The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Its Critics

Domestic opposition has been robust, but U.S. participation is critical to protect American business interests in exploding Asian markets.

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Europe’s Front Door: The Refugee Crisis on Lesvos Island

Record numbers of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and other countries have crossed through Greece into Europe this year amid the world’s largest migration crisis in decades. This photo essay depicts a typical day on the island of Lesvos this summer, as lived by the hundreds arriving on its shores each day.

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Unleashing the Power of the Atom, Take Two

A new generation of reactors may be the answer to the dilemma of nuclear waste disposal.

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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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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.

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Moving Momentum on Public Health in the Arab World

July 25, 2015 by Zeina Siam and Akl Fahed
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Several trends have given a jump-start to public health initiatives in the region, where more and more experts are focusing their energy.

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The Noise After Defeat

July 21, 2015 by Ameya Naik
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While the nuclear deal with Iran has its limitations, current responses reveal more about would-be critics’ failure to derail it than about the agreement itself.

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All Hands On Deck: Who’s Missing in the Clean Energy Workforce

July 1, 2015 by Rebecca Pearl-Martinez
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Gender equity could be a smart climate change innovation.

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The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in Indonesia: Saving Lives through Data Preparedness

May 11, 2015 by Sindhunata Hargyono
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For years, OpenStreetMap has provided online spatial information about infrastructure networks around the world, and several years ago, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) was created to map out disaster-prone areas. 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 […]

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