Resource-Rich Countries Hit Again as Gas Rents Drop

December 13, 2014 by Leslie Palti-Guzman
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Recent discussions about the impact of falling energy prices on oil-producing states overlook the significant effects that these falling prices will also have on natural gas-rich nations. Countries such as Qatar, Russia, and Algeria will be forced to contend with major economic and political challenges, particularly given the emerging era in gas markets.

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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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The Rising Power of Iran in the Arab World

December 11, 2014 by Hamoon Khelghat-Doost
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Iran’s foreign and security policies are undergoing major shifts in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the U.S. and the Arab Spring. As it adopts its new role as a major player in the region, Iran is gradually usurping the traditional power of Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Sunni bloc in the Gulf.

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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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