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Address Dedovshchina or Face the Consequences of a Weakened and Ineffective Military Apparatus

Policy memo evaluates and provides policy recommendations on the practice of harassing junior recruits by senior staff in the Russian military. By Lea Lavut. (08/13/2014)

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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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Nuclear Security: A Casualty of Moscow’s Involvement in Ukraine

Where does the nuclear situation lie in Russia now?  An analysis. By Elizabeth Zolotukhina (07/08/2014)

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EU = SU² - An ahistorical enterprise?

Did Europe change (after its own 9/11), or it only became more itself?  By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic (06/30/2014)

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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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IA Forum Student Writing Award Winners Announced

Winners of the Spring 2014 International Affairs Student Award Competition announced!

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The Caspian 5 and Arctic 5 – Critical Similiarities

What geopolitical issues surround the Caspian and Arctic Seas? By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (/04/22/2014)

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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. (04/16/2014)

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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: Interview with Prof. Smita Brunnermeier: BRIC countries

Interview with Professor Smita Brunnermeier of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (International Affairs Forum, 01/2014)

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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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How to Address Child Migration from Central America

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Hans-Werner Sinn: The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Belief

Hans-Werner Sinn, president of Ifo Institute for Economic (9/21/2014)
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Is there Hope for Central American Youth?

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China’s Quest for Safe + Secure Food: Boon for U.S. Business?

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China Chart of the Week: Services Lead Growth as Industry Slows

Earlier this week China’s National Bureau of Statistics re (9/19/2014)
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U.S. Army Corps: Assuring NATO Preparedness

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Africa in the News: International Efforts to Stem Ebola Intensify; Peacekeeping Mission in the Centr

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Paying the Cost of Climate Change

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Income Tax Changes and Economic Growth

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The Boys Are Back in Town: Iran's Annual Charm Offensive Begins Amidst Fading Hopes for a Deal

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Scotland Votes 'No': More Governments Should Follow the U.K.'s Example of Self-Determination

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Corporate Taxation: Historic Reform Awaits 2017

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Policy Brief 14-22: Should Korea Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership? [pdf]

Korea should seek to join the Trans-Pacific Partnershi (9/19/2014)

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CGD Event: The Impact of Secondary Schooling in Kenya: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis

The Impact of Secondar (9/18/2014)

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EDITORIALS
The New Leaders are the EU’s Response

Contrary to many who belive the EU has done little in reaction to the Ukrainian crisis, its response has been made.  By Panos Chatzinikolaou. (09/08/2014)

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Georgian-Russian crisis in South Ossetia: Geopolitics or identity?

Author analyzes the South Ossetia crisis, concluding that Russia was the major winner. By Kavus Abushov. (02/27/2009)
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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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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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Endgame in Abkhazia?

Author discusses recent tensions between Georgia and Russia over the breakaway Georgian province of Abkhazia. By Alexander Jackson. (IA-Forum, 05/06/2008)
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A Putin by Any Other Name...

In light of the upcoming presidential elections in Russia it might be wise for the American presidential candidates to articulate a coherent Russia policy. Or at least know the name of Putin's heir. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (IA-Forum, 02/28/2008)
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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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Totalitarian of the Year: Putin

A well-orchestrated election is a key instrument of a modern, 21st century dictatorship. It’s an important tool in the arsenal of state control, and the rhetorical platform essential to accusing critical Westerners of hypocrisy. Welcome to Russia. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (IA-Forum, 01/11/2008)
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Death of the Russian Media

Discusses the trend of journalist deaths in the Russian media, implications within the country and externally. By S.R. Brophy. (IA-Forum, 4/16/2007)
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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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We Mustn’t Forget Russia’s Truth Seeker Anna Politkovskaya

An appreciation of slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya and discussion of issues surrounding her death. By S.R. Brophy. (IA-Forum, 2/14/2007)
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Raw Power, Bear Facts

"Backed by oil reserves, Russia is an object lesson of how global self-assertion can quickly turn very ugly. Skilled in the arts of brazen lying, Russia plays international politics like a tin drum." By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published on Forbes.com, 12/29/2006)
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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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Pirates of the Black Sea

Just in time for the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the Authors discuss Russia as the new Tortuga of International Affairs. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published on Tech Central Station, 06/27/2006)
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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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09/21/2014: Hans-Werner Sinn: The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Belief More
09/20/2014: Is there Hope for Central American Youth? More
09/19/2014: China’s Quest for Safe + Secure Food: Boon for U.S. Business? More
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09/19/2014: U.S. Army Corps: Assuring NATO Preparedness More
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09/19/2014: Africa in the News: International Efforts to Stem Ebola Intensify; Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic Transfers to U.N. Leadership; U.N. Agencies Report on Food Insecurity in Africa More
09/19/2014: Paying the Cost of Climate Change More
09/19/2014: Income Tax Changes and Economic Growth More
09/19/2014: The Boys Are Back in Town: Iran's Annual Charm Offensive Begins Amidst Fading Hopes for a Deal More
09/19/2014: Scotland Votes 'No': More Governments Should Follow the U.K.'s Example of Self-Determination More
09/19/2014: Corporate Taxation: Historic Reform Awaits 2017 More
09/19/2014: Policy Brief 14-22: Should Korea Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership? [pdf] More
09/18/2014: CGD Event: The Impact of Secondary Schooling in Kenya: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis More
09/18/2014: Battle to Save the Export-Import Bank More
09/18/2014: Chile como potencia alimentaria y el desafío chino More
09/18/2014: Development blog: “Degrade, Defeat, and Destroy”—But What Will We Build? More
09/18/2014: What’s Next? Celebrating 20 Years of the Environmental Change and Security Program More
09/18/2014: Pakistan’s Biggest Challenge: Turning Around a Broken Education System More
09/18/2014: Central African Republic: Should the World Pay Attention? More
09/18/2014: The Climate Change Summit: Why Humanitarians Should Pay Attention More
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09/18/2014: Power Paradox in China and India: Seizing Control to Give It Away More
09/18/2014: The Coalition of Convenience More
09/18/2014: Cato Announces Newly Expanded Center for the Study of Science More
09/18/2014: Top 10 Global Hometowns of America's Foreign Students More
09/18/2014: Hutchins Roundup: the Zero Lower Bound, New Model for Capital Regulation, and Income Elasticities More
09/18/2014: Revamping Europe’s Tattered Social Contract More
09/18/2014: The Seventh Seoul-Washington Forum: U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations, Unification, and Green Politics More
09/18/2014: The Seventh Seoul-Washington Forum: U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations, Unification, and Green Politics More
09/18/2014: Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles More
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09/17/2014: Rouhani and the Potential Failure of Nuclear Talks More
09/17/2014: Turkey after the Elections: Identity, Democracy and Foreign Policy More
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09/17/2014: Time to Give Ukraine Defensive Weapons More
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09/17/2014: Xi Jinping in India: Is a Breakthrough Possible? More
09/17/2014: A Roundup of Brookings Analysis and Commentary on Scotland's Independence Vote More
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09/17/2014: Brigitte Madrian Testifies to the Senate Committee on Finance More
09/17/2014: Lee Hamilton on the 20th Anniversary of the Environmental Change and Security Program More
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