Politics

An Interview with Laleh Khalili

November 20, 2014 by Forum Staff
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Professor Laleh Khalili discusses the remnants of the colonial counterinsurgency modes of operation in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Israeli and U.S. operations.

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Professor Michael Glennon on the Rise of the American System of Double Government

November 7, 2014 by Michael Glennon
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In his latest book, National Security and Double Government, Professor Michael Glennon challenges common understandings of American government institutions and provides daunting insights into the nature of the U.S. national security apparatus.

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Reversing the Islamic Militant Revolution

October 29, 2014 by Jack Miller
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The evolution of Islamic militant groups into more adaptable and effective fighting forces over the last decade is a major military and political challenge to U.S. interests in the Middle East.

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We Don’t Need the West: Misled by State Media, Russians Cheer on Sanctions

October 28, 2014 by Kristen Blyth
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Since annexing the Crimean peninsula in March, Russia’s international standing and economic situation have taken a turn for the worse. Amid these struggles, you might expect Russians to question their regime’s current course of action.

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The Venezuelan Paradox

October 9, 2014 by Juan Carlos Portilla
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Even while Venezuela currently seeks a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, its government continues to repress the rights of its citizens and detain members of the political opposition. Such human rights abuses constitute behavior that should bar Venezuela from a Security Council seat.

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The Failure of Norwegian “Take on Me” Diplomacy in North Korea

September 8, 2014 by Eirik Torsvoll
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People-to-people campaigns are bound to fail in any attempt to influence the policies of Pyongyang. Actual financial pressure is needed to motivate DPRK leadership away from their intransigent position of influence.

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