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Recognizing an Independent Kosovo?
Recognizing an Independent Kosovo?
Author discusses the international community's divisions over, and possible fallout from, Kosovo's self-declaration of independence. By Dr. Dale Mineshima-Lowe. (02/20/2008) Read More...


Despot Serenade
Despot Serenade
After the New York Philharmonic accepted an invitation to perform in Pyongyang, a flurry of commentary condemned and praised the move. Was this savvy cultural diplomacy, or just a PR coup for the worl... Read More...


Totalitarian of the Year: Putin
Totalitarian of the Year: Putin
A well-orchestrated election is a key instrument of a modern, 21st century dictatorship. It’s an important tool in the arsenal of state control, and the rhetorical platform essential to accusing criti... Read More...


Back to the (Policy) Future, Or: The Vagaries of International Relations
Back to the (Policy) Future, Or: The Vagaries of International Relations
Selling arms simultaneously to Saudi-Arabia and Israel is hardly new in America's foreign policy. But critics of this White House wonder how this new plan can be squared with the "Bush Doctrine". By... Read More...


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Egypt – A Key Part of the US Agenda in the Middle East
Discusses the growing political unrest in Egypt and US policy towards the country. By Adam Goodwin. (09/23/2007) Read More...


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Will Washington's New Counternarcotics Policy in Afghanistan Work?
Author examines new counternarcotics policy and provides a ground level alternative. By Haroun Mir and Jens F. Laurson (first published in the Central Asia-Caucasas Institute Analyst, 10/17/2007) Read More...


Israelis, Palestinians must promote peace culture
Israelis, Palestinians must promote peace culture
Reflects on Palestinian internal strife and repercussions around the world. By Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer. (7/1/2007, first published in Newsday) Read More...


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Turkish Initiative for Pakistani-Afghan Dialogue
Examines the Turkish effort to reinvigorate negotiations between the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan. By Haroun Mir. (IA-Forum, 05/30/2007) Read More...


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Death of the Russian Media
Discusses the trend of journalist deaths in the Russian media, implications within the country and externally. By S.R. Brophy. (IA-Forum, 4/16/2007) Read More...


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The Chinese Are Coming!
Reaction to the Chinese National People’s Congress recently passed bill on personal property rights. By Richard Neil Lorenc. (03/17/2007) Read More...


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Humanitarian Space in Iraq?
Argues for increased international action to address the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. By S.R. Brophy. (IA-Forum, 03/11/2007) Read More...


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Iraqization - Not Democratization
Analysis of the Iraq conflict and call to reinspect democratization policy efforts. By Alan Hootnick. (2/5/2007) Read More...


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We Mustn’t Forget Russia’s Truth Seeker Anna Politkovskaya
An appreciation of slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya and discussion of issues surrounding her death. By S.R. Brophy. (IA-Forum, 2/14/2007) Read More...


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Deadline Approaching for Iranian Compliance with UN Resolution
Analysis and commentary surrounding the deadline for Iranian compliance with United Nations (UN) Resolution 1737. By Stephanie Brophy. (IA-Forum, 02/07/2007) Read More...


Operation “Freedom From Iraq”
Operation “Freedom From Iraq”
Even the most idealistic of Iraq’s partisans can’t weigh the mountain of dead against the nation’s “messy freedom” and find solace. The President concedes that regional terror is up, Iran and Syria e... Read More...


Raw Power, Bear Facts
Raw Power, Bear Facts
"Backed by oil reserves, Russia is an object lesson of how global self-assertion can quickly turn very ugly. Skilled in the arts of brazen lying, Russia plays international politics like a tin drum." ... Read More...


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Bush Might Want Another Go at “Democratizing” Iraq
Author critiques possible US troop increases. By Claude Salhani. (IA-Forum, 12/22/2006) Read More...


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Unilateral Folly
Author critiques Prime Minister Olmert's convergence plan. By Samuel Hyman. (IA-Forum, 09/01/2006) Read More...


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Turning Madrassas against Radicalism
Author discusses the impact of Pakistani religious schools in Central Asia and what Afghanistan can do to counter it. By Haroun Mir. (IA-Forum, 8/20/2006) Read More...


Choice Pickings: What the Elections in the Ukraine Mean for Europe
Choice Pickings: What the Elections in the Ukraine Mean for Europe
Author considers whether European reaction to the Ukrainian elections reflects a negative, and larger, transatlantic issue. By Jens F. Laurson. (IA-Forum, 1/20/2005) Read More...


Israel: Weakness in Strength
Israel: Weakness in Strength
As unlikely as Israel will take its foreign policy cues from Jesus via Pope John Paul II, the unrealistic hope for peace might well lie in the application of unrealistic policies. By Jens F. Laurson a... Read More...


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Letter from Beirut
The current conflict in Lebanon - as seen from a balcony, overlooking South Beirut. By Ronnie Chatah. (08/05/2006) Read More...


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Stuck in a Struggle
Author writes that the lack of economic and social progress is bound to undermine government authority in Afghanistan. By Haroun Mir. (6/22/2006) Read More...


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No Real Shift in U.S. Policy Towards Iran
Authors analyze history of US-Iranian relations and propose change in current US policy towards Iran. By Karin A. Esposito and Mahdi Ahouie. (IA-Forum, 6/21/2006) Read More...


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Wasted Energy
The authors poke at the European 'Energy Summit' and discuss possibilities for Energy diversification in Europe. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (first published on Tech Central Station, 04/10... Read More...


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Living the Dream
Author discusses what the 'Chinese Dream' could mean for the nation's people, China's neighbours and the rest of the world. By Jason Miks. (IA-Forum, 4/11/2006) Read More...


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The Case That Was
Author asks who should be held accountable after Milosevic's death; does his passing excuse him for the atrocities he committed against the citizens of Yugoslavia? By Tonya Jones. (IA-Forum, 3/13/200... Read More...


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The Islamic Republic and Rhetorical Contests with the United States
The author discusses the war of words between the United States and Iran and its consequences. By Karin Esposito. (IA-Forum, 11/3/2005) Read More...


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A View of the Language of Ethnic Minorities in Science and Higher Education in Macedonia
The origin of citizens in European societies is heterogeneous from ethnical, linguistic, confessional, or a racial aspect. By Maria Milosevska (IA-Forum, 11/08/2004) Read More...


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Decentralization, or Euro-Discrimination?
Generally, minorities in the United States often take pride with the fact they are all equal under the law, regardless of their historical or ethnic background. This means that discrimination in the ... Read More...


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