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Turkey’s Perennial Bogeyman

Turkey’s Perennial Bogeyman

As a U.S. ally and member of NATO, Turkey has a large, well-trained, and well-funded military with more than a half-million personnel in uniform. It is also the only NATO nation that shares a border with both Iraq and Syria, where the Islamic State continues to take and hold significant territory.

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FPA’s Must Reads (October 17-October 23)

FPA’s Must Reads (October 17-October 23)

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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

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

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (October 3-October 9)

The FPA’s Must Reads (October 3-October 9)

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (September 26-October 2)

The FPA’s Must Reads (September 26-October 2)

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (September 19 – September 25)

The FPA’s Must Reads (September 19 – September 25)

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week!

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The FPA’s Must Reads (September 5-12)

The FPA’s Must Reads (September 5-12)

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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Russia Unhinged? Why the World’s Leaders Must Take a Stand

Russia Unhinged? Why the World’s Leaders Must Take a Stand

Neither Russia’s violation of its international legal obligations nor its institutional blockade of the U.N. Security Council can possibly be in the interest of the other U.N. member states, least of all in the interest of the less mighty among them. Hence, when the world’s leaders gather for this year’s opening of the United Nations’ 69th General Assembly they would be well-advised to address this dual attack on the foundations of global governance.

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Why Russia Intervenes

Why Russia Intervenes

Far from being an anomalous event, Russia’s coercive military pressure on Ukraine in the aftermath of the Maidan revolution is typical of the way great powers, including the United States, have behaved in the past.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (August 23-29)

The FPA’s Must Reads (August 23-29)

Our five favorite long reads and blog posts from the past week!

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A Small Step Forward for Afghanistan

A Small Step Forward for Afghanistan

As the summer of blood and gore in the Middle East continues to demand American foreign policy attention, a looming catastrophe in Afghanistan has developed outside of the headlines, but now threatens to undermine everything the United States has attempted to achieve there.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (August 16-22)

The FPA’s Must Reads (August 16-22)

Our five favorite long reads and blog posts from the past week!

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The FPA’s Must Reads (August 9–15)

The FPA’s Must Reads (August 9–15)

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

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The Rise of the Iron Will

The Rise of the Iron Will

On Sunday, for the first time ever, more than 41 million voters in Turkey went to polling stations to elect their president by popular vote. Despite turnout being low, with some suspecting the holiday season might be the reason, ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) candidate Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan handily beat both of his rivals with 52 percent of the vote.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (August 2 – August 8)

The FPA’s Must Reads (August 2 – August 8)

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

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