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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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How to Address Child Migration from Central America

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Should Korea Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Jeffrey J. Schott and Cathleen Cimino present a new Policy (9/22/2014)
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The Ukraine Crisis: the View from Odessa

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Teleconference: ISIS, Assad, and the Syrian Opposition: Challenges Confronting US Policy in Syria

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Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman to Give Remarks at The Wilson Center

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Now for the Hard Part: Renewing Regional Cooperation on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilie

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Global Health blog: Making a Home for Hospitals in Global Health: The Global Hospitals Collaborative

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2014 Brazil Economic Conference

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Development blog: Going Beyond Investment to Close the Gender Gap

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Jane Harman on Face the Nation

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What to Expect from the UN Climate Summit

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Development blog: Latest Move against Tax Avoidance Good but Not Great

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A Six-Point Plan of Action

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The History of the Future of Syria

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Event: Should Korea Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

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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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09/25/2014: How to Address Child Migration from Central America More
09/22/2014: Should Korea Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership? More
09/22/2014: The Ukraine Crisis: the View from Odessa More
09/22/2014: Teleconference: ISIS, Assad, and the Syrian Opposition: Challenges Confronting US Policy in Syria More
09/22/2014: Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman to Give Remarks at The Wilson Center More
09/22/2014: Now for the Hard Part: Renewing Regional Cooperation on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience More
09/22/2014: Global Health blog: Making a Home for Hospitals in Global Health: The Global Hospitals Collaborative More
09/22/2014: 2014 Brazil Economic Conference More
09/22/2014: Development blog: Going Beyond Investment to Close the Gender Gap More
09/22/2014: Jane Harman on Face the Nation More
09/22/2014: What to Expect from the UN Climate Summit More
09/22/2014: Development blog: Latest Move against Tax Avoidance Good but Not Great More
09/22/2014: A Six-Point Plan of Action More
09/22/2014: The History of the Future of Syria More
09/22/2014: Event: Should Korea Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership? More
09/22/2014: ONU: Niños migrantes, default, Maduro... More
09/22/2014: INFOGRAPHIC: Interlinked U.S.-China Food Trade More
09/22/2014: Should Korea Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership? More
09/22/2014: Development blog: Why Poor Countries Shouldn’t Imitate Rich Countries’ School Systems More
09/22/2014: The Most Dangerous World Ever? More
09/22/2014: Mapping Europe's Banking System: Most Small Banks Are German More
09/22/2014: Global Prosperity Wonkcast: Hospitals for Health – Amanda Glassman More
09/21/2014: Hans-Werner Sinn: The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Belief More
09/20/2014: Is there Hope for Central American Youth? More
09/19/2014: China’s Quest for Safe + Secure Food: Boon for U.S. Business? More
09/19/2014: China Chart of the Week: Services Lead Growth as Industry Slows More
09/19/2014: U.S. Army Corps: Assuring NATO Preparedness More
09/19/2014: U.S. Army Corps: Assuring NATO Preparedness More
09/19/2014: Africa in the News: International Efforts to Stem Ebola Intensify; Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic Transfers to U.N. Leadership; U.N. Agencies Report on Food Insecurity in Africa More
09/19/2014: Paying the Cost of Climate Change More
09/19/2014: Income Tax Changes and Economic Growth More
09/19/2014: The Boys Are Back in Town: Iran's Annual Charm Offensive Begins Amidst Fading Hopes for a Deal More
09/19/2014: Scotland Votes 'No': More Governments Should Follow the U.K.'s Example of Self-Determination More
09/19/2014: Corporate Taxation: Historic Reform Awaits 2017 More
09/19/2014: Policy Brief 14-22: Should Korea Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership? [pdf] More
09/19/2014: Why ISIS Has an Abundance of Modern Weapons More
09/18/2014: CGD Event: The Impact of Secondary Schooling in Kenya: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis More
09/18/2014: Battle to Save the Export-Import Bank More
09/18/2014: Chile como potencia alimentaria y el desafío chino More
09/18/2014: Development blog: “Degrade, Defeat, and Destroy”—But What Will We Build? More
09/18/2014: What’s Next? Celebrating 20 Years of the Environmental Change and Security Program More
09/18/2014: Pakistan’s Biggest Challenge: Turning Around a Broken Education System More
09/18/2014: Central African Republic: Should the World Pay Attention? More
09/18/2014: The Climate Change Summit: Why Humanitarians Should Pay Attention More
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09/18/2014: Power Paradox in China and India: Seizing Control to Give It Away More
09/18/2014: The Coalition of Convenience More
09/18/2014: Cato Announces Newly Expanded Center for the Study of Science More
09/18/2014: Top 10 Global Hometowns of America's Foreign Students More
09/18/2014: Hutchins Roundup: the Zero Lower Bound, New Model for Capital Regulation, and Income Elasticities More
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