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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 ensuing counteroffensive launched by the Erdogan administration […]

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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 to the New York Times, the […]

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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 according to The New York Times. […]

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The FPA’s Must Reads (December 21 – January 3)

The FPA’s Must Reads (December 21 – January 3)

Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past two weeks.

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

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

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

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The FPA’s Must Reads (December 7 – December 13)

The FPA’s Must Reads (December 7 – December 13)

The Leading Global Thinkers of 2013 Foreign Policy Foreign Policy compiles and analyzes this year’s 100 most influential thinkers, organizing them into easy-to-understand categories in a visually delightful must-read. Was Hillary Clinton a Good Secretary of State? By Susan B. Glasser Politico Magazine Hillary Clinton has variously been lauded as the most consequential Secretary of State […]

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The FPA’s Must Reads (November 30 – December 6)

The FPA’s Must Reads (November 30 – December 6)

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Liberator as Prisoner and President, Dies at 95 Bill Keller New York Times Nelson Mandela died yesterday Thursday, December 5 at the age of 95 in his Johannesburg home. In this thorough obituary Bill Keller traces the life of one of the world’s most remarkable and influential political figures of the […]

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Remembering Mandela and his Foreign Policy

Remembering Mandela and his Foreign Policy

When I heard the news that Nelson Mandela, our beloved Madiba, was gone, I had flashbacks to the first time I laid eyes on my South African wife. I didn’t know much about South Africa at the time, and for some reason or another I kept calling her “Mandela” over the course of the entire […]

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African youth perceptions of the U.S.

African youth perceptions of the U.S.

  Being an American professor living in Africa and teaching international relations, I have been involved in numerous debates about my country and its foreign policy. Obviously you get your mix, some pro-U.S. and some not. To try and make better sense of the situation, I decided to embark on a little pet project in […]

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FPA’s Must Reads (November 16 – November 22)

FPA’s Must Reads (November 16 – November 22)

Atlanticism in Retreat By A. Wess Mitchell and Jan Havranek The American Interest Twenty years after the end of the Cold War, the special relationship that tied the United States to the states of Central and Eastern Europe is rotting. Mitchell and Havranek describe the emergence of a new Middle Zone, but argue that the United […]

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The FPA’s Must Reads (November 9 – November 15)

The FPA’s Must Reads (November 9 – November 15)

Need some reading for the weekend? Check out our five favorite long reads and five blog posts.

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U.S. Foreign Aid Spending – Too Much or Not Enough?

U.S. Foreign Aid Spending – Too Much or Not Enough?

When the average American is asked how much of the federal budget they believe is allocated to foreign aid, the response is 25 percent — twenty-five times the current amount. When Americans are surveyed on how much funding they believe should be allocated to foreign aid, the response is 10 percent. In reality, USAID comprises less than […]

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The FPA’s Must Reads (November 2 – November 8)

The FPA’s Must Reads (November 2 – November 8)

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

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