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Naval Strategist Asks: Could Cyberattacks Prevent War?

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

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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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Jeb Bush’s Bush Problem

Jeb Bush’s Bush Problem

Jeb’s strategy for avoiding being bogged down by his brother’s own failures appears to be shifting the conversation from his family’s political history to that of an old-but-new common enemy: Russia.

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BURDEN OF PEACE: A Candid Discussion with Filmmaker Joey Boink

BURDEN OF PEACE: A Candid Discussion with Filmmaker Joey Boink

Paul Nash of the Foreign Policy Association spoke with director Joey Boink about “Burden of Peace,” the challenges of he faced while filming in one of the world’s more dangerous countries, and human rights in Guatemala.

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U.S. Policy Toward China: New Maps to Navigate Islands and Banks?

U.S. Policy Toward China: New Maps to Navigate Islands and Banks?

Should the U.S. allow geopolitical rivalry to subsume economic matters?

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Beijing Asserts, Hanoi Beefs Up

Beijing Asserts, Hanoi Beefs Up

Here in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the local government last week ordered its travel and tourism departments to draw up a feasibility study for tours to the Truong Sa (Spratly) islands, which Vietnam currently occupies.

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Regulating Against Corrupt Practices, FIFA Edition

Regulating Against Corrupt Practices, FIFA Edition

Two Brazilian nationals were charged this past week as well, which comes as no surprise to Brazilians, who are mired in a scandal that may even end in the removal of the president.

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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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Taking on Troll Farms

Taking on Troll Farms

If recent revelations are any indication, the well-oiled, Kremlin-sponsored troll machine has no intentions of closing up shop anytime soon.

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No Shangri-La in South China Sea

No Shangri-La in South China Sea

On Saturday in Singapore, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter addressed the attendants at the 14th Shangri-La Dialogue, a high-level security forum, asserting China’s recent land reclamation in the South China Sea was “out of step” with international norms, and adding his opposition to “any further militarization” in the region.

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Geopolitical Showdown in the Horn

Geopolitical Showdown in the Horn

Recently, two major developments in Somalia and Djibouti have attracted international media attention. John Kerry became the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit Mogadishu, while China has negotiated the construction of a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti.

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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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What fate for the EU-U.S. trade deal?

What fate for the EU-U.S. trade deal?

With all the attention turned to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), currently negotiated by the U.S. with 12 Asian countries, few seem to notice anymore the equally important Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States.

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Muhammad Depictions on Washington, D.C. Metro?

Muhammad Depictions on Washington, D.C. Metro?

The current debate over political advertising in the Washington, D.C.-area transit system moves the issue from “free speech” to “public safety,” and probably toward the Supreme Court.

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FALLUJAH REDUX: A Candid Discussion with Dr. Dan Green and Brig. Gen. William Mullen III

FALLUJAH REDUX: A Candid Discussion with Dr. Dan Green and Brig. Gen. William Mullen III

Paul Nash of the Foreign Policy Association spoke with Dr. Green and Brigadier General Mullen about the current situation in Fallujah and their experience in countering the city’s insurgency nearly eight years ago.

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