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The Case for Regional AUMFs

The Case for Regional AUMFs

A “regional AUMF” would codify the long-standing practice of executive “doctrines” governing U.S. policy towards particular regions.

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Syriza’s Moment

Syriza’s Moment

Greece’s far-left may have reached its day of reckoning far faster than anticipated.

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Maritime and Cyber Security Lessons From Before World War I

Maritime and Cyber Security Lessons From Before World War I

Is the U.S. accidentally preparing for World War I again? In this two-part series, leading thinkers from a prior era of globalization instruct us on maritime and cyber security today.

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The potential of upgrading India’s cities

The potential of upgrading India’s cities

On June 25, 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a plan to modernize the infrastructure of 100 cities. The Indian government is devoting $7.5 billion to the initiative, with a goal of completing the upgrades by 2022.

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The FPA’s must reads (June 19-26)

The FPA’s must reads (June 19-26)

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

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The Systemic Deficiency in the U.S.’ Cybersecurity Mindset

The Systemic Deficiency in the U.S.’ Cybersecurity Mindset

As many as 18 million current, former and prospective federal employees — ranging from military personnel to the IRS — are now thought to be affected.

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In Ukraine, Peace Should First be Made with Words

In Ukraine, Peace Should First be Made with Words

If there is one commonality bridging the gap between East and West over Ukraine, it’s the overzealous usage of empathic words to signal one side’s resilience and self-righteousness in the face of the other’s perceived aggression.

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Pirates of the South China Seas

Pirates of the South China Seas

Last Friday, eight Indonesians were arrested by a Vietnamese coast guard patrol off the southern coast of Vietnam.

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Much Ado about the South China Sea

Much Ado about the South China Sea

The spate of Chinese island building and island claiming in the South China Sea has raised the question of what, if anything, can be done about it. The answer has a lot to do with a reappraisal of the role of island possessions, territories and countries in the world today.

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The Slow Drift Towards a New Cold War

The Slow Drift Towards a New Cold War

A further reversal of the integration and cultural exchanges between Russia, Central Europe and Western Europe that took place after 1989 came about this week when the United States announced it would station added military forces in countries near the Russian border.

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Iran Détente Still a Poison Pill for Gulf Arabs, Nuclear Question or Not

Iran Détente Still a Poison Pill for Gulf Arabs, Nuclear Question or Not

There is little chance that Iran and the Arab monarchies, led by Saudi Arabia, can countenance each another’s respective aspirations. The U.S. is trying to make a deal with Iran while still tying itself to the demands of its other security partners in the region.

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Ramadan and the Leadership Crisis in the Middle East

Ramadan and the Leadership Crisis in the Middle East

This Ramadan comes at a time when the world is facing a catastrophic leadership deficiency, and nowhere is that catastrophe more evident than in the Middle East.

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Is Xi Copying Putin’s Strategy?

Is Xi Copying Putin’s Strategy?

The apparent success of Putin’s misadventures in Ukraine could serve as an attractive geopolitical militaristic strategy for other nations with territorial disputes, such as China.

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The FPA’s must reads (June 5–12)

The FPA’s must reads (June 5–12)

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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Jeb Bush’s Bush Problem

Jeb Bush’s Bush Problem

Jeb’s strategy for avoiding being bogged down by his brother’s own failures appears to be shifting the conversation from his family’s political history to that of an old-but-new common enemy: Russia.

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