Can Beijing Navigate the Consequences of Slower Growth?

While the Chinese Communist Party used to base its legitimacy on economic growth, it is now tolerating short-term pain to address political and socioeconomic issues in an attempt to ensure the Party's long-term survival. Those concerned about the risk of China's economic slowdown should also not neglect the positive progress made on governance reforms over the past year.

Can Beijing Navigate the Consequences of Slower Growth? Can Beijing Navigate the Consequences of Slower Growth?

An Interview with Laleh Khalili

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.

An Interview with Laleh Khalili An Interview with Laleh Khalili

Is the Era of Expensive Oil Over?

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?

Is the Era of Expensive Oil Over? Is the Era of Expensive Oil Over?

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

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.

2014 Global Risk Forum: An Introduction by Dean James Stavridis 2014 Global Risk Forum: An Introduction by Dean James Stavridis

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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Professor Michael Glennon on the Rise of the American System of Double Government

November 7, 2014 by Michael Glennon
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In his latest book, National Security and Double Government, Professor Michael Glennon challenges common understandings of American government institutions and provides daunting insights into the nature of the U.S. national security apparatus.

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Will Extremist Buddhism Undermine Myanmar’s Path to Democracy?

November 2, 2014 by Susan Hayward
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To address the anxieties at the root of anti-Muslim movements, Myanmar needs a multifaceted approach that includes Buddhist counterarguments and rule of law reforms.

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Reversing the Islamic Militant Revolution

October 29, 2014 by Jack Miller
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The evolution of Islamic militant groups into more adaptable and effective fighting forces over the last decade is a major military and political challenge to U.S. interests in the Middle East.

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We Don’t Need the West: Misled by State Media, Russians Cheer on Sanctions

October 28, 2014 by Kristen Blyth
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Since annexing the Crimean peninsula in March, Russia’s international standing and economic situation have taken a turn for the worse. Amid these struggles, you might expect Russians to question their regime’s current course of action.

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Foreign Policy in the Time of Cholera

October 23, 2014 by Adam Houston, Peggy Chateauneuf and Beatrice Lindstrom
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In response to a lawsuit filed against the United Nations for introducing cholera into Haiti, the U.S. is coming to the UN’s defense, supporting its legal immunity. In so doing, it has missed a critical opportunity to further its stated foreign policy goals.

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