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  • Hindu dissident: “Bangladeshi government supports killing in the name of political Islam”
    by Rachel Avraham on June 22, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    In an exclusive interview, Shipan Kumer Basu, the President of the World Hindu Struggle Committee, has claimed that for the Bangladeshi government, there is a direct link between the murder of Bangladeshi opposition figures as well as minorities and the promotion of Islam: “As soon as the month of ... The post Hindu dissident: “Bangladeshi government supports killing in the name of political Islam” appeared first on Foreign […]

  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein Condemns Separation of Children from their Parents at US Southern Border
    by Tara Ornstein on June 21, 2018 at 10:30 am

    During the opening statement of the 38th session of the Human Rights Council held in Geneva on June 18th, the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein condemned the Trump Administration’s decision to separate children from their parents at the United States (US)-Mexico border. ... The post UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein Condemns Separation of Children from their […]

  • You Cannot Silence Al Jazeera
    by FPA Administrator on June 20, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    It has been a full year since a quartet of Arab countries – the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt – tried to silence Al Jazeera as part of their subsequent 13 arbitrary demands: demands that specifically included shutting down our news network, Al Jazeera. This particular demand is absurd, ... The post You Cannot Silence Al Jazeera appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • More Bold, Risk-Assuming, Presidential Pragmatism on DPRK Needed
    by Robert Matthew Shines on June 19, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    The president's instincts, to which he alone is privy, are responsible for cutting through endless reams of Washington analysis paralysis and contributing to the start of (hopefully) results-based diplomacy. The post More Bold, Risk-Assuming, Presidential Pragmatism on DPRK Needed appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Oh Charlie Brown… Insights on North Korea
    by FPA Administrator on June 18, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    “Oh Charlie Brownnnnn…” Year after year, Lucy tricks Charlie Brown to kick a football she inevitably pulls away. Each time it’s a new creative argument. Lucy promises the world and the temptation is so great that Charlie Brown overlooks history and everything else except kicking that ball. Drawn in, ... The post Oh Charlie Brown… Insights on North Korea appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • G6+1 Sworn to Protect the Law-Ruled World from “Tribal Anarchism”
    by Mark (Won Min) Seo on June 15, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    The leaders of the 7-largest global economies gathered on the beautiful bank of Quebec’s St. Lawrence river to acknowledge their commitment to resolve dire global issues according to “our shared values of freedom, democracy, (and) the rule of law.” The world has turned more or less into a shooting venue ... The post G6+1 Sworn to Protect the Law-Ruled World from “Tribal Anarchism” appeared first on Foreign Policy […]

  • Russia’s World Cup Foreign Policy
    by Richard Basas on June 14, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Not long ago the international community was celebrating the end of the Sochi Olympics in Russia. This was before Russia’s involvement in the Middle East, before the conflict in Crimea as well as before the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight over a contested part of the Ukraine. The beginning of ... The post Russia’s World Cup Foreign Policy appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Chinese-Malaysian ties after the election
    by FPA Administrator on June 13, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    The new Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir, has indicated that he will reverse significant gains made by China under the outgoing Prime Minister, Najib Razak. In response, China has called on Dr. Mahathir to honour bilateral agreements and investments. How might the change in government impact these agreements, Chinese ... The post Chinese-Malaysian ties after the election appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • National cynicism and foreign outcry overshadow Lebanese elections
    by FPA Administrator on June 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Having postponed elections twice, Lebanon now has a new parliament after nine years. The results of the elections raise questions about the internal and external issues that threaten Lebanon’s stability and prosperity.   Lebanon’s convoluted political alliances News headlines announced the victory of Hezbollah in the Lebanese elections. They warned of Iran’s enhanced ... The post National cynicism and foreign […]

  • Any Indo-Pacific Paradigm Must Include China to Work
    by Robert Matthew Shines on June 11, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Any paradigm, whether trade or security-related, which purports to exclude Chinese interests in Asia is a recipe for disaster The post Any Indo-Pacific Paradigm Must Include China to Work appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Buying friends through dollar diplomacy
    by FPA Administrator on June 8, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    May was a tough month for Taiwan’s international presence. The troubles began on 1 May when the Dominican Republic ended its alliance with Taipei in favor of Beijing, then doubled on 26 May as Burkina Faso followed suit. Despite its successful self-governance, the Chinese-claimed territory struggles to maintain international ... The post Buying friends through dollar diplomacy appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • China’s ZTE Hires Former Trump Aide to Lobby U.S. Government
    by Mark C. Eades on June 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Sanctioned Chinese telecommunications company ZTE has hired former Donald Trump campaign aide Bryan Lanza and his firm, Mercury Public Affairs, to lobby the U.S. government on its behalf. ZTE is paying Mercury $75,000 per month for its services through Washington DC law firm Hogan ... The post China’s ZTE Hires Former Trump Aide to Lobby U.S. Government appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Bangladeshi Professor: “There will be no Hindus in Bangladesh within 3 decades”
    by Rachel Avraham on June 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    According to research conducted by Professor Abdul Barakat of Dhaka University, who recently published a book titled “The Political Economy of Reforming Agriculture: Land Water Bodies in Bangladesh,” there will be no Hindus left within Bangladesh within 30 years. He told the Dhaka Tribune: “The rate of the exodus ... The post Bangladeshi Professor: “There will be no Hindus in Bangladesh within 3 decades” appeared […]

  • The Tempestuousness of U.S. Foreign Policy Blows in a New Order
    by Robert Matthew Shines on June 4, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Allies, partners, and adversaries, all caught in the storm of current of U.S. foreign policy, may be waiting for a long while for the harsh winds to die down. The post The Tempestuousness of U.S. Foreign Policy Blows in a New Order appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Voting on the Application of Justice in Colombia
    by Richard Basas on May 31, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    It can be disheartening when looking back on compromises in the past that gave way to peace when justice for victims is ignored for what was seen at the time as the greater good. The US Civil War itself is seen as a fight between good and evil in most ... The post Voting on the Application of Justice in Colombia appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

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