Thu. April 24, 2014 Get Published  Get Alerts
HOME  |LOGIN
ABOUT | CONTACT US | SUPPORT US
MIDDLE EAST/CAUCASUS/MIDDLE EAST/SOMALIA
IA FORUM ARTICLES
Lessons from Incipient Civic Movements in the Broader Middle East

Authors introduce analytical framework of 'incipient societies' to shed light on the so-called “Arab Spring”. It provides recommendations and suggestions, as well as areas of future consideration. By Nicholas A. Heras and Christos Kyrou Ph.D.
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Gulf Arab Monarchs and the Unfinished Arab Spring

Analysis of Saudi and Qatari actions related to the Arab Spring and recent developments stemming from it.  By: Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman.  (03/26/2014)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
The Foreign & Local Factions in the Syrian Conflict

Analysis of the factions involved in the Syrian Civil War.  By Mohammed Salama. (03/08/2014)

Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Interview: Stephen D. Krasner, Stanford University

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

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Iranian Nuclear Deal: Implications

What are the implications of the Iranian nuclear deal not only within the Middle East but internationally. By Dr. Kashi N. Pandita (01/16/2014)

Comments (2) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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.

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Morocco and Algeria, Restarting The Union of the Arab Maghreb through Renewable Energy.

How Morocco and Algeria can leverage shared interest about renewable energy to inspire the Union's progess. By Nabil El Aid El Othmani. (12/31/2013)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Al-Qaeda: The Beginning

Historical overview of Al Qaeda's begginings. By Mohammed Salama. (12/23/2013)
Comments (2) | Add Comment Twitter Like
More...
FEATURED ELSEWHERE
Covert Legions: U.S. Army Intelligence and the Defense of Europe, 1944-1949

Twitter Like
South Asia’s Elections and Governance: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India

Twitter Like
How China’s Youth are Transforming Chinese Society

Twitter Like
What’s Really Impeding Progress in the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

One item remains conspicuously off of President Obama&# (4/24/2014)

Twitter Like
Into the Fold or Out in the Cold? NATO Expansion and European Security after the Cold War

Twitter Like
What Brookings Experts Are Saying about President Obama's Asia Trip

Twitter Like
CEF Director Jennifer Turner was interviewed by Radio Free Asia on the latest China Environmental La

Twitter Like
CEF Director Jennifer Turner Gave a Talk at University of California San Diego

Twitter Like
Internal Party Democracy and South Africa’s 2014 Elections

The African National Congress (ANC) is facing its biggest (4/23/2014)
Twitter Like
Muslim Women's Rights in Northern Nigeria

Twitter Like
South Africa's 2014 Election

On 7 May 2014, South Africans will vote in their fift (4/23/2014)
Twitter Like
The OneVoice Movement: Toward a Two-State Solution

Twitter Like
South Africa's Mining Industry: The Trade Union Perspective

Despite simmering unrest and strikes, South Africa’s minin (4/23/2014)
Twitter Like
Lesotho’s Domestic Priorities and Global Interests: Small Country Levers for International Influence

The landlocked southern African nation of Lesotho faces a (4/23/2014)
Twitter Like
Russia Is in No Economic Shape to Fight a War

Last Friday evening, the Russian Security Council met. (4/23/2014)

Twitter Like
More...
EDITORIALS
Realigning process in the Middle East

The changing dynamics in the Middle East and India's role in it.  By Kashi N Pandita. (03/14/2014)

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
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
The Muslim Brotherhood in Holes and Corners

What's the status on Muslim Brotherhood's activities in the UK and Egypt? By Mohammed Salama. (11/26/2013)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention in Syria and the Law of Use of Force: The US or the UN?

Legally, can the use of force on the basis of humanitarian grounds be used in Syria? By Henok Gabisa. (09/11/2013)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Not (Only) Assad’s Fault: The Military Effect in Syria

Would removing Assad actually change to the plight of Syria? By Ore Koren. (04/08/2013)
Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Ending Doormat Politics In Somalia

Somalia is en route to recovery but will it just be another instance of squandered opportunity? By Abukar Arman.
Comments (1) | 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
The Shi’a Precedent - A Focus on Iran in Syria

How does Iran play into the Syrian conflict? By Landon Shroder. (09/19/2012)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Syria and the Arab Uprisings: A Special Case

How do Russia, China and their allies in the Middle East (most notably Iran) play into the Syria and Arab uprising equation? By Yasir Kuoti. (08/21/2012)
Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
The Road to Damascus from Baghdad

Insider's view from Baghdad about the struggle for Syria and its implications. By Landon Shroder. (08/15/2012)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Chance: Admit Palestine to the UN

What are the implications of Palestine not being in the UN? What would it achieve? By Paul Parker. (05/21/2012)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
London Conference on Somalia: A Rebranding of the War on Terror or a New Course?

An assessment of recent London Conference on Somalia. By Said Liban. (04/30/2012)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Barack Obama: In search of the Jeffersonian legacy?

Author presents argument that Barack Obama's recent speech in the Middle East signals a step toward Jeffersonian policy. By Michalis Orfanos. (06/05/2011)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Obama’s speech, Obama’s sorrows

Author analyzes President Obama's recent speech about the Middle East and its meanings. By Dmitri Titoff. (05/25/2011)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
The Islamic Revolution That Won’t

Author provides comparision between the 1979 Iranian revolution and the recent Egyptian revolution. By Nathaniel Markowitz. (05/04/2011)
Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Is There a Peaceful Solution to the Israeli/Palestinian Issue?

A review of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict proposal toward acheiving peace. By Bharat Vasudevan. (02/16/2011)
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
Benjamin Netanyahu Speech: An Analysis

Author analyzes Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on the peace process on June 14 at Bar Ilan University, calling it innovative. By Dr. Yoav J. Tenembaum. (06/19/2009)
Comments (2) | Add Comment Twitter Like
President Barack Obama's Peace Plan for the Middle East?

Author explores U.S. peace plan for the Middle East and discusses means for positive U.S. foreign policy there. By Dr. Yoav J. Tenembaum. (05/25/2009)
Comments (2) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Thirty Years to the First Arab-Israeli Peace Treaty

On the anniversary of the Arab-Israeli Peace Treaty of 1979, a reflection on its significance and influence. By Dr. Yoav J. Tenembaum (03/26/2009)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)
Comments (5) | Add Comment Twitter Like
The Final Tour

Author reflects on President Bush's visit to the Middle East and US policy there. By Alexander Jackson. (IA-Forum, 05/20/2008)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Israelis, Palestinians must promote peace culture

Reflects on Palestinian internal strife and repercussions around the world. By Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer. (7/1/2007, first published in Newsday)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
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)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
More...
Quick Links Twitter Face Book Get Alerts Contact Us Enter Ia-Forum Student Award Competition
International Affairs
Forum - Fall 2013

BRIC Countries and Social Media
Available Now
ANNOUNCEMENTS
THE WORLD'S DISCUSSING...
05/05/2014: Covert Legions: U.S. Army Intelligence and the Defense of Europe, 1944-1949 More
04/24/2014: South Asia’s Elections and Governance: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India More
04/24/2014: How China’s Youth are Transforming Chinese Society More
04/24/2014: What’s Really Impeding Progress in the Trans-Pacific Partnership? More
04/23/2014: Into the Fold or Out in the Cold? NATO Expansion and European Security after the Cold War More
04/23/2014: What Brookings Experts Are Saying about President Obama's Asia Trip More
04/23/2014: Increasing Resilience to Climate Change More
04/23/2014: CEF Director Jennifer Turner was interviewed by Radio Free Asia on the latest China Environmental Law amendments More
04/23/2014: CEF Director Jennifer Turner Gave a Talk at University of California San Diego More
04/23/2014: Internal Party Democracy and South Africa’s 2014 Elections More
04/23/2014: Muslim Women's Rights in Northern Nigeria More
04/23/2014: South Africa's 2014 Election More
04/23/2014: The OneVoice Movement: Toward a Two-State Solution More
04/23/2014: South Africa's Mining Industry: The Trade Union Perspective More
04/23/2014: Lesotho’s Domestic Priorities and Global Interests: Small Country Levers for International Influence More
04/23/2014: Russia Is in No Economic Shape to Fight a War More
04/23/2014: Piketty Gets It Wrong More
04/23/2014: Amending Justice Stevens: How and Why We Shouldn't Change the Constitution Like This More
04/23/2014: Powerful Force Teaching Students the Very Essence of Being Americans More
04/23/2014: State-Based Visas: A Federalist Approach to Reforming U.S. Immigration Policy More
04/22/2014: CGD Publication: The World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank: Fit for 21st Century Purpose? More
04/22/2014: Will China finally tackle overcapacity? More
04/22/2014: The Future of the Russian-American Security Dialogue after the Ukrainian Crisis More
04/22/2014: CEF's latest interactive map "Dam Rush" is reported by Quartz More
04/22/2014: Stephen P. Cohen of Brookings on Ukraine and Russia Crises More
04/22/2014: Stephen P. Cohen of Brookings on Ukraine and Russia Crises More
04/22/2014: MENA Women's News Brief More
04/22/2014: CEF Director Jennifer Turner was interviewed by Living On Earth on China's hydropower overload More
04/22/2014: The Rise and Fall of Earth Day, a Day No One Notices Anymore More
04/22/2014: On Earth Day, a Roundup of Brookings Climate, Energy and Environment Research More
04/22/2014: Can China Achieve Its 7.5 Percent Growth Target? More
04/22/2014: Gamers: Athletes for the Next Generation More
04/22/2014: Good News and Bad in China’s First Quarter Growth Data More
04/22/2014: ACA Exchanges at Risk More
04/22/2014: A New ECB Outlook: Part II More
04/22/2014: We Can't Save the Environment without Freedom More
04/22/2014: Deficits Bother You? The Real Problem Is Inept Governance More
04/22/2014: Can China Achieve Its 7.5 Percent Growth Target? More
04/22/2014: The Most [REDACTED] Administration in History More
04/22/2014: Iran vs. Religious Minorities More
04/22/2014: Iran Should Demonstrate It Is Ready to Join the International Community by Ending Religious Persecution More
04/22/2014: The Business of Earth Day More
04/22/2014: We Need a New Earth Day More
04/22/2014: 8-Day Asia Trip Critical To Obama's Regional Strategy More
04/21/2014: America's Great Game: The CIA's Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East More
04/21/2014: CGD Event: Live Webcast: US Leadership and the International Financial Institutions More
04/21/2014: Resolve and Reassure: The Future of U.S.-China Relations More
04/21/2014: A Positive Surprise in Afghanistan More
04/21/2014: A Crisis of Democracy in Bangladesh More
04/21/2014: The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames More
More...
About | Contact Us | Support Us | Terms and Conditions

All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2002 - 2014