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IA-Forum Interview:  Brent Sterling
IA-Forum Interview: Brent Sterling
IA Forum speaks with Brent Sterling about book Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?: What History Teaches Us about Strategic ... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Cleo Paskal
IA-Forum Interview: Cleo Paskal
IA-Forum speaks with Cleo Paskal about her book Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the W... Read More...


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Biofuel revolution threatens food security for the poor
Strong international policies are needed to stop the biofuel revolution threatening food security for the poor. By Siwa Msangi. (SciDev Net - 12/06/2007) Read More...


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Worldwide water crisis: time is running out
Water supply infrastructure improvement is vital to protect both business interests and the World's poor. (Lloyd's - 12/08/2009) Read More...


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More than Eco-efficiency is Required to Improve Food Security
Eco-efficiency concepts should explicitly include social as well as economic and environmental criteria in agricultural output. By S. E. Park, S. M. Howden, S. J. Crimp, D. S. Gaydon, S. J. Attwood an... Read More...


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Why Democracy Fails in Fragile States
Paul Collier notes that many of the 58 countries that are home to one billion of the world’s poorest people–– the "bottom billion" ––are unable to provide their citizens with two vital public goods: s... Read More...


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Yemen: The Evolution of a Problem
Mark N. Katz outlines the historical evolution of Yemen and analyzes how the U.S. and the E.U. can promote stability and security in this often trouble-prone country. Read More...


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Turkey’s Kurdish Opening: Shifting Into Reverse Gear?
The current Turkish government's attempts to deal with ongoing Kurdish problems seem to be stalling, if not reversing. (Amberin Zaman, German Marshall Fund, 19 February 2010) Read More...


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From the Sun King to Karzai
The United States hopes to create a strong central government in Afghanistan -- but is such state building possible? Yes, and policymakers should look to Louis XIV and the development of France's anci... Read More...


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Blacklisted in Baghdad
The recent ban of more than 500 candidates from Iraq's upcoming elections is designed to cement the power of the country's Shiite Islamists aligned with Iran. Will this latest sectarian rupture sink a... Read More...


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Letter From Sana’a
In Yemen, where political and tribal authorities compete, interest groups -- including al Qaeda’s regional offshoot, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- have begun to fill the voids. By James M. Dors... Read More...


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Jewish Terrorism in Israel
Avoiding the pitfalls that generally confront the study of terrorism -- either expressing outrage at such inhumane behavior or dismissing one man's terrorist as another man's freedom fighter -- author... Read More...


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Beyond Copenhagen
For many climate-change experts, the Copenhagen summit was something of a failure. In order to make real progress on pressing climate issues, policymakers must give up on a binding deal and begin to l... Read More...


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How to Read Brazil's Stance on Iran
As a holder of a temporary seat, Brazil can either facilitate or complicate consensus on the UN Security Council. Equally important, Brazil will play a role in ensuring that sanctions against Iran, if... Read More...


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An Israeli Strike on Iran
This Center for Preventive Action Contingency Planning Memorandum assesses the likelihood of an Israeli strike on Iran, the policy options available to diminish that likelihood, the implications shoul... Read More...


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Turkish Foreign Policy in the Era of Global Turmoil
E. Fuat Keyman offers criteria for examining Turkey's new foreign policy position in the changing world. Read More...


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Confronting the Long Crisis of Globalization: Risk, Resilience and International Order
Alex Evans, Bruce Jones and David Steven discuss risks to the process of globalization and new ideas on how to make it ‘more resilient’. (Brookings Institution, 01/26/2010) Read More...


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Can Turkey Combine EU Accession and Regional Leadership?
Katinka Barysch questions if Turkey is capable of simultaneously promoting its leadership in the Middle East, Caucasus, and Central Asia while pursuing accession to the EU. (Centre for European Reform... Read More...


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The Economic Crisis and the Mediterranean: Mixed Effects, Longer-Term Questions
This brief explores the impact of the global pressures on key countries in North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean. The analysis suggests that most countries in the region are weathering the financ... Read More...


IA Forum Special Report - Climate Change, Cybersecurity
IA Forum Special Report - Climate Change, Cybersecurity
IA Forum presents its latest special report featuring the trade-off between economic policy and climate change policy, insurgent groups, and cybersecurity. Read More...


Special Report Preview, Climate Change:  Dr. Arvind Panagariya
Special Report Preview, Climate Change: Dr. Arvind Panagariya
In a preview of our upcoming special report, Dr. Arvind Panagariya discusses COP15 and balancing India's policies on climate change and economic growth. By M. Patel. (12/14/2009) Read More...


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Addicted to Contractors
The United States is hooked on privatized warfare in Afghanistan. And it's more costly than you think. Read More...


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Calibrating Credulity for Copenhagen
It is extraordinarily likely that the leaders meeting in Copenhagen will agree to something and congratulate themselves for it. For it to be meaningful, there are some challenges an agreement would ha... Read More...


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The Bearded Gentleman
Rather than assassinate Iranian citizens abroad, which proved a constant irritant between Iran and host countries, the Islamic Republic has developed much more sophisticated mechanisms to control its ... Read More...


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Money Can't Buy America Love
Millions of dollars are being pumped into hearts and minds projects from Kabul to Kandahar. Trouble is, it's not working. And it might even be making things worse. By Andrew Wilder and Stuart Gordon. ... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Kamal El Kheshen
IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Kamal El Kheshen
Dr. Kamal El Kheshen, Vice President of the African Development Bank discussses the trade-off between climate change policies and economic growth policies in Africa. By M. Patel. (12/10/2009) 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...


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Groupthink and the global warming industry
The recent revelations from East Anglia show that what's really at work is a very large clique of scientists is attempting to excommunicate perceived heretics for reasons that have more to do with psy... Read More...


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Unhelpful Hansen
Paul Krugman examines climatologist James Hansen's inability to link climate policy with economic policy. By Paul Krugman. (The New York Times, 12/07/2009) Read More...


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Goodbye, Dubai?
Now that the boom has gone bust, both in Dubai and in the United States, Dubai is stuck with a glut of real estate that no one wants to buy or rent. Creditors and markets had always assumed that when... Read More...


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