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The FPA’s Must Reads (April 12 – April 18)

The FPA’s Must Reads (April 12 – April 18)

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

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Failure of Imagination – Rumsfeld’s interpretation of American foreign policy

Failure of Imagination – Rumsfeld’s interpretation of American foreign policy


Errol Morris’ latest documentary, the Unknown Known, about and starring Donald Rumsfeld offers a superb regard into the life of one of the most divisive American foreign policy makers. This is not only a picture about power, but also about truth, imagination, history and rational action. …

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The FPA’s Must Reads (April 5 – April 11)

The FPA’s Must Reads (April 5 – April 11)


What Happened to Canada?
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By Marianne Lenabat
Marianne Lenabat discusses the dramatic political reorientation that has taken place in recent years in Canada. As Canada’s left parties decline, its renown social services may begin to decline, and populist politics will set in.
Year of the Pigskin: My …

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Confronting Confrontation: Is the Isolation of Russia the Right Strategy?

Confronting Confrontation: Is the Isolation of Russia the Right Strategy?

In a New York Times op-ed last month entitled “Confronting Putin’s Russia,” Michael McFaul, the recently retired U.S. Ambassador to Moscow, channeled frustration over tensions in Crimea into a call for “isolating” Russia. His case, though passionate, appears to rely on some questionable assumptions and prescribes a rather shortsighted approach.
Taking Responsibility
McFaul …

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The FPA’s Must Reads (March 29 – April 4)

The FPA’s Must Reads (March 29 – April 4)

Our favorite blog posts and long reads from the past week.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (March 22 – March 28)

The FPA’s Must Reads (March 22 – March 28)

Check out our five favorite long reads and blog posts from the past week.

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Crimea’s Impact on Syria and Iran

Crimea’s Impact on Syria and Iran

There has been a lot of speculation lately about the impact of the Crimean Crisis on the situations in Syria and Iran. The current negotiations regarding these countries involve cooperation between Russia, the United States, and other countries now directly and indirectly involved on opposites sides of the Crimean question. …

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The FPA’s Must Reads (March 15 – March 21)

The FPA’s Must Reads (March 15 – March 21)

Our favorite long reads and blog posts from the past week.

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Crimea or the Future of the Liberal World Order

Crimea or the Future of the Liberal World Order

If the 20th century was about an ideological fight between market-economy versus Communism, the 21st could very much be about liberal democracy versus imperialism. This could be the very lesson of Russia’s invasion of Crimea. Power politics is – even though it has never disappeared – now a reality that …

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The FPA’s Must Reads (March 8–14)

The FPA’s Must Reads (March 8–14)

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

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The FPA’s Must Reads (March 1 – March 7)

The FPA’s Must Reads (March 1 – March 7)

Need some reading for the weekend? Check out our editorial staff’s favorite five long reads and blog posts.

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Ukraine 2014 Is Grenada 1983

Ukraine 2014 Is Grenada 1983

By Sarwar Kashmeri
Before the United States gets too worked up about the Russian “invasion” of Ukraine, it should recall its own invasion in 1983 of the idyllic island of Grenada some 100 miles from the United States. America invaded Grenada to install a U.S.-friendly government after a Communist coup had …

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A Candid Discussion with Gareth Porter

A Candid Discussion with Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter, author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold History of the Iranian Nuclear Scare, is a renowned investigative journalist and historian on U.S. national security policy. Porter was the 2012 winner of the Gellhorn Prize for journalism awarded by the Gellhorn Trust in the U.K.  His previous book …

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Russia’s Incursion into Ukraine

Russia’s Incursion into Ukraine

Editor’s Note:
Ian Bremmer is President of Eurasia Group, the world’s leading global political risk research and consulting firm. Dr. Bremmer is also Global Research Professor at the New York University (NYU) and author, most recently, of Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World.

by Ian Bremmer
As Russia …

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The FPA’s Must Reads (February 21- February 28)

The FPA’s Must Reads (February 21- February 28)

Need some reading for the weekend? Check out our favorite reads from the past week.

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