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Summer 2015 Issue of International Affairs Forum Now Available

The Summer 2015 issue of International Affairs Forum is now available online. This issue's main topic: capital punishment around the world. (06/30/2015)

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Progress Made for Worldwide Abolishment of Death Penalty

Data and analysis from the Fifth Edition of The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective show that an increasing number of countries are abolishing the death penalty.  By Professors Roger Hood and Carolyn Hoyle.  (06/30/2015)

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Technology as a Means to Improving Access to Education

Online education is an important avenue for citizens in emerging countries to help development.  By Polina Bayramova.  (05/14/2015)

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IA Forum Interview: Sirin Koprucu discusses global business strategy

IA Forum interview with global business strategy expert, Sirin Koprucu, who will be leading a session at the upcoming Association for Strategic Planning Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., May 6-8.  (04/21/2015)

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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 03/16/2015

In this week’s GRI Risk Outlook: Nuclear talks with Iran,  possible increases in interest rates, Israeli PM Netanyahu faces reelection hiccups, and more. (Global Risk Outlook, 03/16/2015)

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Uganda’s LGBTI Community Comes Out with Magazine

In a country where homosexuality is considered illegal, the Ugandan lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community has come out with a magazine. (03/09/2015)

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Interview with Mark Towery, Geo Strategy Partners

Mark Towery, Managing Director of Geo Strategy Partners, discusses how organizations should embrace strategic planning to compete in today's dynamic, hypercompetitive market.  (03/04/2015)

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World Bank - East Asia Urban Data Competition

The World Bank invites researchers, academics, designers, students, and practitioners from around the world to explore and use the World Bank’s recently released dataset on urban spatial expansion in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region. See details inside.

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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 01/26/2015

In this GRI Weekly Risk Outlook: ASEAN pushes for ‘code of conduct’ in South China Sea dispute, the Fed to maintain its current monetary policy stance, and the African Union and others attempt to broker an agreement in South Sudan. (Global Risk Insights, 01/28/2015). 

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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 01/19/2015

Read about the ECB's QE program, US sanctions on Iran and more in this week's Global Risk Insight's Weekly Risk Outlook.  (Global Risk Insight, 01/19/2015)

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DRC and Uganda could benefit from joint oil agreement

Presence of massive oil and gas reserves around the Lake Albert region have increased tensions between DRD and Uganda.  A joint oil agreement could be a step forward to ease them.  By John Sisa. (Global Risk Insights, 12/27/2014).

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GRI Weekly Risk Outlook - December 22, 2014

New U.S. consumer sentiment data to keep improving. Central Banks in Armenia and Turkey to deal with rouble and Fed policy. Second round of voting in Greek presidential elections. (Global Risk Insights, 12/22/2014)

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IA Forum Interview: Scott Hickie discusses health corruption

IA Forum interview with Scott Hickie (Senior Analyst, Open Brieifing) who diiscusses corruption in the health sector.  Interview by Madison J. Myers.  (12/19/2014)

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IA Forum Interview: Dr. David Phillips

Dr.David Phillips discusses international development, the role of remittances, and his book, Development Without Aid,. Interview by Adriana Stephan.  (12/02/2014)

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Left Behind: North African Geopolitics and the Economy

Although economic projections look promising for sub-Sahara Africa, the picture looks far bleaker for North Africa.  By Elizabeth M. Adetiba. (10/28/2014)

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Restoring Hope and Dignity: New Developments and Best Practices in Addressing Maternal Morbidities

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Chart of the day: US oil output increased to a 44-year high in April, just slightly below November 1

The Energy Information Administration released monthly oil (6/30/2015)
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Latin American Energy: Issues and Prospects

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Ship of Miracles: Korea 1950

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Finding Its Way to the West? Ukraine and Its Challenges

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Iran and Syria: The End of the Road?

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Infographic: Water Scarcity and Energy Development in Northern Mexico

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The euro is a straitjacket for Greece

Editor’s note: The following is Desmond Lachman̵ (6/30/2015)
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MENA Women's News Brief

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Infographic: Citizen Security in Michoacán

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Can the U.S. Get a Good Iran Deal?

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Crisis in the Eurozone

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Government Debt: Jefferson and Gallatin Were Right

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The world economy is getting rat (6/30/2015)

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Greece: A view from the battleground

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Turbulent Outlook for Greece

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EDITORIALS
Genocide-labeling has always been political

Does Taphael Lemkin's definition of genocide apply to the 100 year old Armenian suffering at the hands of Turday?  By Tal Buenos. (04/24/2015)

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Is Multipolarity Inevitable in International Politics?

A look at unpolarity and multipolarity in international politics. By Amit R. Saksena. (03/05/2015)

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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation: 45 Years of the Collective Muslim World’s Voice

Stumbling blocks still abound for Muslim interests through the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. By Amit R. Saksena. (01/29/2015) 

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Tribulation of the Right to Free Passage: Strolling in your neighbor’s front yard with a hand gun?

UNCLOS states that all states enjoy the right of innocent passage through the territorial sea. But what about warships and ships containing dangerous cargo?  By Amit R. Saksena. (01/27/2015)

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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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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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07/14/2015: Restoring Hope and Dignity: New Developments and Best Practices in Addressing Maternal Morbidities More
06/30/2015: Chart of the day: US oil output increased to a 44-year high in April, just slightly below November 1970 peak More
06/30/2015: Latin American Energy: Issues and Prospects More
06/30/2015: Ship of Miracles: Korea 1950 More
06/30/2015: Finding Its Way to the West? Ukraine and Its Challenges More
06/30/2015: Iran and Syria: The End of the Road? More
06/30/2015: Infographic: Water Scarcity and Energy Development in Northern Mexico More
06/30/2015: The euro is a straitjacket for Greece More
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06/30/2015: Infographic: Citizen Security in Michoacán More
06/30/2015: Can the U.S. Get a Good Iran Deal? More
06/30/2015: Crisis in the Eurozone More
06/30/2015: Government Debt: Jefferson and Gallatin Were Right More
06/30/2015: Greece: A view from the battleground More
06/30/2015: Turbulent Outlook for Greece More
06/30/2015: Six key issues the US-Brazil climate change announcement could have addressed, but didn’t More
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06/30/2015: The Simple Solution for Greece that Europe Won't Try More
06/30/2015: Export-Import Bank Closes: Kill Subsidies to Cut Federal Liabilities, Promote Economic Fairness More
06/30/2015: The New CatoAudio App More
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06/29/2015: Combatting Environmental Degradation and Poverty in Western China More
06/29/2015: Greece Turns from Drama to Tragedy More
06/29/2015: Can Russian-Western Cooperation in the Arctic Survive the Current Conflict? More
06/29/2015: The Endgame: Who Got What From the Iran Talks? (U.S. Institute of Peace) More
06/29/2015: A Mandate for Mexico More
06/29/2015: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the U.S. military’s morale “crisis” More
06/29/2015: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the U.S. military’s morale “crisis” More
06/29/2015: Stresemann Workshop 2015 More
06/29/2015: Pakistan's Interminable Energy Crisis: Is There Any Way Out? More
06/29/2015: How Many More Greek Tragedies? More
06/29/2015: The New Front in the Global War on Drugs More
06/29/2015: Experts weigh in (part 3): Can the United States counter ISIS propaganda? More
06/28/2015: The War that Haunts Iran’s Negotiators More
06/27/2015: $7.3 billion on KRG fuel imports could have been saved with affordable gas More
06/26/2015: A rare bipartisan consensus on the Iran nuclear negotiations More
06/26/2015: Economic Crisis: The Global Impact of a Greek Default More
06/26/2015: Africa in the news: FDI flows to Africa remain constant in 2014, China and U.S. discuss collaboration with Africa, and President Buhari tackles graft in Nigeria More
06/26/2015: Changing the World: How USAID’s 50 Years of Family Planning has Transformed People, Economies, and the Planet More
06/26/2015: Jihad in Ramadan: Terror attacks in Kuwait, Tunisia, and France as ISIS launches a new Syrian offensive More
06/26/2015: Jihad in Ramadan: Terror attacks in Kuwait, Tunisia, and France as ISIS launches a new Syrian offensive More
06/26/2015: Internal displacement: Lessons learned after 20 years and challenges ahead More
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