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  • Pence’s statement of US intent at APEC
    by Fred Johnston on December 5, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    The annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit recently took place in Papua New Guinea. Controversy has shrouded the build-up to the event; the local government decided it was a good idea to purchase 40 Maseratis to chauffeur attending dignitaries, in a country where poverty is rampant, while two cruise ships were docked in the harbour […] The post Pence’s statement of US intent at APEC appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Summary of Large October-November 2018 Political Poll in Ukraine: Tymoshenko and Her Fatherland Party Are, so far, Clear Front-Runners for the 2019...
    by Andreas Umland on December 4, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Summary of especially comprehensive poll (ca. 10,000 respondents) jointly conducted by Ukraine’s three leading sociological services KIIS, Razumkov Centre and Rating Group, in October-November 2018: (1) Prominent presidential candidates’ rating among citizens who have made up their minds and plan to vote: Tymoshenko (Fatherland) –   21%, Zelenskyi (comedian) –           11%, […]

  • Foreign Affairs Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on December 3, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    http://www.quiz-maker.com/QYLTAHI The post Foreign Affairs Quiz appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Op-Ed: The U.S. Should Join the ICC – for Humanity’s Sake
    by Fadi A. Haddadin on November 30, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    The 4th of July is sacred in the civic culture of Americans. On that day of 1776, their forefathers formally terminated allegiance to King George III. Prominent among their grievances against him was that he ‘made Judges dependent on his Will alone’ – by pulling the strings of term and pay. It is this judicial […] The post Op-Ed: The U.S. Should Join the ICC – for Humanity’s Sake appeared first on Foreign […]

  • Op-Ed: What Is American Nationalism?
    by George Paik on November 29, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Marking the centennial Armistice Day, Emanuel Macron called nationalism the opposite of patriotism.   Whatever his inspiration, his comment should spur Americans to consider what nationalism means to us. Macron may have been channeling historian Timothy Snyder, in his cite of novelist Danilo Kis: “… nationalism ‘has no universal values, aesthetic or ethical.’”  Snyder quoted […] The post Op-Ed: […]

  • Ramifications of Royal Psychopathy
    by Abukar Arman on November 28, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    The scope of the conspiracy, the magnitude of the savagery, the imbecility of the cover-up, and the subsequent cheap royal mea culpa were all appalling. Jamal Khashoggi’s death was a premeditated murder. The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, insisted that this criminal act transgressed against both Turkey-Saudi relations and all diplomatic norms, and that this could […] The post Ramifications of Royal Psychopathy […]

  • Weekly Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on November 26, 2018 at 3:19 pm

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  • Possible Penalties if Nation States Ignore the EU’s GDPR
    by Richard Basas on November 21, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    In May of 2018, the European Union passed The General Data Protection Regulation, known as the GDPR and many companies worldwide took notice. If you were a company operating within the EU it was well known and services were made available so you could become compliant. Compliance meant that you were required to take diligent […] The post Possible Penalties if Nation States Ignore the EU’s GDPR appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Special Contributor Op-Ed: The Druze religion…
    by FPA Administrator on November 20, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    The Druze religion is a very ancient religion that is proven in the Bible and the New Testament.  It started from the days of Jethro, the priest of Median in the Bible.   At that period of time, the religion consisted of tribes and united ethnic groups.  It wasn’t a religion that emerged of the boundaries […] The post Special Contributor Op-Ed: The Druze religion… appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Foreign Policy Quiz..
    by FPA Administrator on November 19, 2018 at 2:52 pm

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  • Indians protest against Hamas terror as Israel agrees to cease-fire
    by Rachel Avraham on November 14, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    In the light of the present security crisis in Israel, where Israel just agreed to a cease-fire after facing a barrage of almost 500 rockets and mortars being fired into the southern part of the country, a group of Indians decided to demonstrate in support of Israeli victims of Palestinian terrorism. “Today’s demonstration in New […] The post Indians protest against Hamas terror as Israel agrees to cease-fire appeared first […]

  • Op-Ed: Why Financing Africa’s Energy Infrastructure is a Major Opportunity for Investors
    by Fadi A. Haddadin on November 13, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Accessible, reliable and affordable energy is the cornerstone of transformational socio-economic development. For Africa, delivering sustainable development is dependent on meeting the continent’s energy needs in order to lift populations out of poverty, catalyze industrialization, and stimulate economic growth. Despite the continent’s abundant energy resources, energy poverty is still rife in the continent with close […] The […]

  • Op-Ed: Will Bangladesh be the next Pakistan?
    by Rachel Avraham on November 9, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    The Sheikh Hasina government recently declared that Bangladesh is an Islamic state and “anyone who pronounces offensive statements against it or against the Prophet Muhammed will be prosecuted according to the law.” Ahead of next month’s elections, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced that she plans to get the Saudis to build 560 model […] The post Op-Ed: Will Bangladesh be the next Pakistan? appeared […]

  • Somalia and the Houdinis of Corruption
    by Abukar Arman on November 8, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    In the moral version of human history – expressed in the Quran, Bible, and Torah – corruption is considered the worst reckless impulse that caused men to fall from grace. It was the betrayal of trust and loyalty for purely selfish gains. From that perspective, the root cause of corruption is individual moral shutdown, derailment […] The post Somalia and the Houdinis of Corruption appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Conflict Minerals: A Manifestation of Modern-Day Colonialism
    by Ellen Bresnick on November 7, 2018 at 3:11 pm

                                                                     (Photo from the Enough Project)   The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has historically been the focal point of devastating internal conflict since colonial […] The post Conflict Minerals: A […]

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