On Monday of this week, in a small graduate seminar at American University Washington College of Law (in Washington, DC), a beautiful, humble, passionate heroine explained the history of the fight for women’s rights in her country, Yemen, and shared …READ MORE
Guest contributor: REX BRYNEN
Professor of Political Science, McGill University
In recent days, a social media-based campaign called KONY2012 has gone viral with worldwide calls for the arrest of Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). …READ MORE
How is global governance organized? For many complicated issues, governance is being pursued at multiple sites, by different actors, at different levels and, in many cases, across space in a messy transnational fashion. What, then, are fruitful ways of understanding …READ MORE
CIPS Policy Brief No.16, March 2012.
By STEVE COLL, New America Foundation.
For all the expressions of friendship and support between U.S. President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, the two have different thresholds over what would lead them to attack Iran and different visions of how the issue of Iran’s potential …READ MORE
The full article was published in the Ottawa Citizen on March 4, 2012.
‘Svobodnykh mest net” (“there are no free places”)! Of all my memories of the months I spent as a student in the Soviet Union, perhaps the most …READ MORE
CIPS Policy Brief No.15, March 2012.
By PETER JONES.
On February 27, Steve Coll (President of the New America Foundation and Pulitzer Prize-winning author) gave a strikingly clear and sobering analysis of problems afflicting the U.S. exit strategy from war in Afghanistan. His opening premise was a moral one: …READ MORE
These days, statements issued by NATO and U.S. officials tend to portray an optimistic picture of the situation in Afghanistan, suggesting that the insurgency remains on the back foot, that the transition to Afghan lead (the process by which security …READ MORE
Published in the Ottawa Citizen, February 26, 2012
To listen to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his “best friends” Stephen Harper and John Baird, one would think that the Israeli government has made up its mind about attacking …READ MORE
CIPS Policy Brief No. 14 (February 2012).
By TRITA PARSI.
Senegal, one of Africa’s most celebrated democracies, hovers on the brink of electoral chaos and political violence. At least six people have already been killed, and protests and demonstrations are continuing on a daily basis despite the violent crack-down of …READ MORE
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