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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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IA Forum Interview: Scott Hickie discusses health corruption

IA Forum interview with Scott Hickie (Senior Analyst, Open Brieifing) who diiscusses corruption in the health sector.  Interview by Madison J. Myers.  (12/19/2014)

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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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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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Neutralize Yasukuni Visits: A Step towards Resolving the Yasukuni Controversy

Paper explores the Yasukuni Controversy between Japan and China and proposes steps to resolve the dispute. By Mengjia Wan (06/18/2014)

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Should China Declare a War On Terror?

China is experiencing a growing number of terrorists incidents.  How should it respond? By Barclay Bram Shoemaker. (06/17/2014)

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Sub-Saharan Africa: Energy Security and Growth

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Russia in Free Fall

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The Revolution of Dignity Art Exhibit: Images from Ukraine's Maidan, 2013-2014

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The Russian Threat to Lithuania: An interview with Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius

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African American History Month Special Edition: The Civil Rights Movement in the Shadow of MLK

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A Greek Deal and What It Means

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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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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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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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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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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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