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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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The Muslim Brotherhood and Their Relationship with Iran

A historical examination of the Muslim Brotherhood's relationship with Iran. By Mohammed Salama.  (01/16/2015)

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Lessons from Incipient Civic Movements in the Broader Middle East

Authors introduce analytical framework of 'incipient societies' to shed light on the so-called “Arab Spring”. It provides recommendations and suggestions, as well as areas of future consideration. By Nicholas A. Heras and Christos Kyrou Ph.D.
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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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Hamas Still Hamas

An analysis of the state of Hamas, through interpreting the Document of General Principles and Policies issued by Hamas in 2017. By Prof. Mohammed Al-Azdee. (05/23/2017)

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IA Forum Interview: Nadia AlZeabot, Kuwait Oil Company

Nadia AlZeabot (Kuwait Oil Company), session leader at this month's Association for Strategic Planning Annual Conference, discusses managing change through ‘Center of Excellence’ implementation for the Upstream Oil Sector in Kuwait. (04/18/2017)

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What Factors Have Perpetuated Instability in Yemen?

Parper examines destabilizing factors plaguing Yemen. By Austin Rock. (01/24/2017) 

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End of nuclear monopoly, Israeli dreams for regional hegemony?

Would the rise of a nuclear Iran restore regional balance and hinder Israel’s hegemonic moves? By Arslan Ayan. (11/30/2016)

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Interview with Dr. Luke S. Bearup: Human Trafficking

In this interview, Dr. Luke S. Bearup discusses human trafficking reintegration and justice as it relates to human trafficking. (11/28/2016)

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Organ Trafficking During Times of War and Political Conflict

In this special excerpt from the latest issue of International Affairs Forum, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, provides an in-depth look at organ trafficking issues. (11/17/2016)

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The Female Burden and the International Political Economy of Sex Trafficking

In this runner-up essay in the International Affairs Forum Student Writing Content, an analysis of sex trafficking and the North-South political economic gap. By Layla Abi-Falah.

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Corruption – Security: Forging U.S. Strategy

In this special excerpt from the latest issue of International Affairs Forum, co-founder of Transparency International, Frank Vogl, discusses US policy to address the nexus of security and corruption issues. (11/02/2016)

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A Safe Haven or Route for New Conflict

Analyis of Safe Haven, an explicit favoring of one religion/ ethnic group against another in the face of atrocities committed by ISIS. By Mustafa Akhwand. (09/30/2016)

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MENA Region: Colonial Dependence versus Regional Interdependence

MENA colonial historial must be understood to gain a proper understanding of its current circumstances. By Dr. Bendebka Ramzi. (09/05/2016)

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The Syrian Kurds: A House Divided

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EDITORIALS
Competing Orientations for the Near and Middle East

How can the United States best promote a peaceful and productive Middle East?  By Jack Pearce. (03/23/2015)

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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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All Breaking Beds of our Most Favored Agressor

What challenges lie ahead for Saudi Arabia? By Elodie Pichon. (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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Is the Middle-East Ready to Welcome Trump?

Examining the effects on a Trump administration''s policies on the Middle East. By Adarsh Vijay. (01/08/2016)

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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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Power and Opportunity: Turkish Strategic Positioning from Northern Syria through Iraqi Kurdistan

A look at Turkey's strategic positioning in the Middle East. By David Davidian. (11/28/2016)

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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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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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Turkey’s Strategic Reset: engagement instead of contention

Time for a strategic reset for Turkish foreign policy. By Barçin Yinanç. (07/13/2016)

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The Threat of MANPAD Proliferation

Shoud Man-Portable Anti-Air Defense (MANPADs) be given to Syrian rebels? By Seth Berman. (04/27/2016

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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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Will Iran’s Reformists’ Electoral Gains Lead to Détente with the West?

What are the propects for the Iranian Reformists’ enthusiasm to re-engage with the West?.  By Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman. (03/21/2016)

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The Recent Death Sentences in Saudi Arabia

Underlying issues surrounding recent executions in Saudi Arabia. By Giancarlo Elia Valori. (01/11/2016)

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Kremlin’s Battling with Islamic State or Search for New Role

What factors are behind the Russian move in Syria? By Sandeep Tripathi. (10/19/2015)

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Better Yielding, Better Living: Sustainable Agricultural Productivity in the 2030 agenda

Food production must be doubled to feed a global population of nine billion by 2050. Author presents efforts needed to meet that goal. By Mumukshu Patel. (10/07/2015)

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Leveraging the Iranian Agreement

Thoughts on how to leverage the Iranian Agreement into greater long term, stable productivity in the Middle East.  By Jack Pearce. (10/05/2015)

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The Future of Turkey after the Last Elections: the Kurdish question and the economic outlook

Where does Turkey stand after its last parliamentary elections?  By Diego Del Priore. (moderndiplomacy.eu, 07/29/2015)

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How Russia, China, and IS Have Made the US Popular Again

Allies and partners are looking to the United States in ways not seen since the Cold War.  By Rob Spalding and Adam Lowther. (The Diplomat, 06/29/2015)

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The Art of Subtle Denial

Sectarian strife in the Muslim world and its ramifications. By K.N. Pandita. (07/02/2015)

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What is ISIL All About, and what are its Prospects?

An examination of ISIL and where it's heading.  By Jack Pearce. (06/27/2015)

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Genocide-labeling has always been political

Does Taphael Lemkin's definition of genocide apply to the 100 year old Armenian suffering at the hands of Turday?  By Tal Buenos. (04/24/2015)

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Syria: Four Years On

It's been four years since the Syrian Civil War began.  A look at its history and a look forward.  By Rafael Panlilio. (03/26/2015)

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What to do about Syria?

The best way towards solving Syria is not through military violence. By Dr. Anna Cornelia Beyer

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Is Multipolarity Inevitable in International Politics?

A look at unpolarity and multipolarity in international politics. By Amit R. Saksena. (03/05/2015)

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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation: 45 Years of the Collective Muslim World’s Voice

Stumbling blocks still abound for Muslim interests through the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. By Amit R. Saksena. (01/29/2015) 

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Does the World Need a Trusteeship for Saudi Arabia (and a new vision for Iraq and Iran?)

The benefits of a Royal buyout.  By Jack Pearce. (01/29/2015)

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Tribulation of the Right to Free Passage: Strolling in your neighbor’s front yard with a hand gun?

UNCLOS states that all states enjoy the right of innocent passage through the territorial sea. But what about warships and ships containing dangerous cargo?  By Amit R. Saksena. (01/27/2015)

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How to Stop the Crime of Ungrateful Children?

Repercussions of arming insurgents still resonate.  By Ali Reza Sarwar. (01/14/2015)

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