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Dawn Of A New Era for the Forgotten Issue of Statelessness

Dawn Of A New Era for the Forgotten Issue of Statelessness

2011 marked the culmination of a range of developments at national, regional and global levels which indicate that there is not just every reason for states to want to do more to address statelessness, but also that something can be done about it.

International Efforts to Counter Al-Shabaab

International Efforts to Counter Al-Shabaab

While foreign forces in Somalia that oppose al-Shabaab can help degrade its capacity, they cannot defeat al-Shabaab any more than al-Shabaab and its foreign jihadis can defeat the forces aligned against them.

Al Qaeda in 2012

Al Qaeda in 2012

Al Qaeda no longer poses a serious international threat, due to key developments in the strategic, political and public realms after 9/11 which have severely limited its capacity to conduct international terrorism.

The Challenge of Al-Shabaab

The Challenge of Al-Shabaab

Al-Shabaab is now seen by many as a clear and present danger. It is a growing, not a declining, threat across the globe.

Will Senegal’s 2012 Presidential Election End in Violence?

Will Senegal’s 2012 Presidential Election End in Violence?

Those who study Senegal have long thought it could never be the site of significant political violence. Over the past twelve years, however, Senegalese politics has changed.

Romanian Democracy: Running Out of Ideas

Romanian Democracy: Running Out of Ideas

There is a growing chasm between the politicians and the electorate in Romania that could easily push people into searching for providential leaders who offer miraculous solutions.

Triage Governance in Romania: Contemplating Boc’s Resignation

Triage Governance in Romania: Contemplating Boc’s Resignation

Given the Euro crisis and Romania’s political environment, how was Boc’s government able to survive as long as it did?

Yemen: The Political Struggle Continues

Yemen: The Political Struggle Continues

Many Yemenis were disappointed with the compromise brokered that led to Saleh’s departure, preferring to continue the struggle for real change.

Dealing with Inter-Communal Violence in South Sudan

Dealing with Inter-Communal Violence in South Sudan

Conflict is not inevitable in South Sudan. All of the issues present in Jonglei can be addressed through enlightened government policies. While still young, the RSS may draw from lessons learned throughout the region.

Why Australia Fears China’s Rise: The Growing War Consensus

Why Australia Fears China’s Rise: The Growing War Consensus

Inter-state war is threatening to make a dangerous come-back. But the good news is that great power war can be prevented.

A Marshall Plan to Combat Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific

A Marshall Plan to Combat Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific

The United States is officially reorienting its security and defense strategy to the Asia-Pacific region, but the United States needs a complementary investment agenda for building the region’s resilience to climate change.

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