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Greece: Time for Syriza to lay its cards on the table

Greece: Time for Syriza to lay its cards on the table

Much to the expectation of eurozone pundits, Riga’s April 24 gathering of euro finance ministers made little progress in terms of reaching an agreement for Greece’s comprehensive list of reforms.

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Russian “Little Green Men” Memorial Gets Cat Treatment

Russian “Little Green Men” Memorial Gets Cat Treatment

If an invasion led by unidentifiable, but presumably Russian, troops wasn’t odd enough for you, the memorial statue honoring their efforts may be.

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Islam in Belgrade, Serbia in the EU?

Islam in Belgrade, Serbia in the EU?

This is the second 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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Will ASEAN Renounce China’s Reclamation Efforts in the South China Sea?

Will ASEAN Renounce China’s Reclamation Efforts in the South China Sea?

This week, leaders from 10 Southeast Asian nations will gather on the Malaysian resort island of Langkawi for the 26th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.

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The FPA’s must reads (April 17-24)

The FPA’s must reads (April 17-24)

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising by Jonathan Littell – Book Review

Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising by Jonathan Littell – Book Review

As the world’s largest humanitarian disaster since the Second World War continues to deepen, Littell has published his Syrian Notebooks in English for the first time.

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For Firms in Northern Iraq, Self-Help Should Be Better than None at All

For Firms in Northern Iraq, Self-Help Should Be Better than None at All

If multinationals were willing to hire PMCs to protect their employees, why did they not use these PMCs to defend their oil fields from ISIS militarily, preventing the fields from falling in the first place?

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Marshalling Candor Spirit before ‘Countering Violent Extremism’

Marshalling Candor Spirit before ‘Countering Violent Extremism’

Violent extremism presents existential dilemma to all irrespective of faith, race, political and economic status. Countering such seemingly ubiquitous threat requires comprehensive strategy that addresses the root causes and effects of the issue at hand.

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Mumbai Avengers and Other Tales from the Indian Security Establishment

Mumbai Avengers and Other Tales from the Indian Security Establishment

The launch party for a fictional book this past weekend in New Delhi featured several noteworthy assertions about the real-world dimensions of the India-Pakistan rivalry and the inside workings of India’s national security machinery.

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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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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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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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