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Yale Journal of International Affairs
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Crossing the Red Line: International Legal Limits on Policy Options

The apparent use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria and the potential development of nuclear weapons by Iran have brought “red lines” to the forefront of public discourse and policy-making. In the former, U.S. President Obama... more



Seeing Atrocity Crimes as Processes, Not Single Events

"Almost all societies have diverse populations. Divisions between national, racial, ethnic, and religious groups and tensions fueled by past and present patterns of discrimination are among the key risk factors for conflict and atrocity... more

Transparency as Professionalism

YJIA: The China Foundation of Poverty Alleviation is the largest NGO in China. Could you give us a little bit of background on the Foundation and how it works with governmental institutions? Wang: I’ll start by giving you some context as to how... more

A World in Need of a Grand Strategy

YJIA: Mr. Ocampo, we’re delighted that you’re joining the Jackson Institute. Why did you decide to come to Yale this year? Moreno-Ocampo: For my nine years as prosecutor I saw how the twenty-first century was changing the way in which we manage... more



The Transparency of the Quotidian: Whither Japan?

Take a look at the tag cloud from this journal’s webpage. The frequency with which a given word or phrase is tagged in relation to the YJIA’s content is shown by relative size, an indication of that topic’s level of coverage. For example,... more

Two Americas: Resurgent and Dysfunctional

In discussions of America’s present and prospects, few notions are as common as that of “two Americas”: the haves and have-nots, the red states and blue states, and so forth.  One might add another pair to the list: the resurgent and the... more

Photo Essays


Flight of the Golden Peacock: The Return of Aung San Suu Kyi

In this photo essay, composed during the weeks leading up to and following Aung San Suu Kyi’s historic win in the April elections, I focus on some of the major changes that have marked this improbable “flight of the golden... more