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Our five favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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Burundi’s Electoral Quagmire

Burundi’s Electoral Quagmire

Some see the recent political upheaval and violence in Burundi as just another sad reminder of the plight of Africa’s struggling democracies. The travails of this tiny country, however, pose a threat to U.S. legitimacy on the African continent.

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GailForce: Aspen Security Forum Part I

GailForce: Aspen Security Forum Part I

Cybersecurity and terrorism were the two topics that dominated the Aspen Security Forum this year.

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Syrian Conflict Drags On

Syrian Conflict Drags On

Even though world attention has moved on to other crises, the horrific, destructive conflict in Syria drags on.

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How Beijing’s Foreign Policy Can Backfire on its Tourists

How Beijing’s Foreign Policy Can Backfire on its Tourists

Being a Chinese tourist these days is not easy.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (July 17–23)

The FPA’s Must Reads (July 17–23)

Our five favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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Russian NGO Laws Deliver Another Blow

Russian NGO Laws Deliver Another Blow

Russia’s foreign NGO laws have delivered another hit — this time to one of the U.S.’s largest foundations.

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Russian Missile Sale and Iran’s Rearmament

Russian Missile Sale and Iran’s Rearmament

The sale of arms and ballistic missiles to Iran by Russia will likely become the first point of contention linked directly to the text of the deal.

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Putin’s Strategy is Divide and Conquer

Putin’s Strategy is Divide and Conquer

Putin’s goal is to sow dissent and discord within Europe’s ranks and erode the unity of the EU.

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Searching for—and Broadcasting—a New Gospel

Searching for—and Broadcasting—a New Gospel

A recent book examines the struggle in today’s Russia for what and whom to believe in.

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If Europe is from Venus, then Russia is from Mars

If Europe is from Venus, then Russia is from Mars

European policy that is being made in regards to the Russian aggression toward Ukraine is based on the same premise: There is no military solution to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (July 10-17)

The FPA’s Must Reads (July 10-17)

Our five favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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Press Freedom Watchdog Highlights Troubling Developments in Kenya

Press Freedom Watchdog Highlights Troubling Developments in Kenya

Kenya has garnered praise for becoming one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing economies. Now, its government is coming under fire for some recent troubling developments affecting its fourth estate.

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The Greatest Threat to U.S. Security?

The Greatest Threat to U.S. Security?

If General Dunford is right, perhaps now is the time to reconsider military assistance to the Ukraine.

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Three Ways Lawrence of Arabia Still Captures the Middle East

Three Ways Lawrence of Arabia Still Captures the Middle East

Beyond its value to film history and in spite of its Hollywood embellishments, “Lawrence” still speaks truths about the West’s relationship to the Middle East.

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