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The Efficacy of U.S. Drone Strikes in Pakistan: The Long View

“The United States is at war with al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their associated forces. We are at war with an organization that right now would kill as many Americans as they could if we did not stop them first. So this is a just war . . . a war... more
ROL in South Sudan

Emerging Rule of Law Priorities for a Post-Conflict South Sudan

In 2005, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), the armed forces of South Sudan, agreed to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, ending twenty-one years of civil war. Through a popular vote in January 2011, 98 percent... more



Reflections From Obama’s Middle East Negotiator: Dennis Ross

“Too many tears have been shed. Too much blood has been shed.” With these words, President Obama addressed a crowded hall at Cairo University in June 2009 and made settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a cornerstone of his Middle East... more
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Governing the Arctic: Finding Consensus in a Region of Increasing Interest

Editor’s Note: David Biette spoke with the Yale Journal of International Affairs in April 2015, several weeks before the United States assumed the chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The interview reflects the wide-ranging set of... more

Op-Eds & Reviews


The Need for Risk Stratification in India’s Healthcare

The United Nations recently called for its member states to show increased commitment to building sustainable and inclusive societies through the implementation of seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The third goal is to “ensure... more
Frozen Meat Truck

Political Cartoons: Frozen Meat Truck; Syrian Market Massacre

On August 27, 2015, seventy-one refugees were found to have suffocated to death in a frozen food truck that was abandoned on the Austria-Hungary border. Migrants from the Middle East, fearful of death at sea, have increasingly turned to a land... more

Photo Essays

YJIA Charlotte Juergens Submission 3

Sunken Roads: Seventy Years After D-Day

  In his old age, my great grandfather Pat recorded his memories of D-Day on tape. A former war correspondent with Stars and Stripes, Pat had attached himself to the 29th Division Infantry shortly before the initiation of Operation Overlord. In... more
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A New Generation: Life in Rwanda Twenty Years after the Genocide

“A New Generation: Life in Rwanda Twenty Years after the Genocide” by Enni Kallio was the winner of YJIA’s 2015 Photo Essay Contest. Kwibuka? Remember? On April 6, 1994 the airplane carrying the President of Rwanda, Juvénal Habyarimana, and... more
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Winter Highways: The Wait of Baltistan

Winter Highways: The Wait Of Baltistan Baltistan is a mountainous region straddling the Northern India–Pakistan border, adjacent to the disputed territory of Kashmir. During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, the Ladakhi Scouts, an infantry regiment... more