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Are we asking for too much from Mali?

Should Mali be given assistance? An analysis of Mali and look into its future. By Dr. Christos Kyrou. (04/26/2013)
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Delivering on the Commitments and Pledges of Afghanistan Conferences

Analysis of recent conference, Afghanistan and the International Community. Can commitments and agreements with Afghanistan deliver as promised? By M. Ashraf Haidari (05/24/2012)
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IA-Forum Interview: Kristin Smith Diwan

IA-Forum speaks with American University's Kristin Smith Diwan about democratization and the prospects for peace in the Middle East. By Valentine Pasquesoone (02/10/2009)
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IA-Forum Interview: Mohammed Abu Nimer and Saji Prelis

IA-Forum speaks with Mohammed Abu Nimer and Saji Prelis of American University's Peacebuilding and Development Institute about the Middle East and prospects for peace. By Valentine Pasquesoone (02/08/2009)
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IA-Forum Interview: David A. Andelman

The Editor of the World Policy Journal David A. Andelman talks about Globalization, the lessons of Versailles, and what makes and breaks a nation-state. By George Pieler and Jens Laurson. (11/11/2008)
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IA-Forum Interview: Rana Mitter

IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Rana Mitter, lecturer in modern Chinese history and politics at Oxford University, about the relationship between war and nationalism in China. By Jason Miks (08/11/2008)
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IA-Forum Interview: Ambassador David Shinn

IA-Forum speaks with Amb. David Shinn, former U.S. ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia, about the current situation in Zimbabwe. By Kathryn Kersavage (07/10/2008)
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IA-Forum: Prof. Cynthia McClintock

IA-Forum also posed the same set of questions to Prof. Cynthia McClintock, Director of the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. By Adam Kott (06/23/2008)
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IA-Forum Interview: Kenneth Ballen

IA-Forum speaks with Kenneth Ballen, president of Terror Free Tomorrow: The Center for Public Opinion, about his organization's latest polling research. IA-Forum (05/18/2008)
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Madhav Nalapat keynote address on Taiwan

Transcript of keynote address delivered by Madhav Nalapat at the Bangalore University Conference on Taiwan in the 21st Century on April 25th, 2008. (04/27/2008)
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IA-Forum Interview: Prof. David Chandler

IA-Forum speaks with Prof. David Chandler about Western interventions in the name of promoting democracy. By Katharine Slocombe (IA-Forum, 03/17/2008)
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Ambassador Haron Amin responds

Afghanistan's Ambassador to Japan, HE Haron Amin, responds to our recent roundtable and shares his thoughts on his country's future. (03/13/2008)
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IA-Forum Interview: Jack Snyder

International Affairs Forum speaks with Jack Snyder about international relations theory and democracy. By Neal Wells (IA-Forum, 02/29/2008)
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IA-Forum Interview: Assistant Prof. Elke Zuern

International Affairs Forum discusses the upcoming presidential election in Zimbabwe, and the current economic crisis, with Assistant Professor Elke Zuern. By Vanessa Kortekaas (IA-Forum, 03/06/2008)
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IA-Forum Interview: Prof. Victoria Graham

International Affairs Forum speaks with Victoria Graham of the University of Johannesburg about the recent Zimbabwean elections and the country's suspension from the Commonwealth of African Nations. By Tarun George (IA-Forum, 03/04/2008)
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Putting the South Caucasus in Perspective

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“Guerra contra las drogas”: la de ellos bien, la de nosotros mal

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Cynthia J. Arnson Testifies Before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

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A New Agenda for a New Ukraine: Political, Security, and Social Dimensions

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Eric Olson Testified Before the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

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Russia's Far Right and Far Left Friends in Europe

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Russia’s new “Georgievskaya” ideology

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The New German Question

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'Assad Must Go' Is the Wrong Solution

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Tanzania an interesting subject to study

Article analyzing aspects of Tanzania's political culture. (9/1/2010)
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Election Results Challenged in Ivory Coast

Article on Ivory Coast's election uncertainties. By Ada (9/1/2010)
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Rags, Rapes, and Riches: An Op Ed to...

Article offering an alternative view for analysing the 'Bl (9/1/2010)
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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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Rwandan Elections Rigged with Fear As Opponents Murdered

Article on human rights violations prevailing in Rwanda pr (7/21/2010)
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EDITORIALS
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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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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A Constitution of Ambiguity and Deferment

If constitutions are supposed to make the boundaries of the government’s legitimate authority over its citizens and state or regional administrations clear, Somalia’s new constitution oddly falls short. By Abukar Arman. (08/19/2012)
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Somalia: The Consequence of a Cooked Constitution

The new Somali constitution: a death sentence for the nation state once known as the Republic of Somalia? Dr. Sadia Ali Aden. (08/17/2012)
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A Forgotten War – the Democratic Ruined Republic of the Congo

Can democracy work in war-torn Republic of the Congo? By Anuradha Kataria. (05/18/2012)
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The Sins of the Indian Democracy

Will India awaken to pursue the intended “democratic ideals” of an equal, progressive, unified and peaceful society? Author analyzes India's state of democracy. By Anuradha Kataria. (03/12/2012)

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The Islamic Revolution That Won’t

Author provides comparision between the 1979 Iranian revolution and the recent Egyptian revolution. By Nathaniel Markowitz. (05/04/2011)
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Last Ditch in Zimbabwe

Talk(s) may be cheap, but it’s all Zimbabwe has going for it. One problem along the way: South Africa is hardly an honest broker. By Jens F. Laurson & George A. Pieler (08/06/2008)
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Totalitarian of the Year: Putin

A well-orchestrated election is a key instrument of a modern, 21st century dictatorship. It’s an important tool in the arsenal of state control, and the rhetorical platform essential to accusing critical Westerners of hypocrisy. Welcome to Russia. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (IA-Forum, 01/11/2008)
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Back to the (Policy) Future, Or: The Vagaries of International Relations

Selling arms simultaneously to Saudi-Arabia and Israel is hardly new in America's foreign policy. But critics of this White House wonder how this new plan can be squared with the "Bush Doctrine". By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (12/28/2007)
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Direct Democracy

Aberdeen doesn’t’ need London to collect its trash, Milwaukee doesn’t need Washington to run its schools. If that government is best which governs least, then surely that unit of government which has less to govern is likely to be ‘best’, at least in terms of doing little harm. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (IA-Forum, 07/31/2007)
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Iraqization - Not Democratization

Analysis of the Iraq conflict and call to reinspect democratization policy efforts. By Alan Hootnick. (2/5/2007)
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Operation “Freedom From Iraq”

Even the most idealistic of Iraq’s partisans can’t weigh the mountain of dead against the nation’s “messy freedom” and find solace. The President concedes that regional terror is up, Iran and Syria emboldened, and US leverage seems radically diminished. In light of this, "Plans for Victory" are hard to come by. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson. (IA-Forum, 01/14/2007)
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Fifa has to call Zimbabwe’s bluff

Zimbabwe’s tourist authority wants “to ensure benefits from the hosting of the World Cup by South Africa”. Fifa already pledges assistance for upgrading sports stadiums to that end. Maybe they should not. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson. (first published on Business Day (SA), 09/01/2006)
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Pirates of the Black Sea

Just in time for the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the Authors discuss Russia as the new Tortuga of International Affairs. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published on Tech Central Station, 06/27/2006)
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Mugabe's last stand? Why Zimbabwe might finally get a leader it deserves

Author blames Zimbabwe’s neighbors, particularly South Africa’s Thabo Mbeki, for insufficient support of Zimbabwe’s opposition politicians and speculates that the 26th anniversary of independence from Britain may not turn to be the celebration Robert Mugabe had in mind. By Jason Miks (IA-Forum, 04/20/2006)
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Columbia University's Jacqueline Klopp explores the motivations behind the violence in Kenya and rejects assertions of 'tribal clashes'.
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07/25/2014: Bill Shorten: Global Growth: Trade, Equity, and Opportunity More
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07/25/2014: Piketty Got It Right (At Least Most of It) More
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07/25/2014: Egypt Needs a New Social Protection System More
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