Diplomacy

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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Will a Rising China Respect Sovereignty?

December 31, 2014 by Ameya Naik
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China’s approach to domestic and foreign policy alike has long been driven by the twin imperatives of maintaining high economic growth and domestic stability, but these objectives have become more disjunct than in the past.

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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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