Volume 35:2 – Summer 2011 (Current Edition)

Oceanic Revolution and Pacific Asia

May 15, 2011 by John Curtis Perry

The ocean forms perhaps the only common denominator of Pacific Asia and it seems a useful port of entry for any exploration of the international history of the region. What follows are merely broad and introductory observations intending to provide a global maritime background for the events that have occurred there in modern times. In […]

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Why Policymakers Are Confused About Victory

May 15, 2011 by William Martel

As the United States and its NATO and Gulf allies began Operation Odyssey Dawn against Muammar al-Qadhafi’s loyalist forces in March 2011, policymakers and scholars from the start should have debated three central questions: what would victory look like, how would it be won, and what would be the cost? These questions are, of course, […]

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Principals and Agents: Syria and the Dilemma of its Armed Group Allies

May 15, 2011 by Ethan Corbin

The recent wave of domestic revolts moving east from the Maghreb to engulf the Levant and the Arab peninsula in the past few months is sparing few Arab states. The long-standing Ba’thist regime of the al-Assad family in Syria is no exception. As the initially isolated protests in the southern town of Dara’a spread throughout […]

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Civil Society and Post-Electoral Uprisings: The Case of 2004 Ukraine

May 15, 2011 by Olena Tregub

A review of Paul D’Anieri (ed.), Orange Revolution and Aftermath: Mobilization, Apathy, and the State in Ukraine (Baltimore, MD: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Washington, DC: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010).

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Stuck in the Roundabout

May 15, 2011 by Dylan J. Williams

American perpetuation of the status quo in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ignores the views of American Jews, degrades U.S. influence, and threatens the existence of a democratic homeland for the Jewish people.

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Sports: A Powerful Strategy to Advance Women’s Rights

May 15, 2011 by Astrid Aafjes

On the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2011, more than 1,000 supporters gathered in Washington, D.C., to celebrate and kick off CARE’s Annual Conference.[i] Each year, CARE bestows their “I Am Powerful” Award upon a person who has had a profound effect upon his or her community or the community of others. […]

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