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Cyprus goes cap in hand to Moscow

Cyprus goes cap in hand to Moscow

As Russian-backed separatists sneer at the Minsk II cease fire, extolling their newly conquered strategic pile of rubble, the town of Debaltseve, the Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades flew to Moscow in a tizzy for a two-day official visit.

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Poland and CSDP: From Wales to Warsaw with a strategic stopover in Brussels

Poland and CSDP: From Wales to Warsaw with a strategic stopover in Brussels

In terms of security policy, 2014 was unique for Europe. In this context, a new priority setting in security policy was a necessity.

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By Any Other Name: The Words We Use

By Any Other Name: The Words We Use

The words we use have an impact on the world around us. For people who have been trafficked and exploited for sexual purposes, such an apparently minor thing as language can tangle their lives and seriously affect their future.

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Addressing Congress: What is Mr. Netanyahu’s Key Objective?

Addressing Congress: What is Mr. Netanyahu’s Key Objective?

The expected Tuesday address to U.S Congress by the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has stirred vibrant debates about the potential impact of the address on U.S.-Israeli relations and on the fate of ongoing nuclear negotiations between U.S. and its chief regional adversary: Iran.

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The FPA’s must reads (Feb. 21-27)

The FPA’s must reads (Feb. 21-27)

Our five favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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Modi, India reformists face major test with budget unveiling

Modi, India reformists face major test with budget unveiling

Tired of corruption and stagnation, India voted the reform-minded Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) into power in May 2014.

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Will Modi’s Visit to the Border Threaten Chinese Investment in India?

Will Modi’s Visit to the Border Threaten Chinese Investment in India?

Last Friday, Beijing reacted strongly to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to India’s disputed border area with China, to mark the 28th anniversary of the establishment of Arunachal Pradesh as an Indian state.

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How We Got to the FCC Debate Over Broadband

How We Got to the FCC Debate Over Broadband

Amidst the U.S. debate over regulating the Internet, it’s useful to consider the impact of the era in which the Internet came of age.

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Assessing OPEC’s (Saudi) Strategy to Counter the Oil Price Slump

Assessing OPEC’s (Saudi) Strategy to Counter the Oil Price Slump

After a near six year low, crude oil prices are finally starting to bounce back. According to Saudi Arabia’s oil minister, the bounce in oil prices is a result of oil demand growth, which has helped create some much-needed calm in the market.

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Only Bad Options in Eastern Ukraine

Only Bad Options in Eastern Ukraine

The recent meeting of German, French, Russian and Ukrainian leaders to begin a cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine has already been broken.

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Does the Egyptian Military Regime Work for U.S. and Allies?

Does the Egyptian Military Regime Work for U.S. and Allies?

Since the Egyptian military ousted former President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood government in a coup in July 2013, a stricter and an increasingly oppressive rule governs Africa’s third most populous country, but one that may not be that unwelcome with the U.S. or its allies.

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India’s Rise is Shackled by its Neighborhood

India’s Rise is Shackled by its Neighborhood

Self-inflicted wounds – which come in the form of poor domestic governance, decrepit infrastructure, a hostile business climate, and the absence of a unified national market – continue to hobble India’s ambitions in Asia and on the larger world stage.

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Hanoi’s New Year Message to Beijing

Hanoi’s New Year Message to Beijing

On Feb. 19, Chinese from around the world welcomed the year of the sheep, also celebrated as the year of the goat or ram.

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The FPA’s Must Reads (February 20 – February 26)

The FPA’s Must Reads (February 20 – February 26)

Here’s what you should be reading this weekend.

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Anti-Jihad as strategy?

Anti-Jihad as strategy?

In the wake of the Paris shootings, Joseph Lieberman and Newt Gingrich voiced a call for war against Islamist radicalism.

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