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    After the departure of ISAF, what would an Afghan peace process look like?

    Military force is increasingly being used to end civil conflicts, but this cannot bring stability to Afghanistan. The international community must find ways to nurture an inclusive peace process.


    Caroline Hartzell is Professor of Political Science at Gettysburg College and director of its Center for the Study of Global Issues

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    America votes for anyone but Obama

    The Republicans may have won convincingly but they don’t feel the love


    John Zogby, Senior Analyst at Zogby Analytics, is author with Joan Snyder Kuhl of First Globals: Understanding, Managing, & Unleashing the Potential of Our Millennial Generation

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    Can sanctions ever work?

    Thanks to techniques perfected by the US Treasury, sanctions have reached a peak of effectiveness. However, it seems they have hit their high water mark.


    Lord Malloch-Brown is a former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and ex-UK minister. Harry Gibson is an economist.

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    Review: Hun Sen, the great survivor

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    Bertil Lintner is a former correspondent with the Far Eastern Economic Review and the author of books on Burma, North Korea, and organized crime in the Asia-Pacific

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    Sanctions: Giving Putin pause for thought

    The Kremlin was taken off-guard by the speed and severity of western sanctions, now exacerbated by the falling oil price


    Timothy Ash is head of emerging market research, excluding Africa, for Standard Bank

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    Review: Documenting Ukraine’s rebirth pangs

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    What is hiding behind Islamic State?

    The brutal jihadist is simply a frontman for many strands of disaffected Iraqi opinion

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    Ten minutes with Regina Catrambone, co-founder of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station

    MOAS is the first privately funded search and rescue operation


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