Volume 3, Issue 1: Winter 2008

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Institutional Design and Power
An Interview with Robert Keohane

In an interview with YJIA, Robert Keohane discusses his thoughts on institutions, the changing theories of institutions, and the problems facing such bodies as the United Nations Security Council as they struggle to reform.


Contemporary Issues in U.S. National Security
An Interview with Robert D. Kaplan

In an interview with YJIA, Robert D. Kaplan weighs in on what he sees as the most pressing security challenges for American interests worldwide.



Fighting Impunity: Assisted Arrests at the ICC
By Matthew Gillett

Matthew Gillett argues for the implementation of an internationally sanctioned assisted arrest mechanism to help bring wanted suspects to justice at the International Criminal Court.


Beyond AFRICOM: Toward a Comprehensive U.S. Africa Policy
By Colin Thomas-Jensen

Colin Thomas-Jensen examines the challenges facing the U.S. as it seeks to foster security and development in Africa, pointing out the backfiring of existing American policies on the continent.


Waving the Banner of Independence: Kazakhstan’s Relations with Russia, China and the United Nations
By Brian G. Carlson

Brian G. Carlson discusses the a balncing act performed by Kazakhstan as it seeks to maintain its strong ties with Russia while making room for strong relations with China and the United States.


Shattering the Nuremberg Consensus: U.S. Rendition Policy and International Criminal Law
By Leila Nadya Sadat

Leila Nadya Sadat analyzes the legal case against the American policy of extraordinary rendition under international law.


Variants of Corporatist Governance: Differences in the Korean and Japanese Approaches in Dealing with Labor
By Taekyoon Kim

Taekyoon Kim analyzes the differences in the governmental approaches to state-labor relations in the “developmental states” of Japan and South Korean.


The Vanguard: The Genesis and Substance of al-Qaeda’s Conception of Itself and its Mission
By Christopher Angevine

Christopher Angevine delves into the organization as it sees itself, looking at its ideological origins and current leadership and philosophy.


Comparing the American Occupations of Germany and Iraq
By Thomas W. Maulucci, Jr.

Thomas Maulucci looks at the occupation of Germany after World War II to See what lessons were learned and applied – or forgotten – in Iraq.


The Dilemmas of American Democracy Promotion in the Arab World
By Sean Yom

Sean Yom argues that the dueling goals of fostering free elections and of maintaining a strong front against Islamism combined to doom the American efforts to spur democracy in the Arab world.



Lawfare Today: A Perspective
By Major General Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., USAF

Charles Dunlap argues for his vision of lawfare in the war on terror and responds to JAG critics like John Yoo.


A New Year’s Resolution for U.S. Foreign Policy? How Not to Promote Democracy in Pakistan
By Sahar Akhtar

Sahar Akhtar criticizes American efforts to try to push Pakistan toward democracy while still maintaining close ties to Pervez Musharraf.


Mission Unaccomplished: Can Annapolis Jumpstart the Middle East Peace Process?
By Ashraf Swelam

Ashraf Swelam looks forward with cautious hope to the aftermath of the Middle East peace talks at Annapolis.


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