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Zero-Covid Strategy is a Double-edged Sword for China and North Korea
Zero-Covid Strategy is a Double-edged Sword for China and North Korea

China and North Korea's zero-Covid policies present the countries with numerous challenges.  By Lin (Kirin) PU and Jules Hanisee. (08/31/2022)

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The Politicization of Islam in Indonesia: Its Causes and Effects
The Politicization of Islam in Indonesia: Its Causes and Effects

Essay provides analysis of Indonesian policies concerning Islam. By Suhail Ahmad Khan. (07/24/2022)

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Hey Woman!
Hey Woman!

Making progress for women's rights.  By Pooja Sevaramani. (05/24/2022)

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How Female Victims Become Ghosts in Brazil’s Trafficking Interventions
How Female Victims Become Ghosts in Brazil’s Trafficking Interventions

Author calls for Brazil to refocus efforts on preventing trafficking against women. By Shreya Satagopan . (05/15/2022)

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Why the Proposed TRIPS Waiver is the Best Option to Combat Vaccine Distribution Inequality
Why the Proposed TRIPS Waiver is the Best Option to Combat Vaccine Distribution Inequality

Author argues that TRIPS waiver is the best way forward to address vaccine distribution inequality.  By Nora Heffernan. (05/15/2022)

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Women’s Rights in Japan
Women’s Rights in Japan

Author analysis women's rights and Japan and offers suggestions to improve it. By Beihao Chen. (05/11/2022)

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Warm Welcome for Ukrainian Refugees: A Unique Case of Czech Solidarity
Warm Welcome for Ukrainian Refugees: A Unique Case of Czech Solidarity

The Czech Republic's response to handling the Ukrainian refugee crisis and what can be appled elsewhere.  By Barbora Lehká. (05/06/2022)

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Conflict, Heartbreak and the Full Picture
Conflict, Heartbreak and the Full Picture

With the recent terror attacks in Israel as a starting point, this essay focuses on reactions to extreme violence in conflict situations and on how they contribute to mutually exclusive narratives.... Read More...



Migrations - Old Problem, New Causes (European Policy Outlook)
Migrations - Old Problem, New Causes (European Policy Outlook)

Examining  new causes of an old phenomenon – (forced) Migrations. By Anna Lia Maria Soddu.  (03/19/2022)

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Is There a Legal Impasse of Climate-Induced Migration in the European Policy Framework?
Is There a Legal Impasse of Climate-Induced Migration in the European Policy Framework?

Author examines legal aspects of climate-induced migration in Europe and argues the EU it should start acting autonomously to address the issue. By Anna Lia Maria Soddu. (03/01/2022)

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How the United States Violates the Rights of Undocumented Workers
How the United States Violates the Rights of Undocumented Workers

Examining U.S. failure to protect and enforce human rights protections for undocumented workers.  By Diane Cruz. (12/21/2021)

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The Health Care Systems of the United States and Switzerland
The Health Care Systems of the United States and Switzerland

Paper analysis Swiss and U.S. health care systems, suggesting that the United States should consider changes.  By Ingrid Noriega. (12/08/2021)

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Women Rights Issues in Western China and Southern Sudan
Women Rights Issues in Western China and Southern Sudan

Paper examines what causes the problems of lacking education that women face in western China and southern Sudan and how to solve them. By Cheng Huang. 11/03/2021

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The Politicization of Science
The Politicization of Science

The impacts of politizing science and ways to lessen their influence.  By Sharif Khalid. (07/27/2021)

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Democracy and Human Rights as Basis for Lasting Peace
Democracy and Human Rights as Basis for Lasting Peace

Summary of a public lecture given by H.E. Kjell Magne Bondevik, Norway’s longest serving non-Labour Prime Minister (1997-2005), and President of the Oslo Center.  By Isabella Maria Bello Arocha. (0... Read More...



The Spanish Flu: How the 1918 Influenza Pandemic Impacted Boston, the US, and the World
The Spanish Flu: How the 1918 Influenza Pandemic Impacted Boston, the US, and the World

Paper examines the 1918 pandemic and its repercussions. By Ethan Han. 06/26/2021

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Using Blockchain Technology to address Human Trafficking
Using Blockchain Technology to address Human Trafficking

Author examines the ways in which Blockchain technology can be used to combat human trafficking.  By John Mac Ghlionn. (06/02/2021)

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Defund or Defend: The Issues Behind Police Use of Force
Defund or Defend: The Issues Behind Police Use of Force

Essay provides analysis of the defund the police movement and police use of force issues.  By Mathias McFarlane. (05/17/2021)

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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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Calling the Shots: State vs. Federal Government During COVID-19
Calling the Shots: State vs. Federal Government During COVID-19

Paper provides an overview of how the federal government and states enacted upon existing legislation to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. By Maha Butt. (04/12/2021)

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Feminist IR Theory and Terrorism
Feminist IR Theory and Terrorism

Paper analyzes terrorism from a feminist IR theory lens.  By Maha Butt. (04/07/2021)

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New constructivism needed towards Europe's East
New constructivism needed towards Europe's East

EU Commissioner Várhelyi's opening the Vienna Process event on International Women’s Day. (03/08/2021)

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Honorable Justice Petric: Opening Remarks from the Vienna Process conference on Int Women’s Day
Honorable Justice Petric: Opening Remarks from the Vienna Process conference on Int Women’s Day

(03/08/2021)

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Trinity for Scrutiny:  Council of Europe, Human Rights instruments and Citizens
Trinity for Scrutiny: Council of Europe, Human Rights instruments and Citizens

Essay discusses the ongoing erosion of human rights in Europe and the efforts of the Council of Europe to protect and upheld them via the Tromsø legal instrument which recently entered into a force... Read More...



“Atman Nirbhar Bharat” - Economic Crises and Self-Reliance in the COVID-19 Pandemic
“Atman Nirbhar Bharat” - Economic Crises and Self-Reliance in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Essay analyzes the impact of Covid-19 on the economic priorities of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  By Shareen Joshi, Siddharth Muchhal, Connor Brennan, Ria Pradhan, and Joyce Yang. 02/27/20... Read More...



No SDGs without elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls
No SDGs without elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls

The Orange the World Campaign and the struggle for eliiminating violence against women and girls.  By Viola Christian. (11/23/2020)

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Spring 2017 IA Forum - Populism in the Digital Age and Cyber Security

Experts from around the world present their thoughts on Populism in the Digital Age and

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Right to Education as an Elementary Human Right
Right to Education as an Elementary Human Right

Examining the right to education and its facets that ripple through society and governance. By Djawed Sangdel. 09/30/2020

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The Lishan Mausoleum and Tombs of Chinese Emperors:  The Actualization of Wealth, Power & Ideology
The Lishan Mausoleum and Tombs of Chinese Emperors: The Actualization of Wealth, Power & Ideology

Paper illustrates how tombs transformed from the house of the dead to ritual and monumental architecture as well as the various ways in which tombs have been utilized to achieve materialization of ... Read More...



Mental Health Diplomacy in the Digital Age
Mental Health Diplomacy in the Digital Age

Article addresses recommendations for a working model of MHD in the age of technological acceleration, with the aim of engaging governments and other major movers in mental healthcare and social po... Read More...



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