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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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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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Syrian Displacement: Views from the Region

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CGD Event: Guns, Drugs, and Military Aid: Exploring Unintended Effects of US Policy in Latin America

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Global Health blog: A Healthy Dose of Good News in Global Health

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The Ukraine Crisis: the View from Odessa

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Taking Stock of the Shanghai FTZ after One Year

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Michael Mandelbaum: The Road to Global Prosperity

Michael Mandelbaum, professor of American Foreign Policy a (9/15/2014)
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Four Terror Threats More Grave Than Islamic State

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Event: The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Belief

Hans-Werner Sinn, president of Ifo Institute for Econo (9/15/2014)

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A century after WWI, Russia again imperial

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Global Health blog: “We Are Running Out of Time” – A Letter from the Front Lines of Ebola

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I Was Not Alone: A Pakistani Activist's Journey for Change

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Hans-Werner Sinn: The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Belief

Hans-Werner Sinn, president of Ifo Institute for Economic (9/15/2014)
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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
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09/18/2014: What’s Next? Celebrating 20 Years of the Environmental Change and Security Program More
09/16/2014: Syrian Displacement: Views from the Region More
09/16/2014: CGD Event: Guns, Drugs, and Military Aid: Exploring Unintended Effects of US Policy in Latin America More
09/15/2014: Global Health blog: A Healthy Dose of Good News in Global Health More
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09/15/2014: Michael Mandelbaum: The Road to Global Prosperity More
09/15/2014: Four Terror Threats More Grave Than Islamic State More
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09/15/2014: A century after WWI, Russia again imperial More
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09/15/2014: A Strategy to Bolster the Export-Import Bank More
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09/15/2014: The State of Democracy in Latin America More
09/14/2014: Succeeding Against ISIS Requires a U.S. Strategy for Syria More
09/13/2014: Scotland: To Secede or Not to Secede? More
09/12/2014: Israel Crosses the Threshold II: The Nixon Administration Debates the Emergence of the Israeli Nuclear Program More
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09/12/2014: NOTICIAS - Fall 2014 Newsletter More
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09/12/2014: Examining the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) More
09/12/2014: Is Obama Abusing the Constitution to Combat ISIS? More
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09/12/2014: Beyond Air Strikes in Iraq More
09/12/2014: Why Internal Devaluation is Not Leading to Export-Led Growth in Greece More
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09/12/2014: Scotland's Independence Referendum More
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09/12/2014: The European Commission Agenda for Energy and Climate: Not For the Faint-Hearted More
09/12/2014: Relations across the Taiwan Strait: Opportunities and Challenges under New Conditions More
09/12/2014: A Trenchant Yet Flawed Analysis of American Foreign Policy More
09/12/2014: Ghosts of Imperialist Wars Past: China's Tourist Hot Spots Today More
09/12/2014: A Lifetime of Keeping an Eye on China More
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