Politics

Japan Needs a Hate Speech Law

December 18, 2014 by Erik Bleich
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Even though the Japanese Supreme Court recently upheld a ruling against a group of Zaitokukai activists who were inciting racial hatred, when compared to most other liberal democracies, Japan lacks a well-established law that can be used to punish aggressive racist speech targeting vulnerable members of society. Japan needs a new law now.

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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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Beyond Ukraine: A Panel Discussion

December 8, 2014 by Forum Staff
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What does the conflict in Ukraine mean for Eastern European regional politics and for U.S.-Russia relations? A panel of experts convened at The Fletcher School to provide perspectives from Ukraine, the U.S., and the Russian opposition.

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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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