From Stabilizing to Transforming Societies as the Key to American Security
Newt Gingrich with Mark Kester
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich and Lieutenant Mark Kester describe the values, mechanisms, and reforms necessary to achieve long-term security through transforming societies that generate groups irreconcilably hostile to the existence of the United States and the West.
Interview with Ambassador Barbara Bodine
The Forum sits down with Ambassador Barbara Bodine, the first senior U.S. diplomat deployed to Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, to discuss prospects for Iraq, life as a hostage in Kuwait, the joint investigation into the USS Cole attack in Yemen, and the 9/11 commission.
Interview with Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Ashraf Jehangir Qazi
Ashraf Jehangir Qazi
Pakistani Ambassador Ashraf Jehangir Qazi talks to The Forum about the India-Pakistan proposal for peace, A.Q. Khan’s illicit nuclear activities, and the demands on the Pakistani leadership in the war on terrorism.
A Class Act
Gwyn Prins writes that the key to understanding leadership in Britain has remained constant, from Churchill to Blair: economic class, and the manner in which politicians are able to relate to class differences, is the political variable that most determines the difference between success and failure.
A Focus on Foreign Policy
Tony Blair has made his reputation in foreign affairs, despite coming to office expect- ing to leave his mark in domestic policy. Deborah Winslow Nutter puts Blair’s foreign policy leadership in historical perspective.
In Churchill’s Footsteps: How Blair Bombed Out
Michael Dobbs compares the political leadership styles of four of Britain’s most notable prime ministers—Clement Attlee, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, and Winston Churchill.
A “Sudden Outbreak of Tranquility:” Assessing the New Peace in Africa
Ken Menkhaus considers whether the continent’s recent period of relative tranquility is merely a lull in violence or the dawn of a new peace that portends something more permanent.
How Business Strategy is Transforming Rwanda
As Rwanda observes the 10th anniversary of the genocide, Neal Donahue explores the role of the private sector in rebuilding the economy of Rwanda, using the coffee industry as a case study.
Beyond Two-States: Alternative Visions of Self-Determination for the People of Palestine
Allison Beth Hodgkins argues that the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian con- flict rests on mistaken notions of law, history, and practical reality, and urges the parties to consider the merits of collective self-determination.
After Iraq: U.S.-UN Relations
Mark Malloch Brown
The UNDP Administrator speaks at The Fletcher School, sharing an optimistic outlook on the Iraq War and the future of U.S.-UN relations.
Drifting Toward Insignificance or Increased Relevance? The UN Following the Iraq War—Learning from Other Institutions
Adam Smith claims that the past experiences of U.S. relations with the International Court of Justice, NATO, and the UN suggest that recent U.S. rebuffs of the UN-system will serve to strengthen, not enfeeble, the UN today.
The Democratic Legacy of the International Criminal Court
Jamie Mayerfeld argues that the ICC is an ingenious means of bolstering democracy and encouraging its spread, and, therefore, deserves support from those who believe in democratization as the key to protecting fundamental human rights.
Assessing Nuclear Maturity: Determining which States should have Access to what Nuclear Technology
Natasha Bajema and Beth Nikitin
Natasha Bajema and Mary Beth Nikitin describe how enduring weaknesses in compliance and enforcement mechanisms have been lost in the debate on nuclear proliferation and advance a new approach to proliferation threats.
Moving Babies: Globalization, Markets, and Transnational Adoption
Jacqueline Bhabha discusses the growing market in babies, a relatively new form of commodification of human beings, and offers a critique of some of the legal and policy initiatives used to address the problems.
Timing is Almost Everything: Obstructionist Leadership, Cypriot Style
Robert Rotberg highlights the importance of timing in positive leadership positions, as seen through Rauf Denktash’s role in the Cyprus negotiations.
Europe’s Second Chance: European Union Enlargement to Croatia and the Western Balkans
With an emphasis on the experience of Croatia, Bartol Letica discusses the frameworks for EU enlargement in the Western Balkans and the significance of enlargement for Europe and the United States.