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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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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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Armenia from a Foreign Policy of “Complementarity” to “Supplementarity”? A Sandwich Story!

Armenia's foreign policy sees itself sandwiched between the EU and Russia. Author presents analysis of this situation and state Armenia's policy. By Dr. Syuzanna Vasilyan. (01/15/2014)

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20 Years to Trade Economic Independence for Political Sovereignty

How has the well-being of Latvia changed in the 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union? By Eva Maurina. (12/18/2013)
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IA Forum Interview: Dr. Laurence J. Kotlikoff

IA Forum discusses central bank issues and the economic recovery with Dr. Laurence J. Kotlikoff. (07/28/2011)
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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Michael Werz

IA Forum speaks with Dr. Michael Werz (Center for American Progress) about EU security issues including their involvement in Libya and the impacts of Turkey. (07/28/2011)
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European Union Security Challenges

Analysis of EU security issues including geo-economic, institutional, energy, and Russia. By Dr. Joshua B. Spero (07/22/2011)
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The Forum (Summer 2011 issue): The EU

Our latest edition of The Forum features commentary and interviews from international experts discussing EU Security and The ECB, the Fed, and Economic Recovery.
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Libya after Qaddafi: Europe’s Looming Challenge

Authors examine NATO involvement in the Libyan crisis and call for an EU led peacekeeping effort in a post-Qaddafi Libya. By Leo Michel and Ambassador (Ret) John Herbst. (07/15/2011, first appeared in Institute for National Strategic Studies)
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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Jolyon Howorth

Dr. Jolyon Howorth discusses EU security issues including the Libya crisis and NATO. (06/28/2011)
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Human Rights Approach to Development: Case of EU-ACP Partnership

Analysis of the Cotonou Partnership between the ACP and the EU, focusing on the effectiveness of this new approach to development. By Andris Zimelis. (01/07/2011)
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Greece as a Failed State and Regional Security: Why the US should be looking closer

Paper discusses importance of Agean Sea security and impacts from a failed Greek state. By Dr. Christos Kyrou. (06/12/2012)
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Paper: Liberalpolitik: A Sustainable Foreign and Security Policy Approach of the European Union?

Author argues that the European Union is elaborating an unusual foreign and security policy approach, which differs from a traditional conduct of a powerful nation state. By Sergey Smolnikov. (01/15/2010)
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Macedonia: Challenges ahead

Author discusses issues facing the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. By Zhidas Daskalovski. (IA-Forum, 10/01/2009)
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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Donald C.F. Daniel

IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Donald C.F. Daniel about peacekeeping and the book he co-edited, Peace Operations: Trends, Progress, and Prospects. (IA-Forum, 09/07/2009)
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Covert Legions: U.S. Army Intelligence and the Defense of Europe, 1944-1949

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The Useful Contradiction of Germany's Bundesbank

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Africa in the News: Nigeria Becomes Africa’s Largest Economy, Rwandan Genocide is Remembered, and UN

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Aid in Fragile States: Improving Our Response to Global Humanitarian Crises

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Closing the Digital Entrepreneurship Gap in Europe: Enabling Businesses to Spur Growth

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Lord George Robertson: Forces of Darkness Would Love Scottish Split from United Kingdom

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The Case For Gradualism Against Russia

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The EU-Africa Summit: Why Germany Should Take Center Stage

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Electoral Democracy Won in Turkey, but What is Next for Erdogan?

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The EU Holds the Power to Foil Putin’s Ambitions — But Will It?

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The End of the Union? London, Edinburgh, and the Battle for Scottish Independence

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EDITORIALS
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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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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Greece as a Failed State and Regional Security: Why the US should be looking closer

Author discusses importance of Agean Sea security and impacts from a failed Greek state. By Dr. Christos Kyrou. (05/08/2012)
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Wearing the burqa in France: questioning integration models for Muslim communities in Europe?

Author explores the complexity of the burqa issue in France. By Valentine Pasquesoone. (IA-Forum, 11/03/2009)
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The EU’s Promotion of “Regional Cooperation” in the South Caucasus – Modest but Ambitious

Exmanation of regional cooperative efforts in the South Caucasus and their potential effects. By Syuzanna Vasilyan. (02/28/2009)
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The Irish "No" of Hope

The argument that Ireland's "No" to the Lisbon treaty masks a lack of appreciation for the E.U.'s many benefits just doesn't cut it. Gratitude for past achievements cannot be a reason to tolerate present ineptitude. By Jens F. Laurson & George Pieler (First published at Forbes.com, 06/20/2008)
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Is the EU Reform Treaty in Danger of Going Nowhere Like Its Predecessor?

Author examines Ireland's rejection of the EU Lisbon Treaty and its ramifications. By Dale Mineshima-Lowe. (IA-Forum, 06/15/2008)
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Will the EU quit its expansion Cold Turkey?

Ideals tempered by Realpolitik have driven the idea that Turkey ought to be a member of the EU. But Europe's people no longer blindly follow their leaders on European matters. Turkey's membership may be the second notable victim of this paradigm-shift in EU politics. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (10/05/2007)
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Lost in the maize of precaution

In adopting the precautionary principle, the EU cast the adage “better safe than sorry” into rigid policy. “Precaution” made into principle may seem innocuous but carries plenty opportunity for abuse and nonsensical policy. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published in The Hill, 08/1/2007)
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France's Spring Break Perpetuel

"Never, never aim legislative reforms at the retired or the young, particularly when the weather is warming up." Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler discuss the French student protests against the Contract première embauche. (first published on Tech Central Station, 04/26/2006)
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EU Misses Opportunity to Make Solid step towards the Creation of a Coherent Foreign Policy

Author argues that, in not addressing human rights abuses in Uzbekistan, the EU has missed an opportunity to be perceived as a key player in international affairs. By Jaclyn Jacobsen. (IA-Forum, 11/30/2005)
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