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P5+1, Iran-US Cooperation, and the Future of Iraq

Paper explores P5+1 implications. By Jill Ricotta. (07/28/2015)

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How Did the Advent of Nuclear Weapons Change Security Thinking and Strategy?

Paper analyzes security and strategic thinking since the advent of nuclear weapons. By Torgeir Pande Braathen. (07/21/2015)

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Refugees’ Right to Work: Economic Justification for Ideal Refugee Rights

Essay asks, what are the economic impacts of refugee absorption? By M. Anela Malik. (07/02/2015)

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Universal Abolition of Capital Punishment is Drawing Nearer

Analysis of trends pointing to universal abolishment of the death penalty. By Prof. William A. Schabas. (07/02/2015)

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Outsourcing Jihadists and Putin’s Foreign Policy

Essay analyzes Russian terrorism policy in the Middle East and Caucasus. By Prof. Dmitry V. Shlapentokh. (07/01/2015)

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Summer 2015 Issue of International Affairs Forum Now Available

The latest issue of International Affairs Forum is now available online.

This issue focuses on Capital Punishment Around the World.

Contributors include Prof. Roger Hood, Prof. Carolyn Hoyle, Prof, William A. Schabas, Dr. Michelle Miao, Said Yousif AlMuhafdah (Bahrain), David Augusto Dávila Navarro (Guatemala), Lijia Zhang (China), Benson Chinedu Olugbuo (Nigeria), an

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Progress Made for Worldwide Abolishment of Death Penalty

Data and analysis from the Fifth Edition of The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective show that an increasing number of countries are abolishing the death penalty.  By Professors Roger Hood and Carolyn Hoyle.  (06/30/2015)

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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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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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AEI Poverty: Experts, highlights, and headlines

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AEI Politics: Experts, highlights, and headlines

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Turkey’s politics and foreign policy: Bridging the populism/realism gap

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The case for 'race-conscious' policies

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Including inclusion: A new approach to economic development in Upstate New York

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EDITORIALS
How Russia, China, and IS Have Made the US Popular Again

Allies and partners are looking to the United States in ways not seen since the Cold War.  By Rob Spalding and Adam Lowther. (The Diplomat, 06/29/2015)

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The Art of Subtle Denial

Sectarian strife in the Muslim world and its ramifications. By K.N. Pandita. (07/02/2015)

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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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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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The Andijan Effect: The Danger of an Anti-American Central Asia

Author discusses the recent fallout in Uzbekistan and the possibility of growing threats to America in Central Asia By Kevin F. DeCorla-Souza. (IA-Forum, 7/10/2005)
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