The emergence of a strong democratic legal framework and a vibrant civil society in Pakistan is spurring democratic development, in spite of the fact that it is one of the world’s most dangerous countries.
Limited Talktime: Vodafone vs. India
The INR has fallen at an alarming rate over the past few months. In terms of depreciation this year, it’s been the worst performer among Asian currencies at the same time the Indonesian Rupiah, the Philippine Peso, the Malaysian Ringgit and the Thai Baht have plummeted to record-lows. Though there are several reasons for this depreciation, what makes India’s case special is the government’s retroactive tax policies: they are scaring foreign… read more >>
India’s New ROTAVAC Vaccine: One Shot Wonder?
The unveiling in May 2013 of a low-cost, locally-produced rotavirus vaccine represents a shot in the arm for India’s efforts to reduce child mortality. If approved, the vaccine, dubbed ROTAVAC, will cost approximately Rs 54 (less than US$ 1) per dose for three oral doses, significantly less than the Rs 1,000 (US$ 16) per dose the other two rotavirus vaccines on the market currently fetch. Diarrheal diseases account for around 300,000 child deaths… read more >>
An Interview with Admiral James G. Stavridis, Dean of The Fletcher School
Admiral James G. Stavridis, USN (Ret) is the 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy having assumed his duties in July 2013. He is the former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (2009-2013), and holds both a MALD and a Ph.D. from The Fletcher School. In an interview with The Fletcher Forum, Dean Stavridis discusses the future of diplomacy, twenty-first century security, and provides shrewd advice to young professionals pursuing careers… read more >>
Special Edition 37:3 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, Special Edition Volume 37:3. The Special Edition: Fletcher at 80 was conceived by the editorial staff as a way to celebrate The Fletcher School’s 80th anniversary, an impressive milestone for the oldest graduate-only academic institution in the United States dedicated to the study of international affairs. The Special Edition of The Fletcher… read more >>