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  • Malaysia’s Foreign Policy Balancing Act
    by Mustafa Izzuddin on June 18, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    One year on since the 2018 electoral victory, Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan government, led by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has kept the main thrust of foreign policy of past governments of the Barisan Nasional. But slight readjustments have been made to reorient Malaysia’s foreign policy to the center, enabling Pakatan to strive for more balance […] The post Malaysia’s Foreign Policy Balancing Act appeared first on […]

  • Complications in Tbilisi’s Friendship with Kyiv: The Georgian Orthodox Church and Ukrainian Autocephaly
    by Andreas Umland on June 18, 2019 at 1:54 pm

      By Tamar Chapidze and Andreas Umland Over the last two decades, Georgia and Ukraine have become close geopolitical allies vis-à-vis both Russia and the West. In 1997, Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova created between themselves a multilateral consultative forum that, in 2001, was upgraded into the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development, better known […] The post Complications in Tbilisi’s […]

  • Foreign Affairs Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on June 17, 2019 at 12:45 pm

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  • Critical Questions for Ukraine’s New President: A List of Issues for this Year’s Reform Agenda and Kyiv’s Relations to the West
    by Andreas Umland on June 13, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    On 20 May 2019, Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was inaugurated. Later this year, the European Parliamentary elections will lead to the formation of new EU leadership in Brussels. Finally, Ukraine’s upcoming parliamentary elections this summer or autumn will likely reconfigure much of the – if not the entire – Ukrainian governmental elite, and lead […] The post Critical Questions for Ukraine’s […]

  • How Post-Imperial Democracies Die: A Comparison of Weimar Germany and Post-Soviet Russia | CPCS 52(2). With S. Kailitz
    by Andreas Umland on June 11, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    How post-imperial democracies die: A comparison of #WeimarGermany and post-Soviet #Russia. With Steffen Kailitz of the HAIT @TUDresden_DE and @DVPW_Vergleich in @Elsevier‘s “#Communist and Post-Communist Studies” #politics#politicalscience#democratization academia.edu link Researchgate.net link Sciencedirect.com link While socioeconomic crisis – like in Germany after World War I and in Russia after the Cold War – is […]

  • Foreign Affairs Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on June 10, 2019 at 12:42 pm

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  • Open Source: A Month of Sputnik Radio
    by Jim Quirk on June 7, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Five years into operation and two years into its 24/7 radio broadcast in Washington, what’s Kremlin-sponsored radio talking about?  I listened for a month to find out. Of three main areas discussed on Sputnik Radio – the United States, U.S. foreign policy, and Russia/Putin – there is fairly little discussion of Russia/Putin.  With a studio […] The post Open Source: A Month of Sputnik Radio appeared first on […]

  • Elements Determining Modern Defense Strategy
    by Richard Basas on June 6, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    In a documentary developed in 2018 called Rise of the Superbombs, the details of future defense threats are analyzed. One that might affect current policy and strategic defense initiatives is the possible use of hypersonic weapons in repelling or eliminating one of the most dominant weapons systems available to superpower countries, the Aircraft Carrier. Aircraft […] The post Elements Determining Modern Defense Strategy appeared first on […]

  • Bangladeshi Hindu rights activist: “Prime Minister Modi, please help your Hindu brethren!”
    by Rachel Avraham on June 4, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    “I especially call upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, whom we share the same faith with, to help out his Hindu brethren, who are being left destitute,” Hindu human rights activist Shipan Kumer Basu declared. In Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka following the Easter bombings, the plight of Hindus is rapidly deteriorating.  In Pakistan […] The post Bangladeshi Hindu rights activist: “Prime Minister Modi, […]

  • Foreign Policy Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on June 3, 2019 at 1:01 pm

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  • Where Next with North Korea and Negotiations
    by Joe Gurowsky on May 29, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    With recent rocket tests being conducted by North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – DPRK), it appears the regime of Kim Jung Un is pushing the bounds of sanctions and effectiveness of the negotiation process with the international community, including bilaterally with President Trump. Not only has it tested missiles (demonstrating a potential […] The post Where Next with North Korea and Negotiations appeared […]

  • Narendra Modi re-elected Indian Prime Minister: “An opportunity for Bangladesh’s minorities”
    by Rachel Avraham on May 24, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    In honor of the re-election of Modi, Shipan Kumer Basu, the President of the World Hindu Struggle Committee, declared: “Under your leadership, you will play an important role in protecting the oppressed minorities in Bangladesh, who are presently being slowly and gradually ethnically cleansed from their ancestral homeland.” According to the BBC, Indian Prime Minister […] The post Narendra Modi re-elected Indian Prime […]

  • AIPAC’s Weakening Grip On US Foreign Policy
    by Abukar Arman on May 22, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Despite the 18,000faithful who gathered recently in Washington, D.C. to pledge their unwavering support to Israel, AIPAC finds itself in a Dickensian moment of history that could be described as ‘It was the winter of gloating; it was the spring of scrutiny’. AIPAC’s guests of honor may vary in faith and political affiliation; they may […] The post AIPAC’s Weakening Grip On US Foreign Policy appeared first on […]

  • Foreign Policy Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on May 21, 2019 at 5:07 pm

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  • Missile Shields Forging International Relations
    by Richard Basas on May 16, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    A historical overview of the development of anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems comes from the belief that the United States and its allies might have attempted to repeat the terror of German forces on the Soviet people during the Second World War and launch a strike on Moscow and the Soviet Union. The Cold War development […] The post Missile Shields Forging International Relations appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

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