Middle East and North Africa

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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Women’s Empowerment in Kuwait, Its Implications and Challenges

April 30, 2015 by Shurooq Amin
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In a discussion on women’s empowerment, it is crucial to consider definitions and examples of empowerment outside of a Western perspective. Contrary to what many people in the West may think, women in the Arab world, while they face many barriers, in some cases are more empowered and enjoy more rights than stereotypically perceived. In […]

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The Information Age Adversary and Smart Counterterrorism Strategy: A Conversation with Thom Shanker

April 26, 2015 by Forum Staff
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The Fletcher Forum recently hosted The New York Times’ Thom Shanker for a discussion about his experience covering the wars in the Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the changing nature of the media industry and its impact on policy and decision makers.

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