Standing Tall In Iraq Against the Islamic State

To actively shape a new Middle East, the U.S. must invest in our partners on the ground. The task is straightforward: we must build the capacity of moderate Sunni and Kurdish groups across the region, while isolating and ultimately combating the Islamic State (IS) and Iran’s allies.

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The Vetting Trap

To find suitable, verifiably moderate recipients for U.S. assistance in Syria, stop looking for guarantees that do not exist in a war zone.

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The Failure of Norwegian “Take on Me” Diplomacy in North Korea

People-to-people campaigns are bound to fail in any attempt to influence the policies of Pyongyang. Actual financial pressure is needed to motivate DPRK leadership away from their intransigent position of influence.

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Volume 38:2 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, Summer Volume 38:2. The Summer 2014 volume is the first edition of The Fletcher Forum with all-female authorship, and is meant to highlight and celebrate women who have risen to important roles in the international community.

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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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Human Rights Promotion Backfiring as “World War LGBT” Shakes Eurasia

August 30, 2014 by Kyle Rohrich
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Russia and the West are fighting the greatest geopolitical battle since the end of the Cold War not with nuclear arms races, aerial warfare, or military buildups. Rather, the most prevalent form of weaponry in the standoffs in Ukraine and throughout Eurasia is as unique as it is effective: the gays.

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CEO Modi’s Strategy: Cooperative Federalism

August 28, 2014 by Muralidhar Selvamani
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The Bhartiya Janata Party’s impressive performance in India’s parliamentary election culminated in Narendra Modi taking over as the Prime Minister of the world’s third largest economy measured in terms of purchasing power parity.

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Work Force Development Is Necessary for Reintegrating the FARC in Colombia

August 17, 2014 by Robinson Cook
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Workforce development programs must be included in a larger, comprehensive solution to reintegrate members of the FARC in Colombia.

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The Peace Corps We Deserve

August 1, 2014 by Emily Cole
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Recently implemented and long-overdue reforms are professionalizing the Peace Corps so it can recruit the better-prepared and more-diverse workforce critical to its long-term success.

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

July 31, 2014 by Travis Douglas Wheeler
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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.

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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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