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Now is the Time to Reform the Immigration Courts

U.S. Immigration Courts are in a state of crisis. What steps should be taken?   By Hon. Dara Leigh Marks. 

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The Link between Statelessness and Refugeehood

In this excerpt from the latest issue of International Affairs Forum, an analysis of the link between statelessness and refugees.  By Prof. Helene Lambert.  (04/27/016) 

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Capital Punishment in Guatemala: The First Steps to Abolition

Political will needed in order to achieve abolition of the death penalty in Guatemala. By David Augusto Dávila Navarro. (07/22/2015)

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The Ixil heritage: the promise of true democracy in Guatemala

Essay analyzes the influence anc conswequences of the Ixil genocide on Guatemala’s social and political reality. By Ester Brito. (04/08/2017)

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Were human rights a product of the 1940s or the 1970s?

Paper argues that Human Rights originated and were a product of the 1940s. By Jibraan Mansoor. (03/23/2017)

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Methods of Manipulation: How Militant regimes control the masses

Essay focuses on Indonesia and Burma to examine how militant regimes seek to control the masses. By Juli Adhikari. (03/08/2017)

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Religious Freedom in Southeast Asia

Focusing on Philippines and Vietnam, a look at religious freedom in Southeast Asia. By Sooyoung Hu. (03/02/2017)

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Breaking the Silence: A Global Analysis of Sexual Assault in the Military

Paper provides international examination of sexual assault in the military. By Michelle Stone. (02/241/2017)

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CEDAW, UNSCR 1325, and Intersectionality

A review of legal frameworks during war and peace times. By Catherine Howell. (02/14/2017)

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The Road to Retribution:Judicial Independence in Transitional Justice

Paper argues that retribution is more likely to occur under the two conditions. By Chuyue Frances Huang. (01/15/2017)

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Report on the Health Status of Slum Inhabitants

Case study of slum inhabitant health in Bangladesh. By Dr. Kausar Hossein. (12/20/2016)

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Interview with Dr. Luke S. Bearup: Human Trafficking

In this interview, Dr. Luke S. Bearup discusses human trafficking reintegration and justice as it relates to human trafficking. (11/28/2016)

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Interview with Professor Kelly M. Greenhill

Professor Kelly M. Greenhill discusses human trafficking, migrant trafficking, and related corruption issues.  (11/23/2016)

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Organ Trafficking During Times of War and Political Conflict

In this special excerpt from the latest issue of International Affairs Forum, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, provides an in-depth look at organ trafficking issues. (11/17/2016)

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Battle Against The Tiger

Runner-up essay in the IA Forum Student Writing Competition analyzes corruption in Mainland China and anti-corruption strategies with Hong Kong. By ZHAO Lingbo (Harry). (11/07/2016)

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The Syrian Kurds: A House Divided

Featured in Marine Corps University Journal. By Winston H (12/18/2013)
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Etats-Unis La catholicisation à l’époque du « shift of power »

Is there a mounting influence of Catholics and Catholicism (10/24/2012)
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Syria: Torture Centers Revealed

For 27 Detention Sites: Locations, Commanders’ Names, Tort (12/11/2011)
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Afghanistan: Securing the Future for Afghan Women

Reflects on the progress of women's rights in Afgha (12/31/2010)

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Rethinking the ‘Long War’ in Afghanistan

Optimistic view about progress in Afghanistan. By Nathanie (12/1/2010)
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Why Mubarak Is Out

Background and analysis of factors leading to Mubarak's lo (9/1/2010)
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Americans Support Repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”

Voters recognize through a CAP poll that as our country fi (2/17/2010)
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Warming Chad-Sudan Relations Necessary for Darfur Peace

Efforts by the Chadian and Sudanese governments to mend th (2/17/2010)
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Bilateral donors and aid conditionality in post-conflict peacebuilding

Exploring the role of bilateral donors and conditional aid (1/1/2010)
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The Bearded Gentleman

Rather than assassinate Iranian citizens abroad, which pro (12/8/2009)
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The Yuan Underrated, China Overrated

America is driven by innovation. China, running like a mad (11/10/2009)
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Afghanistan in the Opinion Pages

An opinion piece concerning the validity of the recent ele (10/4/2009)
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US: Adopt Stronger Laws for Child Farmworkers

An article from Human Rights Watch, calling the U.S. to am (9/1/2009)
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U.N. Secretary General Calls Attention to the Plight of the World’s Working Poor

Ban Ki-moon calls for a global funding for a poverty monit (9/1/2009)
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Will Armenia Break Off From Russia?

The author examines the balance of power in Caucasus and c (9/1/2009)
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EDITORIALS
Paging Gov. Beasley: Will the World Food Program face a famine or flourish under American budget cut

The WFP needs to flourish in these trying times to control world hunger and thirst. New Executive Director Gov. David Beasley needs to do just that. By M. Patel. (03/29/2017)

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Open Borders or Build a Wall? The Democratic Party's Crisis of Vision

The Democrats in the wake of the Trump travel ban. By Heather Alexander. (03/19/2017)

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Let’s shatter the glass ceiling for women in global banking

On this International Women’s Day, we can start to begin the end of male dominance of MDBs: let’s shatter the glass ceiling for women in global MBD banking. By M. Patel. (03/08/2017)

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Human Misery Monetized

Capitalizing and profiteering from the occupation: corporate human rights violations in occupied territories. By Aleksandra Krstic. (01/19/2017)

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The Plight of Refugees

A brief analysis of the global refugee crisis.  By Sooyoung Hu. (01/05/2016)

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Some Necessary Thoughts on Feminism

It's time for a rethink of gender roles. By Dr. A.C. Beyer (11/27/2016)

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No vacancy for women leaders in global banks

There has not been a single woman leader of the five major development banks, in their more than fifty year history..It's time there is.  By Choop Sadkam. (10/07/2016)

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Will Migration Finally Push Europe to the Right?

Buoyed by the migrant crisis, Europe’s populist and far-right movements are experiencing a Renaissance. By Lisdey Espinoza Pedraza and Markus Heinrich. (05/26/2016)

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Taiwanese Global Health Initiative: A Lesson in Soft Power Building

Taiwan’s Zika pandemic preparedness solves issues at home while giving it a boost in the eyes of the world. By Justin Cheung .(04/29/2016)

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Poles Saving Jews in Bangkok: History Lesson for Humanity

What can Thailand learn from World War II humanitarian acts by the Poles? By Rattana Lao. (03/24/2016)

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Europe’s Refugee Crisis and the Fallacy of Composition

Europe must take a hard look at its ill-proportioned burden sharing of migrants, which has strained all parties. By David Thornton. (03/04/2016)

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The issue of IDPs from Kashmir

The religious minority of the Pandits of Kashmir is living in exile since 1990. A look at the core issues faced by these Internally Displaced Persons.  By Kashi Pandit. (10/21/2015)

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Thinking Globally, Thinking Socially

Using social entrepreneuralism to tackle large social issues, including the refugee crisis. By James Stockmal. (09/2015, Association for Strategic Planning)

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Is Capital Punishment Dying?

What do statistics say about the death penalty and homicide rates?  By Prof. Dale O. Cloninger. (08/18/2015)

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Genocide-labeling has always been political

Does Taphael Lemkin's definition of genocide apply to the 100 year old Armenian suffering at the hands of Turday?  By Tal Buenos. (04/24/2015)

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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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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

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

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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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Malala’s Revolution

The recent Nobel Prize winner paves the way for future progress in gender equality.  By Dr. A.C. Beyer.  (11/10/2014)

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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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To Make Great Strides in Health Care Improvement, Look to Education and Community

Discussion of nonprofit Spine Africa, that works to update medical equipment, facilities and medical methods in Africa.  By Dr. Richard Arjun Kaul. (07/03/2014)

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What about the Women: the Missing Voice at the Peacemaking Table

What is - and can be - the impact of women's representation in peace negotiations? By Sthelyn Romero. (05/26/2014)

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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 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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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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India’s Water Woes

Examines the quantitative and qualitative water issues facing India. By Anuradha Kataria (01/27/2013)
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Human Trafficking – the Untamable Epidemic

A look at the root causes of human trafficking and possible steps to combat it. By Anuradha Kataria. (09/24/2012)
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Protests Here, Protests There: Mass Demonstrations and the State of Democracy in the U.S. & Bolivia

Author analyzes protest movements in U.S. and Bolivia and what government response says for a healthy democracy in both countries. By Nicholas A. Fromherz. (11/07/2011)
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The Second Move in the 2011 Genocide Obfuscation Gambit?

Article, critical of Turkish politics that counter any success Armenians have achieved in their quest for recognition of the Turkish genocide of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915. By David Davidian. (03/10/2011)
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