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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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Address Dedovshchina or Face the Consequences of a Weakened and Ineffective Military Apparatus

Policy memo evaluates and provides policy recommendations on the practice of harassing junior recruits by senior staff in the Russian military. By Lea Lavut. (08/13/2014)

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Other Side of the Coin

Definding Israel's actions in Gaza.  By Kashi N Pandita

 

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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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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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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?

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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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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What Iran Wins by Fighting in Syria

Is Islamic Republic of Iran the greatest loser in the Syria conflict...or not?   By Mohammed Nuruzzaman (04/29/2014)

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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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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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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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Why the Syrian Conflict Defies Political Solutions

The Syrian War presents a myriad of actors and intererest, making a peaceful solution difficult.  By Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman.  (03/04/2014)

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Calling Off High Level Meeting

What was behing New Delhi’s decision of calling off the foreign secretary level meeting between India and Pakistan?  By Kashinath Pandit. (08/25/2014)

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'Moral blackmail' still stifles debate on Israel

Accusations of anti-Semitism against those who criticise Israel aim to curb debate on its crimes against Palestinians. By Abukar Arman (first appeared in Al Jazeera). (08/16/2014)

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I Stand for Humanity

The author calls on the American Jewsih community to take another look at the Palestinian humanitarian crisis. By Rebecca Harris. (08/11/2014)

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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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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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Afghanistan: from tribal lawlessness to democratic order

A look at the elections in Afghanistan. By Kashi N Pandit. (05/02/2014)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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How Do Muslims Think?

Freedom of thought and expression key points to examine the anti-American protests. By Magdy Aziz Tobia. (09/26/2012)
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The Shi’a Precedent - A Focus on Iran in Syria

How does Iran play into the Syrian conflict? By Landon Shroder. (09/19/2012)
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Syria and the Arab Uprisings: A Special Case

How do Russia, China and their allies in the Middle East (most notably Iran) play into the Syria and Arab uprising equation? By Yasir Kuoti. (08/21/2012)
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The Road to Damascus from Baghdad

Insider's view from Baghdad about the struggle for Syria and its implications. By Landon Shroder. (08/15/2012)
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How to Deal with the Chinese Exchange Rate

How should the U.S. effectively deal with the Chinese exchange rate? By Dr. David A. Phillips. (08/13/2012)
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Slow Float to China

Authors analyze the issues surrounding the Chinese exchange rate. (06/22/2012)
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Frictions in the South China Sea - Chinese strategic mistake

Author argues Chinese military buildup will only strengthen existing bilateral security deals of neighboring countries and open new ones, primarily with the US. By Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (05/20/2012)
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All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Chance: Admit Palestine to the UN

What are the implications of Palestine not being in the UN? What would it achieve? By Paul Parker. (05/21/2012)
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America’s Hammering China’s Renminbi Makes Little Sense

Author argues that China’s surpluses are not driving America’s deficits and presents misperceptions about exchange rates and China's growth. By Yukon Huang. (06/18/2012)
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History Is Not On Our Side: U.S. Foreign Policy and Yemen

Author examines US policy efforts in Yemen and presents several flaws with it. By Patrick Corcoran. (07/12/2011)
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