Middle East and North Africa

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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Give Me a Reason

March 11, 2015 by Ameya Naik
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In Syria, the Obama administration has claimed its use of force is to defend national interests, and not an act of war. But how is killing lawful, outside of war?

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Foreign Fighters: A Security Threat at Home?

February 18, 2015 by Jacqueline Page
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Over 4,000 American and European citizens have joined the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq, with more on the way each month. Now policymakers must decide how to handle fighters who return home.

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