Resource-Rich Countries Hit Again as Gas Rents Drop

Recent discussions about the impact of falling energy prices on oil-producing states overlook the significant effects that these falling prices will also have on natural gas-rich nations. Countries such as Qatar, Russia, and Algeria will be forced to contend with major economic and political challenges, particularly given the emerging era in gas markets.

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Confronting Violent Religious Extremism

Violent religious extremism will be one of the greatest challenges facing the international community in the twenty-first century. United States must update its current security-based counterterrorism approach with a strategy that promotes religious freedom and pluralism in order to counter the narratives of religiously motivated terrorist organizations.

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The Rising Power of Iran in the Arab World

Iran’s foreign and security policies are undergoing major shifts in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the U.S. and the Arab Spring. Both the falls of Saddam Hussein in Iraq and the Taliban in Afghanistan, as well as the Arab Spring movements have paved the way for Iran to emerge as a key regional power in the Middle East. As it adopts its new role as a major player in the region, Iran is gradually usurping the traditional power of Saudi Arabia… read more >>

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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.

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2014 Global Risk Forum: An Introduction by Dean James Stavridis

Dean of The Fletcher School, James G. Stavridis, introduces the 2014 Global Risk Forum, identifying the top five risks to global stability in the year ahead.

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NATO’s Intervention in Libya, Three Years On: Success or Failure?

November 26, 2014 by Raphael Mimoun
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While many believed that the death of Muammar Gadhafi would end eight months of bloody fighting in Libya’s civil war, it instead marked the prelude to the country’s disintegration—disintegration that Western powers have largely been responsible for.

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An Interview with Laleh Khalili

November 20, 2014 by Forum Staff
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Professor Laleh Khalili discusses the remnants of the colonial counterinsurgency modes of operation in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Israeli and U.S. operations.

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Is the Era of Expensive Oil Over?

November 19, 2014 by Rachel Bronson and Andy Morimoto
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Oil prices are going down and going down fast. Since June, the price of Brent crude has dropped nearly 30 percent, and some expect prices to tumble further. Do these prices signal a new era of cheap oil, or are they a temporary drop in an otherwise expensive energy future?

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How to be a Better Ambassador: Nine Lessons from Singapore

November 8, 2014 by Frank Lavin
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Washington can be a paradox for foreign diplomats. Only a few embassies are intrinsically relevant; others have to make themselves relevant. And this can be a daunting task.

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