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The Complicated Task of Educating Future Leaders
The Complicated Task of Educating Future Leaders
A discussion of international relations eduation system and a call for Realism in the course of studies. By Alina Khasabova. (03/01/2009) Read More...


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Rebel Without a Hope
Behaving like an ageing rock star, Muammar Gadafy is on a doomed mission to create a United States of Africa. By Khaled Diab. (The Guardian, 02/21/2009) Read More...


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Why aid is to blame for Africa’s dire economic straits
Dambisa Moyo’s new book, ‘Dead Aid’, argues that development aid to Africa is harmful and must stop. She explains why in this interview. By Aida Edemariam. (The Guardian, 2/19/2009) Read More...


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The African in Him
A Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1984, Desmond Tutu who is a archbishop of Cape Town in South Africa came to USA and received an interview. He is talking about what today's world wants. (The Atlantic, 01... Read More...


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Islamic Microfinance: An Emerging Market Niche
Islamic microfinance has the potential to expand access to finance to unprecedented levels throughout the Muslim world. At the same time, it has challenges. (CGAP, Aug, 2008) Read More...


Africa: The Next Boon for Private Military Firms?
Africa: The Next Boon for Private Military Firms?
Author discusses private military firms (PMFs) in Africa and issues concerning their involvement there. By Shaun Randol. (02/04/2009) Read More...


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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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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 Struggle for Africa
Jacob Zuma may force Africa to become more democratic. But will this lead to greater prosperity? By Paul Collier (Prospect, 10/01/2008) Read More...


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An Alien Inheritance
Colonial powers created African states with arbitrary borders and unsuitable systems of "winner-takes-all" multi-party electoral democracy. As recent elections show, this has been a failure. It is tim... Read More...


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Uganda’s Smart Protectionism
For too long, African governments have listened to the siren song of free trade - and have suffered from too much openness, not too little, writes G. Pascal Zachary . (Project Syndicate, 09/02/2008) Read More...


Trees vs. Tusks
Trees vs. Tusks
Keeping the planet green takes shades of grey, not black-and-white. In Ghana, one shade of grey to be reckoned with is the African Elephant, that noble beast protected by international treaties from ... Read More...


Africa is in the Basement
Africa is in the Basement
Author discusses placement of the African exhibit within the British Museum and how it may represent to some, a broader picture. By William Sapp. (07/21/2008) Read More...


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Ballots vs. Bullets in Kenya and Zimbabwe
In countries like Zimbabwe and Kenya, bolstering African institutions and pressuring them to uphold their protocols on human rights, elections and good governance is the best path to democracy. By Bri... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Ambassador David Shinn
IA-Forum Interview: Ambassador David Shinn
IA-Forum speaks with Amb. David Shinn, former U.S. ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia, about the current situation in Zimbabwe. By Kathryn Kersavage (07/10/2008) Read More...


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Why Africans keep quiet on Mugabe
Blessing-Miles Tendi argues that the reluctance of African leaders to denounce Mugabe stems from a uniquely African understanding of national sovereignty. (Guardian, 7/7/2008) Read More...


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Sudan's Interlocking Crises
Renewed fighting in South Sudan has experts fearing a civil war that could spiral beyond Sudan's borders. By Stephanie Hanson(Council on Foriegn Relations, 06/02/2008) Read More...


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Asia's Lessons for African Development
Authors discuss what Asian nations can do to support growth in African nations. (AJISS-Commentary, 04/08/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Assistant Prof. Elke Zuern
IA-Forum Interview: Assistant Prof. Elke Zuern
International Affairs Forum discusses the upcoming presidential election in Zimbabwe, and the current economic crisis, with Assistant Professor Elke Zuern. By Vanessa Kortekaas (IA-Forum, 03/06/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Prof. Victoria Graham
IA-Forum Interview: Prof. Victoria Graham
International Affairs Forum speaks with Victoria Graham of the University of Johannesburg about the recent Zimbabwean elections and the country's suspension from the Commonwealth of African Nations. B... Read More...


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Africa's Next Slaughter
Author discusses the possibility that the violence in Sudan will spread from the Darfur region to the South, a region currently at peace. (By Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times, 3/2/2008). 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...


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African Peacekeeper Puzzles
The author discusses how the African Union forces are not sufficiently trained or adequately supplied to deal with the numerous peacekeeping missions throughout Africa. By Stephanie Hanson. (Council... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Gillian Sorensen
IA-Forum Interview: Gillian Sorensen
IA-Forum discusses issues surrounding the United Nations with Gillian Martin Sorensen, Senior Advisor at the United Nations Foundation and national advocate on U.N.-related issues. By S.R. Brophy. (7/... Read More...


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IA-Forum interview: Prof. Paul Collier
IA-Forum interview: Prof. Paul Collier
IA Forum speaks with Paul Collier, director of Oxford University's Centre for the Study of African Economies, and the author of the book 'The Bottom Billion.' By Jason Miks. (08/20/07) Read More...


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A Strategy for Comprehensive Peace in Sudan
The author explains the need to adopt a more balanced and holistic approach to achieving peace in Darfur and throughout Sudan. Recommendations are then provided to the Sudanese government, the Africa... Read More...


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