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IAF Editorials: Asia/Pacific

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for the Asia/Pacific Region

South-South cooperation has no alternative
South-South cooperation has no alternative

The need for enhancing multilateralism and strategic south-south exchange mechanisms. By Poppy S. Winanti and Rizky Alif Alfian. (10/03/2018)

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Refugee Crisis on Jeju Island Reveals the Pride and Prejudice of South Korea’s Ecstatic Populism
Refugee Crisis on Jeju Island Reveals the Pride and Prejudice of South Korea’s Ecstatic Populism

Xenophobia reveals itself from the Sourth Korean refugee issue on Jeju Island. By Won Min(Mark) Seo. (08/02/2018)

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The Dutch Model for Change
The Dutch Model for Change

How true leadership with regard to climate change may have an outstanding impact on the Asian world. By Dr. Wolfram Kalt. (07/31/2018)

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Looking East: What’s for Malaysia?
Looking East: What’s for Malaysia?

What lies ahead for Malaysia under Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohammad? by Nik Luqman. (06/01/2018)

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Paradise in Tears: Sinhalese-Muslim  Ethnic Tension in Sri Lanka
Paradise in Tears: Sinhalese-Muslim Ethnic Tension in Sri Lanka

The ongoing anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka and how the current problem emerged as a continuation of hard line Sinhalese extremism. By Punsara Amarasinghe. (03/14/2018)

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ASEAN Shared - the EU twin from Asia: New memories, old wounds
ASEAN Shared - the EU twin from Asia: New memories, old wounds

ASEAN: examining the past and looking at the future. By Rattana Lao. (02/01/2018)

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Position Paper on Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Position Paper on Rohingya Refugee Crisis

ASEAN should take more responsibility in settling the issue of Rohingya Refugee Crisis. By Adritho Zaifar. (01/08/2018)

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Cooperation: The Key to Strengthening ASEAN Security
Cooperation: The Key to Strengthening ASEAN Security

The road ahead for ASEAN states and the role of the Philippines in it.  By Anushka Kapahi. (12/02/2017)

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Naval Convergence between Pakistan and Sri Lanka: Implications for India
Naval Convergence between Pakistan and Sri Lanka: Implications for India

What are the implications of newly developing naval diplomacy between Pakistan and Sri Lanka for India? By Dr. Adarsh Vijay. (09/14/2017)

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N Korea again: US caught napping, war a real threat
N Korea again: US caught napping, war a real threat

They say war is a sin, but sometimes, a necessary one. America must declare an all-out war in case all else fails. By Sartaj Chaudhary. (09/06/2017)

 

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Diamer Bhasha Dam: Islamabad’s Gambit with Beijing for Water Security
Diamer Bhasha Dam: Islamabad’s Gambit with Beijing for Water Security

Issues and complications surrounding Pakistan's Diamer Bhasha Dam. By Prof. Adarsh Vijay. (07/14/2017)

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Deterring North Korea
Deterring North Korea

How should North Korean sabre rattling be dealth with? By Sartaj Chaudhary. (04/07/2017).  First appearing in The Tribune India.

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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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Iran’s Overseas Ambitions: Signs of a Naval Conundrum
Iran’s Overseas Ambitions: Signs of a Naval Conundrum

What lies ahead for Iran's overseas naval ambitionsBy Adarsh Vijay. (02/23/2017)

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China’s Counter-Enlightenment Approach to Taking Control of Afro-Eurasia
China’s Counter-Enlightenment Approach to Taking Control of Afro-Eurasia

Author argues that China intends to use leverage to dominate Afro-Eurasia, and to relegate both the US and Europe to minor roles in geopolitical power and influence. By Timothy Bovy. (01/24/20... Read More...



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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Sino-Russian neighborhood policy: Kazakhstan – Euroasian heart of gold
Sino-Russian neighborhood policy: Kazakhstan – Euroasian heart of gold

Kazakhstan is placed to be a Euo-Asian center. Can it achieve that goal?  By Filippo Romeo. (12/28/2016)

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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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Expanding Japanese Military Presence in Djibouti: Challenging the Growing Chinese Security Framework
Expanding Japanese Military Presence in Djibouti: Challenging the Growing Chinese Security Framework

What does the expanded Japanese installation in Djibouti say about Sino-Japanese influence? By Justin Cheung. (11/20/2016)

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Sino-US relations – Recalibration or Repetition?
Sino-US relations – Recalibration or Repetition?

What is the future for US-China relations? By Qi Lin. (11/18/2016)

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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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Taiwanese Global Health Initiative: A Lesson in Soft Power Building
Taiwanese Global Health Initiative: A Lesson in Soft Power Building

Taiwan’s Zika pandemic preparedness solves issues at home while giving it a boost in the eyes of the world. By Justin Cheung .(04/29/2016)

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The U.S. Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and Sino-U.S. Relations
The U.S. Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and Sino-U.S. Relations

The U.S. needs a more constructive approach to Sino relations to achieve a prosperous and secure Asia-Pacific.  By Qi Lin.  (11/09/2015)

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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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