Middle East and North Africa

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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The UN’s man in Baghdad: A Conversation with Nickolay Mladenov

April 2, 2015 by Forum Staff
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The UN’s outgoing Special Representative for Iraq, Nicolay Mladenov, speaks to The Forum about the tense days this past summer that saw fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria take Mosul and approach dangerously close to Baghdad.

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The Lessons of In Amenas: How Can Corporations Prevent Strategic Surprise in Risky Environments?

March 30, 2015 by Andrew Koch
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The 2013 In Amenas hostage crisis was the largest terrorist attack to ever strike the oil and gas industry. Two years on, what can companies, operating in risky environments, learn from In Amenas that can help them prevent strategic surprise in the future.

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