Volume 3, Issue 2: Spring/Summer 2008

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Iraq: The Three Trillion Dollar War
Interview with Joseph Stiglitz

On April 20, 2008 Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at Columbia University and recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001, met with YJIA Editors Alexander Besant and William Ko to discuss some of the themes raised in his most recent book, The Three Trillion Dollar War, co-authored with Harvard Kennedy School of Government Professor Linda J. Bilmes.


Georgian Foreign Policy
Interview with Ambassador Irakli Alasania

In an interview with YJIA, Georgia’s Ambassador to the United Nations answers pertinent questions pertaining to Georgia’s national sovereignty, bilateral relations with neighboring countries, and its current and future role in the United Nations and North Atlantic Treaty Organization.


Taiwan and its Unique Relations with the United States and China
Interview with Representative Jaushieh Joseph Wu

Taiwan’s Representative to the United States (2007-2008) Jaushieh Joseph Wu discusses relevant issues in Taiwanese foreign policy.



Achieving Reconciliation in Divided Societies: Comparing the Approaches in Timor-Leste, South Africa and Rwanda
By Jeremy Sarkin

Jeremy Sarkin argues that post-conflict states should place greater emphasis on their own historical and economic circumstances rather than rely on truth commissions.


Shared Sovereignty in the European Union: Germany’s Economic Governance
By Sherrill Brown Wells and Samuel F. Wells, Jr.

Sherrill Brown Wells and Samuel F. Wells, Jr. examine the major economic initiatives taken by West Germany that led to the formation of the present-day European Union.


Shame Without End: Darfur and “The Responsibility To Protect”
By Eric Reeves

Eric Reeves investigates the effectiveness of the United Nations’ Genocide Convention with respect to the ongoing conflict in Darfur.


De facto Statehood? The Strange Case of Somaliland
By Alexis Arieff

Alexis Arieff assesses Somaliland’s international status and diplomatic ties in the context of the evolving international standards of statehood and the shift- ing geopolitical terrain of the U.S.’s “War on Terror.”


Modeling European Security and Defence Policy: Strategic Enablement, National Sovereignty and Differential Atlanticism
By David Blagden

David Blagden explores the underlying drivers of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) and presents a model to explain how questions of national sovereignty, regionalism and U.S.-E.U. relations influence the ESDP’s organizational trajectory.



Confronting Threats to the homeland: The Next Generation
By Michael Chertoff

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff identifies the contemporary threats to American national security and provides six initiatives on how to mitigate these dangers.


A Two-Pronged Approach for France and its Muslims: Integration and Assimilation
By Bryan Groves

Bryan Groves addresses the present status of Muslims in France and proposes some potential resolutions.



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