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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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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: 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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Three Great Ideas that Weren't on the UNGA Agenda

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How to Address Child Migration from Central America

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Is there Hope for Central American Youth?

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What’s Next? Celebrating 20 Years of the Environmental Change and Security Program

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The Seventh Seoul-Washington Forum: U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations, Unification, and Green Politics

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Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles

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Rouhani and the Potential Failure of Nuclear Talks

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Turkey after the Elections: Identity, Democracy and Foreign Policy

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Development blog: Should Countries Be More Like Shopping Malls? A Proposal for Service Guarantees fo

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Time to Give Ukraine Defensive Weapons

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Xi Jinping in India: Is a Breakthrough Possible?

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A Roundup of Brookings Analysis and Commentary on Scotland's Independence Vote

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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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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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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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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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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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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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09/18/2014: What’s Next? Celebrating 20 Years of the Environmental Change and Security Program More
09/18/2014: The Seventh Seoul-Washington Forum: U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations, Unification, and Green Politics More
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09/17/2014: Rouhani and the Potential Failure of Nuclear Talks More
09/17/2014: Turkey after the Elections: Identity, Democracy and Foreign Policy More
09/17/2014: Development blog: Should Countries Be More Like Shopping Malls? A Proposal for Service Guarantees for Africa More
09/17/2014: Time to Give Ukraine Defensive Weapons More
09/17/2014: Time to Give Ukraine Defensive Weapons More
09/17/2014: Xi Jinping in India: Is a Breakthrough Possible? More
09/17/2014: A Roundup of Brookings Analysis and Commentary on Scotland's Independence Vote More
09/17/2014: A Roundup of Brookings Analysis and Commentary on Scotland's Independence Vote More
09/17/2014: Brigitte Madrian Testifies to the Senate Committee on Finance More
09/17/2014: Lee Hamilton on the 20th Anniversary of the Environmental Change and Security Program More
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09/17/2014: Battle to Save the Export-Import Bank More
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09/17/2014: Event: Pew Research Center Study Release of Views of Trade More
09/17/2014: Pew Research Center Study Release of Views of Trade More
09/17/2014: Not a War on Terror, a War on an Ideology More
09/17/2014: Hans-Werner Sinn: The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Belief More
09/17/2014: Why the Pentagon Should Care about Scotland's Referendum More
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09/17/2014: Global Health blog: Obama’s Ebola Response and a Plea from Liberia More
09/17/2014: Pew Research Center Study Release of Views of Trade More
09/17/2014: Paying the Health-Care Piper More
09/17/2014: The Obama Administration's Member-less Coalition against the Islamic State: What Good Are Allies Anyway? More
09/17/2014: Manufacturing Growth and the Lives of Bangladeshi Women More
09/17/2014: Struggles to Protect Free Speech on Our College Campuses Continue More
09/17/2014: The Ties that Bind: The Chinese Misunderstanding of Innovation More
09/16/2014: Los 'mitos' del Procurador en política de drogas More
09/16/2014: Building Peace in the Midst of Violence: Improving Security and Finding Durable Solutions to Displacement in Colombia More
09/16/2014: Congressional Hearing on ISIS: Where is Syria? More
09/16/2014: The Modi-Xi Summit and China-India Relations More
09/16/2014: Putin's Playbook More
09/16/2014: An Assessment of President Rouhani’s Visit to the United States More
09/16/2014: Debating the EPA’s Clean Power Plan Proposal: Abandoning the Clean Power Plan is the Wrong Move for U.S. Climate Policy More
09/16/2014: Mugabe is Bailed out by Beijing. But too Little too Late for Zimbabwe? More
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09/16/2014: Development blog: Separate Legal Identity and Birth Registration in the Post-2015 Agenda More
09/16/2014: Three Necessary Reforms More
09/16/2014: A “Diplomatic Nuclear Explosion”? Sino-French Relations in the 1960s More
09/16/2014: Rebuttal to Stiglitz on Scotland: Reality of Independence Is Frightening More
09/16/2014: Again, The House Punts on Fiscal Reform More
09/16/2014: The Islamic State Will Probably be Defeated, but It’s Not Thanks to President Obama More
09/16/2014: Iran's Supreme Scorn: True to Form, Khamenei Blasts US-Led Campaign against ISIS More
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