Moving Momentum on Public Health in the Arab World

Several trends have given a jump-start to public health initiatives in the region, where more and more experts are focusing their energy.

Moving Momentum on Public Health in the Arab World Moving Momentum on Public Health in the Arab World

The Noise After Defeat

While the nuclear deal with Iran has its limitations, current responses reveal more about would-be critics’ failure to derail it than about the agreement itself.

The Noise After Defeat The Noise After Defeat

All Hands On Deck: Who’s Missing in the Clean Energy Workforce

Gender equity could be a smart climate change innovation.

All Hands On Deck: Who’s Missing in the Clean Energy Workforce All Hands On Deck: Who’s Missing in the Clean Energy Workforce

Volume 39:1 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 39:1. The Winter 2015 volume reviews the events that defined 2014 and examines the complex set of decisions required to manage these crises, from the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, to Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea, and the Ebola crisis.

Volume 39:1 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available Volume 39:1 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available

From Crisis to Opportunity: The 2015 Global Opportunities Forum

The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs’ yearlong conversation series on the five issues where we believe crisis can give way to opportunity in 2015.

From Crisis to Opportunity: The 2015 Global Opportunities Forum From Crisis to Opportunity: The 2015 Global Opportunities Forum

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in Indonesia: Saving Lives through Data Preparedness

May 11, 2015 by Sindhunata Hargyono
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For years, OpenStreetMap has provided online spatial information about infrastructure networks around the world, and several years ago, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) was created to map out disaster-prone areas. In Indonesia, HOT has been particularly effective—not only in pinpointing areas that are vulnerable to disasters, but also in integrating local communities into the map-making […]

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The Kremlin is Winning the Media War and the West Needs a Strategy

April 30, 2015 by James M. Baker

How do we preserve freedom of speech and democratic principles when they are deployed against us by those who clearly do not respect them? And how should we respond to such assaults without infringing on our own right to freedom of expression?

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Women’s Empowerment in Kuwait, Its Implications and Challenges

April 30, 2015 by Shurooq Amin
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In a discussion on women’s empowerment, it is crucial to consider definitions and examples of empowerment outside of a Western perspective. Contrary to what many people in the West may think, women in the Arab world, while they face many barriers, in some cases are more empowered and enjoy more rights than stereotypically perceived. In […]

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Gendered Perceptions: The Problematic Impact of Stereotypes in the Media

April 14, 2015 by Jennifer Hoewe
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Recognizing gender stereotypes better equips us to critically examine the media content we consume and learn about the many fascinating women we take for granted every day.

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