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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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Art as Politics

Art as Politics

It is not often that a rug becomes caught in the crosshairs of foreign policy and cast away from artistic appreciation, yet the 1920s Armenian orphan rug that was planned for display in December at the Smithsonian Museum suffers just this fate. Bound by the common thread of their identity as children and survivors of […]

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Memo to America: Stay Out of Cambodia

Memo to America: Stay Out of Cambodia

There is an infamous line from a speech made by U.S. President Lyndon Johnson at Johns Hopkins University in 1965 during which he was attempting to rationalize American involvement in Southeast Asia to the skeptical public. “We want nothing for ourselves,” he said “only that the people of South Vietnam be allowed to guide their […]

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Foreign Policy: Silicon Valley’s Final Frontier

Foreign Policy: Silicon Valley’s Final Frontier

Last week, in an apparent fit of inspiration brought on by the government shutdown, Balaji Srinivasan gave a speech on what it would be like if Silicon Valley were to secede from the United States government. Srinivasan,  a tech entrepreneur, praised Silicon Valley and the broader high-tech industry it represents for not being responsible for securitized mortgages, […]

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Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen, Jr. on Defense

Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen, Jr. on Defense

Hosted by Sarwar Kashmeri, the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions podcast series will headline issues together with the leaders whose decisions today will mold the foreign policy of tomorrow. Each podcast will deal with a different Great Decisions topic in the 2014 series, a list of which can be found here. Our first podcast will […]

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