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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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Industry Interests Could Pave a Rocky Political Path for US-Cuba Relations

Pressures from major interest groups that would stand to benefit from closer U.S.-Cuba trade ties could help facilitate the political process. By Brian Daigle. (Global Risk Insights, 01/21/2015)

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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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US-Cuba thaw stepping stone to expanded Latin America trade

Given the shift in U.S.-Cuba relations, the April 2015 Summit of the Americas may serve as a significant stepping stone to expanded trade relations. By Brian Daigle. (Global Risk Insights, 12/26/2014)

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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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Latin America Sees Second Leftist Wave

In 2014, there were presidential elections in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Uruguay, with right-of-center and pro-business parties losing every contest.  Where is Latin America headed? By Daniel Lemaitre.(Global Risk Insights,12/15/2014)

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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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Children at the Border: Refugees from the Drug War?

Analysis of problems faced by children immigrating to the US as a result of the Drug War.  By Dr. Lynn Holland.  (07/08/2014)

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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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IA Forum Student Writing Award Winners Announced

Winners of the Spring 2014 International Affairs Student Award Competition announced!

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

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Film Screening: “Brothers in Arms: Stories from the Frontlines of the Russian-Ukrainian War”

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Has Greece Done Enough?

Paolo Mauro and Anders Aslund debate whether the austerity (1/30/2015)
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Book Talk: "US Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy: Evolution of an Incidental Superpower"

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Kennan Cable No.4: What’s Next For Donbas?

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Mohammed bin Nayef: Washington’s New Favorite Saudi Prince

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Social Security Isn't Going Away -- But It Is Going to Get Worse

Michael D. Tanner

Seventy-five years ago, Ida (1/30/2015)

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Africa in the News: AU Summit Highlights Women’s Empowerment, African Sovereign Debt Losses May Reac

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Robin Bronen: To Help Alaskans Adapt, Make it Easier to Relocate

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China Chart of the Week: Inequality Continues A Steady Decline

Earlier this month China released its preliminary 2014 eco (1/30/2015)
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More Tax-and-Spend on the Way

President Obama’s budget proposal, to be released (1/30/2015)

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Wealth, Inheritance and Social Mobility

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President Obama’s Climate Diplomacy

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A Path Forward for Greece

The people of Greece have spoken, loud and clear, by de (1/30/2015)

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Did Global Warming Juice Winter Storm Juno?

Patrick J. Michaels

The day prior to Juno hitt (1/30/2015)

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EDITORIALS
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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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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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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04/15/2015: Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution 2015-16 More
02/02/2015: Film Screening: “Brothers in Arms: Stories from the Frontlines of the Russian-Ukrainian War” More
01/30/2015: Has Greece Done Enough? More
01/30/2015: Book Talk: "US Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy: Evolution of an Incidental Superpower" More
01/30/2015: Kennan Cable No.4: What’s Next For Donbas? More
01/30/2015: Mohammed bin Nayef: Washington’s New Favorite Saudi Prince More
01/30/2015: Social Security Isn't Going Away -- But It Is Going to Get Worse More
01/30/2015: Africa in the News: AU Summit Highlights Women’s Empowerment, African Sovereign Debt Losses May Reach $10.8 Billion, and African Trade Ministers Push for AGOA Renewal in DC More
01/30/2015: Robin Bronen: To Help Alaskans Adapt, Make it Easier to Relocate More
01/30/2015: China Chart of the Week: Inequality Continues A Steady Decline More
01/30/2015: More Tax-and-Spend on the Way More
01/30/2015: Wealth, Inheritance and Social Mobility More
01/30/2015: President Obama’s Climate Diplomacy More
01/30/2015: A Path Forward for Greece More
01/30/2015: Did Global Warming Juice Winter Storm Juno? More
01/30/2015: Petrostates Have a Cheap Oil Malady More
01/29/2015: Urban Opportunities: Perspectives on Climate Change, Resilience, and Inclusion More
01/29/2015: Egypt’s Fight Against FGM: Is There Hope After All? More
01/29/2015: Deciphering China’s Mixed Signals More
01/29/2015: Has Greece Done Enough? More
01/29/2015: Event: Next Steps in US-Cuba Economic Relations More
01/29/2015: Next Steps in US-Cuba Economic Relations More
01/29/2015: Cambodia and the International Community: Trials in Reconstruction and Foreign Assistance More
01/29/2015: The State of Islamism: The New Generation More
01/29/2015: China Rebalancing Update – Q4 2014 More
01/29/2015: Hutchins Roundup: IMF Loans, Unemployment Benefits, and More More
01/29/2015: Hutchins Roundup: IMF Loans, Unemployment Benefits, and More More
01/29/2015: Improving Educational Options for Georgia Children More
01/29/2015: Despite Push to Legalize, "War on Drugs" Still Matters More
01/29/2015: Next Steps in US-Cuba Economic Relations More
01/29/2015: Restricting Energy Development in Alaska More
01/29/2015: The Smart Way to Stop Illegal Immigration More
01/29/2015: Watch out, America: Mexico May Be the Next Failed State More
01/29/2015: Obama's Budget: Why Won't President Fix What Needs Fixing (Hint: Social Security, Medicare)? More
01/28/2015: Egyptian Women: Small Steps Ahead on a Very Long Journey More
01/28/2015: China Chart of the Week: Chinese Firms Top Forbes 2000 More
01/28/2015: Red States Bear the Brunt of Federal Funding Cuts More
01/28/2015: Rule of Law in China: Speech by Madame Tao Kaiyuan, Vice President of China’s Supreme People’s Court More
01/28/2015: Sex, Oil, and the Ruble More
01/28/2015: Border Surveillance Follies More
01/28/2015: Do We Care about Prisoners in Solitary Confinement? More
01/28/2015: 10 Years After Humanitarian Reform: How Have Internally Displaced Persons Fared? More
01/28/2015: Greece’s New Government: Empty Pockets and Empty Promises More
01/28/2015: Dimming Prospects for Reform in Venezuela More
01/28/2015: Dimming Prospects for Reform in Venezuela More
01/28/2015: Dimming Prospects for Reform in Venezuela More
01/28/2015: Obama: Try Something New More
01/28/2015: Migration as a Way to Reduce Global Inequality More
01/28/2015: Event: Latin America: Falling on Hard Times More
01/28/2015: China and India: Who Will Win the Growth Competition? More
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