Mon. August 29, 2016 Get Published  Get Alerts
HOME  |LOGIN
ABOUT | CONTACT US | SUPPORT US
MIDDLE EAST/CAUCASUS/CAUCASUS/AFGHANISTAN
IA FORUM ARTICLES
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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) 

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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.  

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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 

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
P5+1, Iran-US Cooperation, and the Future of Iraq

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

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
More...
FEATURED ELSEWHERE
Maybe borders aren’t the worst invention ever

?"Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians (8/28/2016)
Twitter Like
The One Thing No One Wants to Talk about in Philadelphia

Christopher A. Preble

Philadelphia—Here at the (8/27/2016)

Twitter Like
Without the Emperor, what is left of old Japan?

In a recent 10-minute televison address, Emperor Akihito, (8/26/2016)
Twitter Like
Unraveling the Secular Stagnation Story

Steve H. Hanke

Secular stagnation is said to b (8/26/2016)

Twitter Like
How Gary Johnson Should Talk to Voters

Ilya Shapiro

My fellow Americans, like most of (8/26/2016)

Twitter Like
How does Chinese foreign assistance compare to that of developed countries?

On July 29, 2016, the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (F (8/25/2016)
Twitter Like
G-20 ushers in collective leadership

The upcoming G20 summit will reflect a changing global pol (8/25/2016)
Twitter Like
Baltimore Air Surveillance Should Cause Concerns

Matthew Feeney

U.S. Should Continue to Accept Cuban Refugees

David Bier

Polling the Poor and the Non-Poor on Poverty: 1985–2016

In a recent survey, the ?Los Angeles Times? and the Americ (8/25/2016)
Twitter Like
The Syrian Kurds: A House Divided

Featured in Marine Corps University Journal. By Winston H (12/18/2013)
Twitter Like
The Irrelevance of Global Climate Talks

After 20 years of meager progress, it’s time to consider a (8/1/2013)
Twitter Like
'Assad Must Go' Is the Wrong Solution

Susanne Koelbl argues that insisting step down of Bashar A (3/1/2013)
Twitter Like
Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing

UN Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Global Sustaina (1/1/2012)
Twitter Like
Afghanistan: Rethinking Humanitarian Assistance

Author argues that development can lead the way for humani (12/31/2010)
Twitter Like
More...
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)

Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Is Caucasus the next Syria - Don’t forget OSCE

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

Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Why is Hamid Karzai not happy with Ashraf Ghani?

What are the reasons Hamid Karzai is not happy with Asharf Ghani's leadership of Afghanistan?  By Ali Reza Sarwar. (09/14/2015)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
The Art of Subtle Denial

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

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Do Taliban Threaten Us?

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

Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Is Multipolarity Inevitable in International Politics?

A look at unpolarity and multipolarity in international politics. By Amit R. Saksena. (03/05/2015)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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). 

Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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) 

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
How to Stop the Crime of Ungrateful Children?

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

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
'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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Afghanistan: from tribal lawlessness to democratic order

A look at the elections in Afghanistan. By Kashi N Pandit. (05/02/2014)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
The New Face of Governance

In the new face of governance, NGOs play an important role.  By Dana-Marie Seepersad. (02/26/2014)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
From the MENA, Yet Another Dilemma

The Syrian crisis, in the context of the MENA countries. By Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic.
Comments (2) | Add Comment Twitter Like
How Do Muslims Think?

Freedom of thought and expression key points to examine the anti-American protests. By Magdy Aziz Tobia. (09/26/2012)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)
Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Talking to the Taliban: Impossible or Pointless?

Author analyzes possible discussions with the Taliban, providing potential scenarios and outcomes. By Dmitri A Titoff. (04/29/2011)
Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Two End States in Afghanistan: Somalia of Asia or the Turkey of the East

Author presents analysis of current situation in Afghanistan and asks which direction policies will steer the country toward. By Davood Moradian. (10/18/2010)
Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Women are the Pillars of Afghanistan

Author responds to op-ed by Laura Bush, and discusses steps to achieve gender equality. By Ashraf Haidari. (10/18/2010)
Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Karzai Not Two Faced About War On Terrorism

M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC., responds to Thomas L. Friedman statement that some countries in the region are "two-faced" in the war against terrorism, defending President Hamid Karzai's policies. By M. Ashraf Haidari. (08/10/2010)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Afghanistan: Never Mind the Disabled

Author looks at issues faced by disabled in Afghanistan and critiques the lack of programs to assist them. By Fahim Kairy. (01/19/2011)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)
Comments (4) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Afghanistan: Averting the Loss of another Generation

Author discusses the importance of providing educational opportunities to young Afghans. By Ahmad Shuja. (10/25/2009)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Revitalization of the Agriculture Sector Key to Winning the Peace in Afghanistan

Mohammad Asif Rahimi, Afghanistan’s Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock, discusses the Afghan elections and argues that a developed agriculture sector can lead to peace and prosperity. By Mohammad Asif Rahimi. (09/29/2009)
Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
More...
Quick Links Twitter Face Book Get Alerts Contact Us Enter Ia-Forum Student Award Competition
ANNOUNCEMENTS
THE WORLD'S DISCUSSING...
08/28/2016: Maybe borders aren’t the worst invention ever More
08/27/2016: The One Thing No One Wants to Talk about in Philadelphia More
08/26/2016: Without the Emperor, what is left of old Japan? More
08/26/2016: Unraveling the Secular Stagnation Story More
08/26/2016: How Gary Johnson Should Talk to Voters More
08/25/2016: How does Chinese foreign assistance compare to that of developed countries? More
08/25/2016: G-20 ushers in collective leadership More
08/25/2016: Baltimore Air Surveillance Should Cause Concerns More
08/25/2016: U.S. Should Continue to Accept Cuban Refugees More
08/25/2016: Polling the Poor and the Non-Poor on Poverty: 1985–2016 More
08/25/2016: NATO is an Institutional Dinosaur More
08/25/2016: Aetna Has Revealed Obamacare's Many Broken Promises More
08/25/2016: The EU Needs to Take a Chill Pill on Italy More
08/25/2016: Biden's Baltic Bombast More
08/24/2016: Third-country nuclear forces and possible measures for multilateral arms control More
08/24/2016: Hutchins Roundup: Current account deficit, Medicaid expansions, and more More
08/24/2016: China and the world: Europe More
08/24/2016: Afghanistan: A September 2016 assessment More
08/24/2016: Afghanistan: A September 2016 assessment More
08/24/2016: The Downside of an Ideological Litmus Test for Immigrants More
08/24/2016: A Mandateless Election More
08/24/2016: 41 Straight Years of Trade Deficits yet America Still Stands Strong More
08/24/2016: South Korean Nukes: Less Risky to America Than Extended Deterrence More
08/24/2016: Donald Trump Has Put America's Allies on the Hot Seat. Good. More
08/23/2016: The Cold War's Lesson for Immigration Policy More
08/23/2016: Road to Hangzhou: Treasury Secretary Lew on what to expect at the G20 summit More
08/23/2016: ‘Time for a policy reset:’ Taking a closer look at recent African economic trends More
08/23/2016: Getting Real on the Terrorism Threat to the United States More
08/23/2016: New Heterodox Academy Initiative More
08/23/2016: What to Do about Syria? More
08/23/2016: The Battle for the GOP's Foreign Policy Soul More
08/22/2016: 20160818 China Daily Qi Ye More
08/22/2016: Can America Be the World's Umpire? More
08/22/2016: 20 Years after Welfare Reform, Can We Do It Again? More
08/22/2016: Disrupting ISIS recruitment online More
08/22/2016: "Hardcore" Body Camera Policies Could Do More Harm than Good More
08/22/2016: On Behalf of Carrier, a Word Regarding Trump's Tariff More
08/22/2016: How Did Bill Clinton's Welfare Reform Turn Out? More
08/22/2016: Why the Anti-Tyranny Case for the 2nd Amendment Shouldn't Be Dismissed So Quickly More
08/19/2016: The case for trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership More
08/19/2016: China Private Investment Softens, But Not as Much as Official Data Suggest More
08/18/2016: What’s next for Rio? More
08/18/2016: A house divided: Why partitioning Libya might be the only way to save it More
08/17/2016: 20160817 Japan Times Richard Bush More
08/16/2016: 20160816 CNBC Eswar Prasad More
08/16/2016: Hutchins Roundup: Household leverage, Medicaid expansions, and more More
08/15/2016: Men not at work: Why so many men aged 25 to 54 are not working More
08/15/2016: Freedom in the 50 States More
08/12/2016: 20160812 VOA Jonathan Pollack More
08/12/2016: Africa in the news: East and Southern African trade issues, Ethiopia’s land reform protests, and Zambia’s general elections More
More...
About | Contact Us | Support Us | Terms and Conditions

All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2002 - 2016