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  • International Implications of Ukraine’s Decentralization
    by Andreas Umland on February 14, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    The local governance reform that Kyiv started in 2014 will, if successful, have cross-border repercussions by way of making the Ukrainian state more resilient, compatible with the EU, and a model for other post-Soviet republics. The currently ongoing decentralization reform in Ukraine leads to beneficial effects for the everyday life of citizens. Public administration becomes […] The post International Implications of Ukraine’s […]

  • De-bunking Russian Language Myths About Ukraine and the Baltics
    by Jason Anderson on February 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Since conflict erupted in eastern Ukraine in early 2014, regional observers have worried that Russia could instigate a similar incursion in the Baltics to ‘protect ethnic Russians.’ Seemingly – goes the narrative – the ethnic Russians are identified as those who speak Russian. The reality in these countries, however, is far from that clear-cut distinction. […] The post De-bunking Russian Language Myths About […]

  • Op-ed: Have You Heard About “Made In China 2025”? You Will
    by FPA Administrator on February 12, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Seeking to become a dominant force in global high-tech manufacturing, the Chinese government launched what’s being called “Made in China 2025.” By using subsidies, mobilizing state-owned enterprises, and pursuing intellectual property acquisition, the program aims to catch up with, and then surpass, western technological prowess in advanced industries. However, Washington argues that the policy relies […] The post […]

  • In honor of Congressman Walter Jones..
    by FPA Administrator on February 11, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Congressman Walter Jones, a Republican who had represented North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district since 1995, died Sunday on his 76th birthday. Jones became ill in July 2018, when he began missing votes in the House of Representatives. He was re-elected unopposed in November, but was too weak to travel to Washington. Instead, his longtime colleague […] The post In honor of Congressman Walter Jones.. appeared first on Foreign […]

  • Foreign Affairs Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on February 11, 2019 at 4:28 pm

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  • Approaching The Venezuelan Spring
    by Richard Basas on February 8, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    When millions of Venezuelans left their country over the last few months the world finally started to refocus on Venezuela. Since the death of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela has not gathered much attention outside of the region. When three million of its citizens crossed the border into Colombia, Brazil as well as the rest of Latin […] The post Approaching The Venezuelan Spring appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Op-Ed: Why does Trump ignore persecution of Hindus in Bangladesh?
    by FPA Administrator on February 7, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    In recent days, US President Donald Trump congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her re-election in a letter sent to the Bangladeshi Prime Minister. However, at the same time, President Trump acknowledged that Bangladesh should “renew its commitment to protecting human rights, individual freedom of expression and democratic institutions.” According to Trump, “Ongoing reports of attacks on […] The post Op-Ed: Why does Trump […]

  • Foreign Affairs Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on February 4, 2019 at 8:26 pm

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  • Taking the long route: China’s path to global leadership
    by Ali Hussain on February 1, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, the United States of America is progressively distancing from its global leadership role. President Trump is clear that he wants American dollars spent on American people. In line with this ethos, America has withdrawn from major treaties to focus on getting its own house in order – […] The post Taking the long route: China’s path to global leadership appeared first on […]

  • Op-ed: On Enes Kanter, the Turkish Government, and the Politics of Sports
    by FPA Administrator on January 31, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    For most of his adult life Enes Kanter has been on the radar of the basketball world. After moving to the United States as a teenager, Kanter quickly developed a reputation as a young player to watch. He cemented this reputation, and gave a major spark to his professional aspirations, in 2010 when, at the […] The post Op-ed: On Enes Kanter, the Turkish Government, and the Politics of Sports appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Why did Somalia blacklist its country’s top UN diplomat?
    by Abukar Arman on January 29, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    In the first week of the New Year, Somalia was one of the few countries that dominated the headlines. Not because one of her finest daughters, Ilhan Omar, who came to the US two decades ago and was elected as an American lawmaker, but because Somalia declared the UN’s chief diplomat—who had only been working […] The post Why did Somalia blacklist its country’s top UN diplomat? appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Foreign Affairs Weekly Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on January 28, 2019 at 2:11 pm

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  • Will Ukraine’s Euromaidan Democrats Eventually Prevail?
    by Andreas Umland on January 25, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    A recent Forum of Democratic Forces may have finally started the process of formation of a broad pro-reform coalition of largely untainted anti-corruption fighters. On 11th January 2019, Kyiv hosted a congress of various pro-reformist grouping that together announced their support for the presidential candidacy of former Minister of Defense Anatoliy Hrytsenko. In fact, the […] The post Will Ukraine’s Euromaidan Democrats Eventually […]

  • Considering Political and National Divorce
    by Richard Basas on January 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Dear Great Britain, I understand the last few years of separation from the European Union has not been easy. The EU has not always been kind, and has often smothered your national identity, even telling you that your once sacrosanct High Courts were nothing compared to the laws he sought to impose on you without […] The post Considering Political and National Divorce appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Op-ed: Rapid increase in violence within Bangladesh post-election
    by FPA Administrator on January 22, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    In the wake of reports of massive voter fraud in Bangladesh, when according to numerous opposition activists, the election was essentially robbed from the people by the Sheikh Hasina government, Shipan Kumer Basu, the President of the World Hindu Struggle Committee, reported that there is now a rapid increase in violence targeting both oppositions activities […] The post Op-ed: Rapid increase in violence within Bangladesh post-election […]

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