Russia and the West are fighting the greatest geopolitical battle since the end of the Cold War not with nuclear arms races, aerial warfare, or military buildups. Rather, the most prevalent form of weaponry in the standoffs in Ukraine and throughout Eurasia is as unique as it is effective: the gays.
Standing Tall In Iraq Against the Islamic State
To actively shape a new Middle East, the U.S. must invest in our partners on the ground. The task is straightforward: we must build the capacity of moderate Sunni and Kurdish groups across the region, while isolating and ultimately combating the Islamic State (IS) and Iran’s allies.
The Vetting Trap
To find suitable, verifiably moderate recipients for U.S. assistance in Syria, stop looking for guarantees that do not exist in a war zone.
The Failure of Norwegian “Take on Me” Diplomacy in North Korea
People-to-people campaigns are bound to fail in any attempt to influence the policies of Pyongyang. Actual financial pressure is needed to motivate DPRK leadership away from their intransigent position of influence.
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.