Politics

The Kremlin is Winning the Media War and the West Needs a Strategy

April 30, 2015 by James M. Baker

How do we preserve freedom of speech and democratic principles when they are deployed against us by those who clearly do not respect them? And how should we respond to such assaults without infringing on our own right to freedom of expression?

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The Information Age Adversary and Smart Counterterrorism Strategy: A Conversation with Thom Shanker

April 26, 2015 by Forum Staff
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The Fletcher Forum recently hosted The New York Times’ Thom Shanker for a discussion about his experience covering the wars in the Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the changing nature of the media industry and its impact on policy and decision makers.

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2015: The Year for Strengthening the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

April 2, 2015 by Iveta Cherneva
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All eyes in 2015 are on the United Nations. The new development plan to succeed the Millennium Development Goals will be announced this year, but another UN process—equally important to human well-being—is gaining speed: the strengthening of the UN human rights treaty bodies.

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The UN’s man in Baghdad: A Conversation with Nickolay Mladenov

April 2, 2015 by Forum Staff
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The UN’s outgoing Special Representative for Iraq, Nicolay Mladenov, speaks to The Forum about the tense days this past summer that saw fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria take Mosul and approach dangerously close to Baghdad.

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