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IA-Forum Interview: Mr. Karim Pakzad
IA-Forum Interview: Mr. Karim Pakzad
IA Forum speaks with Mr. Karim Pakzad (Institute for International and Strategic Relation, Paris, France) about the Iraqi elections. By Valentine Pasquesoone. (04/05/2010) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Cleo Paskal
IA-Forum Interview: Cleo Paskal
IA-Forum speaks with Cleo Paskal about her book Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the W... Read More...


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Bilateral donors and aid conditionality in post-conflict peacebuilding
Exploring the role of bilateral donors and conditional aid in Mozambique’s successful post-war peace process. By Carrie Manning and Monica Malbrough. (Journal of Modern African Studies - 2010) Read More...


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Yemen: The Evolution of a Problem
Mark N. Katz outlines the historical evolution of Yemen and analyzes how the U.S. and the E.U. can promote stability and security in this often trouble-prone country. Read More...


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Blacklisted in Baghdad
The recent ban of more than 500 candidates from Iraq's upcoming elections is designed to cement the power of the country's Shiite Islamists aligned with Iran. Will this latest sectarian rupture sink a... Read More...


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Letter From Sana’a
In Yemen, where political and tribal authorities compete, interest groups -- including al Qaeda’s regional offshoot, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- have begun to fill the voids. By James M. Dors... Read More...


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Jewish Terrorism in Israel
Avoiding the pitfalls that generally confront the study of terrorism -- either expressing outrage at such inhumane behavior or dismissing one man's terrorist as another man's freedom fighter -- author... Read More...


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Frostbitten: Decoding the Cold War, 20 Years Later
The magisterial Cambridge History of the Cold War views the Cold War as an undifferentiated chunk of history. But the conflict between the superpowers was just one strand of history in the middle and ... Read More...


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Netanyahu and the sanctioning of Iran
Thomas Evans asks why Israel looks unlikely to gain support for energy sanctions against Iran. (OpenDemocracy, 02/25/2010) Read More...


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Warming Chad-Sudan Relations Necessary for Darfur Peace
Efforts by the Chadian and Sudanese governments to mend their relations will only have a positive impact on the security situation in Darfur if each government takes positive steps to resolve their in... Read More...


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Macedonia-Greece Issue
Interview with Greek official about the Greek-Macedonia issues. (A1, 02/05/2010) Read More...


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Financial Times 2009: A year of Middle East editorials
Just Journalism’s latest report, ‘Financial Times 2009: A year of Middle East editorials’ analyses all 121 of the newspaper’s editorials relating to the Middle East last year, revealing a number of in... Read More...


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Energy Security for Ukraine and Europe
Jörg Himmelreich argues that free-market policies and improved transparency in the energy sector are critical for Ukraine's security and economy - and by extension, Europe's access to natural gas. Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: M. Ashraf Haidari
IA-Forum Interview: M. Ashraf Haidari
IA Forum speaks with M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor and Acting Defense Attaché of the Embassy of Afghanistan (Washington, DC) about The London Conference on Afghanistan. (01/27/2010) Read More...


IA Forum Special Report - Climate Change, Cybersecurity
IA Forum Special Report - Climate Change, Cybersecurity
IA Forum presents its latest special report featuring the trade-off between economic policy and climate change policy, insurgent groups, and cybersecurity. Read More...


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A Still Darker Russia
Russia’s future is as uncertain as ever, writes Arkady Ostrovsky. (The Economist, 12/28/2009) Read More...


Corruption in the Afghan Context
Corruption in the Afghan Context
Author analyzes governance in Afghanistan, corruption issues, and anti-corruption reform efforts. By Michael P. Cohn (12/23/2009) Read More...


Iran and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO): Counter- Hegemony as Common Purpose
Iran and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO): Counter- Hegemony as Common Purpose
Authors examine Iranian membership in the Shanghai Cooperative Organization and potential effect on security. By Dr. Ali G. Dizboni, Dr. Amir M. Haji-Yousefi, and Greg Mcpherson. (12/19/2009) Read More...


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The Bearded Gentleman
Rather than assassinate Iranian citizens abroad, which proved a constant irritant between Iran and host countries, the Islamic Republic has developed much more sophisticated mechanisms to control its ... Read More...


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Money Can't Buy America Love
Millions of dollars are being pumped into hearts and minds projects from Kabul to Kandahar. Trouble is, it's not working. And it might even be making things worse. By Andrew Wilder and Stuart Gordon. ... Read More...


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This I Believe (re: Afghanistan)
The author can’t agree with President Obama’s decision to escalate in Afghanistan, preferring a minimalist approach. By Thomas L. Friedman. (The New York Times, 12/01/2009) Read More...


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Vision for Victory in Afghanistan - Part I
The news from Afghanistan all year has been dispiriting, and the last few weeks have been especially tough in terms of the violence. Yet most foreign and Afghan officials and officers who the author e... Read More...


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Vision for Victory in Afghanistan - Part I
Troop number increase is argued as the most correct path to achieve agreeable results in Afghanistan. By Michael O'Hanlon. (The Washington Times/ Brookings Institution, 11/18/2009) Read More...


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Why Israel is Safer (from Iran) Than it Might Seem
An outline of the strategic situation between Iran and Israel. By Azem Ibrahim. (The Huffington Post/Harvard University) Read More...


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Gorbachev and the End of the Cold War
The Soviet establish made a mistake to discount the role of economic power and soft power in its policies. Read More...


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Obama must rethink rethinking Afghanistan
Either way the President's decision goes, the longer America goes without his resolution, the costlier the stakes become. By Doyle McManus. (The LA Times, 11/15/2009) Read More...


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Interview with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh discusses Afghanistan, Pakistan and other issues facing India. (Washington Post, 11/22/2009) Read More...


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Manmohan Singh Visits Washington: Sustaining U.S.–Indian Cooperation Amid Differences
Brief on Indo-US relations in the context of Indian Prime Minister Singh's visit. By Ashley Tellis. (Brookings Institution, November 2009) Read More...


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'Strategic reassurance' that isn't
For an administration that has announced "we are back" after years of alleged Bush administration neglect in Russia and Asia, this is not a positive beginning. By Robert Kagan and Dan Blumenthal. (Th... Read More...


IA Forum Interview:  Bruce K. Rutherford
IA Forum Interview: Bruce K. Rutherford
IA Forum speaks with Dr. Bruce K. Rutherford about Egypt, US-Egyptian relations, and his book Egypt After Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam and Democracy in the Arab World. By M. Patel. (IA-Forum, 1... Read More...


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