As the target date for U.S. military withdrawal in Afghanistan approaches, the United States risks a precipitous loss of influence in the region without a viable plan to transition from a military-heavy strategy towards one more focused on effective development assistance and smart power.
Sectarianism as a Symptom of Kleptocracy Syndrome
Sectarianism is being exploited by kleptocratic regimes, and many observers and international powers have become distracted by its symptoms rather than looking at kleptocracy as the cause.
Why Anti-Corruption Will Fail in the Czech Republic
Despite promising rhetoric, it is unlikely the Czech Republic will engage in any comprehensive anti-corruption reform.
Misreading Sectarian Tensions: the Arab-Persian Struggle for Supremacy
From the Levant to Pakistan, Muslim-majority nations are involved in a proxy war that has pitted a Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia and a Shia-majority Iran against each other.
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.