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Benin’s Recent Election is a Warning Sign to Democracy Everywhere
Benin’s Recent Election is a Warning Sign to Democracy Everywhere

The recent election in Benin demonstrates that, as countries begin favoring the Chinese authoritarian model of governing, the West must stand up more strongly for democratic norms. By Benjamin Pear... Read More...

Eastern Europe: Energetically Marching in to the Wrong Side of History
Eastern Europe: Energetically Marching in to the Wrong Side of History

Author discusses attempts to rewrite the history of Eastern Europe during WWII and its aftermath.. By Tomislav Jakic. (05/13/2021)

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A Path to Global Economic Prosperity: Economic Freedom
A Path to Global Economic Prosperity: Economic Freedom

Author discusses effects of economic freedom on economic growth and prosperity, as well as its positive effects on economic progress and success. By Renyu Gu. 05/13/2021

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Nord Stream 2: To Gain or to Refrain?
Nord Stream 2: To Gain or to Refrain?

Why Germany refuses to bend under sanctions pressure.  (05/10/2021)

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Reinforcement, Flashbulb Memories, and Personality
Reinforcement, Flashbulb Memories, and Personality

Paper examines populism as a conflict-centered form of politics. By Nick Bailey. (05/04/2021)

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The Philippines’ Anti-Terrorism Act: A Permission Slip for Human Rights Violations
The Philippines’ Anti-Terrorism Act: A Permission Slip for Human Rights Violations

Author calls for more action towards the current human rights situation in the Philippines, particularly regarding the Anti-Terrorism Law.  By Mirashaye Basa. (05/06/2021)

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Populism and Relative Deprivation
Populism and Relative Deprivation

Paper examines populism as a conflict-centered form of politics. By Nick Bailey. (05/04/2021)

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Examining Potential Steps Towards Transitional Justice in the United States
Examining Potential Steps Towards Transitional Justice in the United States

Analyzing efforts needed to successfullly implement transitional justice in the US. By Sydney Lang. (05/04/2021)

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Great Power Competition: What Is In It For Djibouti?
Great Power Competition: What Is In It For Djibouti?

Analyzing the impacts of Great Power Competition between the U.S. and China on developing countries such as Djibouti. By Alexander J. Teynor. (05/04/2021)

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Vienna Process: Minilateralism for the future of Europe and its strategic neighbourhood
Vienna Process: Minilateralism for the future of Europe and its strategic neighbourhood

Discussing a unique approach to much needed multilateralism in Europe – diplomacy of constant, small steps – so called MINI-lateralism.  By Dr. Monika Wohlfeld.  (04/28/2021)

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Making Strategic Planning Work: Interview with Anthony Taylor
Making Strategic Planning Work: Interview with Anthony Taylor

In this interview, Anthony Taylor, Managing Partner at SME Strategy Consulting Inc., explains the Multiple Destination Trap, developing sucessful strategi... Read More...

Strategic Planning: Interview with Prof. Pierre Hadaya
Strategic Planning: Interview with Prof. Pierre Hadaya

In this interview, Professor Pierre Hadaya discusses strategic planning and the benefits of certification. (04/15/2021)

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Business Strategy and Cryptocurrencies: Interview with Claudio E. Fiorillo
Business Strategy and Cryptocurrencies: Interview with Claudio E. Fiorillo

In this interview, Claudio E. Fiorillo discusses strategic planning for turbulent times, bitcoin, and cryptocurrencies. (04/14/2021)

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Analyzing Strategic Planning: Interview with Dr. Nick Hadjinicolaou
Analyzing Strategic Planning: Interview with Dr. Nick Hadjinicolaou

Dr. Nick Hadjinicolaou discusses facets of strategic planning. Dr. Hadjinicolaou will be presenting at the upcoming Associat... Read More...

Discussing Strategic Planning: Interview with Dr. Alan Barlow
Discussing Strategic Planning: Interview with Dr. Alan Barlow

Dr. Alan Barlow Hamworthy Combustion Group discusses his pioneering business process model and strategic planning. Mr. Barlow will be presenting at the upcoming Association for Strategic Planning V... Read More...

Brexit and the Future of Transatlantic Relations: Decoupling or Recalibration
Brexit and the Future of Transatlantic Relations: Decoupling or Recalibration

Brexit, EU-UK disputes, and transatlantic dynamics.  By Sinisa Ljepojevic. (04/02/2021)

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China’s Self-Strengthening Movement and Japan’s Meiji Restoration
China’s Self-Strengthening Movement and Japan’s Meiji Restoration

Essay examines the similarities and differences between China and Japan’s decision to modernize when both Asian states were under threat of growing Western influence. By Guanqiao Huang. 03/17/2021<... Read More...

View from Latvia: Is the EU Failing us?
View from Latvia: Is the EU Failing us?

From the recent IFIMES event, EAF Lawyer of Latvia, Andrejs Pagors discusses energy, transit and infrastructure in Scandinavia and the Baltics. By Eugene Matos de Lara. (03/17/2021)

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The Future of Democracy: In Peril?
The Future of Democracy: In Peril?

In this new issue of International Affairs Forum, experts around the world discuss the future of democracy and challenges it faces. February 2021

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IA Forum - The Post-Pandemic World
IA Forum - The Post-Pandemic World

In the latest issue of International Affairs Forum, experts from around the world examine aspects of a post-Pandemic globe. 07/21/2020

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International Affairs Forum: Disinformation/Misinformation & Education
International Affairs Forum: Disinformation/Misinformation & Education

The Winter 2020 issue of International Affairs Forum presents an array from contributors, including our Student Award Winner, discussing Disinformation/MIsinformation and Education issues.  (0... Read More...

Special Publication: Food and Water Security
Special Publication: Food and Water Security

Read IA Forum's special publication on Food and Water Security, featuring essays and interviews from global experts. 06/04/2019

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Information on Anti-Corruption Program in Macedonia
Information on Anti-Corruption Program in Macedonia
Information sheet on joint Transparency International and Center for International Relations anti-corruption effort, Transparency Watch. Read More...



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