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Oman Protests: Larger Implications of Structural Economic Changes and Political Crisis in the Gulf
Oman Protests: Larger Implications of Structural Economic Changes and Political Crisis in the Gulf

What do the portest in Oman say about the state of the Middle East? By Falit Sijariya. (06/19/2021)

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The Invisible Dragon
The Invisible Dragon

Is China represssing information about origins of the COVID19?  By Sartaj Chaudhary. (06/17/2021)

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Myanmar’s post-coup – light at the end of the tunnel?
Myanmar’s post-coup – light at the end of the tunnel?

Reflecting on the current situation in Myanmar.  By Nik Luqman. (06/17/2021)

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China-Russia: The Unlikely Alliance,
China-Russia: The Unlikely Alliance,

Examining the China-Russia relationship and the hypotheses of an alliance between them. By Dr. Manlio Graziano. (06/18/2021)

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The Syrian Elections: Like Father, Like Son
The Syrian Elections: Like Father, Like Son

Examining Bashar al-Assad's election and its ramifications.  By Omar S. Abdellatif. (06/17/2021)

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The World’s Dumping Ground: Waste Colonialism and Asia’s Struggle to Escape
The World’s Dumping Ground: Waste Colonialism and Asia’s Struggle to Escape

Is Waste Colonialism hampering development in the Asian-Pacific? By Sarah Burch. (05/28/2021)

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The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: What Next?
The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: What Next?

What are the implications from the recent Palestinian-Israeli conflict? By Dr. Sohail Mahmood.  (05/17/2021) 

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Just How Can the U.S. Reshore the Semiconductor Industry?
Just How Can the U.S. Reshore the Semiconductor Industry?

What's the best path forward for the U.S. to reshore the semiconductor industry?  By Maryanne Liu. (05/18/2021)

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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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Corruption and Injurious Innovation
Corruption and Injurious Innovation

Analyzing different forms of innovation and corruption.  By J Mac Ghlionn. (03/23/2021)

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Forecast of Biden Administration’s Pakistan Policy and Possible Measures
Forecast of Biden Administration’s Pakistan Policy and Possible Measures

What is the best path forward for the Biden administration to take concerning Pakistan? By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (03/18/2021)

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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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No Human Rights without Right to Know
No Human Rights without Right to Know

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...



The Future of Democracy:  Venue Dependent
The Future of Democracy: Venue Dependent

Author argues that the core characteristics of a successful democracy are at risk in the United States. By Traci Seltzer. (02/25/2021)

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Entry into force of the Tromsø Convention
Entry into force of the Tromsø Convention

A unique opportunity for European governments to reaffirm and strengthen their commitment to transparency.  By Lola Servary. (02/23/2021)

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Improving human rights through empowering citizens and rebuilding trust across Europe
Improving human rights through empowering citizens and rebuilding trust across Europe

The ongoing erosion of human rights in Europe and the efforts of the Council of Europe to protect and upheld them.  By Chloé Bernadaux. (02/16/2021)

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President-Elect Biden and the Troubled NATO Alliance
President-Elect Biden and the Troubled NATO Alliance

Biden's challenging path to mend its alliance with NATO. By Noah Graham.

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Cross-generational and cross-sectoral Recovery for the Union: Towards a New Independent authority?
Cross-generational and cross-sectoral Recovery for the Union: Towards a New Independent authority?

Analysis of the newest Recovery Action Plan of the European Union for a post-COVID-19 world.  Can it succeed? By Nora Wolf.  (02/03/2021)

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America should claim its money back from the UN and UNICEF
America should claim its money back from the UN and UNICEF

Author argues the U.S. should reclaim monies from the UN and UNICEF to assist COVID relief.  By Iveta Cherneva. (01/07/2021)

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As usual, Trump doesn’t see the link between Blackwater pardons & Soleimani’s death anniversary
As usual, Trump doesn’t see the link between Blackwater pardons & Soleimani’s death anniversary

Donald Trump doesn’t see a correlation between his decisions and US national security.   By Iveta Cherneva. (12/31/2020)

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President Trump Turns Off the Light and Bolts the Door as He Leaves the White House
President Trump Turns Off the Light and Bolts the Door as He Leaves the White House

Ramifications of the U.S. withdrawal The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and what lies ahead.  By Nacer Ben Driouich. (12/30/2020)

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Biden’s foreign service: not only about going back to the pre-Trump days
Biden’s foreign service: not only about going back to the pre-Trump days

Looking ahead at the U.S Foreign Service under a Biden Administration and the need for diversity.  By Iveta Cherneva. (12/30/2020)

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Living Antifascism:  There is no Health without Freedom
Living Antifascism: There is no Health without Freedom

Relections on the COVID-19 pandemic and global responses to it.  By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (12/29/2020)

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The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Has No Military Solution
The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Has No Military Solution

Amid escalated 6-week military confrontation, experts have called for a political solution to the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh and mutual concessions.  By Malika Mukhitdinova. (12/23... Read More...



The Corruption and Elitism That Lies Behind the Increasingly Expensive U.S. Presidential Campaigns
The Corruption and Elitism That Lies Behind the Increasingly Expensive U.S. Presidential Campaigns

It's time to control super PACs.  By Jasmine Mortazavi. (12/21/2020)

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Defending the Liberal World Order: A Winning Strategy or a Folly?
Defending the Liberal World Order: A Winning Strategy or a Folly?

Thoughts on an Atlantic Council event discussing Global Strategy for a Changing World and recommendations for moving forward.  By James Stockmal. (12/10/2020)

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The Forthcoming Sino-US Rift
The Forthcoming Sino-US Rift

Yet another Binarization of International Relations? By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (12/10/2020)

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Prognostications and Icarus In Flight
Prognostications and Icarus In Flight

Reflections on the COVID-19 era and leveraging its lessons for progress.  By James Stockmal. (12/07/2020)

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Why The Jordanian Dinar being Pegged To The U.S Dollar Is A Smart Idea
Why The Jordanian Dinar being Pegged To The U.S Dollar Is A Smart Idea

Jordan faces increasing unemployment rates and diminished foreign investment.  Pegging the Jordanian Dinar to the U.S. Dollar could help.  By Sara Alghanmeh. (12/01/2020)

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Unfolding Unity – The Evolution of Peace
Unfolding Unity – The Evolution of Peace

Exploring a third wave of war/peace expansion and contraction.  By Dr. Anna Cornelia Beyer. (11/02/2020)

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