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. In […]
All Hands On Deck: Who’s Missing in the Clean Energy Workforce
Gender equity could be a smart climate change innovation.
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in Indonesia: Saving Lives through Data Preparedness
In Indonesia, HOT has been particularly effective—not only in pinpointing areas that are vulnerable to disasters, but also in integrating local communities into the map-making process.
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?
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.
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- The Information Age Adversary and Smart Counterterrorism Strategy: A Conversation with Thom Shanker
- Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Amanda Judge
- The UN’s man in Baghdad: A Conversation with Nickolay Mladenov
- Navigating Middle East Turmoil: A Conversation with Dennis Ross