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  • Will China Activate its Anti-Secession Law in Taiwan?
    by Gary Sands on December 14, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Chinese embassy Minister Li Kexin (Central News Agency) Chinese diplomat Li Kexin has warned Washington that Beijing could soon activate its Anti-Secession Law if the United States sent its navy ships to Taiwan. The comments by Li, made in Washington on December 8 at a Chinese embassy event, were in reference to ... The post Will China Activate its Anti-Secession Law in Taiwan? appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • The Other Palestine
    by Jim Quirk on December 13, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    On my recent trip, I saw a different Palestine. This one has international software firms, promising young musicians, optimistic university students, and great ice cream. But it’s still occupied.  With the mysterious travels of Lebanon’s prime minister, new risks of conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia or Israel, and internal struggles ... The post The Other Palestine appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • The plight of Hindus in Bangladesh continues to deteriorate
    by Rachel Avraham on December 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Between 2001 and 2011, a dramatic decrease in the Hindu population was recorded in Bangladesh. Since then, the plight of Hindus in the country has only gotten worse. As we speak, the plight of Hindus in Bangladesh is getting worse and worse. Between 2001 and 2011, an alarming decrease in ... The post The plight of Hindus in Bangladesh continues to deteriorate appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Bibi and Bibi-ism Victorious on Jerusalem
    by FPA Administrator on December 11, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    By Shahar Golan. Trump's declaration bolsters Bibi's claim that he can overlook Palestinian issue and avoid international isolation The post Bibi and Bibi-ism Victorious on Jerusalem appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • “Little” Rocket Man Doesn’t Seem So Little Anymore
    by Robert Matthew Shines on December 8, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Continued U.S. military threats against the DPRK waste precious time which could be better spent in earnest negotiations recognizing each party's interests. The post “Little” Rocket Man Doesn’t Seem So Little Anymore appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Kurdistan’s Prime Minister seeks dialogue to end the present crisis
    by Rachel Avraham on December 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

    The Kurdistan Regional Government is presently calling upon the international community including the United States, the EU and the UN to intervene in order to bring the Central Government in Baghdad to the negotiating table: “The restrictive policies adopted by Baghdad against Erbil are in violation of Iraq’s obligations and ... The post Kurdistan’s Prime Minister seeks dialogue to end the present crisis appeared first on […]

  • In oligarchic Ukraine, Manafort is a symptom of a wider disease
    by Mark Varga on December 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Nearly eclipsing the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the Euromaidan protests last Tuesday was the latest in the ongoing scandal surrounding former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. According to newly released records, the beleaguered political consultant traveled to Moscow at least 18 times during his nearly decade’s worth ... The post In oligarchic Ukraine, Manafort is a symptom of a wider disease appeared first on Foreign […]

  • North Korea, Trump, and Underlying Dynamics
    by Scott Monje on December 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

    President Donald J. Trump’s tweets are striking and unhelpful, but they do not explain the essence of the current strategic situation surrounding North Korea. The underlying dynamics are more deeply rooted than any one day’s headline, even if the current U.S. president has done more than his ... The post North Korea, Trump, and Underlying Dynamics appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Is Democracy Dying?
    by Gary Sands on December 4, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    A man paints over the logo of the Cambodia National Rescue Party at its headquarters in Phnom Penh. Photo: Getty Images. In the days following the dissolution of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), I headed to Phnom Penh to witness the changes on the ground since my last visit over ... The post Is Democracy Dying? appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Time for Reckoning a Long Hidden Massacre
    by FPA Administrator on November 30, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      This week, Tehran announced it would continue a missile development program that defense analysts say could allow Iran to launch nuclear weapons. It was a public threat that has understandably stirred strong response from the US and the west: the risk of nuclear proliferation by a fanatical regime is ... The post Time for Reckoning a Long Hidden Massacre appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • French Employee Suicides after the France Telecom Tragedy
    by Richard Basas on November 29, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Since 2006 and peaking after 2008, several employee suicides took place after the privatization of France Telecom. Now part of international telecommunications giant Orange, sixty France Telecom employees committed suicide over a three year period as cut backs destabilized that company and developed into what could be described as a ... The post French Employee Suicides after the France Telecom Tragedy appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • The End of ISIS is in Sight. What is Next?
    by FPA Administrator on November 28, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Given that the last strongholds for ISIS (known as Daesh in the region) in Raqaa, Syria and Mosul, Iraq have fallen, it is likely the group in its current territory-based form will gone by the end of 2017.  Only weeks ago, Daesh was allowed to leave central Syria before the ... The post The End of ISIS is in Sight. What is Next? appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Does Trump’s foreign policy enable Iranian aggression in the Middle East?
    by Rachel Avraham on November 27, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    From Syria to Iraq, Trump’s Middle East policy enables Iran to spread its tentacles across the region. During the elections, Donald Trump was highly critical of former US President Barack Obama’s foreign policy to the Middle East. From Obama refusing to follow his own red line policy on Syria ... The post Does Trump’s foreign policy enable Iranian aggression in the Middle East? appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • How Innovation Can Drive Stability in the Middle East
    by FPA Administrator on November 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    When Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt instituted a blockade against Qatar this summer, many in Qatar and the broader international community feared it would greatly disrupt Qatari society by breaking supply chains, limiting access to food and other resources, and preventing free travel across the ... The post How Innovation Can Drive Stability in the Middle East appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • UN Secretary General Calls on Member States to Take a People-centered Approach to Migration Crisis
    by Tara Ornstein on November 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

    According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 2,200 migrants died while trying to cross the Mediterranean during the first seven months of 2017. In the United States, more people are dying while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, even though fewer people are ... The post UN Secretary General Calls on Member States to Take a People-centered Approach to Migration Crisis appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

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