As the U.S continues airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Washington’s dependency on Jordan as one of its few remaining, stable allies in a region of insecurity has only deepened.
Reversing the Islamic Militant Revolution
The evolution of Islamic militant groups into more adaptable and effective fighting forces over the last decade is a major military and political challenge to U.S. interests in the Middle East.
We Don’t Need the West: Misled by State Media, Russians Cheer on Sanctions
Since annexing the Crimean peninsula in March, Russia’s international standing and economic situation have taken a turn for the worse. Amid the country’s struggles, you might expect Russians to question their regime’s current course of action. However, President Putin’s controversial moves are widely supported by the Russian people, many of whom are failing to recognize the deeper social and economic consequences of his behavior for the future of their country.
Foreign Policy in the Time of Cholera
In response to a lawsuit filed against the United Nations for introducing cholera into Haiti, the U.S. is coming to the UN’s defense, supporting its legal immunity. In so doing, it has missed a critical opportunity to further its stated foreign policy goals.
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.