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Is China Afghanistan’s new best friend?

What are the chances for success and pitfalls for a China-Afghanistan partnership? By Ernesto Gallo.  (Global Risk Insights, 11/20/2014)

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Asia needs ASEAN-ization not Pakistanization of its continent

Why is the Korean peninsula and East Asia unable to capitalize on its successes?  By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (11/15/2014)

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Violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State

A look at the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.  By Lakshna Mehta.  (10/31/2014)

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Pakistan's Monkey Business

Pakistan's recent violatiions of the cease fire agreement of 2003 must end.  By Kashi Pandit. (10/14/2014)

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IA Forum Interview with Reecha Upadhyay, The Asia Foundation

Reecha Upadhyay of The Asia Foundation disusses facts, perceptions, and myths about rape in India. Interviewed by Madison J. Myers. (09/29/2014)

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Presidential Election 2014 and Indonesian Foreign Policy

Paper explores how the 2014 Indonesian presidential candidates view foreign policy.  By Dr. Igor Dirgantara. (08/04/2014)

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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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IA Forum Interview: Ewa Wojkowska & Toshi Nakamura (Kopernik)

IA Forum interview with Co-Founders of Kopernik, organization that introduces technologies and creates micro-business opportunities in remote communities.  By Rafael Panlilio.  (07/01/2014)

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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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In the Pursuit of Strategic Stability

Improving strategic stability in South Asia through multilateral cooperation is imperative for improving standards of living across the region. By Davis Florick. (06/25/2014)

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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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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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Hell on Earth: The Use of Drones in Pakistan and the Socio-Economic and Psychological Issues

Paper explores impact on the everyday life of broader populations that live through the trauma of drones.  By Mahmood Ahmad. (04/04/2014)

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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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EDITORIALS
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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Jihad on the way to India?

Will Al-Qaeda target India, and why? By Kashi N. Pandita. (11/16/2014)

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Japan de-escalates the Senkaku-Diaoyu dispute

As the APEC meeting approaches, Japan has backed off its stance on the Senkaku-Diaoyu dispute.  By Mikala Sorenson.  (Global Risk Insights,11/12/2014)

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An Iron Dome for India - Why is it in nobody’s interest

Is India's Ballistic Missile Defense initiative really beneficial?  By Amit R. Saksena. (10/17/2014)

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Pakistan Restructuring Regional Strategy

Author argues that Kashmir is threatend by infliltration by the Afghan Taliban, protected by the Pakistan Army.  By Kashi N Pandita. (09/27/2014)

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Change Kashmir’s Discourse

Reflection on Kashmir's devasting floods and the opportunity for progress. By Kashi N Pandita. (09/16/2014)

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Calling Off High Level Meeting

What was behing New Delhi’s decision of calling off the foreign secretary level meeting between India and Pakistan?  By Kashinath Pandit. (08/25/2014)

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Misadventure Will be Disastrous

Pakistan's handling of theo-fascist groups flowing into Kashmir is crucial to the region's security.  By Kashi N Pandita.  (07/22/2014)

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Will Modi's India Reinvent International Relations?

Cleo Paskal analyzes Prime Minister Modi's opportunity to reshape India's foreign policy.  (Huffington Post, 06/05/2014)

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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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Should India abandon its No First Use Policy?

Is abandoning India's no-first use nuclear policy a good idea? By Debalina Ghoshal. (05/02/2014)

 

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Afghanistan: from tribal lawlessness to democratic order

A look at the elections in Afghanistan. By Kashi N Pandit. (05/02/2014)

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Do Taliban Threaten the Region?

Author examines the Taliban and their intentions in Central Asia.  By Kashi N. Pandit.  (04/09/2014)

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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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Talking to the Taliban: Impossible or Pointless?

Author analyzes possible discussions with the Taliban, providing potential scenarios and outcomes. By Dmitri A Titoff. (04/29/2011)
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Two End States in Afghanistan: Somalia of Asia or the Turkey of the East

Author presents analysis of current situation in Afghanistan and asks which direction policies will steer the country toward. By Davood Moradian. (10/18/2010)
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Women are the Pillars of Afghanistan

Author responds to op-ed by Laura Bush, and discusses steps to achieve gender equality. By Ashraf Haidari. (10/18/2010)
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Is Kashmir an integral part of India?

Author presents a case for settling the issue of Kashmir. By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai. (08/18/2010)
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Karzai Not Two Faced About War On Terrorism

M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC., responds to Thomas L. Friedman statement that some countries in the region are "two-faced" in the war against terrorism, defending President Hamid Karzai's policies. By M. Ashraf Haidari. (08/10/2010)
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Afghanistan: Never Mind the Disabled

Author looks at issues faced by disabled in Afghanistan and critiques the lack of programs to assist them. By Fahim Kairy. (01/19/2011)
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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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Afghanistan: Averting the Loss of another Generation

Author discusses the importance of providing educational opportunities to young Afghans. By Ahmad Shuja. (10/25/2009)
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Revitalization of the Agriculture Sector Key to Winning the Peace in Afghanistan

Mohammad Asif Rahimi, Afghanistan’s Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock, discusses the Afghan elections and argues that a developed agriculture sector can lead to peace and prosperity. By Mohammad Asif Rahimi. (09/29/2009)
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Winning the Elusive Peace in Afghanistan

Authors discuss challenges to gaining peace in Afghanistan and offer points for hope in attaining it. By Shaida M. Abdali and M. Ashraf Haidari. (07/21/2009)
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Education is the Key to Empowering Afghan Women

Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan M. Ashraf Haidari argues for increased efforts to educate the women of Afghanistan as a primary step in ensuring greater rights. By M. Ashaf Haidari. (05/13/2009)
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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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