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Endgame in Abkhazia?
Endgame in Abkhazia?
Author discusses recent tensions between Georgia and Russia over the breakaway Georgian province of Abkhazia. By Alexander Jackson. (IA-Forum, 05/06/2008) Read More...


Cuts to ODA worry Japanese officials
Cuts to ODA worry Japanese officials
Author discusses the implications of recent cuts in Japan's official development assistance for the country's diplomacy. This article originally appeared in World Politics Review. By Jason Miks (04/14... Read More...


In Search of its Mission: NATO and the Ukraine
In Search of its Mission: NATO and the Ukraine
Russia's resistance should not be a determining factor - either contra or pro - in the Ukraine's quest to be a member of NATO. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (IA-Forum, 04/17/2008) Read More...


Mubarak’s Awkward Posture
Mubarak’s Awkward Posture
Discusses Mubarak's uncomfortable position between Egypt's obligations to the US and increasing pressure at home. By Rafael Broch. (IA-Forum, 03/20/2008) Read More...


The Beijing Olympics: Perfect Storm of Hope for Darfur?
The Beijing Olympics: Perfect Storm of Hope for Darfur?
The political pressure is on China and its Tibet policy. But that pressure might more effectively and efficiently used for change in Darfur. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (IA-Forum, 03/22/20... Read More...


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Columbia University's Jacqueline Klopp explores the motivations behind the violence in Kenya and rejects assertions of 'tribal clashes'. Read More...


A Putin by Any Other Name...
A Putin by Any Other Name...
In light of the upcoming presidential elections in Russia it might be wise for the American presidential candidates to articulate a coherent Russia policy. Or at least know the name of Putin's heir. B... Read More...


Recognizing an Independent Kosovo?
Recognizing an Independent Kosovo?
Author discusses the international community's divisions over, and possible fallout from, Kosovo's self-declaration of independence. By Dr. Dale Mineshima-Lowe. (02/20/2008) Read More...


Despot Serenade
Despot Serenade
After the New York Philharmonic accepted an invitation to perform in Pyongyang, a flurry of commentary condemned and praised the move. Was this savvy cultural diplomacy, or just a PR coup for the worl... Read More...


The High Cost of Low Justice: The Democratization of Corruption in the Indonesian Judicial System
The High Cost of Low Justice: The Democratization of Corruption in the Indonesian Judicial System
Author discusses the impact of corruption on the Indonesian economy and Foreign Direct Investment. By Theodore T. Liebreich. (02/06/2008) Read More...


After setbacks, India's Congress looks for better '08
After setbacks, India's Congress looks for better '08
Author discusses the implications of recent electoral setbacks for India's ruling Congress Party. By Jason Miks (01/19/08) Read More...


Totalitarian of the Year: Putin
Totalitarian of the Year: Putin
A well-orchestrated election is a key instrument of a modern, 21st century dictatorship. It’s an important tool in the arsenal of state control, and the rhetorical platform essential to accusing criti... Read More...


Back to the (Policy) Future, Or: The Vagaries of International Relations
Back to the (Policy) Future, Or: The Vagaries of International Relations
Selling arms simultaneously to Saudi-Arabia and Israel is hardly new in America's foreign policy. But critics of this White House wonder how this new plan can be squared with the "Bush Doctrine". By... Read More...


Chilling Uncertainties about Global Warming
Chilling Uncertainties about Global Warming
The Emmy, Oscar, and Nobel Peace Prize committees all seem to agree: global warming exists, humans cause it, and without Al Gore, we'd all be doomed. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (first pub... Read More...


Fear Stalks The Andes
Fear Stalks The Andes
Congress, wary of negotiated deals that open wider the doors to international commerce, surprises only when it approves Free Trade Agreements. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio accuses Free Trade of all sorts... Read More...


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Egypt – A Key Part of the US Agenda in the Middle East
Discusses the growing political unrest in Egypt and US policy towards the country. By Adam Goodwin. (09/23/2007) Read More...


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Will Washington's New Counternarcotics Policy in Afghanistan Work?
Author examines new counternarcotics policy and provides a ground level alternative. By Haroun Mir and Jens F. Laurson (first published in the Central Asia-Caucasas Institute Analyst, 10/17/2007) Read More...


Do Stronger Japan-India Ties Herald an Asian Alliance of Democracies?
Do Stronger Japan-India Ties Herald an Asian Alliance of Democracies?
Author analyzes the improving Japan-India relationship and causes for it. By Jason Miks (first appeared in World Politics Review, 10/23/2007) Read More...


Will the EU quit its expansion Cold Turkey?
Will the EU quit its expansion Cold Turkey?
Ideals tempered by Realpolitik have driven the idea that Turkey ought to be a member of the EU. But Europe's people no longer blindly follow their leaders on European matters. Turkey's membership may ... Read More...


Japan's LDP Surprises with Choice of Fukuda to Succeed Abe
Japan's LDP Surprises with Choice of Fukuda to Succeed Abe
Analyzes the LDP's selection of Yasuo Fukuda to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japanese Prime Minister. By Jason Miks. (09/27/2007, first published in World Politics Review) Read More...


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Muddy Diplomacy
Analyzes an almost-forgotten maritime dispute between Peru and Chile that is being brough to the International Court in The Hague. By Alan Hootnick. (09/23/2007) Read More...


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Transforming the Aid Environment
Author discusses the concept and purposes of provided aid and offers a solution to transform the aid environment By Thorsteinn H. Gestsson. (09/21/2007) Read More...


Joint African Union-United Nations Peacekeeping Efforts: A Dangerous Liaison?
Joint African Union-United Nations Peacekeeping Efforts: A Dangerous Liaison?
Explores peacekeeping efforts by the African Union and United Nations; and provides a solution to optimize effectiveness in the short term. By Runa Reta. (09/20/2007) Read More...


After Abe, Japan's Opposition Should Seek Compromise on Antiterrorism Legislation
After Abe, Japan's Opposition Should Seek Compromise on Antiterrorism Legislation
Discusses the situation of the opposing DPJ party in the wake of Abe Shinzo's resignation and calls for compromise on the antiterrorism legislation. By Jason Miks. (first appeared in World Politics ... Read More...


After electoral drubbing, Abe needs more than vision
After electoral drubbing, Abe needs more than vision
Author discusses the problems facing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. By Jason Miks. (First appeared in World Politics Review on 08/21/07) Read More...


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After Electoral Drubbing, Abe Needs More Than Vision
Analysis of Shinzo Abe's electoral woes and prospects for smoothing the waters. By Jason Miks. (08/21/2007, first appeared in World Politics Review) Read More...


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Lost in the maize of precaution
In adopting the precautionary principle, the EU cast the adage “better safe than sorry” into rigid policy. “Precaution” made into principle may seem innocuous but carries plenty opportunity for abuse ... Read More...


Depends on Whose ‘Locusts’ they Are
Depends on Whose ‘Locusts’ they Are
Amidst misguided economic thinking, Germany's center-left and center-right swap roles on protectionism. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published in Read More...


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Direct Democracy
Aberdeen doesn’t’ need London to collect its trash, Milwaukee doesn’t need Washington to run its schools. If that government is best which governs least, then surely that unit of government which has... Read More...


Israelis, Palestinians must promote peace culture
Israelis, Palestinians must promote peace culture
Reflects on Palestinian internal strife and repercussions around the world. By Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer. (7/1/2007, first published in Newsday) Read More...


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