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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: 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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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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IA-Forum Interview: E.J. Hogendoorn

IA Forum speaks with E.J. Hogendoorn, International Crisis Group, Horn of Africa Project Director, about al-Shabaab transnational attacks and Somalia. By Matthew Bush. (IA-Forum, 08/10/2010)
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Assessing Peace-Building and Development in Liberia, a Post-Conflict Nation

Author examines reconstruction progress in post-conflict Liberia, across several sectors. By Dr. Augustine Konneh. (07/12/2010)
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HIV/AIDS and Human Security: A Focus on Women and Economic Security in Southern Africa

Author analyzes the AIDS/HIV issue in southern Africa and offers policy recommendations towards combating its effect there. By Elizabeth Armstrong-Mensah, PhD. (04/21/2010)
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IA Forum Interview: Dr. Deborah Brautigam

IA Forum speaks with Dr. Deborah Brautigam about her book The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa and China's engagement in Africa. (04/14/2010
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Covert Legions: U.S. Army Intelligence and the Defense of Europe, 1944-1949

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The North Korean Nuclear Threat: Evaluating Its Twenty-Year Evolution

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How China’s Youth are Transforming Chinese Society

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What’s Really Impeding Progress in the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

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Into the Fold or Out in the Cold? NATO Expansion and European Security after the Cold War

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Increasing Resilience to Climate Change

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Internal Party Democracy and South Africa’s 2014 Elections

The African National Congress (ANC) is facing its biggest (4/23/2014)
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Muslim Women's Rights in Northern Nigeria

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South Africa's 2014 Election

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The OneVoice Movement: Toward a Two-State Solution

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South Africa's Mining Industry: The Trade Union Perspective

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EDITORIALS
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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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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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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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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