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IAF Editorials: Africa

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The World without Colonies – Dakhla without Potemkin Village
The World without Colonies – Dakhla without Potemkin Village

What is the future of Dakhla? By Emhamed Khadad. (03/21/2018)

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Scramble for Africa: China's Intervention into Africa
Scramble for Africa: China's Intervention into Africa

What are the impacts of China's economic interests in Africa ? By Brad Settelmeyer, (08/03/2017)

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The New Frontiers of National Defense
The New Frontiers of National Defense

How can African countries tackle the security challenges posed by cyber-attacks and pandemics? By Lewi Negede Lewi. (08/01/2017)

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Countering the Narrative of Political Corruption as an Obstacle to Nigeria’s Economic Development
Countering the Narrative of Political Corruption as an Obstacle to Nigeria’s Economic Development

The major challenge to Nigeria’s development is not political corruption but a lack of direction. By Chambers Umezulike. (06/22/2017)

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Democracy Versus Dictatorship As Africa’s Best Model of Governance
Democracy Versus Dictatorship As Africa’s Best Model of Governance

Africa must look to further democratization. By Chambers Umezulike. (04/13/2017)

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Paging Gov. Beasley: Will the World Food Program face a famine or flourish under American budget cut
Paging Gov. Beasley: Will the World Food Program face a famine or flourish under American budget cut

The WFP needs to flourish in these trying times to control world hunger and thirst. New Executive Director Gov. David Beasley needs to do just that. By M. Patel. (03/29/2017)

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Let’s shatter the glass ceiling for women in global banking
Let’s shatter the glass ceiling for women in global banking

On this International Women’s Day, we can start to begin the end of male dominance of MDBs: let’s shatter the glass ceiling for women in global MBD banking. By M. Patel. (03/08/2017)Read More...



A Consequential UN Appointment From The Trump Administration
A Consequential UN Appointment From The Trump Administration

David Beasley has been nominated to lead the United Nation’s World Food Program (WFP), a critical program that needs visionary leadership.  By M. Patel. (03/07/2017)

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Mediocrity of African Diplomats is Unacceptable
Mediocrity of African Diplomats is Unacceptable

The quality of African diplomats must be increased. By Elizabeth Wangari Mwangi. (02/19/2017)

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The Plight of Refugees
The Plight of Refugees

A brief analysis of the global refugee crisis.  By Sooyoung Hu. (01/05/2016)

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(Un)Expected President
(Un)Expected President

Reflections on the election of Donald Trump and what it portends. By Tomislav Jakic.  (11/21/2016)

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No vacancy for women leaders in global banks
No vacancy for women leaders in global banks

There has not been a single woman leader of the five major development banks, in their more than fifty year history..It's time there is.  By Choop Sadkam. (10/07/2016)

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External Article
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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External Article
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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Genocide-labeling has always been political
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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Is Multipolarity Inevitable in International Politics?
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
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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Tribulation of the Right to Free Passage: Strolling in your neighbor’s front yard with a hand gun?
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/... Read More...



To Make Great Strides in Health Care Improvement, Look to Education and Community
To Make Great Strides in Health Care Improvement, Look to Education and Community

Discussion of nonprofit Spine Africa, that works to update medical equipment, facilities and medical methods in Africa.  By Dr. Richard Arjun Kaul. (07/03/2014)

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What about the Women: the Missing Voice at the Peacemaking Table
What about the Women: the Missing Voice at the Peacemaking Table

What is - and can be - the impact of women's representation in peace negotiations? By Sthelyn Romero. (05/26/2014)

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Denied Justice and Discriminated in the Face of Death – Foreign Nationals and the Death Penalty
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)

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The New Face of Governance
The New Face of Governance

In the new face of governance, NGOs play an important role.  By Dana-Marie Seepersad. (02/26/2014)

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Human Trafficking – the Untamable Epidemic
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) Read More...


Why Africa is the Next Destination
Why Africa is the Next Destination
Author provides positive analysis for African development and proposes changes that must be made as well. By Eugene Nyambal. (11/04/2010) Read More...


Which Policy to Address Climate Change?
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) Read More...


The Complicated Task of Educating Future Leaders
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) Read More...


Africa: The Next Boon for Private Military Firms?
Africa: The Next Boon for Private Military Firms?
Author discusses private military firms (PMFs) in Africa and issues concerning their involvement there. By Shaun Randol. (02/04/2009) Read More...


Trees vs. Tusks
Trees vs. Tusks
Keeping the planet green takes shades of grey, not black-and-white. In Ghana, one shade of grey to be reckoned with is the African Elephant, that noble beast protected by international treaties from ... Read More...


Africa is in the Basement
Africa is in the Basement
Author discusses placement of the African exhibit within the British Museum and how it may represent to some, a broader picture. By William Sapp. (07/21/2008) Read More...


Joint African Union-United Nations Peacekeeping Efforts: A Dangerous Liaison?
Joint African Union-United Nations Peacekeeping Efforts: A Dangerous Liaison?
Explores peacekeeping efforts by the African Union and United Nations; and provides a solution to optimize effectiveness in the short term. By Runa Reta. (09/20/2007) Read More...


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