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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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Interview with Winston Harris: The Syrian Kurds Situation

Analyst Winston Harris provides insight about the Syrian Kurds, their current situation, and prospects for the future. (03/04/2014)

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Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution 2015-16

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China's Foreign Policy in a New Era of Sino-Latin American Relations

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Integrating Mental Health into Maternal Health Programs

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Deal or no deal? Negotiating with Iran

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South Asia Consultation on Maternal Health: Regional Dialogue and Way Forward

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Currency and Trade Comments by Adam S. Posen

Adam S. Posen, Peterson Institute for International Econom (3/31/2015)
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CEF Director, Jennifer Turner, Interviewed by Washington Post about the Documentary Under the Dome

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Jennifer Turner, Director of China Environment Forum, Interviewed by Toronto Star about the smash-hi

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CEF Director, Jennifer Turner Interviewed by People’s Daily on U.S. China Climate Cooperation

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Iran Nuclear Talks: The Day After

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CEF Director, Jennifer Turner, Interviewed by VOA about the Viral ‘Under the Dome’ Video

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Jennifer Turner, CEF Director Talks to CCTV America About Pollution Policies in China

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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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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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04/15/2015: Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution 2015-16 More
04/15/2015: China's Foreign Policy in a New Era of Sino-Latin American Relations More
04/09/2015: Integrating Mental Health into Maternal Health Programs More
04/01/2015: Deal or no deal? Negotiating with Iran More
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03/31/2015: South Asia Consultation on Maternal Health: Regional Dialogue and Way Forward More
03/31/2015: Currency and Trade Comments by Adam S. Posen More
03/31/2015: CEF Director, Jennifer Turner, Interviewed by Washington Post about the Documentary Under the Dome More
03/31/2015: CEF Director, Jennifer Turner, Quoted by Marketplace about the groundbreaking documentary Under the Dome More
03/31/2015: Jennifer Turner, Director of China Environment Forum, Interviewed by Toronto Star about the smash-hit documentary Under the Dome More
03/31/2015: CEF Director, Jennifer Turner Interviewed by People’s Daily on U.S. China Climate Cooperation More
03/31/2015: Iran Nuclear Talks: The Day After More
03/31/2015: CEF Director, Jennifer Turner, Interviewed by VOA about the Viral ‘Under the Dome’ Video More
03/31/2015: Jennifer Turner, CEF Director Talks to CCTV America About Pollution Policies in China More
03/31/2015: CEF Director, Jennifer Turner Interviewed by Canadian Broadcasting Corp. on the Documentary Under the Dome More
03/31/2015: China Daily Covered the Public Screening of Under the Dome at Wilson Center More
03/31/2015: Event Summary: Climate Change Adaptation, Urban Planning, and the Private Sector in Colombia More
03/31/2015: When Should the IMF Make Exceptions? Part I More
03/31/2015: Mexico's Prison Reform More
03/31/2015: Inmate Experiences in Mexican Prisons More
03/31/2015: A Nuclear Deal Won’t Bridge the Divide Between Iran and the U.S. More
03/31/2015: Nigeria in Focus: An Assessment of the 2015 Elections More
03/31/2015: Working Paper 15-3: Financing Asia's Growth [pdf] More
03/31/2015: Why are interest rates so low, part 2: Secular stagnation More
03/31/2015: Experts weigh in (part 4): Is quietist Salafism the antidote to ISIS? More
03/31/2015: Beneath China’s GDP Slowdown More
03/31/2015: Reflections on Lee Kuan Yew More
03/31/2015: Rates on Hold as Fed Bows to Wall Street and Washington More
03/31/2015: Why Petrostates Make Bad Allies More
03/31/2015: Globalization in a time of turmoil: A conversation with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven of Sweden More
03/30/2015: A Conversation with the President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete More
03/30/2015: A Path to Win the War on Pollution? Environmental Law Reform in China More
03/30/2015: A cautious hope for the future of Afghanistan More
03/30/2015: A cautious hope for the future of Afghanistan More
03/30/2015: Assessing U.S. Sanctions: Impact, Effectiveness, Consequences More
03/30/2015: Showing a new way forward? Implications of Mexico’s pledge for global climate action More
03/30/2015: Showing a new way forward? Implications of Mexico’s pledge for global climate action More
03/30/2015: One Small Step against Tyranny More
03/30/2015: Trade and the digital economy: Opportunities for U.S.-Japan global leadership More
03/30/2015: North Korea Advances Along the Nuclear Path: Washington Should Switch from Coercion to Engagement More
03/30/2015: Cato Institute Welcomes New CEO More
03/30/2015: Why are interest rates so low? More
03/30/2015: Inaugurating a new blog More
03/30/2015: “The European Time” of China’s Overseas Investment More
03/30/2015: American and Japanese scholars view China's security and foreign policies More
03/30/2015: The limits of U.S. missile defense More
03/30/2015: American and Japanese scholars view China's security and foreign policies More
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03/29/2015: Moscow's Twisted History Lessons More
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