Security

Hard Data and Smart Power: the Future of U.S. Assistance to Afghanistan

April 14, 2014 by Mike Hartnett
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As the target date for U.S. military withdrawal in Afghanistan approaches, the United States risks a precipitous loss of influence in the region without a viable plan to transition from a military-heavy strategy towards one more focused on effective development assistance and smart power.

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What the New NATO Secretary General Appointment Means for the Arctic

April 8, 2014 by Iveta Cherneva
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Even as NATO tries to fashion a response to the crisis on its eastern frontier in Ukraine, the appointment of Norway’s former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg as Secretary General should alert global attention to another region: the Arctic.

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Jordan’s Response to Refugee Education Crises: Lessons from the Syrian and Iraqi Cases

April 7, 2014 by Zeina Siam
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As the Syrian crisis continues, education must be a critical component of Jordan’s refugee response, drawing on lessons learned from previous experiences with long-term refugee flows.

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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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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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