Diplomacy

Confronting Violent Religious Extremism

December 13, 2014 by Knox Thames
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Violent religious extremism will be one of the greatest challenges facing the international community in the twenty-first century. United States must update its current security-based counterterrorism approach with a strategy that promotes religious freedom and pluralism in order to counter the narratives of religiously motivated terrorist organizations.

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The Rising Power of Iran in the Arab World

December 11, 2014 by Hamoon Khelghat-Doost
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Iran’s foreign and security policies are undergoing major shifts in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the U.S. and the Arab Spring. As it adopts its new role as a major player in the region, Iran is gradually usurping the traditional power of Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Sunni bloc in the Gulf.

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The Future of the IAEA: A Conversation with Laura Rockwood

November 28, 2014 by Forum Staff
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Laura Rockwood discusses the future of the International Atomic Energy Agency in addressing nuclear weapons nonproliferation and her twenty-seven years of experience working with the organization.

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Despite an Economic Slowdown, China Has a Strategy

November 28, 2014 by Reza Hasmath and Natalia Wyzycka
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China has been stuck in a protracted economic slowdown, with recent evidence suggesting a grimmer outlook in the near future. Under these circumstances, the Chinese government will have to reassure the public of its legitimacy and capacity to manage periods of decreasing economic growth and potential socioeconomic consequences that follow.

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