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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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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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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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The Snowden Conversation We Aren’t Having

The Snowden Conversation We Aren’t Having

In the first few months after Snowden’s leaks first exploded onto headlines, the public, and the media, struggled to fathom how private individuals figured into this story, and how close the U.S. had come to that “Orwellian state” Edward Snowden warned us of. If Google Trends are any

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

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

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

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The FPA’s must reads (February 7 – February 14)

The FPA’s must reads (February 7 – February 14)

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

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Tunisia Takes Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Tunisia Takes Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

This past week, radical Islam reared its ugly head again, this time in a seaside suburb of Tunis.  On Monday afternoon, the National Guard was called in to investigate a reported terrorist hideout in the Raoued suburb of Tunis.  The 24-hour standoff that ensued resulted in the death of seven …

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The FPA’s Must Reads (January 18 – January 24)

The FPA’s Must Reads (January 18 – January 24)

This is Danny Pearl’s Final Story
The Washingtonian
By Asra Q. Nomani
In 2002, Asra Nomani’s close friend and colleague Danny Pearl was kidnapped and brutally murdered at the hands of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged architect of the 9/11 attacks. In this deeply moving piece, Nomani describes her encounter with her friend’s murderer at …

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The Indian Diplomat and Her Domestic: Beyond the Diplomatic Snafu

The Indian Diplomat and Her Domestic:  Beyond the Diplomatic Snafu

The snafu over Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade’s employment of household servant Sangeeta Richard has subsided.  But the incident raises a strategic issue, which goes beyond the question of whether the U.S.  treats India, in the words of the Economist, like a domestic servant.  There is a tension between …

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The War Bill and the Doomsday Clock

The War Bill and the Doomsday Clock

Hugh Gusterson is a professor of anthropology and sociology at George Mason University who’s also a columnist for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He recently wrote that efforts by the Obama Administration to reach a deal with the Rouhani Administration in Iran and bring the …

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The FPA’s Must Reads (January 11 – January 17)

The FPA’s Must Reads (January 11 – January 17)

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

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Erdogan Losing Control

Erdogan Losing Control

The corruption scandal rocking Turkey shows no signs of abatement. Already dozens of high ranking officials and their close associates have either resigned, been jailed, or brought into questioning. The New York Times reports that even Erdogan’s own son appears to have been summoned for questioning. In the …

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The FPA’s Must Reads (January 4 – January 10)

The FPA’s Must Reads (January 4 – January 10)

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

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Erdogan Strikes Back

Erdogan Strikes Back

Last month, a massive corruption scandal rocked Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s political legitimacy. Believed to have been initiated by the Fethullah Gulen, a politically active cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania, a police operation arrested over 50 police chiefs, prominent politicians’ relatives, and other supporters of the Erdogan administration.
Yesterday, according …

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Hawaii’s GMO ban follows in Europe’s footsteps

Hawaii’s GMO ban follows in Europe’s footsteps

Last December, Hawaii’s Big Island passed a bill prohibiting biotech companies from operating on the island and restricting farmers from growing new genetically modified crops. The island does not currently have any operating biotech companies, but approximately three-quarters of the 30 million pounds of papayas harvested there are genetically modified …

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