• Educational Exchanges and the Promotion of Human Rights

    • March 9, 2012

    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 …

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  • The KONY2012 Campaign and Its Critics

    • March 8, 2012

    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). …

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  • Exploring Global Governance Networks

    • March 7, 2012

    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 …

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  • Can NATO Rethink its Exit Strategy from Afghanistan?

    • March 5, 2012

    CIPS Policy Brief No.16, March 2012.
    By STEVE COLL, New America Foundation.

    • The NATO transition plan for Afghanistan is based on faulty assumptions and must be rethought before time runs out.
    • The international community must invest in a successful
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  • Enrichment or Weapons: Where is the Red Line on Iran?

    • March 5, 2012

    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 …

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  • Why the People Wanted Putin

    • March 5, 2012

    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 …

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