Introducing our ‘Best of 2013’ List


Introducing our ‘Best of 2013’ List


From Kim Jong-Un’s newfound love of basketball to India’s dowry culture, International Policy Digest has covered some pretty meaty subjects over the past year.

In this list we’ve included an analysis of Kim Jong-Un’s love of basketball and the motives behind his decisions and what to expect in the year ahead by Daniel Wagner and J.K. Joung, the recent ruling against the NSA’s metadata program by Binoy Kampmark, John Lyman and Eric Jones’s analysis of President Obama’s appearance at the Saban Center where he offered his most forceful defense yet of the Iran nuclear agreement reached in Geneva, Conn M. Hallinan’s analysis of the ongoing negotiations with Iran and the recently concluded Third Plenum in China that offered few actual reforms by Andrew Ludwig.

We’ve also included for your consideration, a lengthy analysis of neoliberalism in India by Abhirup Bhunia, a backgrounder on Ralph Miliband by Binoy Kampmark, Kerry Sun’s analysis of the escalating Syrian refugee crisis and a list of thirty-five young foreigners making an impact throughout Africa by Scott Firsing. By all means read through the list and see if you agree. Be sure to share any of the article’s with your friends on Facebook and Twitter and leave a comment, we’ve made it quite easy to do so.

Kim Jong-Un and Basketball Diplomacy

By Daniel Wagner and J.K. Joung

Judge Leon and the NSA: Outlawing the Metadata Program

By Binoy Kampmark

At Saban Center, Obama Offers Clearest Defense of Iran Nuclear Deal

By John Lyman and Eric Jones

Iran and Enhancement

By Conn M. Hallinan

China’s Third Plenum is Adrift in a Sea of Old Rhetoric

By Andrew Ludwig

Neoliberalism and the Welfare State: The Case of Contemporary India

By Abhirup Bhunia

Ralph Miliband: The Illusion of Radical Change

By Binoy Kampmark

Syria’s Escalating Refugee Crisis

By Kerry Sun

The Death Mill: Qatar and the World Cup

By Binoy Kampmark

Top Thirty-Five Young Foreigners Making an Impact in Africa

By Scott Firsing

Punitive Strikes: “Russian Roulette” with Unintended Consequences

By Richard Rousseau

Obama Wins on Syria

By Daniel Wagner

Avoiding an Apocalyptic War in Syria

By Kasra Shahhosseini

The ‘Red Line’ Strikes Back

By Yanikk Lewis

Grunwald, Assange and Assassination: Loving the Drone Disease

By Binoy Kampmark

‘House of Cards’: A Victory for Neoliberal Institutionalism

By Miles Kellerman

India’s Dowry Culture

By Leigh Seeger

Cambodia’s ‘Terrorists’: Invoking Terrorism for Political Expediency

By Patrick Hall

Afghanistan: The End Game?

By Conn M. Hallinan

The Non-Closure of Guantánamo

By Binoy Kampmark

The White House’s Flawed North Korea Strategy

By Conn M. Hallinan

Mr. Kim and the Envelope

By Daniel Wagner and John Lyman

Understanding China’s Internal Migration

By Sergio B. Gautreaux

The NRA and the Next Stage of Gun Control

By Binoy Kampmark

Pandora and The Drones

By Conn M. Hallinan

R.I.P. RIA Novosti: Putin Rearranges Russia’s Media Landscape

By John Lyman

The Day Kennedy was Assassinated, Gondar, Ethiopia

By Richard Lyman

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    China Becoming Nigeria’s New BFF

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    Schools of Violence: The American University and the Gun

  • Reuters

    On the 14th Anniversary of 9/11

  • via Facebook

    Singapore’s Election Runs Counter to Global Trends

  • via Facebook

    Europe’s Elections: A Coming Storm?

  • via Twitter

    Liberating Sirte from Islamic State

  • via Facebook

    Remembering Ahmad Shah Masoud

  • RIA Novosti

    How Sanctions are Hurting Russia’s Central Asian Ambitions