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Millennials Are Waging An Important Battle Against Bulgaria's Khmer Rouge

Bulgaria's anti-government protests have turned violent. It is time for the Communists to go.

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Iran Nuclear Deal Would Be Full Of Winners and Losers

World powers are on the verge of a breakthrough on Iran's nulcear program that would dramatically change the Middle East.

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Bulgaria's Millennial Revolution

Students have indefinitely occupied universities all over the country in support of the protests against Plamen Oresharski's mafia-backed government. It's about time.

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Iran's Nuclear Threat Also Represents a Significant Opportunity

Negotiating a diplomatic compromise on Iran's nuclear program and the threat it poses will be difficult, but there's a chance for a huge breakthrough.

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Why Millennials Can — and Will — Prove the Haters Wrong

We are inheriting a world that holds some important paradoxes, and it is up to us to fix them while cleaning up the Boomers' mess.

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Bulgaria Protests: Will This NATO Ally Be a Democracy or Dictatorship?

Over three months of nonstop protests demanding the resignation of the Oresharski government deepen Bulgaria's political crisis to new levels.

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North Korea News: Nuclear Reactor Underlines Need For Talks

North Korea is restarting its main nuclear site and the implications are important, but diplomacy is the only way to handle the risks.

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Is the Syrian Conflict Turning Into Another Cuban Missile Crisis?

Unlike the Cuban crisis, the most important variable now is dynamic hot conflict and the time to make choices is dramatically less.

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War With Syria: The Consequences We Aren't Thinking About

Very little analysis has been focused on the consequences of official external military interference in Syria.

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In Syria, Facts Are Manipulated As We Get Lost in the Fog Of War

As international tensions over an intervention in Syria grows and WMDs enter the scene, we are entering a high stakes phase in the Mideast - the risk is a world war.

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Postcards From North Korea: The Peaceful Landscape Of the Most Militarized Place On Earth

If the DMZ is a metaphor for anything, it is that nature’s harmony can be restored in the shadow of war, even between fences and on top of landmines.

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North Korea News: North Korea is Willing to Talk, So Why is Japan So Worried?

While North Korea might be willing to talk again, its behavior has implications for neighboring countries, including Japan.

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New Iran President Hassan Rouhani: His Foreign Policy Will Revolve Around Syria and Nuclear Bombs

Syria and nuclear politics are two reasons that Washington has to start talking with Teheran. Not doing so can turn out to be very dangerous for all.

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Kim Jong-Un: If North Korea Wants the Bomb, They'll Get It, So Why Not Talk?

It is hard to expect a lot of North Korea's willingness to talk, but it could be the beginning of a slow drive toward peace.

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The History Of Cyrillic Script

1150 years ago on May 24, the Reformation started in eastern Europe.

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North Korea News: Yes, You Should Worry About North Korea Going Nuclear, But Not For the Reason You Think

The potential for Pyongyang to enter the nuclear business should be of more concern than the amount of warheads it has.

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North Korea Nuclear Threat: Why Re-Deploying Nukes to the Peninsula is a Bad Idea

'Foreign Policy's' Bennett Ramberg argues for the re-deployment of American nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula in order to check Pyongyang's rhetoric. This is a bad idea, and here's why.

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Why Calling Gender Inequality 'Our Greatest Civilizational Failure' is Melodramatic

David Rothkopf's recent column in Foreign Policy on women's rights is on the right track, but then falls short. Here's why.

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North Korea News: Exports Grow But Deficit is the Bigger Problem

North Korea is shifting towards exporting manufactures of higher added value, but its strategic reliance on the import of raw materials has not changed. The resulting trade deficit is a problem.

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War With North Korea: To Stop It, the U.S. Must Try Something Completely New

North Korea is starting to deflate its belligerency, but these cycles of tensions and release could be fatal in the future. The U.S. must realize that it is time for a new type of diplomacy.

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Boston Marathon Bombings: Time to Rethink Terrorism, Again

The attack on Boston is no different than an attack in Baghdad, Karachi or Kabul. It proves that terrorism is still an ever-present threat in our modern world.

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North Korean Nuclear Power: Their Economy is a Wreck, But There's Some Hope Left

With the threat of famine and a badly-managed command economy, North Korea's limited resources need to go socioeconomic development rather than the military.

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Life in North Korea: Similar to What It Was Like Living Behind the Iron Curtain

A heavily regulated currency, uncompetitive economy, inflation, and the ghost of Eastern European socialism suggest that North Korea is in for tough times ahead.

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North Korea Economy: The Kaesong Industrial Zone Keeps NK Alive

How does North Korea produce enough resosources to keep itself operational? The answer partly lies in the Kaesong Industrial Zone.

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Cyprus Bank Crisis: Welcome to Europe's New Dark Age

The deal on Cyprus is a Pyrrhic victory, securing short-term gains by forsaking economic recovery for a long time to come. Cyprus is the fifth country to line up at the EU’s fiscal soup kitchen.

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War With North Korea is Now a Serious Possibility

The end of the armistice and the disconnection of a critical phone line between the Koreas not only pushes diplomacy back 60 years, but questions the wisdom of sanctions further still.

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International Women's Day: Why We Need More Women in International Relations

Women like Angela Merkel, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Hillary Clinton, and Condoleezza Rice have proven themselves to be adept international leaders, and the world needs more of them.

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War With North Korea? Tensions Ramp Up to Dangerous Levels

Pyongyang's nuclear threats significantly escalate the rhetoric and tensions, and while this round might not lead to war, we are entering truly dangerous territory.

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North Korea Propaganda Video Sets Obama On Fire, But Don't Jump to Any Conclusions

The most recent video out of Pyongyang paints North Korea in the confrontational foreign policy colours we know and love, but quiet changes suggest the reality is different

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North Korea Nuclear Weapons: The World Should Respond With Deterrence and Diplomacy

North Korea can launch rockets into space and conduct repeated nuclear tests. This reality cannot be removed, but it can be managed.

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3 Ways Millenials Can Come to Terms With Staggering Unemployment

Millennials face a paradox: We're the most educated and arguably most competitive generation since, well, ever — yet we find ourselves stunted before even taking off. This is how we deal with it.

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SOTU Was Tame, But Painted Crucial Vision For America

Although the State of the Union speech was rather plain, it nonetheless contained several important initiatives critical to the country's future.

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2013 State of the Union Address LIVE: Obama Gives His Road Map For the Future

President Obama will address the United States on Tuesday about current and future challenges. On the menu Tuesday: jobs, the economy and foreign policy

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Iran Travel Warnings: What Americans and Canadians Need to Know

Iran may be an interesting destination for many, but the current political climate makes such a journey risky and dangerous for North Americans...but not impossible.

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War With Iran Could Be Averted By Recognizing Mutual Interests

Iran and the United States hold the potential for an alliance that could be very valuable, in light of America's diminishing capabilities and the negative aftermath of the Arab Spring.

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Turkey Embassy Bombing: A Message to Stay Out Of the Syria Civil War

The Friday bombing is likely an intentional message to the West to not intervene in Syria, but also a reminder to the U.S. that its Mideast policy is in crisis.

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Chuck Hagel Wants to Put American Interest Before Israel — That's Why He Should Be Secretary Of Defense

Painting Chuck Hagel as anti-Israel is irrational and conceited. The facts say he is the right man for the job.

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War With Iran? Netanyahu Victory Raises Risk Of Confrontation

A war with Iran would be a disaster with global consequences, but the risk of one remains high, as Netanyahu might flex foreign policy muscle against lagging domestic support after the elections.

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What is Anonymous? Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Shadowy Internet Group

The group's hacking and leaking practices are controversial, but they are as much needed as they are deplorable.

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Bulgarian Party Leader Botched Assassination Attempt is Just a PR Stunt

World news agencies are awash with the attempted attack in Bulgaria on Ahmed Dogan, the party leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms. Here's why this is just a PR stunt.

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Will 2013 Bring An Economic Recovery, Or Just More Debt?

Debt will again be at the front of global economic headlines this year, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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North Korea 2013: Greater Transparency a Sign of Things to Come

Kim Jong-un's desire for more publicity is sign of things to come in North Korea.

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Can Russia and the U.S. Cooperate on Missile Defense?

Developments in India and China could warrant a real conversation on missile defence between Washington and Moscow.

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Why I Called John Boehner a Dictator

The Republican Party is a lot like a failing dictatorship; it is the end game before an inevitable change.

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5 Dictatorships to Watch in 2013

From Mohammed Morsi to Aleksander Lukashenko, the cast of political egomaniacs remains interesting for 2013.

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Top 11 Most Awe-Inspiring Space Events of 2012

If you thought the space race ended in the 1970s, think again. From the Curiosity rover to the 100 Year Spaceship Study, the world turned once again to the skies in 2012.

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Syria Civil War: Why the Fall of Assad Could Be the Worst Possible Outcome

The UN claims that the civil war in Syria is turning increasingly sectarian, and the evidence confirms it.

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End of the World Countdown: 10 Reasons Why the World Should End on Friday

If you follow the daily news cycle, it is predominantly one of death, destruction and suffering. Here are the 10 signs that the world is indeed coming to an end.

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Kim Jong-un: Why He Is More Likely to Reform North Korea Than His Father

North Korea has never been completely self-sufficient or isolated. Global trends are going to enforce that even more, and Kim Jong-un's job is to reform his country to meet the challenges ahead.

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How to Fix the Middle East After the Arab Spring: Look to Argentina

Argentina's Madres de Plaza de Mayo might just provide a template for healing war-torn societies in the Middle East.

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Syria Civil War: The End of Assad Means an Islamic Winter

The Arab Spring promised democracy, love and peace in the Middle East. That is, until reality ended the delusion.

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Boyko Borisov: Why the Bulgarian PM is the First European Leader to Meet Obama Since Reelection

Obama's first European visitor since winning reelection is Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov – what it says about Obama's foreign policy.

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War With Iran: Finally, the Call For Diplomacy is Stronger Than the Call For War

In the annual Munk debate Fareed Zakaria and Vali Nasr argue Iran is no threat, while Charles Krauthammer and Amos Yadlin argue Iran is a danger to the world. Who was right?

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Euro Zone Crisis: EU Budget is a Quagmire, But It Can Be Done

While the EU is fundamentally challenged in finding agreement for the 2014-2020 programming period, the situation is negotiable.

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Women and Security: How NATO and the UN Advance Gender Equality

A user-generated interview with NATO Assistant Secretary-General for Public Diplomacy, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, courtesy of Atlantic Community, on the role of women in international security.

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How Obama Asia Pivot Will Increase American Flexibility with China

President Obama's visit to Myanmar indicates the same strategy Washington used with China once upon a time, and the results may be just as good.

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Israel War With Iran is Imminent: Gaza, Syria, and Egypt are to Blame

The Arab Spring is a beautiful and tragic geopolitical ploy. The Israel-Iran war is closer than ever, and it has been in the words since the first uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

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Iraq Will See its Economy Rise in Coming Years, But the Country Faces Very Tough Days Ahead

Kurdistan is the intersection of global interests and Iraq must balance that with a dilemma between war, peace, stability and democracy.

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Obama Wins Popular Vote, But Faces An Ultra Divided Country

Obama must work with a divided country, a faltering economy and a precarious fiscal situation to balance domestic and foreign policy commitments. The job only gets harder from here.

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Obama Wins Reelection: Now, Back to Business As Usual

Back in 2008, I liked Obama, but thought he would be a one-term president. I'm happy to have been proven wrong.

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Election Results LIVE: Barack Obama Wins Second Term!

As the polls close and the results start coming in, the outcome in Ohio might as well decide who will be president. National coverage on the electoral college also included.

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Voter Turnout in Election 2012: Likely to Plummet

Potentially less than 50% might come out to vote on Tuesday. Is American democracy in crisis?

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US Election Results: LIVE Electoral Map Projections

America is doing better under Obama, the world thinks, but more work needs to be done. Starting with bipolar girlfriends, whose name starts with P and ends with -akistan.

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Latest Presidential Polls: Obama Leads Romney By 77 Points in a Global Poll of World Voters

Another curious poll reveals how our other dysfunctional exes feel about the elections. It gets to be one hot mess of, "It's complicated."

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Presidential Polls 2012: A Global Poll Shows 50 Percent Approval For Obama, 9 Percent For Romney

A recent BBC poll shows overwhelming global support for Obama. Only America's bipolar girlfriend, Pakistan, thinks otherwise.

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Caitlin Moran Lena Dunham Interview: What Debates about Feminism Tell Us About the World

In order to continue to be relevant, feminism has to have a conversation with itself about its relationship with society, both domestically and internationally.

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The Biggest Foreign Policy Threats to the United States Are the People Who Do Not Understand Foreign Policy

Pundit Kristian Bailey says American foreign policy is colonialist. That's not entirely true, and here's why.

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Debate Results: Obama Won the Foreign Policy Debate, But Just Barely

Obamney won the debate ... here's how and why.

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Obama Wins Foreign Policy Debate as Romney Plays Spokesperson

Follow along live for coverage of the foreign policy debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney in Boca Raton, Florida. Witty one-liners included.

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Town Hall Debate Results: Obama Wins Second Presidential Debate as Gobama Juice Kicks In

The president ties up Romney in the debate tally, but the race is as tight as ever after their debate at Hofstra University in New York.

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Vice Presidential Debate 2012 Summary: Joe Biden Wins Debate on Foreign Policy and Experience

Vice President Joe Biden won the VP debate on Thursday, showing his experience in debating, his strong knowledge of foreign policy, and his assertiveness on the economy.

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Who Won VP Debate: Joe Biden, Martha Raddatz Win Big at Vice Presidential Debate

Find out how Vice President Joe Biden defeated Paul Ryan at the Vice Presidential debate on Thursday.

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Romney Foreign Policy Speech Transcript: Clearly Mitt Did Not Do His Foreign Policy Homework

Republican candidate Mitt Romney flops on foreign policy. Again. Here's a breakdown on where the presidential hopeful stands on foreign policy issues.

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War with Iran: Inflation Will Not Stop the Iran Nuclear Program

Electricity exports are worth billions and Iran is a net exporter. With a potentially self-sufficient nuclear program, we have to re-think diplomacy by sanctions.

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War With Iran: Why What You Know about Nuclear Programs in Iran is Wrong

5 reasons why current debates about Iran's nuclear policy are completely misinformed and misguided.

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Syria Civil War: Why We Should Reconsider Kicking Bashar Assad Out, and Consider the Russian Stance on Syria

The infiltration of radical Islamist foreign fighters into Syria puts into question the entire reason for the Syrian civil war. It's time to reconsider Bashar Assad.

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Russia Strategic Review: With NATO Expansion, New Ballistic Missiles Signal Shift in Moscow

The introduction of the YARS missile and the beginning of hypersonic weapon development signal a change for Russian strategic posture.

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War With Iran: As An Armada of US and British Ships Builds in the Strait of Hormuz, It Seems War Is Inching Closer

As tensions get red-hot in the Persian Gulf, cool heads, peace and diplomacy must prevail.

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Macedonia Might Be a Small Country, But it Has the Biggest Napoleon Complex In Europe

One of the smallest countries in Europe holds some of the biggest complexes on the continent. Here's why.

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Sam Bacile Video Outrage: Proof That Islam Needs to Rethink Its World View, and the US Needs to Reform its Foreign Policy

The West must rethink its Middle East foreign policy. At the same time, Islam must reconsider its views as they relate to the rest of the world.

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How 9/11 Has Defined Defined the American Foreign Policy in 2012

The tragedy of September 11, 2001 is a microcosm of the past and the future for American foreign policy.

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War With Iran: Canada Breaks Diplomatic Relations With Iran, Why This is a Fail

Stephen Harper's conservative government is endangering Canada's standing in the world.

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Quebec Election Results: Quebec Votes for Separatists Threatening to Split Canada

The Parti Quebecois won the provincial elections in Quebec, but secession is not likely despite the rhetoric.

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How a Bush Navy Admiral Had Orders to Spark War With Iran, and the Whistleblower Who Stopped It

Most Americans think coup d’états are only Third World problems. They're wrong.

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War With Iran Will Be Imminent, Unless America Learns to Understand the Islamic Republic

In trying to understand Iranian and Syrian politics, worldviews and political culture are the buzzwords, not irrational rationalism and war-mongering propaganda.

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Syria Civil War: Why Israel and Iran May Go to War, Forcing the US to Send in Troops

The civil war in Syria could collapse the balance of power in the Mideast. Depending on how things go, it could be very bloody, or we can have peace.

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Syria Civil War: Maybe the Bad Guys Are the Syrian Rebels, and Assad is the Key to Democracy

Syria will cause us to re-evaluate Western foreign policy towards the Mideast fundamentally.

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There Was a Russian Nuclear Sub in the Gulf of Mexico On Tuesday, And This is Normal

The Russian Akula submarine found roving the Gulf of Mexico is not surprising. It can be explained if put in the context of Russia's traditional foreign policy style.

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The World According to Iran: What Things Look Like From the Other Side

Analyzing Iran's strategic outlook fits into a perfectly rational idea of a peaceful solution to Iran's nuclear program.

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Romney Sikh vs Sheik: Why Mitt Romney Foreign Policy Would Be a Disaster

What we can learn from Mitt Romney, Sikh, sheik, and flying shoes.

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James Eagan Holmes Shooting and Greek Debt Crisis Show Two Countries Running From Their Problems

What do the Greek debt crisis and America's gun problem have in common? The fact that both countries live in denial about their most pressing national problems.

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Egypt Pyramids And Other Wonders of the World Are Being Destroyed

The destruction of historical monuments erases the record of past civilizations for the short-sighted egoism of today's living people. We should do something about it.

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Romney Israel Policy Would Lead to Total Disaster

Romney could pull us closer to hostilities with Iran.

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Burgas Bulgaria Terror Attack Could Ignite War in the Middle East

The bus explosions in Burgas, Bulgaria, killed 7 Israelis and injured 30. This may be the beginning of a larger scale international conflict, and yet is one more reason to keep diplomacy going.

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North Korea Nuclear Weapons Again a Threat As Kim Jong-un Defies China and the West

Kim Jong-un is trying to carve out his mark on the country, but is doing it at the price of further international isolation.

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War With Iran: New Tehran Tests Prove Missile Could Reach Israel

Tehran has begun a three-day missile exercise in the northeast of the country with twin objectives: maintaining a blockade on the Hormuz Strait and fighting as far away as Israel.

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How Mongolia Will Be a Democracy With Super Power Status in the Near Future

Access to Russian and Chinese markets, vast resources and a small population are the ingredients for Mongolia's superpower status

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2012 Model NATO Youth Summit Help Wanted: Brussels or Bust!

Young people, new ideas and beer diplomacy in Brussels. Help me make this a reality!

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Greek Election 2012 Results LIVE: Syriza, KKE and Greece at a Crossroads as Voters Decide to Stay In or Out of Euro Zone

Greece will choose today between the lesser of two evils -- New Democracy or Syriza. Follow the live updates here.

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Russian Prostests Against Putin Signal Immediate Need for Change

Citizens of Russia flooded the streets of Moscow yesterday in protest against the government of Vladimir Putin. The protesters seek a legitimate space for themselves within the fabric of Russia.

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Gaddafi Was Not Killed For Libyan Democracy, He Was Killed Because He Knew Too Much

While debating the future of Libya, we are missing the fundamental details. Gadaffi was not nearly as hated as Syria's Assad, yet Assad is still alive. Perhaps Gadaffi just knew too much.

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Railgun and Stealth Technology Make Navy DDG-1000 Super Ship the Weapon of the Future

The DDG-1000's large price tag and limited numbers in an age of austerity make it a dubious investment now — but not in the long term.

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Euro Zone Will Survive Its Crisis and Greece Will Continue to Be a Member

Looking at the euro zone as a country in hyperinflation trying to normalize makes suprising sense.

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The Simplest Way to End the Euro Crisis and Restore Europe's Economy

A euro on two gears can save the unity of the euro zone and prepare the ground for tangible recovery in Europe.

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Portraits of Eastern Europe's Ruin and Potential: Photo Essay of Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a country of contrasts, good and bad. It is also at a geopolitical nerve point and has negotiated this tough position for centuries. This is an inside look into Bulgaria today.

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War With Iran Aborted? IAEA Talks a Positive Sign

Finally some good news on Iran's nuclear program. Iran's nuclear negotiator and the IAEA have agreed to allow UN inspectors to visit the country's nuclear sites.

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Bin Laden Documents Released: 5 Takeaways

175 released letters between Bin Laden and Islamic organizations reveal how OBL was a living legend in terror circles, but had lost his relevance in the years since 2001.

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Cyber War is the Nuclear War of the 21st Century: Are World Powers Doing Enough?

The U.S. and Russia plan hotline to prevent cyber war.

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Marco Rubio for VP: George Bush III on Foreign Policy

One thing became clear after Marco Rubio's major foreign policy address at Brookings on Wednesday: he's just George W. in a Florida Senator's body.

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Could North Korea Really Destroy South Korea in 3-4 Minutes?

North Korea is all talk, but short of nuclear sterilization, it is hard to imagine any weapon that can weak such havoc on the South in such a short time.

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9 Foreign Policy Priorities For Obama's Second Term

For his second term, Obama should focus on having an adequate budget for an effective foreign policy and focus it on the Pacific, Middle East and Russia.

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Barack Obama Failed With Osama Bin Laden, U.S. Debt, and Iran in His First Term

The Middle East and Global Finance are the areas where Obama can do more in his second term.

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President Obama's Stance on Israel is a Foreign Policy Success

President Obama has had a mixed first term, but he is on the right track.

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North Korea Will Try Nuclear Test to Make Up For Failed Rocket Launch

After a failed rocket launch, North Korea will try a nuclear test to compensate.

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Science vs. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam on Finding God

God might exist, but the Abrahamic religions are an obstacle. Quantum physics will lead us to find the fundamental mechanisms of the universe.

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North Korea Missile Can Reach California: Should America Be Worried?

Washington has to take Pyongyang seriously on its upcoming rocket launch, but this is a political stunt rather than a serious threat. North Korea cannot afford to strike the United States.

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President Obama Keeps Open Diplomacy With Iran Over Nuclear Program

Washington maintains diplomatic course with Teheran for a potential peaceful resolution, but Israel and Iran must do more.

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Millennials Push For Needed Democratic Reform in Russia and Eastern Europe

A look at how the next generation of Eastern Europeans will impact the region.

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Report: North Korea Begins Fueling Rocket Ahead of April Satellite Launch

A new report confirms North Korea’s intention to launch its own weather satellite. President Obama urged Pyongyang to call off the launch, and suspended food aid to the country.

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America is far from the greatest force for good in the world

One can't stand the U.S. on a higher pedestal than China or Russia.

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Israel's Fears Drive the Nuclear Iran Debate

The debate about Iran is heating up because Israel is worried that it could lose its status as the lone superpower in the Middle East.

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Barack Obama and Canada's Stephen Harper Are Right to Pursue Peace With Iran

Prime Minister Netanyahu's North American tour indicates that he is alone in advocating a war with Iran. Diplomacy thus remains the only choice.

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Rethinking American Decline in the 21st Century

While America’s relative position is becoming weaker, we must construe it not as a decline, but a transition towards a new global political society and economy of unprecedented complexity.

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An American War With Iran Will Not Happen, Iranian Nuclear Advances Will Lead to Inevitable Diplomacy

When it comes to nuclear management on the international level, in the long run confrontation has always given way to diplomacy.

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Could Saudi Arabia and Iran Soon Engage in a Nuclear Cold War?

If Saudi Arabia goes nuclear, together with Iran, the Middle East will experience signifcant geopolitical shifts.

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How to Deter Nuclear War: A Proposal for an Iran-Israel Nuclear Treaty

A comprehensive politico-technical nuclear treaty between Israel and Iran is the way out of the crisis.

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If Israel Goes to War With Iran, It Will Be Disaster

The conflagration that may spark from Israeli preemptive action against Iran will be a disaster for Israel.

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U.S. Nuclear Treaty With Iran - Why Not?

If Washington can engage India constructively on nuclear issues after 30 years of pretending New Delhi did not have nuclear technology, the same is possible with Iran.

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The U.S. Could Be Against A Nuclear Iran Because of Business Interests, Not Security

If a country possesses domestically-grown nuclear technology, not only does it become a competitive exporter, but its own industries, technology, research and education improve.

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Justifying a Nuclear Iran: U.S. Relations With India and Pakistan Show Peace Can Be Had

There is no need for the current state of tensions with Iran regarding its nuclear program. Historically, Washington has overcome initial disputes to form pragmatic relations with nuclear states.

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Why the U.S. Should Allow Iran to Become a Nuclear Power

Here's why the U.S. should accept Iran in the nuclear club without reservation.

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Time For Parliamentary Democracy in America?

The deadlock and polarization in the American political system might be solved through an introduction of parliamentary democracy.

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Euro Crisis in No Way Can Be Compared With the Great Depression or WWII

Our world is fundamentally different from the one that was in the 1920s and 1930s, and different dynamics are at work when talking about the current economic crisis.

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Iranian Drone Hacking Presents Dire Prospects for U.S. Military Influence in Middle East

As America withdraws from the Middle East, other states like Iran, Turkey, and Pakistan look set to fill the void.

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Kim Jong Un Would Be Right to Reintegrate North Korea With International Community

The pragmatic approach for Kim Jong Un would be to go towards the gradual reintroduction of North Korea into the international system.

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Will America's New Hypersonic Weapon Cause a Global Arms Race?

Hypersonic weapons present a challenge to military planners and will cause a reshuffle in global strategic balances.

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What Canadian Foreign Policy Can Teach the U.S. and APEC

Canada's foreign policy offers a model for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organization to pursue more multilateralism and integration.

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Canada Becoming a Global Trade Superpower

The recent signing of a free trade agreement with Brazil and an upcoming deal with the EU set the stage for a significant shift in Canadian foriegn economic policy.

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Keystone Pipeline Is Part of Canada's Unique Foreign Policy

Building the pipeline will be beneficial to the U.S. and reinforce Canada's attempts at gaining more influence on a global stage.

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For States, Global Power is a Multipolar Party

We need to analyze power beyond classic realism to understand the growing multipolarity of the world, and what it means to be a "superpower" today.

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Political Feminism Will Pave Path For Libyan Democracy

Including more women in Libya's political process would help to plant the seeds of democracy for the country.

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Why Feminism is Needed in International Relations

Women are integral participants in conflicts around the world, but fail to be included in conflict resolution.

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For Its Security, America Should Not Ratify CTBT

The nature of America's global security interests and vulnerabilities means that it should be the last country to ratify the CTBT.

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U.S. and China Should Build A More Strategic Relationship

The geopolitical competition between America and China can be resolved through the development of a north Pacific collective security community.

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Doing More With Less: Play More Defense

A defensive military doctrine and deepening international cooperation are needed for a stable U.S. foreign policy in an age of fiscal and economic austerity.

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The Parallel Falls of the U.S. and the USSR

The U.S. military faces much of the same challenges in this era of fiscal austerity as the USSR did two decades ago.

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The EU Defense Fund Can Bail Out NATO

As European members fail to meet NATO budget benchmarks, the EU structural defense fund can make up the difference.

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Somali Famine Highlights Need for Aid Reform

Foreign aid is a band-aid for famines in East Africa. The long-term solution lies in encouraging food self-sufficiency and stability.

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Addressing a Global Problem

The U.S is a favorite for cyber attacks, but it will not be long before these crimes become a global issue in need of a global solution.

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The Centrist Solution to Greek, U.S. Debt Crises

The economic woes of both Greece and America show striking similarities: an unchecked, partisan policy environment.

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Understanding Russia's Lukewarm Position on Missile Defense

Russia does not need missile defense cooperation, nor does its historical relationship with the West encourage such a project.

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For Greece to Reach Austerity, History Must Repeat Itself

To determine the future of Greece one only has to look at the painful political and socio-economic transitions of its Eastern European neighbors.

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As Powers Disagree, the Libya Question Deepens

Diplomacy will end the conflict in Libya. A two state solution would be too costly, a pro-longed war counter-productive.

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Export? Forget it

The jet gives America a technological and military edge that it should strive to keep.

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China's Power Introduces a New World Order

China's growing power is leading a new multipolar world in which America will not always be on top.

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Ending the EU Arms Embargo on China: It's All About Trust

Dropping the EU's arms embargo with China would help European countries better collaborate with the Chinese, which would help maintain global peace.

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China's Rise to Superstardom

China can't be directly compared to the U.S. when making judgments on which nation is stronger. Rather, China should be seen in the context of its own history, policies, and potential.

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Wanted: A New Bogeyman in the War on Terror

America has hinged its foreign policy actions over the last decade on Osama bin Laden. That threat is now gone, so the U.S. must now find a new target to wage the War on Terror against.

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Is the African Union the New Voice of International Affairs?

The African Union is increasingly becoming a supranational agent that has the capacity to assert an African position in world affairs, as was recently seen in the Libya crisis.

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From Unrest to Revolution: Egyptian Woes and the Mideast Paradigm Shift

Egyptian protests are not just about Egypt's future, but the future of autocratic regimes across the Middle East. The Tunisian and Egyptian riots may bring about a paradigm shift in the region.

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From Heroes to Zeroes: Greece, Ireland, and the Future of the Euro

First Greece, then Ireland: Who will be the next European country to fall? The global economic crisis has left the future of the Eurozone in jeopardy.

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The North Korean Hot Potato

Should the U.S. and South Korea respond forcefully to North Korea's threats, or will diplomacy and economic incentives stave off another war on the Korean peninsula?

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