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Unformatted text preview: Letter from the Editors We are pleased to present the 2010 edition of the Journal of Public and International Affairs ( JPIA ). Founded in 1989, for over 20 years JPIA has published the excep- tional work of graduate students in public and international affairs and provided a forum for young scholars to present original research, analysis, and commentary on issues of national and international concern. JPIA also provides an opportunity for professional and intellectual exchange among the members of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). Each year, JPIA solicits contributions from graduate students at the APSIA member schools. Contributing editors from each school play a critical role in screening articles and working with their schools contributors. Each spring, contributing editors from across the country, as well as from Europe and Canada, convene at Princeton for an intense reading weekend to debate and discuss the merits of submissions. The six articles in this volume were selected following a rigorous evaluation of 54 articles from 15 schools. For the second year in a row, the journal also includes policy essays. New to the editing process this year were electronic pre-screening, scoring, and editing systems that improved the efficiency of the editing process and allowed more time to be spent on providing substantive feedback to contributors. A common thread in this years journal is the transnational nature of many contemporary public policy issues and resulting public goods, security, and cooperative policy challenges. Megan Ansdell examines the implications of the increasing amount of space debris in critical orbits on satellite technology and military capabilities. She argues that while a few countries are primarily responsible for contributing to space debris, all benefit from its removal, resulting in a classic...
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