Security

South Sudan’s Preventable Crisis

July 8, 2014 by Christopher Zambakari
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The donor community assumption in South Sudan equates development with stability, leading to a focus on delivering services at the expense of aiding the growth of a stable nation. This technical exercise failed to view nation building for what it really is—a political process.

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U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Implications for Regional Nuclear Rivalries

June 19, 2014 by Anand Datla
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As the U.S. decreases troop levels in Afghanistan approaching the 2016 withdrawal deadline, there are more questions about nuclear relations in South Asia than ever before.

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Dismantling the Sectarian Narrative

June 10, 2014 by Mowaffak Al-Rubaie
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For centuries, sectarianism has played a pivotal role in shaping the social, economic, security, and political relationships between and within various Muslim countries. Over time, the differences deepened to the extent that the two sects have engaged in all out warfare.

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The President’s Mixed Messages

June 4, 2014 by Ameya Naik
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The persistence of policy responses from the War on Terror era undermines the foreign policy message President Obama has said he wants to send.

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An Interview with Ambassador Marc Grossman

May 29, 2014 by Forum Staff
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Ambassador Marc Grossman served as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, the State Department’s third ranking official, until his retirement in 2005 after twenty-nine years in the U.S. Foreign Service. As Under Secretary, he helped marshal diplomatic support for the international response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. He also managed U.S. […]

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Burkina Faso and the West: Turning Rhetoric into Action

May 25, 2014 by Bernard Zongo
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Billions of dollars of foreign aid to Burkina Faso for promoting democracy and good governance has not produced the desired effect.

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