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Crisis in Ukraine - IA Forum Interview with Dr. Yuri V. Urbanovich

Interview with Dr. Yuri V. Urbanovich.who provides analyis of the crisis in Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia. By Adriana Stephan. (04/16/2014)

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Dr. Yuri V. Urbanovich discusses Russia, Ukraine in IA Forum Interview

Interview with Dr. Yuri V. Urbanovich.who provides analyis of the crisis in Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia.  By Adriana Stephan. (04/15/2014)

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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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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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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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Armenia from a Foreign Policy of “Complementarity” to “Supplementarity”? A Sandwich Story!

Armenia's foreign policy sees itself sandwiched between the EU and Russia. Author presents analysis of this situation and state Armenia's policy. By Dr. Syuzanna Vasilyan. (01/15/2014)

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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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20 Years to Trade Economic Independence for Political Sovereignty

How has the well-being of Latvia changed in the 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union? By Eva Maurina. (12/18/2013)
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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: Wolfgang Beyer

Wolfgang Beyer discusses the GDR Peace Movement's history and successes. By Dr. Cornelia Beyer.
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Information on Anti-Corruption Program in Macedonia

Information sheet on joint Transparency International and Center for International Relations anti-corruption effort, Transparency Watch.
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IA Forum Interview: Dr. Laurence J. Kotlikoff

IA Forum discusses central bank issues and the economic recovery with Dr. Laurence J. Kotlikoff. (07/28/2011)
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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Michael Werz

IA Forum speaks with Dr. Michael Werz (Center for American Progress) about EU security issues including their involvement in Libya and the impacts of Turkey. (07/28/2011)
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European Banking Union: Current Outlook and Short-Term Choices [pdf]

The launch of Europe's banking union on June 29, 2012, (4/15/2014)

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Laying the Foundations for South Africa’s Future: Education for Employment and Development

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EDITORIALS
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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Iran Nuclear Deal: On the way to political transformations or united for the political game?

What are the hopes for the Iran nuclear deal? By Serine Ayriyan. (12/15/2013)

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The Exhaustion of the Greek Political System and a Society in Flames

Author examines Greece's internal issues and their impacts on its crisis. By Dimitra Karantzeni.
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From Lisbon to Barcelona – all the forgotten EU instruments

Is multiculturalism dead in Europe? By Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (12/13/2012)
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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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Afghanistan 2014: is retreat of Western soldiers feasible?

Author examines current military situation in Afghanistan and prospect for removing Western troops by 2014. By Michael Orfanos. (05/23/2011)
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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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Wearing the burqa in France: questioning integration models for Muslim communities in Europe?

Author explores the complexity of the burqa issue in France. By Valentine Pasquesoone. (IA-Forum, 11/03/2009)
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Will NATO Prove Itself in Afghanistan?

Author analyzes NATO's efforts in Afghanistan to bring peace and stabilty. By M. Patel. (IA-Forum, 04/22/2009)
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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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Threat to Free Trade, Threat to Progress

The crisis of the financial markets could all-too easily be turned into vast economic crisis if political meddling and populist resentments manage to infringe on free trade. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (IA-Forum, 10/22/2008)
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In Search of its Mission: NATO and the Ukraine

Russia's resistance should not be a determining factor - either contra or pro - in the Ukraine's quest to be a member of NATO. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (IA-Forum, 04/17/2008)
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Will the EU quit its expansion Cold Turkey?

Ideals tempered by Realpolitik have driven the idea that Turkey ought to be a member of the EU. But Europe's people no longer blindly follow their leaders on European matters. Turkey's membership may be the second notable victim of this paradigm-shift in EU politics. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (10/05/2007)
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Depends on Whose ‘Locusts’ they Are

Amidst misguided economic thinking, Germany's center-left and center-right swap roles on protectionism. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published in The American, 08/27/2007)
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An Energy Policy for Europe?

Critiques the current energy situation in Europe and calls for a re-examination of policy and direction. By Guillaume Le Grand. (IA-Forum, 2/21/2007)
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Merkel's Geopolitical Menage Trois

Authors discuss the options that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has in her dealings with Russia on Gas and Energy. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson. (IA-Forum, 12/08/2006)
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Germany's Cup Runneth Under

Despite a heart-breaking overtime loss to the Azzurri in the World Cup semi-finals, Germany's Football-induced euphoria can't be dampened. This is how Chancellor Merkel might capitalize on it. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson. (first published on Tech Central Station, 07/05/2006)
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France's Spring Break Perpetuel

"Never, never aim legislative reforms at the retired or the young, particularly when the weather is warming up." Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler discuss the French student protests against the Contract première embauche. (first published on Tech Central Station, 04/26/2006)
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Wasted Energy

The authors poke at the European 'Energy Summit' and discuss possibilities for Energy diversification in Europe. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (first published on Tech Central Station, 04/10/2006).
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Launching the Trade Liberation Movement

The authors look the obstacles to free trade - and fine some amidst the very proponents of the idea. The WTO negotiations may be stalled, but there are - if few - alternatives. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (IA-Forum, co-published with Institute for Policy Innovation, 02/21/2006)
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Merkel’s Atlantic Crossing

Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler discuss Angela Merkel's visit to the U.S. and how it bodes well for Germany to re-occupy the position of quiet power that suits it best. (TCS Daily, 01/25/2006 - IA-Forum, 02/11/2006)
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Sifting through the German Election Results: Which Loser Won?

Author discusses the recent German election and where it leaves Germany. By Jens F. Laurson. (IA-Forum, 10/15/2005)
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Why Schröder’s Move to Early Elections Makes Sense

Examines German chancellor Gerhard Schröder's call for new elections. By Jens Laurson. (IA-Forum.org, 6/01/2005)
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European sovereign debt crisis wake up call for US?

Author argues that the US should look at Europe to avoid an economic disaster. By Andy Langenkamp. (02/25/2011)
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Beer and Bratwurst, But No Babies

Author examine issues of population growth and immigration in Germany and their impact. By Matthew Funk. (01/25/2011)
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