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The FPA’s Must Reads (April 10 – April 17)

The FPA’s Must Reads (April 10 – April 17)

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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Morning in Belgrade

Morning in Belgrade

This is the first in a series of “Serbia: Snapshots” – considerations of different aspects of Serbian society as it approaches the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Accords, which ended the wars in Bosnia.

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What a Hillary Presidency Means for China

What a Hillary Presidency Means for China

With the announcement of a presidential bid by Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton on April 12, many are starting to question what impact another Clinton in the White House would have on the world’s largest nation, China.

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Russia’s Virtual Shield Technology in Iran and China

Russia’s Virtual Shield Technology in Iran and China

Russia recently announced that an anti-aircraft missile system that was exclusively used by Russian forces will soon be exported for the first time outside of Russia, specifically to China.

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Brazil’s March Madness Raises Longer Term Questions

Brazil’s March Madness Raises Longer Term Questions

The March anti-corruption protests in Brazil — which focused on a scheme of bid rigging and bribery around Petrobras, the national oil company — occur against a wider backdrop of corruption in Brazilian politics.

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Putin’s Incredible Victory

Putin’s Incredible Victory

Who’s the only world leader able to stand among the ranks of Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Taylor Swift?

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The Value of Talking Hamlet in Tehran

The Value of Talking Hamlet in Tehran

Why an Iranian Shakespeare Congress? And why now?

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The Robust Force for Peace in the South China Sea

The Robust Force for Peace in the South China Sea

On Mischief Reef, in the South China Sea just off the coast of the Philippine island of Palawan, Chinese workers are busy dredging sand and creating an island on top of partially-submerged coral reefs.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (April 10-April 16)

The FPA’s Must Reads (April 10-April 16)

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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Tsipras and Putin Make Amends

Tsipras and Putin Make Amends

Like his predecessors, Tsipras understands that Greece’s economic crisis isn’t a burden it bears alone — it’s one that should fall on the shoulders of the whole of Europe.

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Qatar’s Marathon Woes

Qatar’s Marathon Woes

Forcing your country’s migrant workers to partake in a marathon probably isn’t the best way to show the international community you’re serious about labor reform. That’s a lesson that Qatar might have to learn the hard way.

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Will China’s New Bank Undermine the World Bank?

Will China’s New Bank Undermine the World Bank?

While these institutions have made some headway in meeting the infrastructure needs of Asian countries, some critics of the World Bank and ADB argue they are slow and bureaucratic, and impose stifling environmental and social constraints which deter investment.

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GailForce: Economics and National Security

GailForce:  Economics and National Security

Each year, the intelligence community presents an annual threat assessment to Congress. They publish an unclassified version that I and many other national security geeks read very closely.

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The Parade that Continues to Make Defense Policy

The Parade that Continues to Make Defense Policy

Still, there is hope that the May Day Parade will just remain as it has been since 1989 — simply a parade celebrating the end of a war, as opposed to a catalyst for further conflict.

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The shadow of a Malacca Dilemma on an Iranian Hormuz Dilemma

The shadow of a Malacca Dilemma on an Iranian Hormuz Dilemma

Whoever controls the strait of Hormuz also control Iran’s oil security.

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