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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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Dear Congress: Stay Active on the Global Stage

January 19, 2015 by Heather Le Munyon
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In a letter to the new 114th United States Congress, Fletcher student Heather LeMunyon calls on Congress to concentrate on four areas of U.S. foreign policy to strengthen foreign relations.

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Is the Era of Expensive Oil Over?

November 19, 2014 by Rachel Bronson and Andy Morimoto
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Oil prices are going down and going down fast. Since June, the price of Brent crude has dropped nearly 30 percent, and some expect prices to tumble further. Do these prices signal a new era of cheap oil, or are they a temporary drop in an otherwise expensive energy future?

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Foreign Policy in the Time of Cholera

October 23, 2014 by Adam Houston, Peggy Chateauneuf and Beatrice Lindstrom
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In response to a lawsuit filed against the United Nations for introducing cholera into Haiti, the U.S. is coming to the UN’s defense, supporting its legal immunity. In so doing, it has missed a critical opportunity to further its stated foreign policy goals.

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