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By Any Other Name: The Words We Use

By Any Other Name: The Words We Use

The words we use have an impact on the world around us. For people who have been trafficked and exploited for sexual purposes, such an apparently minor thing as language can tangle their lives and seriously affect their future.

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Past, Present, Future: Gulf Women in the Economy

Past, Present, Future: Gulf Women in the Economy

With the appearance of oil in the mid-20th century, the structure of the average Arabian family began to change. So, too, did women’s participation in the economy and their societal status.

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Saudi Arabia and Iran’s Backyard Politics

Saudi Arabia and Iran’s Backyard Politics

The Iran-Saudi “cold war” carries, for both countries, a dimension that raises particular security concerns: the presence of minority communities in their respective backyards that show sympathy to the other side due to domestic repression.

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GailForce: Cypberspace Symposium Part II

GailForce:  Cypberspace Symposium Part II

Last week was pretty interesting for cyber policy issues.

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Candid Discussions: Sadjadpour on Saudi-Iranian Dynamics

Candid Discussions: Sadjadpour on Saudi-Iranian Dynamics

Mr. Sadjadpour recently sat down with Reza Akhlaghi of the Foreign Policy Association to discuss Saudi-Iranian dynamics and the increasing sectarian rivalry between the two Middle Eastern heavyweights.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (February 7 – February 13)

The FPA’s Must Reads (February 7 – February 13)

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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Modi’s BJP Upset in New Delhi Elections

Modi’s BJP Upset in New Delhi Elections

The results from last weekend’s state government elections in New Delhi have been tallied, and the message on Tuesday was clear – voters are still fed up with corruption.

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Netanyahu: Unwelcome But Undeterred

Netanyahu: Unwelcome But Undeterred

U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are at it again.

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Call to arm Ukraine misreads Russia’s response

Call to arm Ukraine misreads Russia’s response

As the latest round of peace talks aimed at putting an end to the crisis in Ukraine continues in Minsk, debate is growing in Washington about the virtues of providing Kiev with military equipment for its ongoing offensive against the pro-Russian rebels who control the country’s easternmost regions.

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Fairness, Equity and Revenge

Fairness, Equity and Revenge

Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh was executed in an extremely brutal manner by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week after negotiations between it and the Jordanian government failed.

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Social Media’s Economic Revolution in the Gulf

Social Media’s Economic Revolution in the Gulf

Physical mobility is one of the greatest challenges of market accessibility facing citizens in the Gulf region; however, new technologies flattened time and distance, offering unprecedented opportunities.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (January 30 – February 6)

The FPA’s Must Reads (January 30 – February 6)

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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Sri Lankan President Seeks to Refresh Ties to India

Sri Lankan President Seeks to Refresh Ties to India

In his first foreign trip since assuming power, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will visit India on Feb. 16 for two days, hailing a potential warming of relations between the two countries.

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Next Week’s Headlines

Next Week’s Headlines

While news about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Greek debt floods the airwaves, other hotspots simmer just out of view.

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GailForce: Cyberspace Symposium Part I

GailForce:  Cyberspace Symposium Part I

The theme of this year’s event was: Protecting Cyberspace: Policy, Partnerships, and Practical Solutions. The event was well organized, informative and thought provoking.

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America Should Let the Europeans Lead in Ukraine

America Should Let the Europeans Lead in Ukraine

The recent report by eight former U.S. senior diplomatic and military officials urging the United States and NATO to bolster Ukraine’s defense by providing military assistance to Ukraine — including lethal defensive assistance — is misguided and dangerous.

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