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CIDRZ Recovery: Stronger Institutions for Health and Development

CIDRZ Recovery: Stronger Institutions for Health and Development

CIDRZ reforms and rebuilds its research, public health, and development programs to deliver better science, health care, and local talent capacity-building.

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Lesvos Online: Social Media, Refugees, and Foreign Policy at the Individual Level

Lesvos Online: Social Media, Refugees, and Foreign Policy at the Individual Level

The refugee crisis in Europe stems from competing state and non-state actors in Syria and uneven responses by state and supra-state actors in Europe. But one of the most interesting—and useful—responses to the crisis have been at the individual level.

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America’s Diplomats: Review By Jim Quirk

America’s Diplomats: Review By Jim Quirk

While much of the media focuses on U.S. foreign policy failures, scandals, or intra-agency turf battles, this film reminds us that the career personnel are talented, dedicated people whose commitment to public service and American interests includes considerable sacrifice.

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Trump’s Foreign Policy

Trump’s Foreign Policy

A Trump victory is possible. What would President Trump’s foreign policy look like?

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Trump, Reagan, and American Foreign Policy

Trump, Reagan, and American Foreign Policy

The United States is preparing a new variable in its foreign policy: a new President. If Donald Trumps wins, what will his foreign policy look like?

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Dayton Accords at 20

Dayton Accords at 20

The Dayton Accords ended the war, but with what kind of peace?

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Freedom Calling in Montenegro?

Freedom Calling in Montenegro?

Opposition movements in Montenegro will gather for a “Sloboda Trazi Montenegro” (Freedom Calling) rally in Podgorica on September 27.

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GLACIER and the Arctic Future

GLACIER and the Arctic Future

Global and regional leaders met in Alaska at the 2015 GLACIER conference, trying to shape the future of the Arctic. That future will probably look like one of five existing models.

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Naval Strategist Asks: Could Cyberattacks Prevent War?

Naval Strategist Asks: Could Cyberattacks Prevent War?

A leading naval strategist asks: Could cyberattacks actually prevent war?

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Maritime and Cyber Security Lessons From Before World War I

Maritime and Cyber Security Lessons From Before World War I

Is the U.S. accidentally preparing for World War I again? In this two-part series, leading thinkers from a prior era of globalization instruct us on maritime and cyber security today.

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Muhammad Depictions on Washington, D.C. Metro?

Muhammad Depictions on Washington, D.C. Metro?

The current debate over political advertising in the Washington, D.C.-area transit system moves the issue from “free speech” to “public safety,” and probably toward the Supreme Court.

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Could another ISIS surge hasten a Kurdish exit from Iraq?

Could another ISIS surge hasten a Kurdish exit from Iraq?

After a perilous roller coaster ride in 2014, the question of independence for the Kurdistan Region moves back to the front burner.

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Islam in Belgrade, Serbia in the EU?

Islam in Belgrade, Serbia in the EU?

This is the second in a series of “Serbia: Snapshots” – considerations of different aspects of Serbian society as it approaches the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Accords, which ended the wars in Bosnia.

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Morning in Belgrade

Morning in Belgrade

This is the first in a series of “Serbia: Snapshots” – considerations of different aspects of Serbian society as it approaches the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Accords, which ended the wars in Bosnia.

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The Armenians Remember

The Armenians Remember

A new United Nations report documents Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) actions against the Yezidis as genocide, while the Armenians prepare to commemorate the centennial of their own.

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About the Author

Jim Quirk
Jim Quirk

Jim Quirk teaches American and comparatiive politics at American University in Washington, D.C. He has taught at Loyola University Maryland, The Catholic University of America, and the University of Economics in Varna, Bulgaria. His favorite projects have included work with online learning, Mexico, the Balkans, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, OSCE, and IEEE. He tweets from @webQuirks.

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