International Affairs Club
Front Range Community College
Boulder County Campus
President: Jack Heiman ;
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Feinhandler ;
International Affairs Club

IA Club Meeting Schedule Spring 2023:

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm via Zoom

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The Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Why is Russia Invading Ukraine? (BBC 2022)

Video: What is the Liberal World Order?

Liberal World Order, R.I.P.

Idealist vs. Realist Foreign Policy

Crimea and the Black Sea Fleet

The Russia-Ukraine Crisis Explained (Vox 2022)

Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the Fault of the West (Foreign Affairs 2014)

Russia: Clash With the West Is About Geography (Foreign Policy 2018)

The Dilemma of Sanctioning Russian Aggression (Stratfor 2022)

Spring 2022

For April 27

Russia shuts off gas to Poland and Belarus (Apr 27, 2020)

War spreading to Moldova? (Apr 27, 2022)

Profile: Transnistria (Trans Dniester)

For April 20

The End of the Middle East

Climate and Conflict in the Middle East

For April 13

The Price of Hegemony

Nationalism vs Liberalism

The New Geopolitics of Afghanistan

IA Club Status Report

We All Lost Afghanistan (Foreign Affairs, 2021)

Pakistan's Pyrrhic Victory in Afghanistan (Foreign Affairs, 2021)

Afghanistan's Economic Outlook (Stratfor, 2021)

Jihadist Terrorism After the Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan (Stratfor, 2021)

Afghanistan's Place in the World (Stratfor, 2021)

Russian Concerns on the Tajik-Afghan Border (Stratfor, 2021)

How Will China Deal With The Taliban? (Council on Foreign Relations, 2021)

Where Iran Stands on the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan (Council on Foreign Relations, 2021)

The Legacy of U.S. War in Afghanistan (Council on Foreign Relations, 2021)

Afghanistan - Corruption (Transparency International, 2019)

Lessons in Fighting Corruption in Post-Conflict Countries (Transparency International, 2012)

Al Qaeda and ISIS 20 Years After 9/11 (Critical Threats, 2021)

Afghanistan is set to become a sanctuary for extremists (Critical Threats, 2021)

Regional Actors Eye Threats and Opportunities in Taliban Takeover (Critical Threats, 2021)

Biden Could Have Stopped the Taliban. He Chose Not To. (Critical Threats, 2021)

China, the Taliban and the threats from the illegal drug trade (South China Morning Post, 2021)

Iran Prepares for a New 'Great Game' in Afghanistan (Arab Center, Washington DC, 2021)

Iran and Saudi Arabia: Regional Rivals (Ariel University, 2021)

Arab Spring

Arab Development (The Economist, 2002)

The Arab Uprisings Never Ended (Foreign Affairs, 2021)

The Arab Spring and the Iranian Revolution (Malaysian Journal... 2018)

Arab Spring: Five Years On (Amnesty International, 2016)

Arab Spring: Incomplete Revolution (Deutsche Welle, 2011)

The Washington Consensus

Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs)

Fragile States

Fragile State Map (2020)

Fragile State Report (2020)

Fragile State Index (2020)

Burma / Myanmar

Coup in Burma (Feb 1, 2021)

Profile: Aung San Suu Kyi

Over 100 killed (Mar 27, 2021)

Other Recent News

Islamic State Threatens Mozambique (BBC: Mar 27, 2021)

Islamic State Threatens Mozambique (Stratfor: Mar 30, 2021)

Rise of Manufacturing in Africa (Mar 20, 2021)

Suez Canal Blocked (Mar 29, 2021)

The Geopolitics of the Coronavirus

The End of Globalization? (Foreign Affairs 2020)

The Coronavirus Could Reshape Global Order (Foreign Affairs 2020)

Predicted Decline in GDP Growth (1) (Stratfor 2020)

Predicted Decline in GDP Growth (2) (Stratfor 2020)

Grocery Shelves Won't Be Empty For Long (Apr 2020)

Geopolitical Events: April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Deaths: Sweden vs. United States: May 7, 2020

Predictors of Death Rate During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Sep 2020)

Spring 2020

Public Events

Feb 18: Gun Violence in America

Mar 16: History of Disinformation - CANCELLED

Fall 2019


What is an act of war in cyberspace? (2017)

Russia's Cyber Attack on Estonia (2007)

The Future of War is Here (2019)

How the U.S. Can Play Cyber-Offense (2018)

The U.S. Cyber Attack on Iran (2019)

Cyberwarfare in Great Power Conflict - The Economist (2018)

The impact of AI on Cyber Security (2019)

Spring 2019

The Syrian Civil War: an Actor Analysis

Syrian Civil War (Vox Video)

Syrian Civil War: Brief Guide (BBC)

Saudi Arabia and Iran (WSJ Video)

Syrian Civil War: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Syrian Civil War: Collection of Stories (NPR)

Syrian Civil War: America Lost (FP)

Syrian Civil War: Global Conflict Tracker (CFR)

Fall 2018

Opioid Crisis Poster

IA Club Photo

Past Events

Gun Violence in America

Crisis in Kashmir

Captain America

The Syrian Civil War

Black Marble: the Earth at Night From Space

Profiles in Courage: 2018

The Eagle Huntress

Catalan Nationalism

The North Korea Crisis

The Rohingya Crisis in Burma

India & Pakistan

Lying with Statistics

Profiles in Courage: 2017

Political Populism and Religious Apocalypticism

War in Space

Race and Crime - Part 2

Race, Crime, Police

TNT: Burma

US-Iran: the roots of hostility

Profiles in Courage: 2016

TNT: Nepal

Russia and the West

The World at Night

Captain America and U.S. Foreign Policy

The Rise of the Islamic State

Black America in Crisis

International Women

The Resource Curse

Free Speech

Landmines in Angola

Crisis in South Sudan

Trouble in Thailand

The Rise of ISIS

Why Did We Invade Iraq?

Crisis in Ukraine

Profiles in Courage: 2015

The Rise of Political Islam

Social Science Approach to Identity Conflict

Climate Change & the Arab Spring

The Next War? Iran's nuclear program and the US/Israeli response

Sea of Green: the 2009 disputed Iranian election

The Origin Story: the roots of hostility between the US and Iran

News - Kurdish Nationalism

Kurdish Nationalism (Oct 2012)

Kurdish Repression (June 2012)

News - Catalan Nationalism

Catalan Nationalism 1 (Oct 2012)

Catalan Nationalism 2 (Nov 2014)

Catalan Nationalism 3 (Nov 2015)

Catalan Nationalism 4 (Sept 2017)

News - Angola

Angola Stories - The Guardian

Landmines: The Scourge of Angola