Middle East and North Africa

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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Changing Norms for Gender Equality

March 20, 2015 by Jeni Klugman
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As we mark the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, we have much to celebrate, from the global progress over the past two decades in reducing poverty, but we still have far to go to achieve gender equality around the world.

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The Evolution of Nonviolent Resistance

March 17, 2015 by Forum Staff
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In an interview with The Fletcher Forum, Serbian democracy activists Srdja Popovic and Slobodan Djinovic discuss innovations in repression and resistance, the complexities of nonviolence and violent extremism, and the future of the scholarship and practice of nonviolence.

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