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JUN 3, 2015 Article

The Strategic Importance of U.S.-China Trade Ties

Everyone worries about the escalation of China's maritime disputes in the South China Sea. But the greatest long-term threat to U.S.-China relations may ...

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MAY 8, 2015 Article

Towards Non-Western Histories in International Relations Textbooks

"Exceptionalism" and many other concepts didn't originate solely in the West, yet most international relations textbooks continue to focus on Western history when outlining the ...

Dove-origami consisting of the word "Peace" in different languages. CREDIT: <a href="" target="_blank">Azin V/Shutterstock</a>

APR 7, 2015 Article

Rethinking the Prevention Mandate of Peace NGOs: An EastWest Route

How can peace NGOs be more effective, both at preventing conflict and maintaining peace? Greg Austin of the EastWest Institute looks at the record of ...

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MAR 2, 2015 Article

Killing and Cartoons

This year Paris and Copenhagen learned that there are still people willing to kill for cartoons. The dilemma of what to think about their publication ...

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FEB 5, 2015 Article

Examining the Potential for an American Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner catalyzed discussions nationwide over race relations in the United States. Surely it's time for some kind of ...

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JAN 7, 2015 Article

Global Inequality is Falling. So what?

Inequality is rising within countries, but falling for the world as a whole. What are we to make of this? This essay tackles the knotty ...

Ben Affleck participating in sensitization campaign targeting Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda in east Congo. CREDIT: <a href="">UN</a> (<a href="">CC)</a>

DEC 11, 2014 Article

Do Celebrity Humanitarians Matter?

Celebrity humanitarianism is alternately lauded for drawing media attention and fostering popular engagement and criticized on a number of ethical grounds. What can actor Ben ...

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NOV 12, 2014 Article

Hashtags and Human Rights: Activism in the Age of Twitter

It's very exciting when an activist social media campaign goes viral. But what if all that energy is misdirected, or merely "slacktivism"? This essay examines ...

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OCT 10, 2014 Article

Security Threats in Africa: A Critical Perspective

The U.S. is still seeing Africa from a Cold War perspective rooted in political realist thought, writes Africa security expert Metelits. But characterizing non-Western ...

Children Will Play Anywhere - U.S./Mexico Border Fence. CREDIT: <a href="">Romel Jacinto</a> <a href="">(CC)</a>

SEP 24, 2014 Article

The Central American Child Emigration Crisis: Facts, Figures, and Root Causes

Beginning in early 2014, news reports noted the rising number of unaccompanied minors attempting to cross the U.S. border with Mexico. Soon, it was described ...