Politics

Iran’s Women’s Movement: A Look Back and Ahead

April 9, 2014 by Leila Seradj
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Iran’s first champions of women’s rights understood that the denial of opportunities to females impeded economic progress. As this sentiment is being echoed today, Iran’s leaders must make good on its promises for greater gender equality.

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Pakistan’s Sectarian Turn

April 3, 2014 by Ahmed Humayun
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As the Arab world descends into sectarian turmoil, with rival Sunni and Shi’i militias fighting on multiple fronts, the Pakistani state has yet to respond effectively to the ensuing ideological violence.

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What if Modi Wins? The United States’ Balancing Act in India

March 31, 2014 by Brianna Dieter
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If Narendra Modi is voted into the highest office in India, the United States should work with him as India’s freely elected leader while taking visible steps to support and advance American values.

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The Long Shadow of Tejero

March 19, 2014 by Joel Hernàndez
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Mired in economic recession and facing significant regional challenges, Spain’s young democracy has seen better days. The revelation of an anniversary celebration of the attempted coup of February 23, 1981, opens troubling questions as to the legacy of Spain’s transition from autocracy to democracy.

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An Interview with Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch

March 18, 2014 by Forum Staff
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In an interview with The Fletcher Forum, Mr. Roth discusses a potential way forward in Syria, the devastating situation in the Central African Republic, the crisis in Ukraine, and a host of other pressing international issues—from Venezuela to Burma.

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What Egypt’s New Constitution Tells Us about Political Transition

March 12, 2014 by Corri Zoli and Courtney Schuster
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How a constitutional article can change a political landscape.

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