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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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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 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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The FPA’s Must Reads (June 29 – June 5)

The FPA’s Must Reads (June 29 – June 5)

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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100,000 Strong: The State Department’s Public-Private Partnerships

100,000 Strong: The State Department’s Public-Private Partnerships

The 100,000 Strong Education Initiative represents a transformational partnership since both the U.S. and China remain committed to the project’s goal of sending and receiving students for language, cultural, and academic exchanges.

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How to Make a Difference Abroad: A Review of Kate Otto’s “Everyday Ambassador”

How to Make a Difference Abroad: A Review of Kate Otto’s “Everyday Ambassador”

In her new book Everyday Ambassador (Atria Paperback), Kate Otto lays out a program for young people seeking to make a difference.

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FPA’s Must Reads (May 29 – June 4)

FPA’s Must Reads (May 29 – June 4)

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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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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