Africa Rising

Sub-Saharan Africa is indeed rising. Some of this rising momentum stems from a retreat from statist policies and an embrace in many states of open macroeconomics and markets, but to continue Africa must overcome a series of consummate challenges over the next several decades.

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South Sudan’s Preventable Crisis

The donor community assumption in South Sudan equates development with stability, leading to a focus on delivering services at the expense of aiding the growth of a stable nation. This technical exercise failed to view nation building for what it really is—a political process.

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Could Intra-African Trade Drive More Equitable Growth?

Supporting intra-African trade liberalization requires a “rethink,” in which policymakers take into account the dynamics and systems of the political economy and interests of elites in sub-Saharan African countries.

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Volume 38:1 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, Winter Volume 38:1. The Winter 2014 volume features articles by military leaders, distinguished academics, and innovative policy practitioners in international affairs.

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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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U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Implications for Regional Nuclear Rivalries

June 19, 2014 by Anand Datla
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As the U.S. decreases troop levels in Afghanistan approaching the 2016 withdrawal deadline, there are more questions about nuclear relations in South Asia than ever before.

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The President’s Mixed Messages

June 4, 2014 by Ameya Naik
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The persistence of policy responses from the War on Terror era undermines the foreign policy message President Obama has said he wants to send.

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Burkina Faso and the West: Turning Rhetoric into Action

May 25, 2014 by Bernard Zongo
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Billions of dollars of foreign aid to Burkina Faso for promoting democracy and good governance has not produced the desired effect.

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Tokyo’s TPP Turning Point?

April 29, 2014 by Taylor M. Wettach
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A confluence of international, bilateral, and domestic conditions has made Japan’s chances with the Trans-Pacific Partnership better than widely thought.

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Exile without End? The Struggle to Belong in Africa’s Great Lakes Region

April 26, 2014 by Lucy Hovil
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A political rather than a humanitarian solution is needed in the Great Lakes region of Africa, where refugees live in a protracted state of exile, unable to return home or to acquire citizenship in their host countries.

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Why Anti-Corruption Will Fail in the Czech Republic

April 18, 2014 by Steven Gawthorpe
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Despite promising rhetoric, it is unlikely the Czech Republic will engage in any comprehensive anti-corruption reform.

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