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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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Indonesia: Elections 2014

Author provide analysis of Indonesian Presidential candidates and their parties. By Igor Dirgantara. (03/10/2014)

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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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The Ongoing Public Debt Crisis in the European Union: Impacts on and Lessons for Vietnam

Paper analyzes causes of public debt crisis, its impacts on the economy of Vietnam, and how to avoid a potential public debt crisis in Vietnam and guarantee sustainable development. By Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan and Nguyen Linh. (02/03/2014)

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Interview: Stephen D. Krasner, Stanford University

Interview with Stephen D. Krasner who discusses International Regimes and UN Security Council Reforms. By Patricia Galves Derolle.

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Iranian Nuclear Deal: Implications

What are the implications of the Iranian nuclear deal not only within the Middle East but internationally. By Dr. Kashi N. Pandita (01/16/2014)

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New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Professor Robert M. Stern, Goldman School, UC-Berkeley

A look inside the latest issue of International Affairs Forum (Taylor&Francis), an interview with Professor Emeritus Robert M. Stern. (International Affairs Forum, 01/2014)

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Now Available: International Affairs Forum - Winter Edition

Our latest edition of International Affairs Forum (Taylor and Francis) is now available. This issue focuses on the BRICS countries and the impact of social media on governance.

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Critical Similarities and Differences in SS of Asia and Europe

Policy paper offers several policy incentives why the largest world’s continent must consider creation of the comprehensive pan-Asian institution. By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (05/02/2013)
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Interview: Dr. James Andrew Lewis

Dr. James Andrew Lewis (CSIS) discusses cybersecurity and the internet, including related issues on China, North Korea and Iran. By Cynthia Iris. (02/05/2013)
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Challenges of Cooperation in Asia-Pacific Region: Highlighting Some Probabilities

Security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific countries and prospects for cooperation. By Ramzi Bendebka. (02/01/2013)
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Air Diplomacy: Engaging China

Can air diplomacy diminish the distrust and suspicion that currently permeates Sino-American relations? Adam B. Lowther and Guocheng Jiang. (01/11/2013)
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China, Asia, and the American Pivot

Author analyzes Obama administration's 'pivot' on Sino-US policy, its impacts, and Mitt Romney's alternative policy. By Prof. Lowell Dittmer. (07/31/2012)
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Impoverished to Ravenous – 21st Century China and Sustainable Development

Author examines impacts of development on China's sustainable development needs. By Anuradha Kataria. (07/19/2012)
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Covert Legions: U.S. Army Intelligence and the Defense of Europe, 1944-1949

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Crisis in Crimea: Implications for U.S. Response in East Asia

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China’ Reserves: Parsing the Recent Data and Rhetoric

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Institutions for Macroprudential Regulation: The UK and the U.S.

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The Political Origins of Economic Reform in Pakistan

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DeLisle Worrell: Macroeconomic Options for Very Small Open Economies

DeLisle Worrell, governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, (4/17/2014)
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Leszek Balcerowicz Named Recipient of 2014 Milton Friedman Prize

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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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Cuts to ODA worry Japanese officials

Author discusses the implications of recent cuts in Japan's official development assistance for the country's diplomacy. This article originally appeared in World Politics Review. By Jason Miks (04/14/08)
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The Beijing Olympics: Perfect Storm of Hope for Darfur?

The political pressure is on China and its Tibet policy. But that pressure might more effectively and efficiently used for change in Darfur. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (IA-Forum, 03/22/2008)
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The High Cost of Low Justice: The Democratization of Corruption in the Indonesian Judicial System

Author discusses the impact of corruption on the Indonesian economy and Foreign Direct Investment. By Theodore T. Liebreich. (02/06/2008)
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Despot Serenade

After the New York Philharmonic accepted an invitation to perform in Pyongyang, a flurry of commentary condemned and praised the move. Was this savvy cultural diplomacy, or just a PR coup for the world's worst tyrant? By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (02/16/2008 - first published in the Washington Times)
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Do Stronger Japan-India Ties Herald an Asian Alliance of Democracies?

Author analyzes the improving Japan-India relationship and causes for it. By Jason Miks (first appeared in World Politics Review, 10/23/2007)
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Japan's LDP Surprises with Choice of Fukuda to Succeed Abe

Analyzes the LDP's selection of Yasuo Fukuda to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japanese Prime Minister. By Jason Miks. (09/27/2007, first published in World Politics Review)
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After Abe, Japan's Opposition Should Seek Compromise on Antiterrorism Legislation

Discusses the situation of the opposing DPJ party in the wake of Abe Shinzo's resignation and calls for compromise on the antiterrorism legislation. By Jason Miks. (first appeared in World Politics Review, 09/13/2007)
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After Electoral Drubbing, Abe Needs More Than Vision

Analysis of Shinzo Abe's electoral woes and prospects for smoothing the waters. By Jason Miks. (08/21/2007, first appeared in World Politics Review)
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Despite Some Foreign Policy Success, Japan's Abe Faces Problems at Home

Discusses Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plummet in approval ratings. By Jason Miks. (World Politics Review, 6/14/2007)
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