Changing Norms for Gender Equality

As we mark the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, we have much to celebrate, from the global progress over the past two decades in reducing poverty, but we still have far to go to achieve gender equality around the world.

Changing Norms for Gender Equality Changing Norms for Gender Equality

The Evolution of Nonviolent Resistance

In an interview with The Fletcher Forum, Serbian democracy activists Srdja Popovic and Slobodan Djinovic discuss innovations in repression and resistance, the complexities of nonviolence and violent extremism, and the future of the scholarship and practice of nonviolence.

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The Nemtsov Assassination Decoded?

Boris Nemtsov’s death may hold the key to understanding deeper schisms within Russia, both between the government and advocates for reform, and between Putin and extreme nationalist entities.

The Nemtsov Assassination Decoded? The Nemtsov Assassination Decoded?

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

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.

Volume 38:2 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available Volume 38:2 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available

The Importance of Terminology on Gender Mainstreaming in International Affairs

March 11, 2015 by Global Women
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In an article marking International Women’s Day, Fletcher group Global Women discusses how international NGOs’ use of the term “women’s empowerment” can be detrimental to gender mainstreaming efforts.

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Give Me a Reason

March 11, 2015 by Ameya Naik
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In Syria, the Obama administration has claimed its use of force is to defend national interests, and not an act of war. But how is killing lawful, outside of war?

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Can the World Learn from America’s Approach to Nuclear Energy?

March 4, 2015 by Ryota Ozawa and Rie Yamada
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Strategic partnership between the public and government based on participation and representation can provide many insights to other nations looking to manage the political debate and risks around nuclear power.

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The Battle of Thermopylae and the Iconography of Hate

February 24, 2015 by Bond Benton and Daniela Peterka-Benton
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The media has enormous power in energizing social movements for good or ill. While it is folly to attribute the traction gained by far right organizations and hate groups to media images, history suggests that we would do well to consider how popular culture is capable of turning hate into heroism.

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