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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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Why the Syrian Conflict Defies Political Solutions

The Syrian War presents a myriad of actors and intererest, making a peaceful solution difficult.  By Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman.  (03/04/2014)

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New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Interview with Metodi Zajkov (Transparency International –

In this look inside the latest issue of International Affairs Forum (Taylor&Francis), an interview with Metodi Zajkov, Transparency International – Macedonia. (International Affairs Forum)

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Climate Change and Reinsurance: The Human Security Issue

Paper analyzes the effects of climate change on reiinsurance and human security issues. By Prof. Anis Bajrektarevic & Carla Baumer. (02/10/2014)

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Interview: Stephen D. Krasner, Stanford University

Interview with Stephen D. Krasner who discusses International Regimes and UN Security Council Reforms. By Patricia Galves Derolle.

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New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Professor Robert M. Stern, Goldman School, UC-Berkeley

A look inside the latest issue of International Affairs Forum (Taylor&Francis), an interview with Professor Emeritus Robert M. Stern. (International Affairs Forum, 01/2014)

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Now Available: International Affairs Forum - Winter Edition

Our latest edition of International Affairs Forum (Taylor and Francis) is now available. This issue focuses on the BRICS countries and the impact of social media on governance.

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Al-Qaeda: The Beginning

Historical overview of Al Qaeda's begginings. By Mohammed Salama. (12/23/2013)
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American Foreign Policy Recommendations Concerning Islamic States

Author critiques US foreign policy regarding Islamic states and offers recommendations for improving relations. By Timothy Aderman. (07/16/2012)

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Scaling Up or Expanding Out? What Happens When Development Programs Grow

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Is there Hope for Central American Youth?

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Chinese Companies in Latin America: Economic and Strategic Dimensions

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"The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union"

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Four Keys for Re-launching the OAS

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"Putin's Kleptocracy - Who Owns Russia?"

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Tailored Engagement: Making Inter-Korean Relations Effective and Sustainable

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Tailored Engagement: Making Inter-Korean Relations Effective and Sustainable

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The Evolving Risks of Fragile States and International Terrorism

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The Evolving Risks of Fragile States and International Terrorism

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One Year into the TTIP Negotiations: Getting to Yes

We are now just over one year into the Transatlantic Tr (9/29/2014)

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Promoting U.S.-Pakistan Relations: Future Challenges and Opportunities

Sartaj Aziz, advisor to the Pakistani prime minister on (9/26/2014)

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Russia and US : is a real partnership still possible?

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What is the reality? - The Expert Take

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China Chart of the Week: Foreign Investors Flock to Services

Last week, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) reported (9/26/2014)
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EDITORIALS
'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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10/14/2014: Scaling Up or Expanding Out? What Happens When Development Programs Grow More
10/06/2014: Is there Hope for Central American Youth? More
10/05/2014: Chinese Companies in Latin America: Economic and Strategic Dimensions More
10/03/2014: "The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union" More
10/02/2014: Four Keys for Re-launching the OAS More
10/01/2014: "Putin's Kleptocracy - Who Owns Russia?" More
09/29/2014: Tailored Engagement: Making Inter-Korean Relations Effective and Sustainable More
09/29/2014: Tailored Engagement: Making Inter-Korean Relations Effective and Sustainable More
09/29/2014: The Evolving Risks of Fragile States and International Terrorism More
09/29/2014: The Evolving Risks of Fragile States and International Terrorism More
09/29/2014: One Year into the TTIP Negotiations: Getting to Yes More
09/26/2014: Russia and US : is a real partnership still possible? More
09/26/2014: What is the reality? - The Expert Take More
09/26/2014: China Chart of the Week: Foreign Investors Flock to Services More
09/26/2014: Hearing of the European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy More
09/26/2014: Eliminating an Existential Threat: the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1916 More
09/26/2014: Africa in the News: African Leaders Propose Climate Commitments; Nigerian Army Arrests Boko Haram Insurgents; South Africa Strikes a Nuclear Deal with Russia More
09/26/2014: Africa in the News: African Leaders Propose Climate Commitments; Nigerian Army Arrests Boko Haram Insurgents; South Africa Strikes a Nuclear Deal with Russia More
09/26/2014: The Great-Power Summit Most Americans Don't Know About More
09/26/2014: Mr. Modi’s Dynamic Diplomatic Debut More
09/26/2014: Brookings Experts on the U.S.-led Strikes on ISIS and Targets in Syria and Iraq More
09/26/2014: Brookings Experts on the U.S.-led Strikes on ISIS and Targets in Syria and Iraq More
09/26/2014: China’s Economy: Outlook, Risks, and Reforms More
09/26/2014: China’s Economy: Outlook, Risks, and Reforms More
09/26/2014: Assessing the Obama Administration’s Iraq-Syria Strategy More
09/26/2014: Picking Up Steam: The Expansion of Chinese Railways in Africa More
09/26/2014: China's Foreign Policy under Xi Jinping More
09/25/2014: Global Health blog: CDC vs Médecins Sans Frontières on Ebola: Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good? More
09/25/2014: Sexual Violence Under ISIS Control More
09/25/2014: Why Wage Rates Are Stagnating Despite Falling Unemployment More
09/25/2014: How to Address Child Migration from Central America More
09/25/2014: Art Exhibit: "From War to Victory: Poland 1939-1989" More
09/25/2014: How to Avoid a New Cold War More
09/25/2014: How to Avoid a New Cold War More
09/25/2014: Development blog: Twelve Million People Worldwide Are Stateless, and Gender Discrimination Is Making the Situation Worse More
09/25/2014: The Financial Crisis: Why the Conventional Wisdom Has It All Wrong More
09/25/2014: Ironies in Obama’s U.N. Address More
09/25/2014: The Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and the Prohibition of Arbitrary Denial of Humanitarian Access: A Story of Success More
09/25/2014: The Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and the Prohibition of Arbitrary Denial of Humanitarian Access: A Story of Success More
09/25/2014: Americanasaurus and the March to War in Syria More
09/25/2014: Seven Million Lives Saved: Under-5 Mortality Since the Launch of the Millennium Development Goals More
09/25/2014: Hutchins Roundup: Wasteful Spending, Growth Slowdown in Emerging Markets, and Ineffective Central Bank Tools More
09/25/2014: Hutchins Roundup: Wasteful Spending, Growth Slowdown in Emerging Markets, and Ineffective Central Bank Tools More
09/25/2014: Republicans Shouldn't Stoke International Revolution More
09/25/2014: CGD Event: Publish What You Fund’s 2014 Aid Transparency Index Launch More
09/24/2014: CGD Event: Delivering on the Data Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa More
09/24/2014: Interpreting Iran’s Mixed Messages More
09/24/2014: Development blog: Increasing Women’s Economic Opportunities More
09/24/2014: The UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent and the Chevaline Program: An Overview More
09/24/2014: Labor Market Slack Conference: Panel 1 More
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