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A Reply to Mearsheimer

Author responds to Offensive Realists who say  states want to dominate the international system. have. By Dr. Anna Cornelia Beyer. (07/25/2014)

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Cyber-Terrorism: Fact or Fiction?

Author argues cyber-terrorism remains more a product of fear mongering than concrete reality –– at least for the moment. By Sebastian J. Bae. (07/22/2014)

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Piracy: Can the War on the Seas Ever Be Won?

The current state solution models, focusing on military deterrence, have proven questionably effective in combating piracy, merely displacing it more than solving it.  By Sgt. Sebastian J. Bae.  (06/27/2014)

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Global Warning or Is Environment Actually Politics?

Article discusses the relation between climate negotiations and states’ interests on the international arena, if environmental conferences bring substantial results in fighting today’s environmental problems and what tool is actually the most useful in fighting them. By Alisa Fazleeva. (06/24/2014)

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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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IA Forum Student Writing Award Winners Announced

Winners of the Spring 2014 International Affairs Student Award Competition announced!

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Interview: Professor Haroon Bhorat - South African Economy

From IA-Forum's biannual publication, Professor Haroon Bhorat discusses the South African economy and the BRICS.  

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What You Measure is What You’ll Get

A look at economic metrics and understanding how to use them in analysis of countries. By Anuradha Kataria. (04/07/2014)

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The Foreign & Local Factions in the Syrian Conflict

Analysis of the factions involved in the Syrian Civil War.  By Mohammed Salama. (03/08/2014)

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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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Mineral traceability and conflict in eastern DRC: the case of the “Conflict-Free Tin Initiative”

Paper analyzes the Conflict-Free Tin Initiative and whether traceability provided by it will provide positive results. By Dr. Edoardo Monaco. (02/13/2014)

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Climate Change and Reinsurance: The Human Security Issue

Paper analyzes the effects of climate change on reiinsurance and human security issues. By Prof. Anis Bajrektarevic & Carla Baumer. (02/10/2014)

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Interview: Stephen D. Krasner, Stanford University

Interview with Stephen D. Krasner who discusses International Regimes and UN Security Council Reforms. By Patricia Galves Derolle.

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Iranian Nuclear Deal: Implications

What are the implications of the Iranian nuclear deal not only within the Middle East but internationally. By Dr. Kashi N. Pandita (01/16/2014)

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New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Interview with Prof. Smita Brunnermeier: BRIC countries

Interview with Professor Smita Brunnermeier of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (International Affairs Forum, 01/2014)

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Putting the South Caucasus in Perspective

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Underage: Addressing Reproductive Health and HIV in Married Adolescents

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National Security and Climate Change: What Do We Need to Know?

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What We Won : America's Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979-89

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Bill Shorten: Global Growth: Trade, Equity, and Opportunity

The Honorable Bill Shorten, member of parliament and leade (7/25/2014)
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Let the Good Times Roll: China’s Growing Influence in South Korea

Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Seoul was remarkable for a nu (7/25/2014)
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Declassified Documents on Korean Armistice Agreement Featured on the Digital Archive

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Piketty Got It Right (At Least Most of It)

In his book, Capital in the 21st Century

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Reversing the Decline in Small Business Lending

Mark A. Calabria

Of course small business lend (7/25/2014)

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Africa in the News: New Rwandan Prime Minister Appointed and Ghana Protests over Depreciating Cedi

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Africa in the News: New Rwandan Prime Minister Appointed and Ghana Protests over Depreciating Cedi

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Egypt Needs a New Social Protection System

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The Resignation of the Ukrainian Government Was a Welcome Step

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk of Ukraine announced (7/25/2014)

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Reining in ObamaCare--and the President

Michael F. Cannon and Jonathan H. Adler

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Fed Proposal to End Bailouts Falls Short

Mark A. Calabria and Marcus Stanley

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EDITORIALS
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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Reaffirmation of Islamic Philanthropy: a reflection

Discussion of Islamic philanthropy and the Global Donors Forum.  By Abukar Arman.  (04/29/2014)

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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 New Face of Governance

In the new face of governance, NGOs play an important role.  By Dana-Marie Seepersad. (02/26/2014)

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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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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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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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Connecting the Dots in the Triangle of Threat

Is the triangle of Somalia, Kenya, and Ethopia an impending crisis area? By Abukar Arman.
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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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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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Post-transitional Political Fault lines

Author presents threats facing Somalia emanating from fault lines. By Abukar Arman. (08/01/2012)
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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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Somalia: Under the Tutelage of Ghost-lords

Author examines the influence of external 'Ghost-lords' on Somalia. By Abukar Arman (01/09/12).
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Marginalization of the Somali Intellectual Class

Author analyzes the marginalization of the Somali intellectual class and its effects. By Abukar Arman (12/22/2011)
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Why Africa is the Next Destination

Author provides positive analysis for African development and proposes changes that must be made as well. By Eugene Nyambal. (11/04/2010)
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Economics: The Key to Stopping Terrorism in East Africa

Author presents case fo abating terrorism in East Africa through economic growth. By Matthew Bush. (IA-Forum, 10/02/2010)
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Which Policy to Address Climate Change?

Author examines potential impacts of climate change and policy options to combat it. By Julian Morris, International Policy Network. (12/09/2009)
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The Complicated Task of Educating Future Leaders

A discussion of international relations eduation system and a call for Realism in the course of studies. By Alina Khasabova. (03/01/2009)
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Africa is in the Basement

Author discusses placement of the African exhibit within the British Museum and how it may represent to some, a broader picture. By William Sapp. (07/21/2008)
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The Beijing Olympics: Perfect Storm of Hope for Darfur?

The political pressure is on China and its Tibet policy. But that pressure might more effectively and efficiently used for change in Darfur. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (IA-Forum, 03/22/2008)
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Mubarak’s Awkward Posture

Discusses Mubarak's uncomfortable position between Egypt's obligations to the US and increasing pressure at home. By Rafael Broch. (IA-Forum, 03/20/2008)
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Trees vs. Tusks

Keeping the planet green takes shades of grey, not black-and-white. In Ghana, one shade of grey to be reckoned with is the African Elephant, that noble beast protected by international treaties from hunting, harvesting, or poaching. By George A. Pieler & Jens F. Laurson (09/02/2008)
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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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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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Joint African Union-United Nations Peacekeeping Efforts: A Dangerous Liaison?

Explores peacekeeping efforts by the African Union and United Nations; and provides a solution to optimize effectiveness in the short term. By Runa Reta. (09/20/2007)
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Credibility of G8 countries rests on keeping financial markets clean

Discusses financial transparency issues facing G8 and African leaders. By Akere Muna, President Pan African Lawyers Union and Vice Chair Transparency International. (06/07/2007)
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Mugabe's endurance

Author discusses Mugabe's presidency and the prospects for political change in Zimbabwe. By Rafael Broch. (IA-Forum, 03/15/2007)
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Libya National Oil Company: A Short Analysis

Author discusses growth of Libya's National Oil Company (NOC) and further expansion in the market. By Rafael Broch. (IA-Forum, 01/05/2007)
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