Even while Venezuela currently seeks a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, its government continues to repress the rights of its citizens and detain members of the political opposition. Such human rights abuses constitute behavior that should bar Venezuela from a Security Council seat.
Foreign Policy in the Time of Cholera
In response to a lawsuit filed against the United Nations for introducing cholera into Haiti, the U.S. is coming to the UN’s defense, supporting its legal immunity. In so doing, it has missed a critical opportunity to further its stated foreign policy goals.
Do We Really Understand Cyber Espionage Threats?
With the Internet at its core, cyberspace has become a fact of daily life for almost everyone everywhere. While there is an increasing awareness of threats to cybersecurity, matters of malware, intrusions, and breaches resonate poorly. But “espionage” captures attention, due less to its manifestation in the cyber domain than to our familiarity with the phenomenon.
Supporting a Brittle Ally: Jordan’s Looming Crisis
As the U.S continues airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Washington’s dependency on Jordan as one of its few remaining, stable allies in a region of insecurity has only deepened.
Volume 38:2 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available
The editorial staff of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs is pleased to bring you our latest issue, Summer Volume 38:2. The Summer 2014 volume is the first edition of The Fletcher Forum with all-female authorship, and is meant to highlight and celebrate women who have risen to important roles in the international community.