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Countering Jihadism in America: A Policy Review

Posted: March 27, 2017 at 2:16 pm   /   Security, Web Articles

Author Jason Margaritis surveys the state of counter-extremism policy in the US, specifically examining the “Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the US” (PVE) strategy outlined by the Obama administration in June 2011. Margaritis then examines the limitations and consequences of the strategy.

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A Road to Peace in West Asia

Posted: March 2, 2017 at 6:41 pm   /   Regional, Web Articles

Author Mishaal Al Gergawi illustrates a broad overview of the political challenges facing the Middle East, asserting that the domestic drivers of such challenges are accentuated by sectarianism. He argues that a resolution to Saudi-Iranian geopolitical competition would greatly mitigate conflicts throughout the region, and describes the contours of a potential settlement between these powers.

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The Political Economy of Sustainable Development: Policy Instruments and Market Mechanisms

Posted: February 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm   /   Book Reviews, Development, Energy & Environment

Dr. John Olushola Magbadelo, Director for Research at the Centre for African & Asian Studies (Abuja, Nigeria), reviews “The Political Economy of Sustainable Development: Policy Instruments and Market Mechanisms” by Timothy Cadman, et al.

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Labor Market Reform in France would Help Ease Muslim – non-Muslim Tension

Posted: December 15, 2016 at 3:45 pm   /   Economics, Web Articles

Author Adam Millsap asserts that the liberalization of labor markets in France and other European countries would address concerns of immigrant assimilation by providing more economic opportunity for immigrants, which would make it easier for them to adjust to their new surroundings. He concludes that labor market liberalization could also provide long-term economic prosperity for all in France.

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The Evolution of FATA Land into a Hub of Terrorism

Posted: December 15, 2016 at 3:12 pm   /   Security, Web Articles

Author Ahmad Shah Katawazai discusses the development of terrorist elements in the largely ungoverned Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan, describes its implications for regional and international security, and offers policy prescriptions to combat the continued growth of extremism in the FATA.

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