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The Muslim Brotherhood and Their Relationship with Iran

A historical examination of the Muslim Brotherhood's relationship with Iran. By Mohammed Salama.  (01/16/2015)

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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.
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MENA Region: Colonial Dependence versus Regional Interdependence

MENA colonial historial must be understood to gain a proper understanding of its current circumstances. By Dr. Bendebka Ramzi. (09/05/2016)

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Iran, Saudi Arabia and Mideast Peace

An examination of Iranian-Saudi relations and what they mean for the Middle East peace process. By Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman . (08/28/2016)

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Examination of Saudi-Iranian relations and their potential impact on the Middle East. By Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman. (08/28/2016)

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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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Terror Incidents and the Syrian Dilemma in International Affairs

A proposal for a random-based federalized solution to the problem. By Prof. Dr. Matthias Klumpp. (07/01/2016)

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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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Non equilibrium Thermodynamics and Reinventing Saudi Arabia

Thermodynamics, energy, and reforming Saudi Arabia. By Jack Pearce. (05/31/2016)

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Divided by Common Alignment: Jordan and GCC States in the Arab Winter Divided by Common Alignment

Isolating the Gulf region from normal international relations isn't the answer. By Dr. Jack Kalpakian. (04/27/2016)

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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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The Likely War Between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Analysis of dynamics between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and a call to rebuild a status quo in the Middle East, with the help of the Russian Federation and the United States. By Professor Giancarlo Elia Valori. (01/22/2016)

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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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Hong Kong political reform: Implications for U.S. policy

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China’s Renminbi Is about to Break the Financial Glass Ceiling

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Violence, Extremism, and Transformation

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Avoiding the Fall

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U.S. External Debt and Power

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The Syrian Kurds: A House Divided

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Calling Off America’s Bombs

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EDITORIALS
Competing Orientations for the Near and Middle East

How can the United States best promote a peaceful and productive Middle East?  By Jack Pearce. (03/23/2015)

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Turkey’s Strategic Reset: engagement instead of contention

Time for a strategic reset for Turkish foreign policy. By Barçin Yinanç. (07/13/2016)

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The Threat of MANPAD Proliferation

Shoud Man-Portable Anti-Air Defense (MANPADs) be given to Syrian rebels? By Seth Berman. (04/27/2016

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Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia

Looking at Modi's upcoming visit to the Middle East and what can be accomplished. By K.N. Pandita.  (04/04/2016)

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Will Iran’s Reformists’ Electoral Gains Lead to Détente with the West?

What are the propects for the Iranian Reformists’ enthusiasm to re-engage with the West?.  By Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman. (03/21/2016)

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The Recent Death Sentences in Saudi Arabia

Underlying issues surrounding recent executions in Saudi Arabia. By Giancarlo Elia Valori. (01/11/2016)

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Kremlin’s Battling with Islamic State or Search for New Role

What factors are behind the Russian move in Syria? By Sandeep Tripathi. (10/19/2015)

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Better Yielding, Better Living: Sustainable Agricultural Productivity in the 2030 agenda

Food production must be doubled to feed a global population of nine billion by 2050. Author presents efforts needed to meet that goal. By Mumukshu Patel. (10/07/2015)

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Leveraging the Iranian Agreement

Thoughts on how to leverage the Iranian Agreement into greater long term, stable productivity in the Middle East.  By Jack Pearce. (10/05/2015)

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The Future of Turkey after the Last Elections: the Kurdish question and the economic outlook

Where does Turkey stand after its last parliamentary elections?  By Diego Del Priore. (moderndiplomacy.eu, 07/29/2015)

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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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Abandoning the Political Realist Tradition

What's the true problem afflicting the Middle East? By Ghassan Abdallah. (07/07/2015)

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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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What is ISIL All About, and what are its Prospects?

An examination of ISIL and where it's heading.  By Jack Pearce. (06/27/2015)

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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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Syria: Four Years On

It's been four years since the Syrian Civil War began.  A look at its history and a look forward.  By Rafael Panlilio. (03/26/2015)

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What to do about Syria?

The best way towards solving Syria is not through military violence. By Dr. Anna Cornelia Beyer

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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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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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Does the World Need a Trusteeship for Saudi Arabia (and a new vision for Iraq and Iran?)

The benefits of a Royal buyout.  By Jack Pearce. (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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Is this Palestine’s Arab Spring?

Author argues that a quiet Arab Spring is actually underway, let by young Palestinians. By David Allouch. (01/03/2015)

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Human nature, international hierarchies and ISIS

Using psychology to understand states and groups like ISIS better.  By Dr. A.C. Beyer. (11/14/2014)

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Turkey has much to lose in Kobani

Author says Turkey can't afford to not get involved in Kobani. By Brady Jewett. (Global Risk Insights,10/29/2014)

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How to Pull Turkey into the Anti-ISIL Coalition

Turkey has been pressured by the West to join the coalition against ISIS. Now that the elections are over and its hostages have been freed, it might just happen.  By Murat Ulgul.  (first appeared in Turkey Agenda, 09/26/2014)

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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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I Stand for Humanity

The author calls on the American Jewsih community to take another look at the Palestinian humanitarian crisis. By Rebecca Harris. (08/11/2014)

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US Policy Options for Iraq and the ISIS Threat

Recent development in Iraq leave the US in a precarious place.  What are its options? By Andrew Kelly.  (07/04/2014)

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The Fall of Mosul and the Resulting Convergence of U.S. and Iranian Interests

Is Baghdad next on the path of ISIS? By Lefteri John Christodulelis. (06/24/2014)

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