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

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?

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

Women’s Empowerment in Kuwait, its Implications and Challenges

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.

Women’s Empowerment in Kuwait, its Implications and Challenges Women’s Empowerment in Kuwait, its Implications and Challenges

The Information Age Adversary and Smart Counterterrorism Strategy: A Conversation with Thom Shanker

The Fletcher Forum recently hosted The New York Times’ Thom Shanker for a discussion about his experience covering the wars in the Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the changing nature of the media industry and its impact on policy and decision makers.

The Information Age Adversary and Smart Counterterrorism Strategy: A Conversation with Thom Shanker The Information Age Adversary and Smart Counterterrorism Strategy: A Conversation with Thom Shanker

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

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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2015: The Year for Strengthening the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

April 2, 2015 by Iveta Cherneva
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All eyes in 2015 are on the United Nations. The new development plan to succeed the Millennium Development Goals will be announced this year, but another UN process—equally important to human well-being—is gaining speed: the strengthening of the UN human rights treaty bodies.

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Advancing Women’s Leadership for the Global Good

April 1, 2015 by Alyse Nelson
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This year as we honor the anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women, we must recommit ourselves to realizing rhetoric and creating an environment that supports women’s full participation in all spheres of society.

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The Lessons of In Amenas: How Can Corporations Prevent Strategic Surprise in Risky Environments?

March 30, 2015 by Andrew Koch
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The 2013 In Amenas hostage crisis was the largest terrorist attack to ever strike the oil and gas industry. Two years on, what can companies, operating in risky environments, learn from In Amenas that can help them prevent strategic surprise in the future.

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