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Afghanistan: What Are These People Thinking?
The Obama administration is consistently failing to learn the lessons of Vietnam, argues columnist Conn Hallinan. (Foreign Policy in Focus, 09/10/2009) Read More...


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The central importance of central Asia
Authors argue that the EU must act now to limit the spillover from Afghanistan's and Pakistan's instability. If not, it will pay later. By Erik Brattberg and Mark Rhinard. (EuropeanVoice, 09/11/2009... Read More...


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Turkey and Armenia: Soccer Diplomacy Shifting Rules are Creating a Zero-Sum Game
Soccer diplomacy in the Caucasus has potential for easing the tense relationship between Armenia and Turkey. However, both countries have conflicting interests in Azerbaijan that have brought rapproch... Read More...


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Russia Sparks Energy Paranoia
The current paranoia over Russian expansion threatens to turn into outright hysteria as news emerges that a Russian company has acquired one-fifth of a Hungarian refinery. (By: Jeremy Druker, ISN 4/3/... Read More...


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Five Things to Watch Around Afghan Elections
A list of five things to watch for in the upcoming weeks regarding the election in Afghanistan. By Brian Katulis with reporting from Democracy International (Foreign Policy, 8/17/2009) Read More...


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President Obama's Conditioned Invitation to Islamic Groups
The author examines President Obama's strategy for dealing with democratically elected Islamist groups in the Middle East. Christopher Gooch (Taqrir Washington, 8/25/2009) Read More...


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How Not To End A War
Mikhail Gorbachev called Afghanistan “our bleeding wound”. Why hasn’t Nato learned from the Soviet Union’s mistakes? By Victor Sebestyen (New Statesman, 08/13/2009) Read More...


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Costs of War: Clinton’s Back Door Diplomacy
The dramatic visit to Pyongyang by former US president Bill Clinton and his return with two American journalists pardoned by Kim Jong-il, provided photo-ops and a joyful reunion. But what are the impl... Read More...


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Addressing Syria
As Europe and the US move to reinstitute ties, it is important that Syria's regional role is not overstated. Their role in creating stability in the Middle East may not be as big as some believe. By: ... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview:  Rafael Broch, Just Journalism
IA-Forum Interview: Rafael Broch, Just Journalism
IA Forum speaks with Rafael Broch, Director of Strategy for Just Journalism, about news coverage and journalism issues around the world. By Marisa Kendall. (08/12/2009) Read More...


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What Do We Really Know About Somalia?
Somalia is often in the news, especially stories about Somali pirates, but it must be conceded that the U.S. does not have a deep understanding of Somalia. By Matt Scanlon (Diplomatic Courier, 08/11/2... Read More...


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International Law and SO/Abkhazian Independence
Liakhov provides background into international law regarding secessionist movements in order to demonstrate that international law does not “preclude Abkhazia and South Ossetia from becoming independe... Read More...


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Moscow's Security Plans Face Reality Check
Russia renews pledges to prop up its bilateral strategic partnership with China and strengthen a post-Soviet security alliance in a thinly veiled attempt to counter alleged western influence in Centra... Read More...


Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Intersection of National Security and International Justice
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Intersection of National Security and International Justice
Interview with Tyler Moselle, Program Manager and Interim Executive Director at Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy on the conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan about understa... Read More...


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After the Iranian Uprising
Explores the impact of the post election revolution in Iran and its effect upon future negotiations with the West over nuclear issues. By Alex Vatanka (Council of Foreign Affairs, 6/29/2009) Read More...


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Uphill Road for Europe to Kick Russian Gas Habit
James Kanter argues that the European Union will face difficulties in weaning its dependence on Russian gas, despite attempts such as planning the Nabucco pipeline through Turkey. (The New York Times,... Read More...


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Comparing the U.S. and Soviet Experiences in Afghanistan
The current conflict in Afghanistan may hold parallels to the Soviet's war in the 1980s, especially with regard to Pakistan's role as a safe haven. However, there are many substantial differences betw... Read More...


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Afghanistan's Election Challenges
Afghan national elections quickly approaching, representing a moment of opportunity and risk. As the authors of the report argue, the Afghan government's focus must be on strengthening security provis... Read More...


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The Centre for International Governance Innovation: Afghanistan: Looking Forward
Though the situation in Afghanistan is grave, it is far from hopeless. In an attempt to find a way forward, author Ronald E. Neumann analyzes the specific issues which must be addressed for the Afghan... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: David Satter
IA-Forum Interview: David Satter
IA-Forum speaks with David Satter, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, about Barack Obama’s recent visit to Moscow. By Marina Grushin (07/24/2009) Read More...


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Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy
In this comprehensive report, Kenneth Katzman discusses the challenges facing US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. By providing a thorough overview of the primary actors and relevant history, the report... Read More...


Winning the Elusive Peace in Afghanistan
Winning the Elusive Peace in Afghanistan
Authors discuss challenges to gaining peace in Afghanistan and offer points for hope in attaining it. By Shaida M. Abdali and M. Ashraf Haidari. (07/21/2009) Read More...


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Islamists and the West: Time for a Common Vision?
Palestinian deputy foreign minister, Dr. Ahmed Yousef opposes the West's portrayal of Hamas as an extremist, terrorist organization, and argues that in order to make progress in its relations with the... Read More...


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The Evolving Situation in Iran
Karim Sadjadpour sheds light on the evolving political divisions in Iran, and its' relationship with other countries. (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 07/16/2009) Read More...


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Think Again: Asia's Rise
Minxin Pei refutes the myth about the dawn of an Asian Age by highlighting political, environmetal, and ideological problems facing emerging Asian powers. (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, ... Read More...


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Iraq and the Kurds: Trouble Along the Trigger Line
Iraqi leaders and the U.S. must manage increasing tensions between the Baghdad federal government and Kurdish authorities or face deadly violence following the U.S. troop withdrawal. (Crisis Group, 07... Read More...


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Russia and the Perils of Personal Diplomacy
Four experts on Russia assess the importance of Barack Obama and Dmitri Medvedev developing a personal bond and discuss the historical ties between the leaders of the United States and Russia. (The Ne... Read More...


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Focus and Exit: An Alternative Strategy for the Afghan War
With a resurgent Taliban, a shift in strategy is drastically needed. Coalition forces can succeed only if Afghan institutions are given room to grow. By concentrating efforts in select areas, coalitio... Read More...


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Afghanistan's Election Challenges
The enormous international resources and attention now focused on Afghanistan’s elections must be channelled into strategically strengthening the country’s political institutions. (International Crisi... Read More...


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United States-Russia: last stop before the summit
Political commentator Andrei Fedyashin analyzes the prospects of Russia and the United States reaching an agreement to replace the START I treaty. (RIA Novosti, 06/22/2009) Read More...


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