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Doha - A time of Crisis and Opportunity
In this time of recession in the world, to forcus on the MDG is quite difficult. However, many NGOs and International Organizations such as UNDP confirmed that we have to make maximum efforts for achi... Read More...


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ECONOMY-JAPAN: Meltdown Prompts ODA Boost To Asia
Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso told the World Economic Forum (WEF) at the Swiss mountain resort of Davos on Saturday that Japan will provide 17 billion US dollars worth of aid to stimulate Asia’s ec... Read More...


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Market-Based Solutions for Financing Philanthropy
For small business development and economic development, the development agencies provided quite a lot of fund to the poor and NGOs or put it into the project. However, now in the time of the globaliz... Read More...


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Microfinance and Enterprise Development (MED): Effective Tools to Eradicate Poverty?
This report summarizes the key points raised in Microfinance and Enterprise Development (MED). These development supports can be the effective tool to alleviate poverty in developing countries? This i... Read More...


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A Balanced Strategy
The Pentagon has to do more than modernize its conventional forces; it must also focus on today's unconventional conflicts — and tomorrow's. By Robert M. Gates. (Foreign Affairs, Jan-Feb 2009) Read More...


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Special Report: Challenges for the Next U.S. President
IA-Forum presents a diverse collection of commentaries reflecting on the George W. Bush Administration's handling of key international challenges, and what the authors hope to see from the Barack Obam... Read More...


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The Climate for Change
The inspiring and transformative choice by the American people to elect Barack Obama as our 44th president lays the foundation for another fateful choice, writes former U.S. Vice President, Al Gore. (... Read More...


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Endgame in the Amazon
A remote corner of Amazonian rainforest has become a repository of environmental expectations – and fears, says Vanessa Baird (New Internationalist, 07/01/2008) Read More...


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The Colombian Miracle: Gaining Belated Notice
Author argues that following the daring rescue of Ingrid Betancourt and some other hostages, its time for rest of the world to acknowledge Colombia's imperfect, but no less miraculous turnaround. By F... Read More...


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Healing Bolivia
Author argues that Bolivia stands before two distinct paths: uncontrolled civil violence, political crisis, and institutional collapse, or short-term tension, medium-term accommodation, and long-term ... Read More...


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Rethinking the National Interest
US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice reflects on the lessons of the past eight years and future of America's foreign policy in a new world order. (Foreign Affairs, 06/10/2008) Read More...


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Seven Questions: John Bolton Explains the World
Former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton discusses recent foreign policy issues including the Israeli raid in Syria, the stalled six-party talks aimed at North Korean denuclearization, and possible ... Read More...


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Calderón on the right track
The author discusses the progress made by Mexican President Felipe Calderón in terms of political stabilization but also notes the key economic challenges the country still faces. By Marifeli Perez-S... Read More...


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Ecuador: Overcoming Instability?
The author describes the chronic instability that has plagued Ecuador politically and economically and gives several recommendations to President Rafael Correa on how to stabilize the country. (Inter... Read More...


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Getting Reform Right: The White House’s Immigration Initiative
The author argues that an incremental rather than a comprehensive approach is the best way to deal with immigration reform in the US. By Matthew Spalding. (Heritage Foundation, 8/10/2007) Read More...


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Social Turbulence in Peru
The author describes the significant and increasing disparities in wealth between classes in Peru and explains how this poses a threat to President Alan García’s government. By Michael Shifter. (Int... Read More...


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Post-Fidel Plans for U.S.-Cuba Relations, Migration Policy
The author discusses the options for altering US-Cuba relations and the migration policy one year after Fidel Castro ceded power to his brother Raul. By Mark Falcoff. (American Enterprise Institute,... Read More...


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Caracastan
The author discusses the recent trip of Hugo Chavez to Iran, Iran’s increased role in Latin America, and the efforts of the Venezuelan President to use the assistance of the Islamic Republic to increa... Read More...


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Mexican Immigration Will Solve Itself
The author argues that because of the major decline in fertility rates in many Latin American countries the issue of illegal immigration to the US could soon be significantly diminished. By Robert M.... Read More...


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Mexican Immigration Will Solve Itself
The author argues that because of the major decline in fertility rates in many Latin American countries the issue of illegal immigration to the US could soon be significantly diminished. By Robert M.... Read More...


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The President of Some Nicaraguans
The author discusses the recent electoral victory of Daniel Ortega and highlights some of the key policies pursued by the Sandinista leader in his first six months as the President of Nicaragua. By M... Read More...


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Dangerous Illusions: Peace-Processing Our Way to Disaster
The author describes the growing threat of Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East, particularly regarding the continued hostility of Hamas, the increased radicalization of Fatah, and dangerous Iran... Read More...


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Middle Eastern Investment in the United States: Avoiding Another Dubai Ports World
The authors describe the recent fiasco of the attempted Dubai Ports Deal last year and the broader process of foreign investment in the US, highlighting the significant need for reform in this area. ... Read More...


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Case Closed: The Debate about Global Warming is Over
Greenhouse gases are an air pollution problem, and in the past have cost significantly less to fix than projected, while declining faster than expected. This gives cause to hope that artificial greenh... Read More...


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Global Warming: Who Loses--And Who Wins?
If Earth's climate changes meaningfully, there could be broad-based disruption of the global economy unparalleled by an event other than World War II. Huge sums will be made and lost if the global cli... Read More...


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Democracy consists of more than just elections
The author describes the domestic political situations in Argentina, Guatemala, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela and emphasizes the importance of democratic principles including civil liberties, fair e... Read More...


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Canada’s Multilateralism is on the Line
The author explains why it is important and appropriate for Canada to take the lead in resolving the leadership crisis at the World Bank. By Colin I. Bradford. (Brookings Institution, 4/30/2007) Read More...


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The Dems’ Dirty Game in the Middle East
The author outlines the Democratic Party strategy of delegitimizing the Bush administration and argues that it has dangerous implications in the Middle East, specifically advocating withdrawal from Ir... Read More...


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Will Correa seek compromise, build good governance?
The author discusses the recent rise of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and outlines two possible paths that the leader could take: one in pursuit of power maximization and the other seeking stabil... Read More...


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Bush’s Opportunity to Mend Relations
The author argues that in order to curb the growing influence of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and reestablish its position in Latin America, the US needs to pursue an extensive social agenda in ad... Read More...


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