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Public Relations, North Korean Style
North Korea's launch of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) over the weekend was a political success for the Kim Jong-Il regime on a series of levels, writes Patrick deGategno (New Atlanticist, ... Read More...


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Human Rights as Ramrod
Editorial critical of recent UN Human Rights Report contending that Greece has proved lacking in respect to minorities, specifically Turks and Macedonians. (RIEAS, 03/09/2009) Read More...


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While We Self-Inflict, Turkey Lurks
Author examines the possibility of Turkish agression in the Greek islands. (RIEAS, 04/09/2009) Read More...


European Ballistic Missile Defense: Competing Interests and Reluctant Partners
European Ballistic Missile Defense: Competing Interests and Reluctant Partners
Author provides analysis of the European Ballistic Missile Defense issue and its impact on the key players involved. By Elizabeth Zolotukhina. (03/24/2009) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Prof. Clive Jones
IA-Forum Interview: Prof. Clive Jones
IA-Forum talks to Professor Clive Jones about the obstacles to peace in the Israel-Palestine conflict. By Chris York (02/04/2009) Read More...


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Turkey and Russia on the Rise
Although Turkey and Russia face many of the same challenges, their national interests are sources of competition rather than common ground. By Reva Bhalla, Lauren Goodrich and Peter Zeihan. (Stratfor ... Read More...


Truth? Not in Gaza
Truth? Not in Gaza
Author addresses several popular beliefs about Gaza. By Nick Wilbar. (03/31/2009) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan
IA-Forum Interview: M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan
An Interview with M. Ashraf Haidari, the Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington DC who discussion perceptions and misperceptions about Afghanistan. (03/27/2008) Read More...


Alexander Lebedev’s Strategy for Crisis Management in the Russian Federation
Alexander Lebedev’s Strategy for Crisis Management in the Russian Federation
Coverage of Alexander Lebedev's recent appearance at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute. By Marina Grushin. (IA-Forum, 03/26/09) Read More...


Thirty Years to the First Arab-Israeli Peace Treaty
Thirty Years to the First Arab-Israeli Peace Treaty
On the anniversary of the Arab-Israeli Peace Treaty of 1979, a reflection on its significance and influence. By Dr. Yoav J. Tenembaum (03/26/2009) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Jeffrey Mankoff
IA-Forum Interview: Jeffrey Mankoff
IA-Forum speaks with Jeffrey Mankoff, Associate Director of International Security Studies at Yale University and author of Russian Foreign Policy: the Return of Great Power Politics, about Russia’s r... Read More...


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The Second Chance
Critics say Afghanistan can't be saved. But a new push from America and Kabul could work, writes Ashraf Ghani. (Prospect, March 2009) Read More...


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Obama Hones Iran Strategy
By discarding angry rhetoric and proceeding cautiously with negotiations, the US and Iran could discover substantial common interests. By Leonard S. Spector (Yale Global, 03/16/2009o) Read More...


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The Right Direction for U.S. Policy toward Russia
The Nixon Center and Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs present a special report from the bipartisan Commission on U.S. Policy toward Russia. The Commission is le... Read More...


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A Dangerous Void in Pakistan
As the US plans to send more troops to Afghanistan, the country next door seems rudderless. By Ahmed Rashid. (YaleGlobal, 03/04/2009) Read More...


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The last days of the oligarchs?
As the economic crisis deepens, Russian oligarchs are being stripped of the wealth and power they accumulated in post-Soviet years. By Andrew E. Kramer. (International Herald Tribune, 3/7/2009) Read More...


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The Financial Crisis and the Six Pillars of Russian Strength
Rather than counting on a strong financial sector to ensure domestic strength and stability, Russia relies on six traditional pillars of power-- its geography, politics, social system, natural resour... Read More...


Georgian-Russian crisis in South Ossetia: Geopolitics or identity?
Georgian-Russian crisis in South Ossetia: Geopolitics or identity?
Author analyzes the South Ossetia crisis, concluding that Russia was the major winner. By Kavus Abushov. (02/27/2009) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Doug Brooks
IA-Forum Interview: Doug Brooks
IA-Forum speaks with Doug Brooks, founder and president of the International Peace Operations Association, about the role of the private sector in peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. By Shaun Rand... Read More...


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Center Stage for the Twenty-first Century: Power Plays in the Indian Ocean
Robert Kaplan analyzes the increasing geostrategic significance of the Indian Ocean, with a special emphasis on an ascendant China. (Foreign Affairs, March/April 2009) Read More...


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Isolated, Iran offers to supply Europe with natural gas
Capitalizing on its strategic location and vast reserves, Iran seeks to develop its role as a supplier of natural gas to the EU. Many view Tehran's propositions as questionable due to Iran's limited e... Read More...


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The Role of Russia in Europe's Security Architecture
The Russian Analytical Digest discusses security models in the context of Russia and its relations with Europe and the United States. By Margarete Klein, et al. (Russian and Eurasian Security Network,... Read More...


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RIEAS
The objective of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) is to promote the understanding of international affairs. Special attention is devoted to transatlantic relations, int... Read More...


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Media Manipulation and Political Control in Russia
In the last decade, Russian political elites have tightened their control over the national media. Maria Lipman examines the social, economic, and political reasons for this crackdown. (The Carnegie M... Read More...


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Moscow Indicates It Won't Be Ignored in the 'Near Abroad'
In an interview with the Council on Foreign Relations, S. Frederick Starr of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at Johns Hopkins University discusses the causes and consequences of Kyrgyz President K... Read More...


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Russia's Woes, Neighborhood Weaknesses To Complicate EU Policy, Panel Hears
Russia's economic and political weaknesses are causing domestic problems as well as destabilizing neighboring states. According to Anders Aslund and other experts on Russia, the European Union must up... Read More...


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Russia and Iran's Missiles
Even though Moscow claims to welcome the Obama administration's initiative to engage in direct talks with Iran, it is unlikely to alter its public stance that Iran is neither building a nuclear weapon... Read More...


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Rescuing Russia From Collapse
Economists Sergei Guriev and Aleh Tsyvinski argue that, with the exception of a few mistakes, the Kremlin has thus far pursued reasonable and effective policies to prevent economic and political colla... Read More...


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Kyrgystan's Sharp Turn Toward Moscow
Kyrgyzstan's announcement that it plans to close the U.S. air base in Manas changes the security playing field in Central Asia. By Alexander Lukin. (The Moscow Times, 02/06/2009) Read More...


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Russia works angles to prod Obama
Russia's foreign policy sends "mixed signals" abroad, bewildering politicians and specialists alike. Amid apparent improvements to Russia's relations with NATO and the United States, the closing of th... Read More...


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