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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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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): The Political Economy Analyzed

Analysis of CPEC and its implications to the political economy. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (05/08/2017)

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Advocating for a Regulatory Framework for Sustainable Microfinance Systems

The lessons from Bolivia and the Philippines. By Daiki Mochizuki. (03/19/2017)

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Methods of Manipulation: How Militant regimes control the masses

Essay focuses on Indonesia and Burma to examine how militant regimes seek to control the masses. By Juli Adhikari. (03/08/2017)

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Religious Freedom in Southeast Asia

Focusing on Philippines and Vietnam, a look at religious freedom in Southeast Asia. By Sooyoung Hu. (03/02/2017)

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Trouble to the East: The threat to American security from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Paper seeks to determine what, if any, threat is posed to the security of the United States by the activities of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. By Aaron Pultman. (03/01/2017)

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Accelerating Change in North Korea

An alternative approach to ending the ongoing crisis on the Korean Peninsula. By Peter Murphy. (02/24/2017)

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Misguided Guidance and Self -Serving Leaders:Evaluating Politics and Leadership in Southeast Asia

Short paper examines politics and leadership in the Philippines and Indonesia. By Juli Adhikari. (02/10/2017)

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Democratic Transitions in Southeast Asia

Paper examines democratic transitions in the Philippines and Indonesia. By Sooyoung Hu. (01/27/2017)

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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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Chinese Foreign Policy in East Asia: A 2016 Assessment of Strategy and Goals

An analysis of China’s strategy and policy goals for advancing its interests in East Asia and its potential impacts. By Daniel Urchick. (01/09/2016)

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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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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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Deterring North Korea

How should North Korean sabre rattling be dealth with? By Sartaj Chaudhary. (04/07/2017).  First appearing in The Tribune India.

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Paging Gov. Beasley: Will the World Food Program face a famine or flourish under American budget cut

The WFP needs to flourish in these trying times to control world hunger and thirst. New Executive Director Gov. David Beasley needs to do just that. By M. Patel. (03/29/2017)

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Let’s shatter the glass ceiling for women in global banking

On this International Women’s Day, we can start to begin the end of male dominance of MDBs: let’s shatter the glass ceiling for women in global MBD banking. By M. Patel. (03/08/2017)

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A Consequential UN Appointment From The Trump Administration

David Beasley has been nominated to lead the United Nation’s World Food Program (WFP), a critical program that needs visionary leadership.  By M. Patel. (03/07/2017)

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Iran’s Overseas Ambitions: Signs of a Naval Conundrum

What lies ahead for Iran's overseas naval ambitionsBy Adarsh Vijay. (02/23/2017)

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China’s Counter-Enlightenment Approach to Taking Control of Afro-Eurasia

Author argues that China intends to use leverage to dominate Afro-Eurasia, and to relegate both the US and Europe to minor roles in geopolitical power and influence. By Timothy Bovy. (01/24/2017)

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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 Specter of Kazakh Instability: Heightened Stakes of Sino-Russian Interests in the Steppes

What does the threat of instability in Kazakhstan mean for her two largest neighbors: China and Russia?  By Justin Cheung. (09/13/2016)

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The Uighur Issue

Impacts of the Uighur actions. By Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori. (05/17/2016)

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North Korean Submarine Conducts Ballistic Missile Test

A dangerous development that dampens Korean relations. By Seth Berman. (05/02/2016)

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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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Poles Saving Jews in Bangkok: History Lesson for Humanity

What can Thailand learn from World War II humanitarian acts by the Poles? By Rattana Lao. (03/24/2016)

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Japan’s Strain Over Island Dispute

Japan's dispute with China over Senkaku Islands putting pressure on its defense stance. By Marian Fakhry. (11/20/2015)

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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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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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How Russia, China, and IS Have Made the US Popular Again

Allies and partners are looking to the United States in ways not seen since the Cold War.  By Rob Spalding and Adam Lowther. (The Diplomat, 06/29/2015)

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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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