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Now Available - IA Forum Fall 2016 Issue: Corruption and Human Trafficking

The Fall 2016 issue of International Affairs Forum is now available. This focuses on Corruption and Human Trafficking, with interviews and essays from contributors from around the world, spanning academia to practitioners to winners of our Student Writing Competition.  

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Jakarta Gubernatorial Election 2017: Who Will Be Eliminated?

Analysis of the upcoming Jakarta Jakarta gubernatorial election. By Igor Dirgantara. (01/14/2016)

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Why is Europe Able to Manage its Decline, While Asia is (still) Unable to Capitalize on its Success?

Author offers several policy incentives why the largest world’s continent must consider creation of the comprehensive pan-Asian institution. By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (12/30/2016)

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Boiling Frogs of the ASEAN

Chinese economic and military power strategies in the South China Sea.  By Eric Szandzik. (12/16/2016)

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Interview with Dr. Luke S. Bearup: Human Trafficking

In this interview, Dr. Luke S. Bearup discusses human trafficking reintegration and justice as it relates to human trafficking. (11/28/2016)

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Interview with Professor Kelly M. Greenhill

Professor Kelly M. Greenhill discusses human trafficking, migrant trafficking, and related corruption issues.  (11/23/2016)

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Organ Trafficking During Times of War and Political Conflict

In this special excerpt from the latest issue of International Affairs Forum, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, provides an in-depth look at organ trafficking issues. (11/17/2016)

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The Female Burden and the International Political Economy of Sex Trafficking

In this runner-up essay in the International Affairs Forum Student Writing Content, an analysis of sex trafficking and the North-South political economic gap. By Layla Abi-Falah.

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Corruption – Security: Forging U.S. Strategy

In this special excerpt from the latest issue of International Affairs Forum, co-founder of Transparency International, Frank Vogl, discusses US policy to address the nexus of security and corruption issues. (11/02/2016)

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Evaluating Islam’s role in Central Asia

Paper examines arguments regarding the extent of radicalization in Central Asia and Islam’s history in the region. By Raja Sutherland. (09/12/2016).

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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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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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The Plight of Refugees

A brief analysis of the global refugee crisis.  By Sooyoung Hu. (01/05/2016)

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Sino-Russian neighborhood policy: Kazakhstan – Euroasian heart of gold

Kazakhstan is placed to be a Euo-Asian center. Can it achieve that goal?  By Filippo Romeo. (12/28/2016)

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(Un)Expected President

Reflections on the election of Donald Trump and what it portends. By Tomislav Jakic.  (11/21/2016)

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Expanding Japanese Military Presence in Djibouti: Challenging the Growing Chinese Security Framework

What does the expanded Japanese installation in Djibouti say about Sino-Japanese influence? By Justin Cheung. (11/20/2016)

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Sino-US relations – Recalibration or Repetition?

What is the future for US-China relations? By Qi Lin. (11/18/2016)

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No vacancy for women leaders in global banks

There has not been a single woman leader of the five major development banks, in their more than fifty year history..It's time there is.  By Choop Sadkam. (10/07/2016)

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The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM): What Next?

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement is in shambles.  What's next for it? By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (09/03/2015)

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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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Better Yielding, Better Living: Sustainable Agricultural Productivity in the 2030 agenda

Food production must be doubled to feed a global population of nine billion by 2050. Author presents efforts needed to meet that goal. By Mumukshu Patel. (10/07/2015)

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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

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