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Technology as a Means to Improving Access to Education

Online education is an important avenue for citizens in emerging countries to help development.  By Polina Bayramova.  (05/14/2015)

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Berlin Congress of 1878 still in force in the Balkans

Where do the Balkans fit in Europe?  Paper argues little has changed since the Berlin Congress of 1878.  By Prof. Anis Bajrektarevic.  (05/11/2015)

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IA Forum Interview: Sirin Koprucu discusses global business strategy

IA Forum interview with global business strategy expert, Sirin Koprucu, who will be leading a session at the upcoming Association for Strategic Planning Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., May 6-8.  (04/21/2015)

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Charlie Hebdo, Xenophobia, and France's Colonial History

Reflections on the Charlie Hebdo attack and underlying issues in and about France.  By Timothy Aderman. (04/07/2015)

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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 03/16/2015

In this week’s GRI Risk Outlook: Nuclear talks with Iran,  possible increases in interest rates, Israeli PM Netanyahu faces reelection hiccups, and more. (Global Risk Outlook, 03/16/2015)

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Interview with Mark Towery, Geo Strategy Partners

Mark Towery, Managing Director of Geo Strategy Partners, discusses how organizations should embrace strategic planning to compete in today's dynamic, hypercompetitive market.  (03/04/2015)

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Church Diplomacy: Greece, Russia and Beyond

The intersection of politics and religion between Greece and Russia analyzed.  By Eirini Patsea. (Modern Diplomacy, 02/22/2015)

 

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Growing Islamophobia heightens political risk for Europe

Amid the high tension in Europe, populist parties will use Islamophobia to increase their political influence. This troublesome trend will only bring about greater political risk for the continent. By Chris Solomon. (Global Risk Insights, 02/04/2015)

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GRI Weekly Risk Outlook - February 2, 2015

GRI’s Weekly Outlook: Turkish central bank to ease monetary policy further. Indian Reserve Bank to keep rates on hold, and Brazilian economy continues to struggle with stagflation. (Global Risk Outlook, 02/02/2015)

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World Bank - East Asia Urban Data Competition

The World Bank invites researchers, academics, designers, students, and practitioners from around the world to explore and use the World Bank’s recently released dataset on urban spatial expansion in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region. See details inside.

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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 01/26/2015

In this GRI Weekly Risk Outlook: ASEAN pushes for ‘code of conduct’ in South China Sea dispute, the Fed to maintain its current monetary policy stance, and the African Union and others attempt to broker an agreement in South Sudan. (Global Risk Insights, 01/28/2015). 

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Human Rights Violations Inside EU

Is the EU hypocritical concerning human rights? By H.E. Dr. Walter Schwimmer. (Modern Diplomacy, 01/20/2015)

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EU Court and Greek Elections May Block QE from the ECB

Will the ECB’s meeting on January 22nd will offer more than just talk from the bank or will Eurozone politics will get in the way? .By Luke Lott. (Global Risk Insights, 01/20/2015,  

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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 01/19/2015

Read about the ECB's QE program, US sanctions on Iran and more in this week's Global Risk Insight's Weekly Risk Outlook.  (Global Risk Insight, 01/19/2015)

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A Critical Assessment of the Impact of EU Membership on British Sovereignty

Paper explores positives and negatives about EU membership on British sovereignty. By Anna Roininen. (01/08/2015)

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EDITORIALS
A Case for Rejecting Turkey's Bid to Join the EU

Negatives presented by Turkish policies outweigh the positives for admittance into the EU. By Bhavin Gupta. (04/30/2015)

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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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Was Ukrainian Crisis a result of NATO Eastward Expansion?

Ukraine is a primary comopent of Putin's concern against NATO’s expansion policy towards the CIS. By Sandeep Tripathi. (03/16/2015)

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Imperative of an EU-Russia Strategic Reset

It's time to rethink the EU-Russia relationship.  By Eirini Patsea. (03/09/2015)

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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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What does Putin Want, and How To Handle Him?

What are Putin's objectives and what's limiting him? And how should the West respond?  By Jack Pearce. (02/25/2015)

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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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Parthenon Marbles: Democracy Cannot be Frittered

The time is overdue for Britain to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. By Panos Chatzinikolaou. (01/22/2015)

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Denazification urgently needed in Europe

In light of the Charlie Hebdo attack, author reflects on the EU.  By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (01/09/2014)

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Will outside conflict hurt Poland’s economic growth?

Analysis of the effect of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on the Polish economy.  By Brian Daigle (10/22/2014, Global Risk Insights).

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Europe – the letzte Mensch or Übermensch, the new Byzantium or declining Rome

The recently released IMF’s World Economic Outlook brings discouraging news for many. What does it mean the Europe?  By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (10/10/2014)

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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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Greece as a Failed State and Regional Security: Why the US should be looking closer

Author discusses importance of Agean Sea security and impacts from a failed Greek state. By Dr. Christos Kyrou. (05/08/2012)
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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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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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Cyprus: The Time Has Come...

Author calls for greater involvement from the EU and US to resolve the Cyrpus issue. By Antonia Dimou. (04/07/2008)
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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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