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Summer 2015 Issue of International Affairs Forum Now Available

The Summer 2015 issue of International Affairs Forum is now available online. This issue's main topic: capital punishment around the world. (06/30/2015)

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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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Why the Bear is Back in Vietnam

Russian-Vietnam relations are warming up.  What are the reasons and ramifications?  By Rakesh Krishnan Simha.  (06/25/2015)

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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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China’s Minor(ity) Problem

What are the reasons for increased violence between the Chinese government and minority groups?  By Tristan Abbott. (03/03/2015) 

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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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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 01/19/2015

Read about the ECB's QE program, US sanctions on Iran and more in this week's Global Risk Insight's Weekly Risk Outlook.  (Global Risk Insight, 01/19/2015)

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Rise of China: The Debate and a Theoretical Analysis

Paper analyzes different viewpoints about the rise of China and whether it will do so peacefully. By Zeyu Peng. (01/15/2014)

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GRI Weekly Risk Outlook - December 22, 2014

New U.S. consumer sentiment data to keep improving. Central Banks in Armenia and Turkey to deal with rouble and Fed policy. Second round of voting in Greek presidential elections. (Global Risk Insights, 12/22/2014)

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EU-China Trade Hampered by EU Divisions

The unbalanced China-EU business relationship can be seen as the outcome of a divided EU and an opportunistic China. But there is scope for improvement. By Nicolas Jenny. (Global Risk Insights, 12/21/2014)

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China-Egypt Partnership Fraught With Political Risk

Egypt is aggressively courting China to attract more investment and stabilise the already fragile economy. But Beijing must proceed with caution. (Global Risk Insights, 12/20/2014)

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EDITORIALS
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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China’s Lucky Decade

From Bush to Obama: Has the U.S. failed to contain China?  By James Yan. (06/25/2015)

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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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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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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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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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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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The Rise of BRIC: Too Soon to Make Assumptions

Do the BRIC countries still present a global power shift? Will they? By Zachary K. Ochoa. (07/13/2013)
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Overpopulation – the Forgotten Question

As overpopulation issues mount, the greatest impacts are on developing countries. By Anuradha Kataria. 07/12/2013
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Pushing the Boundaries: Challenging Censorship in Today's China

Does a more interconnected China spell the decline of government censorship? By Sophie Beach. (05/21/2013)
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The Leadership Sagacity

What lies ahead for a China under Xi Jingping? By Jainisha Chavda. (03/20/2013)
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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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How to Deal with the Chinese Exchange Rate

How should the U.S. effectively deal with the Chinese exchange rate? By Dr. David A. Phillips. (08/13/2012)
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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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Myanmar and the Winds of Change

A look ahead for Myanmar and its prospects. By Anuradha Kataria. (01/05/2012)
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The Poster Child of whom: Washington or Beijing Consensus

Author explores Vietnam's development and whether its pattern of sustained growth is similar to that of China. By Nima Khorrami Assl. (06/13/2011)
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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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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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Trilateral diplomacy on hold in N.E. Asia

Last week was supposed to see Japan host the first trilateral Japan-China-South Korea summit, but it was postponed indefinitely with the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda. With economic, security and territorial issues on the table, analysts predict a bumpy relationship ahead. By Jason Miks (This article first appeared on UPI Asia, 10/01/2008)
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Asia-Pacific moves to boost cyber security

Cooperation key to Asian countries' efforts to bolster cyber security. By Jason Miks (This article was originally published by World Politics Review on 08/18/2008)
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Russia and China: The New Axis of Evil?

Authors discuss the possibility that Russia and China now constitute the 'Axis of Evil'. By Ryan Barnes & Steinar Dyrnes. (08/04/2008)
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Taiwan-China thaw overshadows deep Taiwan-Japan ties

Author looks at relations between Taiwan and Japan in light of Taiwan's new administration. By Jason Miks (This article first appeared in World Politics Review)
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Politics and the Olympics? Uneasy bedfellows…

In the runup to the Olympics in Beijing, the author examines the effectiveness of protests and boycotts to achieve change in a host country. By Runa Reta. (06/01/2008)
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