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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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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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New Run in Kazakhstan?

What do next month's elections say about Kazakhstan? By Alessandro Lundini. (Modern Diplomacy, 03/15/2015)

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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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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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IA Forum Interview: Scott Hickie discusses health corruption

IA Forum interview with Scott Hickie (Senior Analyst, Open Brieifing) who diiscusses corruption in the health sector.  Interview by Madison J. Myers.  (12/19/2014)

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Kazakhstan Becomes Centrepiece in Eurasian Diplomacy

In a phase of declining oil prices and economic storm in neighbouring Russia, Kazakhstan has engaged in intense diplomatic activity with the West and other Central Asian countries. By Dr. Ernesto Gallo.  (Global Risk Insights, 12/17/2014) 

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Economic Transition Report on Azerbaijan:An Issue of Governance

Paper that studies issues facing Azerbaijan's economic transition. By Grace Mausser. (12/15/2014)

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Other Side of the Coin

Definding Israel's actions in Gaza.  By Kashi N Pandita

 

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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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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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IA Forum Interview: Carlotta Gall, NY Times

IA-Forum interviews NYT’s reporter, Carlotta Gall, on her new book, The Wrong Enemy, and her thirteen years of reporting on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and North Africa. By Cynthia Iris (04/14/02014)

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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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The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash

Japan and South Korea are Western-style democracies wit (5/1/2015)

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Approaching the Tipping Point: Nuclear Non-Proliferation in 2015

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Perspectives on the Rebalance

Daniel Russel and Michael Fullilove discuss the U.S. re (4/20/2015)

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Intertwined economic and political fortunes in the southern cone: The future of Brazil and Argentina

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VIDEO: German and Greek finance ministers speak at Brookings, offer different views on eurozone issu

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Greece's big nowhere

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Overcoming corporate short-termism: Blackrock's chairman weighs in

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Is there a parent penalty?

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Stock buybacks: From retain-and reinvest to downsize-and-distribute

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Free Authoritative Journalism Must Be Upheld In Iraq

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Changing composition of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court: New designees

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World War II is also not over in Asia

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Climate Change's False Illusion of Progress

Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger

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Hutchins Roundup: IMF gloomy on growth, higher-ed tax credits questioned, and more

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EDITORIALS
Do Taliban Threaten Us?

What threat does the still Taliban present in the region?  By Kashi Pandit. (03/06/2015)

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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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Can Afghanistan Avoid the History of Ethnic Subjugation?

Ghani’s inner circle is harming his ability to speak for all Afghans.  By Ali Reza Sarwar (03/03/2015). 

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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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How to Stop the Crime of Ungrateful Children?

Repercussions of arming insurgents still resonate.  By Ali Reza Sarwar. (01/14/2015)

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'Moral blackmail' still stifles debate on Israel

Accusations of anti-Semitism against those who criticise Israel aim to curb debate on its crimes against Palestinians. By Abukar Arman (first appeared in Al Jazeera). (08/16/2014)

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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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Bi-polarity of Afghan peace talks

Afghan peace talks are bounded by many stakeholders.  How are they involved and how does Karzai play into the situation?  By Dr. Kashi N Pandita. (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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From the MENA, Yet Another Dilemma

The Syrian crisis, in the context of the MENA countries. By Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic.
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How Do Muslims Think?

Freedom of thought and expression key points to examine the anti-American protests. By Magdy Aziz Tobia. (09/26/2012)
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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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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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The EU’s Promotion of “Regional Cooperation” in the South Caucasus – Modest but Ambitious

Exmanation of regional cooperative efforts in the South Caucasus and their potential effects. By Syuzanna Vasilyan. (02/28/2009)
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Israel: Weakness in Strength

As unlikely as Israel will take its foreign policy cues from Jesus via Pope John Paul II, the unrealistic hope for peace might well lie in the application of unrealistic policies. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (IA-Forum, 08/10/2006)
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