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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: 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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Tailored Engagement: Making Inter-Korean Relations Effective and Sustainable

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The Evolving Risks of Fragile States and International Terrorism

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One Year into the TTIP Negotiations: Getting to Yes

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Promoting U.S.-Pakistan Relations: Future Challenges and Opportunities

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Russia and US : is a real partnership still possible?

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China Chart of the Week: Foreign Investors Flock to Services

Last week, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) reported (9/26/2014)
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Hearing of the European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

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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 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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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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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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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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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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A View of the Language of Ethnic Minorities in Science and Higher Education in Macedonia

The origin of citizens in European societies is heterogeneous from ethnical, linguistic, confessional, or a racial aspect. By Maria Milosevska (IA-Forum, 11/08/2004)
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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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09/29/2014: Tailored Engagement: Making Inter-Korean Relations Effective and Sustainable More
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09/26/2014: China Chart of the Week: Foreign Investors Flock to Services More
09/26/2014: Hearing of the European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy More
09/26/2014: Eliminating an Existential Threat: the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1916 More
09/26/2014: Africa in the News: African Leaders Propose Climate Commitments; Nigerian Army Arrests Boko Haram Insurgents; South Africa Strikes a Nuclear Deal with Russia More
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09/26/2014: Brookings Experts on the U.S.-led Strikes on ISIS and Targets in Syria and Iraq More
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09/26/2014: China’s Economy: Outlook, Risks, and Reforms More
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09/26/2014: Picking Up Steam: The Expansion of Chinese Railways in Africa More
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09/25/2014: Global Health blog: CDC vs Médecins Sans Frontières on Ebola: Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good? More
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09/25/2014: Why Wage Rates Are Stagnating Despite Falling Unemployment More
09/25/2014: How to Address Child Migration from Central America More
09/25/2014: Art Exhibit: "From War to Victory: Poland 1939-1989" More
09/25/2014: How to Avoid a New Cold War More
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09/25/2014: Development blog: Twelve Million People Worldwide Are Stateless, and Gender Discrimination Is Making the Situation Worse More
09/25/2014: The Financial Crisis: Why the Conventional Wisdom Has It All Wrong More
09/25/2014: Ironies in Obama’s U.N. Address More
09/25/2014: The Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and the Prohibition of Arbitrary Denial of Humanitarian Access: A Story of Success More
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09/25/2014: Americanasaurus and the March to War in Syria More
09/25/2014: Seven Million Lives Saved: Under-5 Mortality Since the Launch of the Millennium Development Goals More
09/25/2014: Hutchins Roundup: Wasteful Spending, Growth Slowdown in Emerging Markets, and Ineffective Central Bank Tools More
09/25/2014: Hutchins Roundup: Wasteful Spending, Growth Slowdown in Emerging Markets, and Ineffective Central Bank Tools More
09/25/2014: Republicans Shouldn't Stoke International Revolution More
09/25/2014: CGD Event: Publish What You Fund’s 2014 Aid Transparency Index Launch More
09/24/2014: CGD Event: Delivering on the Data Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa More
09/24/2014: Interpreting Iran’s Mixed Messages More
09/24/2014: Development blog: Increasing Women’s Economic Opportunities More
09/24/2014: The UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent and the Chevaline Program: An Overview More
09/24/2014: Labor Market Slack Conference: Panel 1 More
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