Navigating Middle East Turmoil: A Conversation with Dennis Ross

In a recent interview with the Fletcher Forum editorial team, the Former U.S. Envoy to the Middle East Dennis Ross explores how the struggle between radical Islamists and non-radical Islamists is shaping the Middle East and U.S. policy in the region.

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Dear Congress: Stay Active on the Global Stage

In a letter to the new 114th United States Congress, Fletcher student Heather LeMunyon calls on Congress to concentrate on four areas of U.S. foreign policy to strengthen foreign relations.

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On Energy Subsidy Reforms in India

The new Indian government has maintained a fair degree of continuity of the economic policies initiated by the previous government. This is especially true in the case of energy pricing and subsidies: the government has continued the gradual removal of energy subsidies that had begun during Manmohan Singh’s regime in 2010.

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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.

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2014 Global Risk Forum: An Introduction by Dean James Stavridis

Dean of The Fletcher School, James G. Stavridis, introduces the 2014 Global Risk Forum, identifying the top five risks to global stability in the year ahead.

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Action, Not Just Outrage, Needed After Peshawar Massacre

December 21, 2014 by Uzair Younus
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Pakistan has been at the center of the battle for Islam, a battle that has become more polarizing and deadly with every passing year. Yet, even after the horrific attack in Peshawar, Pakistan is unable to take decisive action to counter the extremist narrative.

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Japan Needs a Hate Speech Law

December 18, 2014 by Erik Bleich
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Even though the Japanese Supreme Court recently upheld a ruling against a group of Zaitokukai activists who were inciting racial hatred, when compared to most other liberal democracies, Japan lacks a well-established law that can be used to punish aggressive racist speech targeting vulnerable members of society. Japan needs a new law now.

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Resource-Rich Countries Hit Again as Gas Rents Drop

December 13, 2014 by Leslie Palti-Guzman
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Recent discussions about the impact of falling energy prices on oil-producing states overlook the significant effects that these falling prices will also have on natural gas-rich nations. Countries such as Qatar, Russia, and Algeria will be forced to contend with major economic and political challenges, particularly given the emerging era in gas markets.

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Confronting Violent Religious Extremism

December 13, 2014 by Knox Thames
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Violent religious extremism will be one of the greatest challenges facing the international community in the twenty-first century. United States must update its current security-based counterterrorism approach with a strategy that promotes religious freedom and pluralism in order to counter the narratives of religiously motivated terrorist organizations.

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