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Winning the Elusive Peace in Afghanistan
Winning the Elusive Peace in Afghanistan
Authors discuss challenges to gaining peace in Afghanistan and offer points for hope in attaining it. By Shaida M. Abdali and M. Ashraf Haidari. (07/21/2009) Read More...


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Islamists and the West: Time for a Common Vision?
Palestinian deputy foreign minister, Dr. Ahmed Yousef opposes the West's portrayal of Hamas as an extremist, terrorist organization, and argues that in order to make progress in its relations with the... Read More...


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The Evolving Situation in Iran
Karim Sadjadpour sheds light on the evolving political divisions in Iran, and its' relationship with other countries. (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 07/16/2009) Read More...


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Think Again: Asia's Rise
Minxin Pei refutes the myth about the dawn of an Asian Age by highlighting political, environmetal, and ideological problems facing emerging Asian powers. (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, ... Read More...


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Iraq and the Kurds: Trouble Along the Trigger Line
Iraqi leaders and the U.S. must manage increasing tensions between the Baghdad federal government and Kurdish authorities or face deadly violence following the U.S. troop withdrawal. (Crisis Group, 07... Read More...


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Russia and the Perils of Personal Diplomacy
Four experts on Russia assess the importance of Barack Obama and Dmitri Medvedev developing a personal bond and discuss the historical ties between the leaders of the United States and Russia. (The Ne... Read More...


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Focus and Exit: An Alternative Strategy for the Afghan War
With a resurgent Taliban, a shift in strategy is drastically needed. Coalition forces can succeed only if Afghan institutions are given room to grow. By concentrating efforts in select areas, coalitio... Read More...


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Afghanistan's Election Challenges
The enormous international resources and attention now focused on Afghanistan’s elections must be channelled into strategically strengthening the country’s political institutions. (International Crisi... Read More...


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United States-Russia: last stop before the summit
Political commentator Andrei Fedyashin analyzes the prospects of Russia and the United States reaching an agreement to replace the START I treaty. (RIA Novosti, 06/22/2009) Read More...


Benjamin Netanyahu Speech: An Analysis
Benjamin Netanyahu Speech: An Analysis
Author analyzes Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on the peace process on June 14 at Bar Ilan University, calling it innovative. By Dr. Yoav J. Tenembaum. (06/19/2009) Read More...


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North Korea: Getting Back to Talks
Finding a way to resume talks on ending the nuclear program may appear to reward Pyongyang’s bad behaviour, but diplomacy is still the least bad option. (Crisis Group, 06/18/2009) Read More...


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Changing Focus in Pakistan
The local participatory approach to development is an alternative to the terribly wasteful and even harmful top-down approach to international aid used previously in Pakistan. By Yossef Ben-Meir. (Asi... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Seth Jones
IA-Forum Interview: Seth Jones
IA-Forum speaks with Seth Jones, political scientist with RAND, about the counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan. By Cynthia Iris. (06/03/2009) Read More...


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North Korea’s Nuclear Tantrum
North Korea’s decision to conduct another nuclear test is a new chapter in leader Kim Jong Il’s fight for recognition, writes Shim Jae Hoon. (Yale Global, 05/28/2009) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Stephen Cohen
IA-Forum Interview: Stephen Cohen
IA-Forum speaks with Stephen Cohen, senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, about Pakistan's future. By Cynthia Iris (05/27/2009) Read More...


President Barack Obama's Peace Plan for the Middle East?
President Barack Obama's Peace Plan for the Middle East?
Author explores U.S. peace plan for the Middle East and discusses means for positive U.S. foreign policy there. By Dr. Yoav J. Tenembaum. (05/25/2009) Read More...


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Light in Congo’s Darkness?
A recent development has provided a rare ray of hope: the extraordinary mobilization of Congolese civil society in defense of the DRC’s nascent democratic institutions. By Aryeh Neier (Project Syndica... Read More...


Education is the Key to Empowering Afghan Women
Education is the Key to Empowering Afghan Women
Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan M. Ashraf Haidari argues for increased efforts to educate the women of Afghanistan as a primary step in ensuring greater rights. By M. Ashaf Haidari... Read More...


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U.S. Policy in the Balkans
The United States no longer can afford—militarily, economically, or diplomatically—to make frivolous interests such as those in the Balkans a major feature of its foreign policy, argues Doug Bandow. ... Read More...


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A Good Time to Stop Butting Heads
There has always been an acute shortage of optimism in Russia. It could be because of the country's harsh climate or its troubled history, writes Andrei Kortunov (The Moscow Times, 05/13/2009 ) Read More...


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Assessing the Russian Economy
Commentators share their thoughts on the state of the Russian economy and the influence of the Kremlin and respond to the statement: For in reality, Russian financial confidence is solely the resul... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: U.S. Brig. Gen. James Holmes
IA-Forum Interview: U.S. Brig. Gen. James Holmes
IA-Forum speaks with U.S. Brig. Gen. James "Mike" Holmes about his recent tour of duty in Afghanistan about the U.S. mission there. By Cynthia Iris (05/09/2009) Read More...


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Gaza's Unfinished Business
If the underlying factors that precipitated the Gaza war are not addressed, Hamas and Israel could soon find themselves on the edge of another explosion. (International Crisis Group, 04/23/2009) Read More...


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Afghanistan Report: A Ten-Year Framework for the Future
Chairman of the Institute for State Effectiveness and former Afghan Minister of Finance Dr. Ashraf Ghani outlines a medium-term framework for state-building in Afghanistan. (Atlantic Council, April 20... Read More...


Positive-Sum Politics
Positive-Sum Politics
Winner of the IA-Forum 2009 Spring Student Essay Competition, author examines the U.S. - Russian relationship. By Daniel Hemel. (01/31/2009) Read More...


The Future of Russia-U.S. Relations
The Future of Russia-U.S. Relations
Paper that explores the Russia-U.S. relationship and its future. (2nd Place Winner of the 2009 IA-Forum Essay Competition). By Jerrod Vaughan. (01/31/2009) Read More...


Rebuilding America’s Relationship with Russia: Past Problems and Future Prescriptions
Rebuilding America’s Relationship with Russia: Past Problems and Future Prescriptions
Paper that explores the U.S.-Russian relationship and prescribes steps to strengthen it. (3rd place Winner, IA-Forum Essay Competition). By Morgan Cohen. (01/31/2009) Read More...


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The Oligarchs in the Government
Corruption has become Russia's most profitable business. According to experts, the corruption market is worth $300 billion annually. By Kirill Kabanov. (The Moscow Times, 04/26/2009) Read More...


Will NATO Prove Itself in Afghanistan?
Will NATO Prove Itself in Afghanistan?
Author analyzes NATO's efforts in Afghanistan to bring peace and stabilty. By M. Patel. (IA-Forum, 04/22/2009) Read More...


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Pacifying Iraq with the Weapons of Capitalism
Profiles the head of a special American task force in Iraq and explains the novel approach to warfare that he represents. By Ullrich Fichtner (Der Spiegel, 04/22/2009) Read More...


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