It Still Takes a Network: Defeating the Progeny of al-Qaeda in Iraq

Testifying before the Senate in June days after the Islamic State seized Iraq’s second largest city, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, implored lawmakers to temper their expectations regarding the American use of force. Developing an accurate intelligence picture of events in Iraq today will require more than drone and Twitter feeds.

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Combating Wildlife Trafficking with 21st Century Statecraft

Armed poachers who take advantage of the instability in countries like the Central African Republic undermine a nearly non-existent rule of law and foster cultures of corruption, bribery, and violence that further unravel Africa’s economic boom.

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Negotiating East Africa’s Tech Ecosystem

Kenya’s promising tech ecosystem is on the rise. Sparked by a handful of vocal bloggers—and sustained by cheap Internet, ubiquitous cellphones, and new international investment—Kenya is angling to be the next Seoul or San Francisco.

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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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