|IA FORUM ARTICLES|
|Critical Similarities and Differences in SS of Asia and Europe|
|Policy paper offers several policy incentives why the largest world’s continent must consider creation of the comprehensive pan-Asian institution. By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (05/02/2013)|
|IA Forum discusses India's water issues and policies with writer Anuradha Kataria. (04/30/2013)|
|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)|
|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)|
|Information on Anti-Corruption Program in Macedonia|
|Information sheet on joint Transparency International and Center for International Relations anti-corruption effort, Transparency Watch.|
|Mainstreaming Gender into Development Projects|
|Paper discussing the consequence of leaving women out and practical requirements for success. By Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong-Mensah. (02/16/2012)|
|IA Forum discusses the Arab Spring and perceptions about democracy with Patrick Corcoran (Catholic University). By Caitlin Occipinti. (08/18/2011)|
|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)|
|The Forum Fall 2010 Issue: Migration|
|Fall Issue of The Forum, featuring experts from around the world discussing economic, regional, and general issues surrounding Migration. (11/09/2010)|
|Recent Work for the Millennium Development Goals|
|In response to critiques of MDG progress, author analyzes current work toward achieving the Goals. By Issac Hur. (10/20/2010)|
|The Use of Randomized Controlled Trials in Development Economics|
|Author analyzes benefits and criticsms of randomized controlled trials, specifically as applied to development economics. By Issac Hur. (10/10/2010)|
|Immigration, Policy-Oriented Evaluation of Benefits and Costs for Developed Countries|
|Paper reviews the principal policy implications involved by the
process of immigration for the developed countries. By Alexandra Dobra. (10/06/2010)|
|IA-Forum speaks with Stephen Devereux about development aid and donor attitudes. By Giulia Frontini (07/22/2010)|
|IA-Forum speaks with Steve Fainaru, Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for The Washington Post, about how he’s been covering the drug smuggling story in Mexico. By Cynthia Iris (02/02/2010)|
|IA-Forum speaks with Dr Graham Harrison, a Reader in Politics at the University of Sheffield, about development campaign groups, Africa and mobilizing public opinion. By Andrew Pickering (12/21/2009)|
|In a preview of our upcoming special report, Dr. Arvind Panagariya discusses COP15 and balancing India's policies on climate change and economic growth. By M. Patel. (12/14/2009)|
|Dr. Kamal El Kheshen, Vice President of the African Development Bank discussses the trade-off between climate change policies and economic growth policies in Africa. By M. Patel. (12/10/2009)|
|IA-Forum speaks with Haroun Mir, director of Afghanistan’s Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS), about the recent elections and other issues facing Afghanistan. By M. Patel. (IA-Forum, 09/29/2009)|
|Speech by M. Ashraf Haidari, the Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, at Embassy of Canada (Washington DC) Forum on Afghanistan: Partners in Defense. (09/24/2009)|
|Authors present analysis of land reform efforts in Venezuela and Bolivia. By Adam Kott and David Rosenblum Felson. (04/29/2009)|
|IA-Forum speaks with Ambassador Lino Gutierrez, former U.S. ambassador to Nicaragua and to Argentina, about UNASUR. By Adam Kott (06/18/2008)|
|Student Paper: Is Microfinance the Key to Socioeconomic Empowerment?|
|Using a case study of Bangladesh, author examines microfinance models and attempts to discover what, if any, link exists between the participation in such programs and the promised economic and social empowerment that supposedly accompanies participation. By Keith Nevitt. (Spring 2008)|
|IA Forum Interview with Dr Dennis Tray|
|IA Forum discusses issues surrounding the World Bank/IMF with Dr. Dennis de Tray, Vice President at the Center for Global Development. (By Dimitri Neos)|
|IA Forum speaks with former World Bank official Bradley Babson about development in North Korea. By Tristan Webb (06/18/07)|
|IA Forum speaks with Paul Collier, director of Oxford University's Centre for the Study of African Economies, and the author of the book 'The Bottom Billion.' By Jason Miks. (08/20/07)|
|The Contributions of Agriculture to Development|
|Author discusses how much of third world agriculture differs from the agricultural system in the developed world and, what implications these differences might have for agricultural policy in the third world. By Felecia Benjamin. (7/5/2006)|
|IA-Forum Interview: Carin Norberg|
|IA-Forum speaks with Carin Norberg about the development challenges of African countries and the role of The Nordic Africa Institute and Africa- Scandinavia relationships. By Ngoasong Michael Zisuh. (IA-Forum, 3/17/2006)|
|IA-Forum Interview: Ambassador Haron Amin|
|IA-Forum talks with the Afghan Ambassador to
Japan, HE Haron Amin. By Jason Miks. (1/25/2006)|
|IA-Forum speaks with MG Abul Faisel, Minister of Inspector General and MG Habibi, Inspector General of the General Staff of Afghanistan about current issues there. Interpreter: Mr. Badi Badiozamani. By Anita Joshi (International Affairs Forum, 3/13/2005)|
|Author examines the influence of external 'Ghost-lords' on Somalia. By Abukar Arman (01/09/12).|
|Author explores Vietnam's development and whether its pattern of sustained growth is similar to that of China. By Nima Khorrami Assl. (06/13/2011)|
|Author provides positive analysis for African development and proposes changes that must be made as well. By Eugene Nyambal. (11/04/2010)|
|Author presents analysis of current situation in Afghanistan and asks which direction policies will steer the country toward. By Davood Moradian. (10/18/2010)|
|Mohammad Asif Rahimi, Afghanistan’s Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock, discusses the Afghan elections and argues that a developed agriculture sector can lead to peace and prosperity. By Mohammad Asif Rahimi. (09/29/2009)|
|Author discusses the implications of recent cuts in Japan's official development assistance for the country's diplomacy. This article originally appeared in World Politics Review. By Jason Miks (04/14/08)|
|Author discusses the concept and purposes of provided aid and offers a solution to transform the aid environment By Thorsteinn H. Gestsson. (09/21/2007)|
|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)|
|Stuck in a Struggle|
|Author writes that the lack of economic and social progress is bound to undermine government authority in Afghanistan. By Haroun Mir. (6/22/2006)|
|The authors poke at the European 'Energy Summit' and discuss possibilities for Energy diversification in Europe. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (first published on Tech Central Station, 04/10/2006).|
|M. Ashraf Haidari responds to New York Times editorial that is optimistic about progress in Afghanistan. By M. Ashraf Haidari. (02/27/2011)|
|UN Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability presents its report containing 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice and to mainstream it into economic policy as quickly as possible. (01/30/2012, United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability (2012).)|
|Rio+20 must launch SDGs to guide countries through complex development challenges, argues Colombian ministry official Paula Caballero Gómez. (05/24/2012, SciDev.Net)|
|Author argues that development can lead the way for humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan. By M. Ashraf Haidari. (Eurasianet, 03/01/2011)|
|Relentless pursuit of economic growth without attention to employment, environmental protection and basic social comforts remains a recipe for global disaster, writes Jens Martens. (Yale Global, 09/20/2010)|
|Article discussing the development of Africa using alternative approaches other than "foreign aid".
By Kwabena Amponsah-Manager
|By Ugo Daniels
Article on the factors inhibiting a United States of Africa.
|Article offering policy measures for improvement of South Sudan's economy.
By Jeremy Hance
|Article on the factors that guide the United State's relationship with Egypt.
By ROSS DOUTHAT
|Article analysing the role of the international community on Cote D 'Ivoire's crisis.
Penname: Transient Justice
( GhanaWeb, 01/24/2011)|
|Article on gender based violence and suggestions on how it can be mitigated.
By Congressman Donald Payne (D-NJ) and Dr. Helene Gayle (President and CEO of CARE)
|Article analysing China's Africa developmental strategyand lessons for Westerners in courting Africa.
By Victoria Hargis
(Harvard Political Review, (03/ 31/ 2010)|
|Article providing information on Guinea's fledgling democracy.
By Roland Marke
|Article providing insight on factors that contributed to the bomb explosion at Abuja.
By Ike Okonta
(Open Society Foundation, 10/28/ 2010)|
|Article offering insights on the challenging and dire circumstances women, especially African and Asian women endure.
|Article on reasons behind China's interest in Africa and lessons that the West can draw from this interaction.
By Victoria Hargis
(Harvard Political Review, 03/31/2010)|
|Article analysing the lack of effective strategies by the West in tackling Africa's developmental challenges.
(The Stanford Daily,11/10/2010)|
|Article suggesting appropriate measures for dealing with corruption in Kenya.
By Mugambi Kiai
(Open Society Foundations,11/8/2010)|
|Article analyzing post-independence problems in Africa.
By Pierre Englebert
(New York Times, 06/11/2010)|
|Article on the intralationship between governance and business.
By Carol Pineau
|Article analysing China's investment in Africa.
|Article analysing the potential of Africa's economies.
By Celia W. Dugger
(The Hindu, 06/25/2010)|
|Article analysing the lack of indepth coverage and analysis of Africa's conflicts by the mainstream media.
By Anup Shah
(Global Issues, 05/12/2010)|
|Article detailing the Africa's achievements in gender equality.
By Thalif Deen
|By Donna Murphy
Article suggesting the adoption of precautionary measures by international organizations, when dealing with Ivory Coast.
(04/01/2011, Digital Journal)|
|M. Ashraf Haidari, political counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan, argues that economic growth and development are the keys to driving out the Taliban from Afghanistan. By M. Ashraf Haidari. (07/28/2010)|
|Article on the opportunities available in Africa. By Booker Rising (Center Movement. Org,06/02/ 2010)|
|Eco-efficiency concepts should explicitly include social as well as economic and environmental criteria in agricultural output. By S. E. Park, S. M. Howden, S. J. Crimp, D. S. Gaydon, S. J. Attwood and P. N. Kokic. (Crop Science - 03/05/2010)|
|The United States hopes to create a strong central government in Afghanistan -- but is such state building possible? Yes, and policymakers should look to Louis XIV and the development of France's ancien régime for guidance. By Sheri Berman (Foreign Affairs - Mar/Apr 2010)|
|In Yemen, where political and tribal authorities compete, interest groups -- including al Qaeda’s regional offshoot, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- have begun to fill the voids. By James M. Dorsey. (Foreign Affairs - 02/16/2010)|
|One set of President Obama's 2011 budget numbers tackles the threat posed by ever-rising federal deficits to our country’s long-term stability, and the other set provides the financial wherewithal for sustained economic recovery based on science and education. By Jonathan D. Moreno. (The Center for American Progress - 02/02/2010)|
|Alex Evans, Bruce Jones and David Steven discuss risks to the process of globalization and new ideas on how to make it ‘more resilient’. (Brookings Institution, 01/26/2010)|
|Exploring the role of bilateral donors and conditional aid in Mozambique’s successful post-war peace process. By Carrie Manning and Monica Malbrough. (Journal of Modern African Studies - 2010)|
|Whatever the motives behind each country’s response to Honduras’ presidential elections, the most important consideration for everyone should be the future peace, stability, and prosperity of the Honduran people. By Stephanie Miller. (The Center for American Progress - 12/09/2009)|
|Water supply infrastructure improvement is vital to protect both business interests and the World's poor. (Lloyd's - 12/08/2009)|
|In light of the UN's Copenhagen Climate Conference which began Monday, Israel is presented with the opportunity to join the likes of Western nations in creating a framework for climate change mitigation. By Ivri Verbin. (www.Jpost.com, 12/08/2009)|
|Farmers can benefit economically and be at the cutting edge of energy development while having their resources employed correctly. By Jake Caldwell. (The Center for American Progress, 12/02/2009)|
|Article analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of Nigeria's political system.
By Stephanie Hanson
(Council on Foreign relations,04/12/2007)|
|Re-examining typical assumptions of this bi-lateral relationship.|
|What are the current roadblocks to an HIV Vaccine being made on a widescale basis? By Peter Dizikes. (MIT News)|
|The struggle for the future of the Arab and Muslim worlds that is being fought now will be won or lost not on the battlefield, but in the classroom. By Paul Salem (Project Syndicate, 10/26/2009)|
|In an age of climate change and deepening inequality, the spreading Naxalite insurgency in India - not al-Qaida - may show the world its future. (Open Democracy, 11/05/2009)|
|A Brookings Institution analyst argues that taking the time to set Afghanistan on the best possible track for the establishment of a stable government is of utmost importance. By Michael O'Hanlon. (The Washington Examiner, 10/27/2009)|
|Rwandan President praises the way Africa does business in Africa as a way of promoting infrastructure, capital inflows, and development, as opposed to U.S. foreign aid. (BBC News October 11, 2009)|
|This article discusses the cautiousness of Pakistani's regarding America's proposed aid package. It provides exceptional insight into development's role in the Afghanistan War and how critical it is to have the support and approval of neighboring ally, Pakistan. (October 07, 2009 From New York Times by Salman Masood)|
|An opinion piece concerning the validity of the recent election of Hamid Karzai which combines various quotes from American diplomat Peter Galbraith and former advisor to General David Petraeus, David Kilcullen, to help support the writer's view. (Dave Schuler, Outside The Beltway, 04/09/2009)|
|Article gives insight on chronic ailments gaining a foothold in Africa. By Michelle Holmes and Shona Dalal(Boston.com, 08/17/2009)|
|We should learn from the financial crisis that if risks are ignored, the eventual consequences are inevitably worse. By Nicholas Stern (Project Syndicate, 10/15/2009)|
|The use of GDP as a measure of economic well-being is becoming problematic, and many are pushing to use new statistical techniques that could provide opportunities to improve our metrics. By Joseph E. Stiglitz (Moscow Times, 09/11/2001)|
|Ban Ki-moon calls for a global funding for a poverty monitoring system. The article examines the necessity for a fund just for collection of data, instead of immediate action. By Jessica Corsi (Foreign Policy Blogs 09/17/2009)|
|Africa and the United States may be on the verge of a new partnership, not one of dependency and aid but one of shared ideas, vision and investments that increase our mutual prosperities, writes Rwandan President Paul Kagame. (The Washington Post 09/21/2009)|
|ROUND TABLE FORUM|
|IA-Forum asked five leading commentators on South America "Does the UNASUR have the potential to create a legal and economic union in South America comparable with the EU?"|
|International Affairs Forum asked five commentators the following question: What will the Bali roadmap mean for international efforts to tackle climate change? |