Washington can be a paradox for foreign diplomats. Only a few embassies are intrinsically relevant; others have to make themselves relevant. And this can be a daunting task.
Can Beijing Navigate the Consequences of Slower Growth?
While the Chinese Communist Party used to base its legitimacy on economic growth, it is now tolerating short-term pain to address political and socioeconomic issues in an attempt to ensure the Party's long-term survival. Those concerned about the risk of China's economic slowdown should also not neglect the positive progress made on governance reforms over the past year.
An Interview with Laleh Khalili
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.
Is the Era of Expensive Oil Over?
Oil prices are going down and going down fast. Since June, the price of Brent crude has dropped nearly 30 percent, and some expect prices to tumble further. Do these prices signal a new era of cheap oil, or are they a temporary drop in an otherwise expensive energy future?
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.