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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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Election as Warfare

Paper analyzes the militarization of elections and challenges of democratic consolidation in Nigeria. By Dr. Azeez Olaniyan & Olumuyiwa Babatunde Amao. (02/13/2015

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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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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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Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution 2015-16

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China's Foreign Policy in a New Era of Sino-Latin American Relations

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Integrating Mental Health into Maternal Health Programs

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Deal or no deal? Negotiating with Iran

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South Asia Consultation on Maternal Health: Regional Dialogue and Way Forward

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Currency and Trade Comments by Adam S. Posen

Adam S. Posen, Peterson Institute for International Econom (3/31/2015)
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CEF Director, Jennifer Turner, Interviewed by Washington Post about the Documentary Under the Dome

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Jennifer Turner, Director of China Environment Forum, Interviewed by Toronto Star about the smash-hi

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CEF Director, Jennifer Turner Interviewed by People’s Daily on U.S. China Climate Cooperation

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Iran Nuclear Talks: The Day After

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CEF Director, Jennifer Turner, Interviewed by VOA about the Viral ‘Under the Dome’ Video

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Jennifer Turner, CEF Director Talks to CCTV America About Pollution Policies in China

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EDITORIALS
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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04/15/2015: Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution 2015-16 More
04/15/2015: China's Foreign Policy in a New Era of Sino-Latin American Relations More
04/09/2015: Integrating Mental Health into Maternal Health Programs More
04/01/2015: Deal or no deal? Negotiating with Iran More
04/01/2015: Deal or no deal? Negotiating with Iran More
04/01/2015: Deal or no deal? Negotiating with Iran More
03/31/2015: South Asia Consultation on Maternal Health: Regional Dialogue and Way Forward More
03/31/2015: Currency and Trade Comments by Adam S. Posen More
03/31/2015: CEF Director, Jennifer Turner, Interviewed by Washington Post about the Documentary Under the Dome More
03/31/2015: CEF Director, Jennifer Turner, Quoted by Marketplace about the groundbreaking documentary Under the Dome More
03/31/2015: Jennifer Turner, Director of China Environment Forum, Interviewed by Toronto Star about the smash-hit documentary Under the Dome More
03/31/2015: CEF Director, Jennifer Turner Interviewed by People’s Daily on U.S. China Climate Cooperation More
03/31/2015: Iran Nuclear Talks: The Day After More
03/31/2015: CEF Director, Jennifer Turner, Interviewed by VOA about the Viral ‘Under the Dome’ Video More
03/31/2015: Jennifer Turner, CEF Director Talks to CCTV America About Pollution Policies in China More
03/31/2015: CEF Director, Jennifer Turner Interviewed by Canadian Broadcasting Corp. on the Documentary Under the Dome More
03/31/2015: China Daily Covered the Public Screening of Under the Dome at Wilson Center More
03/31/2015: Event Summary: Climate Change Adaptation, Urban Planning, and the Private Sector in Colombia More
03/31/2015: When Should the IMF Make Exceptions? Part I More
03/31/2015: Mexico's Prison Reform More
03/31/2015: Inmate Experiences in Mexican Prisons More
03/31/2015: A Nuclear Deal Won’t Bridge the Divide Between Iran and the U.S. More
03/31/2015: Nigeria in Focus: An Assessment of the 2015 Elections More
03/31/2015: Working Paper 15-3: Financing Asia's Growth [pdf] More
03/31/2015: Why are interest rates so low, part 2: Secular stagnation More
03/31/2015: Experts weigh in (part 4): Is quietist Salafism the antidote to ISIS? More
03/31/2015: Beneath China’s GDP Slowdown More
03/31/2015: Reflections on Lee Kuan Yew More
03/31/2015: Rates on Hold as Fed Bows to Wall Street and Washington More
03/31/2015: Why Petrostates Make Bad Allies More
03/31/2015: Globalization in a time of turmoil: A conversation with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven of Sweden More
03/30/2015: A Conversation with the President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete More
03/30/2015: A Path to Win the War on Pollution? Environmental Law Reform in China More
03/30/2015: A cautious hope for the future of Afghanistan More
03/30/2015: A cautious hope for the future of Afghanistan More
03/30/2015: Assessing U.S. Sanctions: Impact, Effectiveness, Consequences More
03/30/2015: Showing a new way forward? Implications of Mexico’s pledge for global climate action More
03/30/2015: Showing a new way forward? Implications of Mexico’s pledge for global climate action More
03/30/2015: One Small Step against Tyranny More
03/30/2015: Trade and the digital economy: Opportunities for U.S.-Japan global leadership More
03/30/2015: North Korea Advances Along the Nuclear Path: Washington Should Switch from Coercion to Engagement More
03/30/2015: Cato Institute Welcomes New CEO More
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03/30/2015: Inaugurating a new blog More
03/30/2015: “The European Time” of China’s Overseas Investment More
03/30/2015: American and Japanese scholars view China's security and foreign policies More
03/30/2015: The limits of U.S. missile defense More
03/30/2015: American and Japanese scholars view China's security and foreign policies More
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03/29/2015: Moscow's Twisted History Lessons More
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