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The Lives of Others: Does Patriot Act Give NSA Authority to Tap Your Phone?

The Lives of Others: Does Patriot Act Give NSA Authority to Tap Your Phone?

 

The Lives of Others,” a film documenting the workings of a surveillance state run by the Stasi, the secret domestic spymasters who kept the Soviet lid on in East Germany from the end of World War II until the wall came …

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FPA’s Must Reads (May 10-17)

FPA’s Must Reads (May 10-17)

Each week the editors at FPA choose five must reads from around the web and five of the best of ForeignPolicyBlogs.com. So if you’re looking for reading for the weekend, we’ve got you covered.

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Benghazi and Hillary Clinton’s Day of Dissonance

Benghazi and Hillary Clinton’s Day of Dissonance

Last Wednesday was a day of extremes for the former Secretary of State, who was in Beverly Hills to pick up a public service award from a private foreign policy organization.  There her tenure at the State Department was lauded as activists from a group called “Ready for Hillary 2016” gathered …

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FPA’s Must Reads (March 29 to April 5)

FPA’s Must Reads (March 29 to April 5)

Each week, Foreign Policy Blogs’ editors help you catch up on the best long-form reads you may have missed.

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Architects without Umbrellas

Architects without Umbrellas

For decades there have been conversations, tough questions, “ah-ha” moments, deep insights and common sense shared in one-on-one exchanges with John Kerry and Chuck Hagel. In all those times interacting with them, watching them, analyzing them, not one umbrella has been spotted.
These men are not appeasers or pleasers. They are …

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“Hillz” Highlights: Reflections on Hillary Clinton’s Four Years as SecState

“Hillz” Highlights: Reflections on Hillary Clinton’s Four Years as SecState

Last Friday, Hillary Clinton left her post as Secretary of State as one of the most traveled secretaries of all time.  She’s leaving with an approval rating of 70%, higher than any outgoing secretary of state measured since 1948, with the exception of Colin Powell.  Clinton has said she’s going …

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How Secretary Clinton Got It All Wrong

How Secretary Clinton Got It All Wrong

 
“To work with all our heart and all of our might to make sure that America is secure, that our interests are promoted and our values are respected.”
–  Former Secretary of State Clinton
If only former Secretary of State Clinton had remained true to the words she uttered so many times …

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The FPA’s Must-Reads (Jan 25-Feb 1)

The FPA’s Must-Reads (Jan 25-Feb 1)

Each week, the editors at Foreign Policy Blogs put together a selection of long-form articles on foreign affairs. Check out this week’s selection with the best of Foreign Policy Blogs and with Michael E. O’Hanlon on Hillary Clinton, Mitchell Prothero on Lebanese media, Robert F. Worth on spy novelist Gérard de Villiers, and more!

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U.S. Embassy Bombing in Ankara: Why? Why now?

U.S. Embassy Bombing in Ankara: Why? Why now?

On February 1, U.S. Embassy in Ankara – in a calm, residential and business neighborhood — was bombed. At the time of writing this, police statements indicate that it is believed to be a suicide attack and the attacker(s) detonated the bomb inside the security checkpoint bunker, killing at least …

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Will there be a Code of Conduct in the South China Seas?

Will there be a Code of Conduct in the South China Seas?


Today marks the start of the East Asia Summit, an annual forum where the leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their counterparts from eight other nations, including China and the U.S., meet to discuss security and economic concerns. One …

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All Eyes on Asia for U.S. Long-Term Strategic Foreign Policy

All Eyes on Asia for U.S. Long-Term Strategic Foreign Policy

U.S. President Barack Obama is returning to Asia for his first overseas trip since winning re-election. He will attend, for the second consecutive year, the East Asia Summit which is viewed by the U.S. as the emerging eminent multilateral forum for regional leaders from 17 other states to discuss salient …

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Do Women Leaders Matter?

Do Women Leaders Matter?

Do women leaders matter for women? Not at the national level suggests Nicholas Kristof in a recent New York Times article focused on a specific woman leader he doesn’t care for very much. According to him, she’s bad for everyone …

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In Case You Missed It: Gourmet Cooking as Diplomacy

In Case You Missed It: Gourmet Cooking as Diplomacy

If you would like to work for the State Department, you can now consider going to cooking school and then joining the American Chef Corps, launched on Friday. According to the Washington Post,
…more than 80 chefs are being inducted into the first American …

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In Case You Missed It: A State Department Program for Leaders in New Democracies

In Case You Missed It: A State Department Program for Leaders in New Democracies

This week, the State Department held a “virtual ribbon cutting” for a new initiative, Leaders Engaged in New Democracies (LEND). LEND will help leaders in fledgling democracies connect with leaders who have experienced democratic transition in their own countries. As Voice of America reports, …

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Holder’s Contempt Charge on Way to Appeals Court? Is Fast and Furious Politically Motivated?

Holder’s Contempt Charge on Way to Appeals Court? Is Fast and Furious Politically Motivated?

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted (255 to 67) to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for his refusal to hand over thousands of documents subpoenaed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee more than a year ago.
The documents, believes Darrell Issa (R-Calif), who heads the Committee, are …

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