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Lessons from Incipient Civic Movements in the Broader Middle East

Authors introduce analytical framework of 'incipient societies' to shed light on the so-called “Arab Spring”. It provides recommendations and suggestions, as well as areas of future consideration. By Nicholas A. Heras and Christos Kyrou Ph.D.
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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Speaks on Genocide Prevention

Report on event featuring Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright at George Washington University. By Ben Linden. (04/07/2009)
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The American Withdrawal from Iraq: The Debate

Politicians point fingers about United States involvement and miscues in Iraq.  Who's to blame?  By Dr. Erik Lindell. (09/18/2014)

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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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Nuclear Security: A Casualty of Moscow’s Involvement in Ukraine

Where does the nuclear situation lie in Russia now?  An analysis. By Elizabeth Zolotukhina (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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From Front to Back: Changes in American Policy on Striking Libya between Reagan and Obama

Paper presents a historical look at responses against Libya by Presidents Reagan and Obama.  By Julian Newton Weiss (05/28/2014

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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 Iran Wins by Fighting in Syria

Is Islamic Republic of Iran the greatest loser in the Syria conflict...or not?   By Mohammed Nuruzzaman (04/29/2014)

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Dr. Yuri V. Urbanovich discusses Russia, Ukraine in IA Forum Interview

Interview with Dr. Yuri V. Urbanovich.who provides analyis of the crisis in Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia.  By Adriana Stephan. (04/16/2014)

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IA Forum Interview: Carlotta Gall, NY Times

IA-Forum interviews NYT’s reporter, Carlotta Gall, on her new book, The Wrong Enemy, and her thirteen years of reporting on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and North Africa. By Cynthia Iris (04/14/02014)

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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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What the New Multilateralism Means: A Development Bank Leadership Perspective

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Impact of Low Oil Prices: Petro Power or Petro Poverty?

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Africa in the News: Botswana Votes; Global African Investment Summit Held in London; Boko Haram Ceas

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Bruce Katz on Sirius XM: The U.S. Is the Most Metropolitan of Nations

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2014 Midterms: Regardless of Party, the Incoming Congress Needs to Support Ukraine

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EDITORIALS
The New Leaders are the EU’s Response

Contrary to many who belive the EU has done little in reaction to the Ukrainian crisis, its response has been made.  By Panos Chatzinikolaou. (09/08/2014)

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US Policy Options for Iraq and the ISIS Threat

Recent development in Iraq leave the US in a precarious place.  What are its options? By Andrew Kelly.  (07/04/2014)

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A Competitive U.S-China dynamic in Asia-Pacific

Is the Asia Pivot leading to increased tensions in the Asia Pacific? By Deedar Hussain Samejo (05/27/2014)

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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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Independence Drifts Away: Quebec Will Stay in Canada

What factors are causing talk of Quebec indendence to wane? By Jan Nalaskowski. (05/14/2014)

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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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Bi-polarity of Afghan peace talks

Afghan peace talks are bounded by many stakeholders.  How are they involved and how does Karzai play into the situation?  By Dr. Kashi N Pandita. (02/26/2014)

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Iran Nuclear Deal: On the way to political transformations or united for the political game?

What are the hopes for the Iran nuclear deal? By Serine Ayriyan. (12/15/2013)

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Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention in Syria and the Law of Use of Force: The US or the UN?

Legally, can the use of force on the basis of humanitarian grounds be used in Syria? By Henok Gabisa. (09/11/2013)
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Is American Power Truly Declining?

Contrary to some viewe, American military, economic and diplomatic power is not declining. By Zachary K. Ochoa. (07/18/2013)
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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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Syria and the Arab Uprisings: A Special Case

How do Russia, China and their allies in the Middle East (most notably Iran) play into the Syria and Arab uprising equation? By Yasir Kuoti. (08/21/2012)
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Slow Float to China

Authors analyze the issues surrounding the Chinese exchange rate. (06/22/2012)
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Frictions in the South China Sea - Chinese strategic mistake

Author argues Chinese military buildup will only strengthen existing bilateral security deals of neighboring countries and open new ones, primarily with the US. By Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (05/20/2012)
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America’s Hammering China’s Renminbi Makes Little Sense

Author argues that China’s surpluses are not driving America’s deficits and presents misperceptions about exchange rates and China's growth. By Yukon Huang. (06/18/2012)
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Memogate Reveals Pakistan’s Hand

Author analyzes Pakistan Memogate, its aftermath, and what it tells us about US-Pakistan relations. By Mickey Kupecz. (first appeared in E-IR, 11/30/2011)
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Protests Here, Protests There: Mass Demonstrations and the State of Democracy in the U.S. & Bolivia

Author analyzes protest movements in U.S. and Bolivia and what government response says for a healthy democracy in both countries. By Nicholas A. Fromherz. (11/07/2011)
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McCain Visit to Pakistan, India Reflects Wisdom of Decoupling

Author analyzes Sen. McCain's recent visit to Central Asia and its reflection of emerging US policy. By Michael Kupecz. (08/27/2011)
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The Missing Sound Economic and Political Fundamentals of the Debt Ceiling Deal

Author provides analysis of the US debt ceiling deal. By David A. Hollingsworth.

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History Is Not On Our Side: U.S. Foreign Policy and Yemen

Author examines US policy efforts in Yemen and presents several flaws with it. By Patrick Corcoran. (07/12/2011)
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Barack Obama: In search of the Jeffersonian legacy?

Author presents argument that Barack Obama's recent speech in the Middle East signals a step toward Jeffersonian policy. By Michalis Orfanos. (06/05/2011)
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Are 'Systemically Important' Institutions Too Big To Fail?

Authors argue institutionalizing TARP won't make financial firms more secure. By George Pieler and Jens F. Laurson. (first published in Forbes, 05/25/2011)
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Afghanistan 2014: is retreat of Western soldiers feasible?

Author examines current military situation in Afghanistan and prospect for removing Western troops by 2014. By Michael Orfanos. (05/23/2011)
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Obama’s speech, Obama’s sorrows

Author analyzes President Obama's recent speech about the Middle East and its meanings. By Dmitri Titoff. (05/25/2011)
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Words of Wisdom: A Constitutional Foreign Policy

Author reflects on the words and views of U.S. founding fathers as they might apply today. By Patrick Corcoran. (04/11/2011)
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Bush Doctrine Hangover… A New Headache for Peace builders…

Author analyzes 'War on Terror' doctrine and its impact on peace practitioners. By Dr. Christos Kyrou (08/10/2010)
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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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Beyond the Bernard Madoff Swindle

Author provides commentary and analysis on the cultural and policital dimensions of the Madoff scandal. By David A. Hollingsworth. (08/11/2009)

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President Barack Obama's Peace Plan for the Middle East?

Author explores U.S. peace plan for the Middle East and discusses means for positive U.S. foreign policy there. By Dr. Yoav J. Tenembaum. (05/25/2009)
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