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Mangoes Fly in Venezuela, But Economic Improvements Remain Unlikely for 2015

Mangoes Fly in Venezuela, But Economic Improvements Remain Unlikely for 2015

What does a mango thrown at the head of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tell us about Venezuela’s economic future? Not much.

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What Did Scott Walker Learn During His “Listening Tour” of Israel?

What Did Scott Walker Learn During His “Listening Tour” of Israel?

On the eve of the Israeli elections back in March, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu proclaimed that there would be no Palestinian state under his watch. This created an international outcry and he quickly walked the statement back after a great success on election day.

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Could another ISIS surge hasten a Kurdish exit from Iraq?

Could another ISIS surge hasten a Kurdish exit from Iraq?

After a perilous roller coaster ride in 2014, the question of independence for the Kurdistan Region moves back to the front burner.

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Under the Radar: Russia’s Other Growth Spurt

Under the Radar: Russia’s Other Growth Spurt

Just over two months ago, newspapers and other media outlets provided substantial coverage of Russia’s activities in Crimea, more specifically the “celebration” marking one year since Russia’s annexation of the region.

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Investing in Emerging Markets with Consumer Protection in Mind

Investing in Emerging Markets with Consumer Protection in Mind

The concept of the fair market and protection for consumers is based on the idea that inefficient and corrupt practices by large private companies and wayward government officials increases the cost to the consumers and the public.

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Will the Calls for Impeachment Grow in Brazil?

Will the Calls for Impeachment Grow in Brazil?

The calls for the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff may not be fading away anytime soon, after allegations by a convicted currency dealer recently surfaced as part of a congressional commission.

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SIGNALS: A Candid Discussion with Dr. Philippa Malmgren

SIGNALS: A Candid Discussion with Dr. Philippa Malmgren

Paul Nash of the Foreign Policy Association speaks with Dr. Philippa Malmgren about her new book Signals: The Breakdown of the Social Contract and the Rise of Geopolitics.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (May 8-15)

The FPA’s Must Reads (May 8-15)

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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Rising Sun: The Case for Japan’s Military Normalization

Rising Sun: The Case for Japan’s Military Normalization

As Japan pushes into the 21st century, younger generations have lost the emotional connection to the memories of the war and the political philosophy that developed in its wake.

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Countering the Sunni-Shia Divide

Countering the Sunni-Shia Divide

As Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) officials meet with President Obama at Camp David, their lobbying efforts are revolving around one question: In the event of a nuclear deal with Iran, what will the U.S. do to counter the Islamic Republic’s influence in the Middle East?

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Turkmenistan and Europe’s pipe dreams

Turkmenistan and Europe’s pipe dreams

On paper, Turkmenistan would be a great match for Europe’s energy woes.

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International Security: We’re Doing it Wrong

International Security: We’re Doing it Wrong

Is a re-think of the Western-led international security enterprise needed to respond to a set of interrelated trends that have little to do with conflict between great states and far more to do with dysfunction within fragile states?

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India Cracks Down on NGOs

India Cracks Down on NGOs

Charities and citizen advocacy groups are having a tough time these days in some large developing countries.

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Climate Change: A Generational Challenge

Climate Change: A Generational Challenge

The vast majority of scientists agree that human activity has significantly increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere — most dramatically since the 1970s. Yet, global warming skeptics and ill-informed elected officials continue to dismiss this broad scientific consensus.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (May 1 – May 7)

The FPA’s Must Reads (May 1 – May 7)

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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