Why should the Taliban embrace the recent reconciliation option initiated by the Afghan government? The answer lies in the simple fact that the Taliban are no longer a popular movement.
The Side Deal Not Yet Signed
Washington and Jerusalem are not going to agree wholesale on the Iran issue. However, in order to weather this squall and maintain the alliance, both sides should focus their efforts on an intimate U.S.-Israel dialogue and agreement.
Overcoming Challenges to India–U.S. Defense Cooperation
As the power balances of the 21st century shift, Indo-U.S. defense partnership will not be solely about defense commerce; instead, this vital partnership flows from geopolitical interests.
Taiwan’s Youth: The Loudest Voices in Cross-Strait Diplomacy
Recent student protests in Taiwan are threatening to shake up the upcoming Taiwanese elections and send Taipei’s relationship with Beijing into a new and uncertain direction.
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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