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Getting the Motives Right

Getting the Motives Right

The recent attack against Ismaili Muslims in Karachi, Pakistan, will be read by most as part of a simple narrative of an ongoing Sunni-Shi’ah conflict.

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

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

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (March 27 – April 2)

The FPA’s Must Reads (March 27 – April 2)

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

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Turkey Loses Iraqi Market to Iran over ISIS

Turkey Loses Iraqi Market to Iran over ISIS

Since Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took office in August 2013, he has pursued a foreign policy based on fostering amiable diplomatic and economic ties with Iran’s neighbors and resolving the country’s nuclear issue with Iran’s P5+1 negotiating partners.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (March 20 – March 26)

The FPA’s Must Reads (March 20 – March 26)

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

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Why Americans Should Be Wary of a New AUMF

Why Americans Should Be Wary of a New AUMF

Congress is potentially going to passing a new Authorization of Use of Military Force (AUMF) bill to sanction the Obama administration’s air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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The FPA’s Must Reads (March 13 – March 19)

The FPA’s Must Reads (March 13 – March 19)

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

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