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How Beijing’s Foreign Policy Can Backfire on its Tourists

How Beijing’s Foreign Policy Can Backfire on its Tourists

Being a Chinese tourist these days is not easy.

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Tensions Between Russia and the West Play Out Over Srebrenica

Tensions Between Russia and the West Play Out Over Srebrenica

Twenty years on, one of the largest massacres in Europe since World War II continues to spur controversy, now threatening to further divide Russia and the West.

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Unleashing the Patriotic Dragon

Unleashing the Patriotic Dragon

An exhibition to commemorate the World War II victory over Japan is Beijing’s latest attempt to prop up nationalism and is part of a greater effort at patriotism that could eventually backfire.

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The Overlooked Roots of the Greek Crisis

The Overlooked Roots of the Greek Crisis

There seems to be a widespread belief that Greece is in the trouble it is in today because it will not implement the policies that Europe has demanded of it.

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Israel has Hired a Cartoonist

Israel has Hired a Cartoonist

Recently, the Foreign Ministry of Israel released a cartoon mocking (Western) reporters, portraying them as clueless and ignorant.

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The Diplomatic Erosion of the SALT II Treaty: Russia Builds a New ICBM

The Diplomatic Erosion of the SALT II Treaty: Russia Builds a New ICBM

The threat of nuclear war was diminished greatly in the early 1980s after the SALT II treaty between the United States and Soviet Union created an agreed upon reduction of nuclear arms.

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Salami-slicing in the South China Sea

Salami-slicing in the South China Sea

Just when the memories of anti-Chinese protests and rioting have started to fade among the Vietnamese, the Chinese are stoking the fires again with another salami-slicing maneuver.

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Naval Strategist Asks: Could Cyberattacks Prevent War?

Naval Strategist Asks: Could Cyberattacks Prevent War?

A leading naval strategist asks: Could cyberattacks actually prevent war?

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Syriza’s Moment

Syriza’s Moment

Greece’s far-left may have reached its day of reckoning far faster than anticipated.

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Maritime and Cyber Security Lessons From Before World War I

Maritime and Cyber Security Lessons From Before World War I

Is the U.S. accidentally preparing for World War I again? In this two-part series, leading thinkers from a prior era of globalization instruct us on maritime and cyber security today.

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The potential of upgrading India’s cities

The potential of upgrading India’s cities

On June 25, 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a plan to modernize the infrastructure of 100 cities. The Indian government is devoting $7.5 billion to the initiative, with a goal of completing the upgrades by 2022.

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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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The Case for Regional AUMFs

The Case for Regional AUMFs

A “regional AUMF” would codify the long-standing practice of executive “doctrines” governing U.S. policy towards particular regions.

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The Systemic Deficiency in the U.S.’ Cybersecurity Mindset

The Systemic Deficiency in the U.S.’ Cybersecurity Mindset

As many as 18 million current, former and prospective federal employees — ranging from military personnel to the IRS — are now thought to be affected.

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In Ukraine, Peace Should First be Made with Words

In Ukraine, Peace Should First be Made with Words

If there is one commonality bridging the gap between East and West over Ukraine, it’s the overzealous usage of empathic words to signal one side’s resilience and self-righteousness in the face of the other’s perceived aggression.

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Pirates of the South China Seas

Pirates of the South China Seas

Last Friday, eight Indonesians were arrested by a Vietnamese coast guard patrol off the southern coast of Vietnam.

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