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Will Afghanistan’s Lone Fighter Succeed?

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani is fighting wars on multiple fronts. What are his prospects for success? By Ali Reza Sarwar. (07/27/2016)

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The Right to Know: Media Coverage, Election, and Informed Voting in Democracies

Short paper asks, What should the media cover to help people know better about candidates and make informed voting decisions during electoral campaigns?  By Dr. Mohammed Al-Azdee. (07/07/2016)

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Interests and Influences of Major External Actors in Central Asia

Report analyzes Central Asia and current and emerging external actors in the region. By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic & Samantha Brletich. (07/06/2016)

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Displacement and Statelessness

This essay from the latest issue of International Affairs Forum, explores the rarely recognized relationship between displacement and statelessness. By Professor Elizabeth Ferris. (06/28/2016)

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The Influence of Regional State Actors in Afghanistan’s Political Stability

Report explores the influence of regional state actors in Afghanistan’s political stability post-2001, focusing on armed extremism and the Afghan opium economy as the two primary factors of instability. By Aidan Parkes. (06/06/2016)

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Privacy I(n)t Context

Privacy has long been protected, but will face a new dimension of protection for the generations to come. By Dr. Jasna Cošabic. (04/26/2016)

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IA Forum Interview: Prof. James B. Hathaway discusses migration and international law

In this excerpt from the latest issue of International Affairs Forum, Professor James B. Hathaway discusses the current migrant crisis and international law. Interview by Katherine Lugo. (03/22/2016) 

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Migration and Statelessness: New Issue of International Affairs Forum Now Available

The new issue of International Affairs Forum is now available. It focuses on Migration and Statelessness, with interviews and essays from a myriad of contributors from around the world, spanning academia to practitioners.  

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IA Forum Interview: Prof. Dawn Chatty - Migration and the Middle East

In an exerpt from the latest issue of International Affairs Forum,, Professor Dawn Chatty discusses the migration in the Middle 

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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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The Syrian Kurds: A House Divided

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EDITORIALS
Suicidal Nuclear Gambit on Caucasus

It's a game of Poker at best, game of chess at worst, and neither option should be celebrated.  By Petra Posega.  (05/19/2016)

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Is Caucasus the next Syria - Don’t forget OSCE

Can OSCE effectively negotiate conflict resolution in the Caucasus? By Aleksandra Krstic. (04/29/2016)

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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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