Winston Harris provides insight about the Syrian Kurds, their current situation, and prospects for the future. (03/04/2014)

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Into the Fold or Out in the Cold? NATO Expansion and European Security after the Cold War

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What Brookings Experts Are Saying about President Obama's Asia Trip

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Internal Party Democracy and South Africa’s 2014 Elections

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Muslim Women's Rights in Northern Nigeria

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South Africa's 2014 Election

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South Africa's Mining Industry: The Trade Union Perspective

Despite simmering unrest and strikes, South Africa’s minin (4/23/2014)
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Lesotho’s Domestic Priorities and Global Interests: Small Country Levers for International Influence

The landlocked southern African nation of Lesotho faces a (4/23/2014)
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Live and Let Leak

Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

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Piketty Gets It Wrong

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Amending Justice Stevens: How and Why We Shouldn't Change the Constitution Like This

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Powerful Force Teaching Students the Very Essence of Being Americans

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EDITORIALS
India-Pakistan Detente: Positive Note

Do recent events point to an unflawing for Indian-Pakistan relations? By Dr. Kashi N Pandita. (01/24/2014)

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Do Taliban Threaten the Region?

Author examines the Taliban and their intentions in Central Asia.  By Kashi N. Pandit.  (04/09/2014)

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Realigning process in the Middle East

The changing dynamics in the Middle East and India's role in it.  By Kashi N Pandita. (03/14/2014)

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Denied Justice and Discriminated in the Face of Death – Foreign Nationals and the Death Penalty

International Commission against the Death Penalty members discuss focusing on foreign nationals and capital punishment worldwide..  By Ruth Dreifuss and Federico Mayor.  (03/03/2014)

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The New Face of Governance

In the new face of governance, NGOs play an important role.  By Dana-Marie Seepersad. (02/26/2014)

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Bi-polarity of Afghan peace talks

Afghan peace talks are bounded by many stakeholders.  How are they involved and how does Karzai play into the situation?  By Dr. Kashi N Pandita. (02/26/2014)

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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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Sustainable Development: The role of NGOs

Scholars must explore how NGOs can facilitate sustainable development and by what methods they are able to do so. Dana-Marie Seepersad. (12/26/2013)
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Iran Nuclear Deal: On the way to political transformations or united for the political game?

What are the hopes for the Iran nuclear deal? By Serine Ayriyan. (12/15/2013)

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The Muslim Brotherhood in Holes and Corners

What's the status on Muslim Brotherhood's activities in the UK and Egypt? By Mohammed Salama. (11/26/2013)

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The Peril of Ethiopian Migrant Workers in Saudi Arabia: A Life of Absolute Defenseless and Destitute

Author discusses the plight of Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia facing human rights abuses. By Henok G. Gabisa. (11/17/2013)

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Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention in Syria and the Law of Use of Force: The US or the UN?

Legally, can the use of force on the basis of humanitarian grounds be used in Syria? By Henok Gabisa. (09/11/2013)
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El Indio: The French Pivot

The French pivot to ASEAN could be the start of a grand interregional enterprise that leads the EU. By Jamil Maidan Flores. (09/12/2013)
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Story From Doha: The Start of Middle-Eastern Look East Policy

As evidenced by recent efforts to strengthen ties, Middle East engagement with ASEAN is looking stronger. By Felix Sharief. (08/13/2013)
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Is American Power Truly Declining?

Contrary to some viewe, American military, economic and diplomatic power is not declining. By Zachary K. Ochoa. (07/18/2013)
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The Rise of BRIC: Too Soon to Make Assumptions

Do the BRIC countries still present a global power shift? Will they? By Zachary K. Ochoa. (07/13/2013)
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Overpopulation – the Forgotten Question

As overpopulation issues mount, the greatest impacts are on developing countries. By Anuradha Kataria. 07/12/2013
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Qatar Racing Ahead

Reflections on progressive steps forward by Qatar into international affairs and issues facing it. By Knox Thames. (07/02/2013)
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Pushing the Boundaries: Challenging Censorship in Today's China

Does a more interconnected China spell the decline of government censorship? By Sophie Beach. (05/21/2013)
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High Council for the Azawad: A New Opportunity for Peace in Mali?

Parallels to Northern Ireland for achieving peace in Mali? By Dr. Christos Kyrou. (05/07/2013)
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Not (Only) Assad’s Fault: The Military Effect in Syria

Would removing Assad actually change to the plight of Syria? By Ore Koren. (04/08/2013)
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How Tehran Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb

How did Iran's nuclear policy evolve and what is the policy outlook for the 2013 elections? By Anne-Laure Barbosa. (03/21/2013)
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The Leadership Sagacity

What lies ahead for a China under Xi Jingping? By Jainisha Chavda. (03/20/2013)
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Ending Doormat Politics In Somalia

Somalia is en route to recovery but will it just be another instance of squandered opportunity? By Abukar Arman.
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From the MENA, Yet Another Dilemma

The Syrian crisis, in the context of the MENA countries. By Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic.
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Our Collective Failure

Climate change...are we running out of time? By Pratik Patil. (02/04/2013)
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Connecting the Dots in the Triangle of Threat

Is the triangle of Somalia, Kenya, and Ethopia an impending crisis area? By Abukar Arman.
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India’s Water Woes

Examines the quantitative and qualitative water issues facing India. By Anuradha Kataria (01/27/2013)
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The Exhaustion of the Greek Political System and a Society in Flames

Author examines Greece's internal issues and their impacts on its crisis. By Dimitra Karantzeni.
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From Lisbon to Barcelona – all the forgotten EU instruments

Is multiculturalism dead in Europe? By Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (12/13/2012)
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