Security

The Battle of Thermopylae and the Iconography of Hate

February 24, 2015 by Bond Benton and Daniela Peterka-Benton
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The media has enormous power in energizing social movements for good or ill. While it is folly to attribute the traction gained by far right organizations and hate groups to media images, history suggests that we would do well to consider how popular culture is capable of turning hate into heroism.

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Foreign Fighters: A Security Threat at Home?

February 18, 2015 by Jacqueline Page
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Over 4,000 American and European citizens have joined the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq, with more on the way each month. Now policymakers must decide how to handle fighters who return home.

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Perils and Proposals: Military Contracting with Volatile Regimes

February 16, 2015 by Andreas Kuersten

France is stuck between a rock and a hard place. By contracting to deliver Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia amidst Russian aggression towards Ukraine, France has assumed the untenable position of selling military hardware to a country whose military actions it decries.

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Navigating Middle East Turmoil: A Conversation with Dennis Ross

January 24, 2015 by Forum Staff
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In a recent interview with the Fletcher Forum editorial team, the Former U.S. Envoy to the Middle East Dennis Ross explores how the struggle between radical Islamists and non-radical Islamists is shaping the Middle East and U.S. policy in the region.

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