Spring 2007 - Inaugural Issue

MIT International Review

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Development During Crisis: Promoting Asset-Building in Protracted Refugee Situations

By Topher McDougal

The predicament of the refugee speaks to the complex intersection between humanitarianism and development.

Most refugees spend years in protracted limbos, neither able to return home nor able to build a livelihood in their country of asylum.

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Iraq: Canary in a Coal Mine

By Stephen Van Evera

The Bush administration has made similar errors in the war in Iraq and the campaign against al-Qa’ida, reflecting its excessive faith in military force and its failure to engage in long-term strategic thinking.

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The Nuclear Taboo

By Thomas C. Schelling

The prospect of nuclear weapon development in Iran and among radical terrorist organizations poses a grave threat to an over 60-year-old taboo.

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Explaining the War on Terrorism from an Ontological-Security Perspective

By Noa Epstein

The events of September 11, 2001 compelled the United States to question its role as a benevolent hegemon in the Westphalian international order.

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The Legality and Sustainability of European Union Fisheries Policy in West Africa

By Milan Ilnyckyj

Without regulation, technological developments increase the rate of resource depletion in the fishing industry.

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An Exchange of Ideas in Pabal: Defining Development

By Pooja Wagh

Since January 2005, six students have been working on engINdia, a project that aims to establish communication between university students and a rural area of India.

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