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The North Korean Femme Fatale Duo As a Ma-Kim-avellian Strategy: Beware!
The North Korean Femme Fatale Duo As a Ma-Kim-avellian Strategy: Beware!

A closer look at Kim Jong-un’s charismatic younger sister, Kim Yo Jong.  By April Xiaoyi Xu. (05/08/2018)

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IA Forum Interview: Meegan Scott (part 2 of 3)
IA Forum Interview: Meegan Scott (part 2 of 3)

In this interview, Meegan Scott (Magate Wildhorse Ltd.) discusses various challenges and processes for developing, implementing, and monitoring strategic plans. (05/07/2018)

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IA Forum Interview: Meegan Scott discusses strategic planning (part 3 of 3)
IA Forum Interview: Meegan Scott discusses strategic planning (part 3 of 3)

In this interview, Meegan Scott (Magate Wildhorse Ltd.) discusses various challenges and processes for developing, implementing, and monitoring strategic plans. Ms. Scott will be spea... Read More...

IA Forum Interview: Meegan Scott discusses strategic planning (part 1 of 3)
IA Forum Interview: Meegan Scott discusses strategic planning (part 1 of 3)

In this interview, Meegan Scott (Magate Wildhorse Ltd.) discusses various challenges and processes for developing, implementing, and monitoring strategic plans. Ms. Scott will be speaking ... Read More...

Airports, Air Traffic and Global Power Transition
Airports, Air Traffic and Global Power Transition

Air traffic measured by passenger volume could be a concrete proxy measure for ‘soft power’. By Mitali Patel. 05/01/2018

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The Syrian Civil War: Analysis of Recent Developments
The Syrian Civil War: Analysis of Recent Developments

Essay examines current situation in the Syrian Civil War. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (04/27/2018)

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Kosovo Ghost Court Delays Justice to Victims and Their Families
Kosovo Ghost Court Delays Justice to Victims and Their Families

Tragedy and inaction follows war crimes court, Specialist Chamber and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office, in prosecuting members of the KLA. By Judge Dean B. Pineles. (04/26/2018)

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Unified Korea – A stepchild of Asia
Unified Korea – A stepchild of Asia

Renewed diplomatic initiative in the Far East, and eventual geopolitical implication of eventual reunification of Koreas.By Prof. Joseph H. Chung. (04/24/2018)

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Conflict, Religion and Foreign Policy: Invoking India-Israel Diplomatic Relationship
Conflict, Religion and Foreign Policy: Invoking India-Israel Diplomatic Relationship

Essay examines aspects of the India - Israel diplomatic relationship. By Saurabh Sharma. (04/20/2018)

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Policy Paper: Towards a Global Health without Canada?
Policy Paper: Towards a Global Health without Canada?

This paper examines what it means for the Canadian government to pay little attention to global health and it formulates a set of four recommendations that, if implemented, will allow Canada to con... Read More...

MCC 2.0: A new approach to take America's premier global development agency through and beyond 2020
MCC 2.0: A new approach to take America's premier global development agency through and beyond 2020

A vision of MCC 2.0 that represents an approach to practically reorient the agency toward greater relevance and effectiveness. By Mumukshu Patel. (02/27/2018)

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Foreign Aid: 8 Bucks or 80 Cents a Benjamin?
Foreign Aid: 8 Bucks or 80 Cents a Benjamin?

What are the real numbers for US foreign aid and what do they mean? By Mitali Patel. (11/20/2017)

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Reviewing Global Agriculture and the American Farmer: Opportunities for U.S. Leadership
Reviewing Global Agriculture and the American Farmer: Opportunities for U.S. Leadership

Review of Kim Elliott's insightful and important new book, Global Agric... Read More...

Spring 2017 IA Forum - Populism in the Digital Age and Cyber Security
Spring 2017 IA Forum - Populism in the Digital Age and Cyber Security

The Spring 2017 issue of International Affairs Forum is now available. This issue focuses on two topics: Populism in the Digital Age and Cyber Security, with interviews and essays from contributors... Read More...

Information on Anti-Corruption Program in Macedonia
Information on Anti-Corruption Program in Macedonia
Information sheet on joint Transparency International and Center for International Relations anti-corruption effort, Transparency Watch. Read More...



GA Stop Common Core
View Point: Conservative
California’s Common Core Mistake is also #Georgia's #CommonCore MISTAKE! https://t.co/0KUb5aqxCX via @hooverinst… https://t.co/RxtzjI7muM (05/21/2018)


Ari Laaksonen
View Point: Conservative
Stealth Fighter War: Russia's Su-57 vs. America's F-22 Raptor (Who Wins?) via @TheNatlInterest https://t.co/nfPwzEoXme (05/21/2018)


Daniel Wickham
View Point: Independent/Other
.@CrisisGroup: Prospects of talks and threat of escalation both rise in Yemen https://t.co/AtAUmuLbKI (05/21/2018)


Scott Snyder
View Point: Independent/Other
My take on North Korea’s May 16, 2018 Statements and Their Implications for a Trump-Kim Summit https://t.co/xIqGO6Tx7c via @CFR_org (05/21/2018)


sam rega
View Point: Independent/Other
Honored to be a part of this group for @BreakingTheBee! Thanks @FareedZakaria! https://t.co/KCmR2XvIQv (05/21/2018)


SiriusXM Progress
View Point: Liberal
Did you hear that #SCOTUS ruled companies can use #Arbitration to block employees from banding together in class ac… https://t.co/qZEThC3Vk6 (05/21/2018)


ClearedJobsNet Poly-Only Cleared Job Fair 5/24 BWI
View Point: Independent/Other
Welcome to our Newest Cleared Employers: H2M, Bowler Pons Solutions Consultants, AMTIS, T-rex Solutions, S2 Analyti… https://t.co/vaB0PQfMTW (05/21/2018)


Jonathan Cristol
View Point: Independent/Other
You're going to read someone's response to today's Pompeo #Iran speech, so why not read mine here at @CNNOpinion: https://t.co/3o9D0O4wsk (05/21/2018)


Kheira DRISSI
View Point: Independent/Other
A lire sur le « spectre de la guerre » entre l’Iran et KSA, de Bilal Saab ( @MiddleEastInst ) https://t.co/RXqQ9kpKcP (05/21/2018)


debipriya
View Point: Independent/Other
How many times does an @nberpubs paper make your jaw hit the floor, ok, fine, the table, but you get the point? Thi… https://t.co/hiZpUFCBxU (05/21/2018)


Mike Dorning
View Point: Independent/Other
Twitter bots played decisive role in Trump and Brexit wins, study finds. Automated tweeting may have added 1.76 poi… https://t.co/eKI6IjjD6S (05/21/2018)


SIGAR
View Point: Independent/Other
On Thursday, May 24th, at 9:30AM, Inspector General Sopko will speak at the launch of SIGAR's latest lessons learne… https://t.co/Nip0QQgeGX (05/21/2018)


Airport Workers Utd
View Point: Liberal
“Our nation’s unions have played an indispensable role in providing millions of families with a road to the middle… https://t.co/NG0vuRtw3M (05/21/2018)


Jack P.
View Point: Independent/Other
Little known law professor put forward as Italian prime minister https://t.co/vJyIGYLnJ1 via @POLITICOEurope by… https://t.co/dYviiBV0tK (05/21/2018)


1MforWorkFlexibility
View Point: Liberal
An Unequal Division of Labor: How Equitable Workplace Policies Would Benefit Working Mothers:… https://t.co/WjWLGRetgH (05/21/2018)


Fair Skies
View Point: Independent/Other
This morning at the @HudsonInstitute, @newtgingrich shared his views on @realDonaldTrump's leadership w/regards to… https://t.co/46wj7yoVqB (05/21/2018)


Dan Wachtler
View Point: Independent/Other
A timely article from @robknake and @CFR_org - I still would like to see more protection within or in addition to C… https://t.co/GdyeBrrpCv (05/21/2018)


#Brunei #Scam #MGWV
View Point: Independent/Other
Recommended accounts (1): @AgainstScams @AntiCorruptIntl @anticorruption @FraudGuy @ANTAC_ua @TISpain @RyleGerard @ICIJorg @WahyuDhyatmika (05/21/2018)


Stephanie Migot
View Point: Independent/Other
Scottish Tory leader: UK immigration target should be reviewed https://t.co/myLAvHwxrR [@PoliticoEurope] (05/21/2018)


BREAKING: DOJ CONFIRMS INVESTIGATION OF OBAMA FBI AND DOJ REGARDING TRUMP CAMPAIGN INFILTRATION
View Point: Independent/Other
DoJ Confirms Inspector General Will Probe "Impropriety, Political Motivation" Of Obama FBI Spying On Trump ... (05/21/2018)



View Point: Independent/Other


Trade Talks Episode 38: ZTE, Trump, and ChinaWhats the Fuss?
Trade Talks Episode 38: ZTE, Trump, and ChinaWhats the Fuss?
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Trump Tariffs Primarily Hit Multinational Supply Chains, Harm US Technology Competitiveness
Trump Tariffs Primarily Hit Multinational Supply Chains, Harm US Technology Competitiveness
The Trump administrations Section 301 tariffs are an ineffective response to US concerns about Chinas high-technology aspirations. They are a prime example of 20th century tools aimed at the knowledge-embodying trade flows of the 21st century. Instea... (5/16/2018) Read More...


Europes Coming Game of Musical Chairs
Europes Coming Game of Musical Chairs
The distribution of jobs in the superstructure of European-wide government is due for a shakeup in the next year, determining who will set the pace of the regions integration at a time of intermittent economic growth. Personalities always matter in t... (5/15/2018) Read More...


Completing Europes Banking Union Means Breaking the Bank-Sovereign Vicious Circle
Completing Europes Banking Union Means Breaking the Bank-Sovereign Vicious Circle
Several euro area leaders, including the German chancellor , her finance minister , and the French president , have recently referred to the need to complete the banking union. These public calls echo those made in more formal settings, in intergover... (5/14/2018) Read More...


Argentina: Back to the Brink
Argentina: Back to the Brink
In a largely unexpected move, Argentina has abruptly called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial help to shore up its reserves and stave off currency pressures. The action by the government of President Mauricio Macri is hard to squ... (5/9/2018) Read More...


Trade Talks Episode 37: Cottoning on to Trade
Trade Talks Episode 37: Cottoning on to Trade
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How Much Is China Paying for Foreign Technology?
How Much Is China Paying for Foreign Technology?
China is under fire from the United States and other countries for forced technology transfers and intellectual property theft. The data on Chinese payments for the use of foreign intellectual property show payments have been rising and China is one ... (5/8/2018) Read More...


Stephan Haggard and Mira Rapp-Hooper Preview the Summit on Lawfare
Stephan Haggard and Mira Rapp-Hooper Preview the Summit on Lawfare
Only a few months ago, President Donald Trump threatened to rain fire and fury on North Korea, and Kim Jong Uns missiles were crashing into the ocean. Now, the president is preparing for a summit with the North Korean leader. To understand what to ex... (5/7/2018) Read More...


The Politics of Selecting a New ECB President  in 2019
The Politics of Selecting a New ECB President in 2019
As the global economy continues its upswing, central banks in advanced economies face the challenge of returning monetary policy to a level enabling them to combat the next cyclical downturn. The recent selection of Jerome Powell, John Williams, and ... (5/7/2018) Read More...


CBO and Markets Agree: The 2017 US Tax Act Will Not Raise Stock Prices Much
CBO and Markets Agree: The 2017 US Tax Act Will Not Raise Stock Prices Much
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) forecasts a relatively small increase in US GDP over the next decade resulting from recent tax legislation. In its April 2018 outlook, the CBO estimates that the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed last year... (5/4/2018) Read More...


The Fed Is Satisfied for Now
The Fed Is Satisfied for Now
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) did not change the stance of US monetary policy at its meeting on May 2. Financial markets were not surprised. The minor changes in its policy statement all reflect improvements in recent economic data, notabl... (5/2/2018) Read More...


Trade Talks Episode 36: The Railroads Episode: America, India, and Intranational Trade
Trade Talks Episode 36: The Railroads Episode: America, India, and Intranational Trade
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Stephan Haggard on the Panmunjon Declaration
Stephan Haggard on the Panmunjon Declaration
Pessimism about the Trump-Kim summit abounds; Mark Landler's analysis at the New York Times is typical . But if this problem were easy it would have been solved long ago. The North-South summit didnt actually achieve much because its various initiati... (4/30/2018) Read More...


Trade Talks Episode 35: The Labor of NAFTA
Trade Talks Episode 35: The Labor of NAFTA
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US-Japan Trade Talks:  The Dog that Did Not Bark
US-Japan Trade Talks: The Dog that Did Not Bark
The atmosphere was fraught leading up to President Donald Trump's meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan at Mar-a-Lago in mid-April. Abe's government was unhappy over a range of issues, including the US refusal to exempt Japan from steel tar... (4/26/2018) Read More...


How China Leapfrogged Ahead of the United States in the Fintech Race
How China Leapfrogged Ahead of the United States in the Fintech Race
A survey in China last year found that 84 percent of Chinese were not concerned about leaving home without any cashnot because they relied on credit cards or checks, but because they were confident that their mobile phone payment methods like Alipay ... (4/26/2018) Read More...


How China Leapfrogged Ahead of the United States in the Fintech Race
How China Leapfrogged Ahead of the United States in the Fintech Race
A survey in China last year found that 84 percent of Chinese were not concerned about leaving home without any cashnot because they relied on credit cards or checks, but because they were confident that their mobile phone payment methods like Alipay ... (4/26/2018) Read More...


NAFTA Termination: Legal Process in Canada and Mexico
NAFTA Termination: Legal Process in Canada and Mexico
The mechanics of US withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have been widely explored, with an emerging consensus among legal experts that President Donald Trump does have the authority to pull out of the accord. This Policy B... (4/25/2018) Read More...


Central Bank Independence Revisited
Central Bank Independence Revisited
Ed Balls, research fellow at Harvards Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government (M-RCBG), and his coauthor, Anna Stansbury, will present the updated M-RCBG working paper, Central Bank Independence Revisited: After the financial crisis, w... (4/23/2018) Read More...


CSIS - Extremism YT
View Point: Independent/Other
(02/24/2018)


CSIS - Tillerson India-US
View Point: Independent/Other
(02/24/2018)


RUSI - Syrian Returning Fighters
View Point: Independent/Other
(02/20/2018)


Chatham House - Boris Johnson Speech
View Point: Conservative
(02/20/2018)


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