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Power Games in the South China Sea

A history and analysis of power games currently played regarding the South China Sea. By Ashna Joy. (08/22/2016)

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Katchatheevu: A Resolved, Yet an Unresolved Tussle

Is there hope to revolve dispute between India and Sri Lanka over the continuing the “disputed” islet – Katchatheevu – in the Palk Bay? By Adarsh Vijay. (08/03/2016)

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Does Kashmir legally belong to India?

Essay examines India's legal rights to Kashmir. By Jibraan Mansoor. (07/18/2016)

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Toward More Hostile Cross-Strait Relations: President Tsai’s Tight Rope Diplomacy Unravels

A look at recent developments in China-Taiwan relations and the political position of President Tsai Ing-wen. By Justin Cheung. (07/15/2016)

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Postcolonialism and ‘Eurocentric’ International Relations

Essay contends that International Relations (IR) theory is Eurocentric and dominantly so. By Nathan Down. (07/13/2106)

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The Right to Know: Media Coverage, Election, and Informed Voting in Democracies

Short paper asks, What should the media cover to help people know better about candidates and make informed voting decisions during electoral campaigns?  By Dr. Mohammed Al-Azdee. (07/07/2016)

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Interests and Influences of Major External Actors in Central Asia

Report analyzes Central Asia and current and emerging external actors in the region. By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic & Samantha Brletich. (07/06/2016)

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The Influence of Regional State Actors in Afghanistan’s Political Stability

Report explores the influence of regional state actors in Afghanistan’s political stability post-2001, focusing on armed extremism and the Afghan opium economy as the two primary factors of instability. By Aidan Parkes. (06/06/2016)

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Could Hong Kong Pretend to an Optimistic Democratic Future vis-à-vis China?

What's behind the uprising of a newly politicized youth in Hong Kong?  By Aine O’Mahony and Elodie Pichon. (05/04/2016)

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The Korean Issue Today

The Cold War and hopes for progressing on the Korea issue today.  By Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori. (05/05/2016)

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Hungry of Hungary – One (Senti)Mental Journey

Comparing Indonesia and Hungary, and Victor Orban's policies. By Julia Suryakusuma. (04/28/2016)

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Privacy I(n)t Context

Privacy has long been protected, but will face a new dimension of protection for the generations to come. By Dr. Jasna Cošabic. (04/26/2016)

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IA Forum Interview: Prof. James B. Hathaway discusses migration and international law

In this excerpt from the latest issue of International Affairs Forum, Professor James B. Hathaway discusses the current migrant crisis and international law. Interview by Katherine Lugo. (03/22/2016) 

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Migration and Statelessness: New Issue of International Affairs Forum Now Available

The new issue of International Affairs Forum is now available. It focuses on Migration and Statelessness, with interviews and essays from a myriad of contributors from around the world, spanning academia to practitioners.  

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Terrorist threat in Central Asia. One problem, different approaches

Attention to terrorism and ISIS has been growing in relation to the Russian involvement in the Syrian war and the risk of a “contagion” that, from North Africa and Middle East, could affect Central Asia. By Dr. Alessandro Lundini. (02/04/2016)

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EDITORIALS
India on U.N. Security Council Restructuring

Where does India fit in discussions about U.N. Security Council restructuring? By K.N. Pandita. (08/19/2015)

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India-Pakistan Detente: Positive Note

Do recent events point to an unflawing for Indian-Pakistan relations? By Dr. Kashi N Pandita. (01/24/2014)

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Why ASEM Is Vital to Indonesian Interest

It’s difficult to overestimate the importance of ASEM, which bridges East Asia and Europe. (first appeared in Jakarta Globe,10/19/2014)

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Pakistan in the US, the US in Pakistan: Self-denial is the biggest threat to world peace

Pakistan's world image and Pakistan's image of itself.  By Rakesh Krishnan Simha. (06/02/2016)

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India’s Education – one view on Optimization and Outreach

Does India's education system need to be revisited? By Dr. Swaleha Sindhi. (05/16/2016)

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Taiwanese Global Health Initiative: A Lesson in Soft Power Building

Taiwan’s Zika pandemic preparedness solves issues at home while giving it a boost in the eyes of the world. By Justin Cheung .(04/29/2016)

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The ‘Great Game’ Reborn in the Indian Ocean: A Tale of Two Ports

The new power politics in Central Asai.By K.N. Pandita. (04/24/2016)  

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Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia

Looking at Modi's upcoming visit to the Middle East and what can be accomplished. By K.N. Pandita.  (04/04/2016)

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Pakistan’s Suicidal Power Game

Relections on the recent attack on India's Pathankot air base. By K.N. Pandita. (01/11/2016)

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Breaking the ndia-Pakistan Logjam

What do India and Pakistan need to do to ease tensions? By K.N.Pandita

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The India - Pakistan Dispute

For India and Pakistan to resolve differences, the Kashmir issue must be settled. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (12/16/2015)

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To Washington with Domestic Baggage

What Pakistan needs to do to secure a peaceful region.  By K.N. Pandita. (12/12/2015)

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Kashmir: Is Former Chief Minister off the Point?

A look at Farooq Abdullah's statement that Pakistan should keep its part of the State and Kashmire should keep theirs.  By K.N. Pandit. (12/07/2015)

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India: Critical Turn in National Politics

A look at new developments in India's political scene. By K.N. Pandita. (11/16/2015)

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The U.S. Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and Sino-U.S. Relations

The U.S. needs a more constructive approach to Sino relations to achieve a prosperous and secure Asia-Pacific.  By Qi Lin.  (11/09/2015)

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The Passion for Self-Mockery

A look at the significance of Sahitya Akademi (Academy for Literature) awardees reportedly returning their awards to the Government of India. By K.N. Pandita. (11/04/2015)

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The issue of IDPs from Kashmir

The religious minority of the Pandits of Kashmir is living in exile since 1990. A look at the core issues faced by these Internally Displaced Persons.  By Kashi Pandit. (10/21/2015)

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The Nostalgia of Personality Cult

Discussion of the NDA government's intention to revamp the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. By K.N. Pandita. (10/02/2015)

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Commonwealth Parliamentary Assembly Rebuffs Pakistan

Distressing actions by Pakistan at the 61st Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference.  By K.N. Pandita (09/03/2015)

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Why NSA Talks Were Sabotaged

Reflections on National Security Agency level talks between India and Pakistan. By K.N. Pandita. (09/01/20015)

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Row Over Inviting the Speaker

What's behind Pakistan not inviting the Speaker of J&K Legislative Assembly to participate in the 61st meeting of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Union? By K.N. Pandita. (08/17/2015)

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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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The Farce of Sidelines Diplomacy

Reflections on talks between Inidia and Pakistan. By K.N.Pandita. (07/20/2015)

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The Art of Subtle Denial

Sectarian strife in the Muslim world and its ramifications. By K.N. Pandita. (07/02/2015)

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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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Do Taliban Threaten Us?

What threat does the still Taliban present in the region?  By Kashi Pandit. (03/06/2015)

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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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Global Anti-Terror Strategy

Obama's recent visit to India represents a significant step toward developing a global anti-terror strategy. By Dr. Kashi Pandita. (02/02/2015)

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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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