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Now Available - IA Forum Fall 2016 Issue: Corruption and Human Trafficking

The Fall 2016 issue of International Affairs Forum is now available. This focuses on Corruption and Human Trafficking, with interviews and essays from contributors from around the world, spanning academia to practitioners to winners of our Student Writing Competition.  

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An “Asian Democracy” or a Quality Democracy?

Paper examines the divergence between the governments of Singapore and Malaysia and meaningful democracy. (06/08/2017)

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Excerpt from Spring 2017 issue of IA Forum: Interview with Dr. Peter W. Singer

In this excerpt from the Spring 2017 issue of International Affairs Forum, Dr. Peter W. Singer (New America Foundation) discusses cyber security issues including the Russian hack during the U.S. elections and cyber policy. (06/05/2017)  See more about the issue here.

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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 from around the world, spanning academia, practitioners and winners of our Student Writing Competition.  

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South China Sea Ruling: The Need for a Firm Stance

Essay provides an analysis of the South China Sea dispute, focusing on the developments throughout the years. By Apala Chaturvedi. (05/31/2017)

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The Plight of Minority Groups

Essay analyzes human rights issues in Sri Lanka and Bhutan. By Sooyoung Hu. (05/29/2017)

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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): An Analysis of the External Challenges

Explores external factors and challenges presented to the CPEC effort. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (05/18/2017)

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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): The Political Economy Analyzed

Analysis of CPEC and its implications to the political economy. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (05/08/2017)

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Kulbhushan Jhadav Affair and India-Pakistan Conflict

A close look at the Kulbhushan Jhadav Affair and its repurcussions. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (04/25/2017)

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Methods of Manipulation: How Militant regimes control the masses

Essay focuses on Indonesia and Burma to examine how militant regimes seek to control the masses. By Juli Adhikari. (03/08/2017)

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Religious Freedom in Southeast Asia

Focusing on Philippines and Vietnam, a look at religious freedom in Southeast Asia. By Sooyoung Hu. (03/02/2017)

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Trouble to the East: The threat to American security from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Paper seeks to determine what, if any, threat is posed to the security of the United States by the activities of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. By Aaron Pultman. (03/01/2017)

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Accelerating Change in North Korea

An alternative approach to ending the ongoing crisis on the Korean Peninsula. By Peter Murphy. (02/24/2017)

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Misguided Guidance and Self -Serving Leaders:Evaluating Politics and Leadership in Southeast Asia

Short paper examines politics and leadership in the Philippines and Indonesia. By Juli Adhikari. (02/10/2017)

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Democratic Transitions in Southeast Asia

Paper examines democratic transitions in the Philippines and Indonesia. By Sooyoung Hu. (01/27/2017)

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EDITORIALS
India on U.N. Security Council Restructuring

Where does India fit in discussions about U.N. Security Council restructuring? By K.N. Pandita. (08/19/2015)

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India-Pakistan Detente: Positive Note

Do recent events point to an unflawing for Indian-Pakistan relations? By Dr. Kashi N Pandita. (01/24/2014)

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Why ASEM Is Vital to Indonesian Interest

It’s difficult to overestimate the importance of ASEM, which bridges East Asia and Europe. (first appeared in Jakarta Globe,10/19/2014)

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Deterring North Korea

How should North Korean sabre rattling be dealth with? By Sartaj Chaudhary. (04/07/2017).  First appearing in The Tribune India.

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Paging Gov. Beasley: Will the World Food Program face a famine or flourish under American budget cut

The WFP needs to flourish in these trying times to control world hunger and thirst. New Executive Director Gov. David Beasley needs to do just that. By M. Patel. (03/29/2017)

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Let’s shatter the glass ceiling for women in global banking

On this International Women’s Day, we can start to begin the end of male dominance of MDBs: let’s shatter the glass ceiling for women in global MBD banking. By M. Patel. (03/08/2017)

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A Consequential UN Appointment From The Trump Administration

David Beasley has been nominated to lead the United Nation’s World Food Program (WFP), a critical program that needs visionary leadership.  By M. Patel. (03/07/2017)

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Iran’s Overseas Ambitions: Signs of a Naval Conundrum

What lies ahead for Iran's overseas naval ambitionsBy Adarsh Vijay. (02/23/2017)

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China’s Counter-Enlightenment Approach to Taking Control of Afro-Eurasia

Author argues that China intends to use leverage to dominate Afro-Eurasia, and to relegate both the US and Europe to minor roles in geopolitical power and influence. By Timothy Bovy. (01/24/2017)

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The Plight of Refugees

A brief analysis of the global refugee crisis.  By Sooyoung Hu. (01/05/2016)

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Sino-Russian neighborhood policy: Kazakhstan – Euroasian heart of gold

Kazakhstan is placed to be a Euo-Asian center. Can it achieve that goal?  By Filippo Romeo. (12/28/2016)

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(Un)Expected President

Reflections on the election of Donald Trump and what it portends. By Tomislav Jakic.  (11/21/2016)

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Expanding Japanese Military Presence in Djibouti: Challenging the Growing Chinese Security Framework

What does the expanded Japanese installation in Djibouti say about Sino-Japanese influence? By Justin Cheung. (11/20/2016)

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Sino-US relations – Recalibration or Repetition?

What is the future for US-China relations? By Qi Lin. (11/18/2016)

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No vacancy for women leaders in global banks

There has not been a single woman leader of the five major development banks, in their more than fifty year history..It's time there is.  By Choop Sadkam. (10/07/2016)

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The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM): What Next?

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement is in shambles.  What's next for it? By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (09/03/2015)

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Pakistan in the US, the US in Pakistan: Self-denial is the biggest threat to world peace

Pakistan's world image and Pakistan's image of itself.  By Rakesh Krishnan Simha. (06/02/2016)

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India’s Education – one view on Optimization and Outreach

Does India's education system need to be revisited? By Dr. Swaleha Sindhi. (05/16/2016)

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Taiwanese Global Health Initiative: A Lesson in Soft Power Building

Taiwan’s Zika pandemic preparedness solves issues at home while giving it a boost in the eyes of the world. By Justin Cheung .(04/29/2016)

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The ‘Great Game’ Reborn in the Indian Ocean: A Tale of Two Ports

The new power politics in Central Asai.By K.N. Pandita. (04/24/2016)  

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Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia

Looking at Modi's upcoming visit to the Middle East and what can be accomplished. By K.N. Pandita.  (04/04/2016)

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Pakistan’s Suicidal Power Game

Relections on the recent attack on India's Pathankot air base. By K.N. Pandita. (01/11/2016)

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Breaking the ndia-Pakistan Logjam

What do India and Pakistan need to do to ease tensions? By K.N.Pandita

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The India - Pakistan Dispute

For India and Pakistan to resolve differences, the Kashmir issue must be settled. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (12/16/2015)

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To Washington with Domestic Baggage

What Pakistan needs to do to secure a peaceful region.  By K.N. Pandita. (12/12/2015)

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Kashmir: Is Former Chief Minister off the Point?

A look at Farooq Abdullah's statement that Pakistan should keep its part of the State and Kashmire should keep theirs.  By K.N. Pandit. (12/07/2015)

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India: Critical Turn in National Politics

A look at new developments in India's political scene. By K.N. Pandita. (11/16/2015)

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The U.S. Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and Sino-U.S. Relations

The U.S. needs a more constructive approach to Sino relations to achieve a prosperous and secure Asia-Pacific.  By Qi Lin.  (11/09/2015)

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The Passion for Self-Mockery

A look at the significance of Sahitya Akademi (Academy for Literature) awardees reportedly returning their awards to the Government of India. By K.N. Pandita. (11/04/2015)

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The issue of IDPs from Kashmir

The religious minority of the Pandits of Kashmir is living in exile since 1990. A look at the core issues faced by these Internally Displaced Persons.  By Kashi Pandit. (10/21/2015)

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