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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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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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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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New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Professor Robert M. Stern, Goldman School, UC-Berkeley

A look inside the latest issue of International Affairs Forum (Taylor&Francis), an interview with Professor Emeritus Robert M. Stern. (International Affairs Forum, 01/2014)

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Now Available: International Affairs Forum - Winter Edition

Our latest edition of International Affairs Forum (Taylor and Francis) is now available. This issue focuses on the BRICS countries and the impact of social media on governance.

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Defining Victory: The U.S. and Victory in Afghanistan

Paper analyzes: what can be defined as victory in the War in Afghanistan? By Zachary K. Ochoa. (08/08/2013)
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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Barbara Harrell-Bond

IA Forum speaks with Dr. Barbara Harrell-Bond (Founder of Refugee Studies Center at Oxford University) about refugee migration. (IA-Forum, 11/29/2010)
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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)
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Modern Times in North Korea: Scenes from its Founding Years, 1945-1950

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Waking from the Dream: the Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King

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The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the Revolutionary World, and the Fate of Empire

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Sino-Soviet Relations and the Dilemmas of Socialist Bloc Cooperation: Czechoslovaks in Shanghai, 195

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Empowering Revolution: America, Poland, and the Moderates who Ended the Cold War

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Scaling Up or Expanding Out? What Happens When Development Programs Grow

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Is there Hope for Central American Youth?

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A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida

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Chinese Companies in Latin America: Economic and Strategic Dimensions

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"The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union"

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Four Keys for Re-launching the OAS

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"Putin's Kleptocracy - Who Owns Russia?"

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Re-examining Smart Power: How Electric Utilities Can Respond to Climate Change Challenges

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Medical Marijuana Laws and Teen Marijuana Use

Given its overall popularity with the general public, i (10/1/2014)

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Meet the Campaign Advisors: A Conversation with Rubens Barbosa, Campaign Advisor for Aécio Neves Soc

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anti-Humanitarian Aid

The moral case for ending assistance to Africa. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (first published on Reason Online, 03/10/2006)
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Launching the Trade Liberation Movement

The authors look the obstacles to free trade - and fine some amidst the very proponents of the idea. The WTO negotiations may be stalled, but there are - if few - alternatives. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (IA-Forum, co-published with Institute for Policy Innovation, 02/21/2006)
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Africa: The Next Boon for Private Military Firms?

Author discusses private military firms (PMFs) in Africa and issues concerning their involvement there. By Shaun Randol. (02/04/2009)
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