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Will Dilma Face Impeachment?

Will Dilma Face Impeachment?

Will Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff face impeachment and be forced to step down? According to recent polls, if a majority of Brazilians have their way she could be forced from office.

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Let Them Eat Crimean Butter

Let Them Eat Crimean Butter

“Liberty cabbage.” “Freedom fries.” And in Russia, there is now “Crimean Butter,” a new cheese brand introduced to consumers after the annexation of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation last spring.

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Gulf Canvases and the Cultural Renaissance

Gulf Canvases and the Cultural Renaissance

Over the past fifty years, art in the Gulf has witnessed an artistic revolution, starting in Kuwait.

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The Armenians Remember

The Armenians Remember

A new United Nations report documents Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) actions against the Yezidis as genocide, while the Armenians prepare to commemorate the centennial of their own.

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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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GailForce: Nobody Asked Me But Here’s One Proposed Terrorism Strategy

GailForce:  Nobody Asked Me But Here’s One Proposed Terrorism Strategy

What is needed is an organization much like the NATO alliance formed to deal with Communism during the Cold War, but directed against VEOs.

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Standoff amongst Russia’s power elite in wake of opposition leader’s murder

Standoff amongst Russia’s power elite in wake of opposition leader’s murder

The murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov acted as a sobering reminder of Vladimir Putin’s ironclad grip on power.

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One Year On, the Fascist Myth Still Binds Crimea

One Year On, the Fascist Myth Still Binds Crimea

After twelve months, which have brought little change on the ground, a simple disarming slogan continues to function as the justification for Russia’s internationally condemned annexation: “at least they’re not shooting here.”

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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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Dilma Faces Mounting Pressure

Dilma Faces Mounting Pressure

On Wednesday, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff tried to salvage the damage caused by the Petrobras scandal by issuing a wave of anti-corruption measures.

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The Growth and Effects of China’s Weapons Exports

The Growth and Effects of China’s Weapons Exports

China recently became the world’s 3rd largest exporter of weapons systems behind the US and Russia. While analysts are concerned with Stealth fighters, Ballistic missile systems and chemical weapons proliferation, the distribution of artillery and anti-aircraft systems will likely have a larger effect on the political and defensive environment in many of the purchasing countries than WMDs.

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What Modi’s Visit to Sri Lanka means for the Tamils

What Modi’s Visit to Sri Lanka means for the Tamils

Ahead of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka on Friday, Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar announced New Delhi’s cooperation with Sri Lanka’s new government on the repatriation of 100,000 Tamils currently residing in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

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Netanyahu’s Speech and the Question of an Iran Deal

Netanyahu’s Speech and the Question of an Iran Deal

The prime minister was invited by the Republican leadership of Congress without the White House being informed, and he came specifically to attack one of the president’s major foreign policy initiatives, negotiations toward an arms-control accord with Iran.

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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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