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Power Games in the South China Sea

A history and analysis of power games currently played regarding the South China Sea. By Ashna Joy. (08/22/2016)

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Toward More Hostile Cross-Strait Relations: President Tsai’s Tight Rope Diplomacy Unravels

A look at recent developments in China-Taiwan relations and the political position of President Tsai Ing-wen. By Justin Cheung. (07/15/2016)

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Postcolonialism and ‘Eurocentric’ International Relations

Essay contends that International Relations (IR) theory is Eurocentric and dominantly so. By Nathan Down. (07/13/2106)

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The Right to Know: Media Coverage, Election, and Informed Voting in Democracies

Short paper asks, What should the media cover to help people know better about candidates and make informed voting decisions during electoral campaigns?  By Dr. Mohammed Al-Azdee. (07/07/2016)

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Post-Umbrella, Pre-2017 and 2047 - the 2016 Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) Election

Essay maps the 2016 Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) Election in relation to the HKSAR’s past, present, and future. By Xiaoyi Xu. (07/04/2016)

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Migrant Issues in Australia: IA Forum Interview with Dr. Claudia Tazreiter

In this excerpt from the latest issue of International Affairs Forum, Dr. Claudia Tazreiter, discusses migrant and refugee issues facing Australia. (05/12/2016)

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Rise of New Centrist Politics in South Korea

Analysis of South Korea’s 20th legislative election held on April 13th.  By Mark(Won Min) Seo. (05/11/2016)

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Could Hong Kong Pretend to an Optimistic Democratic Future vis-à-vis China?

What's behind the uprising of a newly politicized youth in Hong Kong?  By Aine O’Mahony and Elodie Pichon. (05/04/2016)

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The Korean Issue Today

The Cold War and hopes for progressing on the Korea issue today.  By Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori. (05/05/2016)

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Hungry of Hungary – One (Senti)Mental Journey

Comparing Indonesia and Hungary, and Victor Orban's policies. By Julia Suryakusuma. (04/28/2016)

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Privacy I(n)t Context

Privacy has long been protected, but will face a new dimension of protection for the generations to come. By Dr. Jasna Cošabic. (04/26/2016)

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IA Forum Interview: Prof. James B. Hathaway discusses migration and international law

In this excerpt from the latest issue of International Affairs Forum, Professor James B. Hathaway discusses the current migrant crisis and international law. Interview by Katherine Lugo. (03/22/2016) 

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Migration and Statelessness: New Issue of International Affairs Forum Now Available

The new issue of International Affairs Forum is now available. It focuses on Migration and Statelessness, with interviews and essays from a myriad of contributors from around the world, spanning academia to practitioners.  

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The North Korean Nuclear Issue

What's behind North Korea's claim of a hydrogen bomb test? By Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori. (01/13/2016)

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The meeting between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China of November 2015

Factors impacting the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China meeting. By Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori. (11/19/2015)

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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 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. (10/07/2016)

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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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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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