Action, Not Just Outrage, Needed After Peshawar Massacre

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

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

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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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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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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The Rising Power of Iran in the Arab World

December 11, 2014 by Hamoon Khelghat-Doost
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Iran’s foreign and security policies are undergoing major shifts in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the U.S. and the Arab Spring. As it adopts its new role as a major player in the region, Iran is gradually usurping the traditional power of Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Sunni bloc in the Gulf.

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NATO’s Intervention in Libya, Three Years On: Success or Failure?

November 26, 2014 by Raphael Mimoun
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While many believed that the death of Muammar Gadhafi would end eight months of bloody fighting in Libya’s civil war, it instead marked the prelude to the country’s disintegration—disintegration that Western powers have largely been responsible for.

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An Interview with Laleh Khalili

November 20, 2014 by Forum Staff
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Professor Laleh Khalili discusses the remnants of the colonial counterinsurgency modes of operation in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Israeli and U.S. operations.

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