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The FPA’s Must Reads (July 26 – August 1)

The FPA’s Must Reads (July 26 – August 1)

Our favorite longform articles and blogs from around the web this week!

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The Arab World and the Security Crisis in Syria and Iraq

The Arab World and the Security Crisis in Syria and Iraq

Karen Elliot House, Bessma Momani, Kamran Bokhari and Ayham Kamel joined Reza Akhlaghi of the Foreign Policy Association to discuss the growing regional instability, Arab policy, and the breakdown of security structure in Iraq and Syria.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (July 19 – July 25)

The FPA’s Must Reads (July 19 – July 25)

Our favorite longform articles, blogs and podcasts from around the web this week.

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Managing Iran’s nuclear prowess

Managing Iran’s nuclear prowess

Clearly, there is a danger in the prospects of a bomb controlled by such Iranian hardliners. However, there are those in the United States who continue to apply a punitive calculus formulated on every perceived lie and outright deception by the Iranian government over the last 30 years — of which there admittedly have been many — as justification to force a no domestic enrichment agreement. This position is wrong, indefensible, and risks diplomatic failure.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (July 12 – July 18)

The FPA’s Must Reads (July 12 – July 18)

Our favorite longform articles and blogs from around the web this week.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (July 5 – July 11)

The FPA’s Must Reads (July 5 – July 11)

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

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Will the Tea Party Prove to Be the Ex-Im’s Slayer or Savior?

Will the Tea Party Prove to Be the Ex-Im’s Slayer or Savior?

The Tea Party’s efforts to kill the Export-Import Bank of the United States may be the very thing that assures the agency’s survival. And that would be a shame. The Ex-Im, as it is known, was established 80 years ago as the Export-Import Bank of Washington. Its raison d’etre was to finance the sale of […]

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The FPA’s Must Reads (June 27th – June 4th)

The FPA’s Must Reads (June 27th – June 4th)

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

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Knowledge is Power, But A Lack of Knowledge can be Shocking

Knowledge is Power, But A Lack of Knowledge can be Shocking

  It is interesting to see the current commentary on ISIS/ISIL in Iraq and how policymakers and the mainstream media have reported on a situation that is confusing and complicated. In reality, the suppression of the 2009 election in Iran lead to a violent response to protestors in Syria, leading to a dithering policy on […]

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Candid Discussions: Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi on the EU Sanctions against Iran

Candid Discussions: Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi on the EU Sanctions against Iran

Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi is a Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and the author, most recently, of “The EU’s sanction regime against Iran in the aftermath of the JPA.” Ms. Bassiri is a PhD candidate at King’s College London, where her research deals with the E3-EU diplomatic initiative on the Iranian nuclear […]

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The FPA’s Must Reads (June 21 – June 27)

The FPA’s Must Reads (June 21 – June 27)

Our favorite longform articles and blogs from around the web this week!

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Iraq returns – Failure of American foreign policy under Obama?

Iraq returns – Failure of American foreign policy under Obama?

Will Iraq haunt Obama’ second mandate? Obama’s approval rating in foreign policy continues to slide down amid of an eventual military intervention – through airstrikes – in Iraq. According to a recent poll ran by the New York Times and CBS News Poll, President Obama’s approval rating in foreign policy is sliding down and is […]

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Why is China Building Artificial Islands?

Why is China Building Artificial Islands?

When planning an international beach holiday, few holidaymakers think of China when choosing to spend their time on a beach.  China does boast one top destination for beachgoers, Hainan island, but the quality of most of its mainland beaches has diminished greatly in recent years by floating trash, oil slicks, or abundant algae. Given the […]

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The FPA’s Must Reads (June 14 – June 20)

The FPA’s Must Reads (June 14 – June 20)

Our favorite long articles and blogs from around the web this week!

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The Slippery Slope Hazard Of U.S. Economic Sanctions

The Slippery Slope Hazard Of U.S. Economic Sanctions

Russia is exploring settlement of trade payments in renminbi (China’s external currency).  U.S. sanctions on Cuba may require sanctions on Venezuela to remain viable.  And sanctions on Iran and Sudan led to criminal prosecution of BNP Paribas, and a spat with France. Policymakers may understand that military power is finite, but they seem to think American economic, trade […]

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