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Capital Punishment in Guatemala: The First Steps to Abolition

Political will needed in order to achieve abolition of the death penalty in Guatemala. By David Augusto Dávila Navarro. (07/22/2015)

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Chile & New Zealand: A Comparative Study in Environmental Policy

Following New Zealand’s model, paper suggests Chile adopt policies to address environmental impact of business activity and non-renewable energy production. By Matt Josey. (07/26/2015)

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Pena De Muerte En Guatemala: Primeros Pasos Para Su Abolicion

David Dávila sostiene que la generación de voluntad política es el tercer paso necesario para lograr la abolición de la pena de muerte en Guatemala.  Por: Lic. David Augusto Dávila Navarro. (07/22/2015)

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How Did the Advent of Nuclear Weapons Change Security Thinking and Strategy?

Paper analyzes security and strategic thinking since the advent of nuclear weapons. By Torgeir Pande Braathen. (07/21/2015)

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Refugees’ Right to Work: Economic Justification for Ideal Refugee Rights

Essay asks, what are the economic impacts of refugee absorption? By M. Anela Malik. (07/02/2015)

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Universal Abolition of Capital Punishment is Drawing Nearer

Analysis of trends pointing to universal abolishment of the death penalty. By Prof. William A. Schabas. (07/02/2015)

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Summer 2015 Issue of International Affairs Forum Now Available

The latest issue of International Affairs Forum is now available online.

This issue focuses on Capital Punishment Around the World.

Contributors include Prof. Roger Hood, Prof. Carolyn Hoyle, Prof, William A. Schabas, Dr. Michelle Miao, Said Yousif AlMuhafdah (Bahrain), David Augusto Dávila Navarro (Guatemala), Lijia Zhang (China), Benson Chinedu Olugbuo (Nigeria), an

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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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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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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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The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Gulf War

Experts discuss the legacy of the Gulf War.

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India reports slower GDP… Good!

A new methodology, hoping China’s weakness is India’s boon (9/1/2015)
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Migrant crisis isn’t just Europe’s problem, it’s our problem, too

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EDITORIALS
How Russia, China, and IS Have Made the US Popular Again

Allies and partners are looking to the United States in ways not seen since the Cold War.  By Rob Spalding and Adam Lowther. (The Diplomat, 06/29/2015)

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An Utopic Denouement for the Venezuelan Crisis

What's the state of Venezuela's economy and where is it going?  By Robson Coelho Cardoch Valdez.  (07/08/2015)

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Please Don´t Stop the Music: How the Latin American Economy Skipped a Beat

The Latin economy's sustained growth has stopped.  What's next?  By José Luis Alvarado Valenzuela. (07/08/2015)

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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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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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The Fall of U.S. Hegemony in Latin America

Author analyzes the decreasing influence of the United States in Latin American and the rising influence of Russia and Brasil. By Adam Kott. (10/20/2008)
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Honduras joins ALBA: Economic decision or ideological turnaround?

Author discusses Honduras' agreement to join the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, and its ramifications to the country. By Adam Kott. (09/10/2008)
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