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      Some Sandinistas Never Change
      Apr07

      Some Sandinistas Never Change

      So what do you do if you are the president of the second-poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and you’re facing the worst drought since 1976? Why, you buy Russian fighter jets at $30 million a pop, and work out a secretive deal to trade private land and the patrimony of your citizens to a Chinese canal-building company, of course. Such...

      Situation Report: Eyes on Spies; Snowden; Choppers for Pakistan; Sec Def on the economics of Asia; and much more
      Apr07

      Situation Report: Eyes on Spies; Snowden; Choppers for Pakistan; Sec Def on the economics of Asia; and much more

      By Paul McLeary and Sabine Muscat Is the era of the passport-swapping international spy over? FP’s Kate Brannen delivers an absolute must read about a topic you’ll be surprised you never thought much about. The expansion of biometric data (fingerprints, iris scans and facial images) along with closed-circuit TV surveillance and...

      Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, April 6, 2015
      Apr06

      Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, April 6, 2015

      To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Mohamed Eljarh looks at life in Derna, the Islamic State’s stronghold in Libya. Cenk Sidar and Emre Tuncalp ask whether anyone in Turkey’s government is prepared to take serious steps to save the country’s ailing economy. Juan Nagel explains why the...

      10 best books about how the Plains Indians adapted their mode of warfare
      Apr03

      10 best books about how the Plains Indians adapted their mode of warfare

      By Lance R. Blyth Best Defense bureau of Indian affairs We typically think of the Plains Indian warrior mounted, usually on a painted pinto pony, wearing a breech-clout, long flowing feathered bonnet, and little else, with a bow and arrow or decorated Winchester in his hand, conducting a lightening raid, riding off, yipping, over the horizon; the...

      FP’s Situation Report: Iran and world powers agree to a tentative nuclear deal; Middle East nations now worry about the rise of Tehran; Al-Shabab massacres students in Kenya; and much more from around the world.
      Apr03

      FP’s Situation Report: Iran and world powers agree to a tentative nuclear deal; Middle East nations now worry about the rise of Tehran; Al-Shabab massacres students in Kenya; and much more from around the world.

      By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Iran and the P5+1 allies strike a tentative nuclear deal. Each side made deep concessions to reach an accord. Now, the United States and Iran appear ready to set aside years of mistrust in an attempt to resolve their differences through diplomacy. FP’s Colum Lynch and John Hudson: “In Washington, U.S....

      Dismantling Threat of an Atomic Bomb; Iran, World Powers Move Toward a Deal
      Apr02

      Dismantling Threat of an Atomic Bomb; Iran, World Powers Move Toward a Deal

      The United States, Iran and five other world powers announced the outlines of a critical interim deal aimed at containing Tehran’s capacity to develop nuclear weapons, ending an exhausting stretch of overnight negotiations. The broad outlines of the deal, announced in a joint-statement by the European Union’s chief diplomat Frederica...

      The Hunted
      Apr02

      The Hunted

      ISTANBUL — A cold drizzle fell on Istanbul on the morning of Dec. 10, 2014, as Abdullah Bukhari made his way to teach his students at a madrasa nestled amid apartment blocks and hardware stores in the Zeytinburnu neighborhood. A white prayer cap on his head, Bukhari made two crucial departures from his daily routine, according to one of his...

      FP’s Situation Report: Iran talks continue two days past the deadline; Democrats lose an outspoken foreign policy voice; Yemenis turn on Saudi airstrikes; Al-Shabab storms a Kenyan university; and much more from around the world.
      Apr02

      FP’s Situation Report: Iran talks continue two days past the deadline; Democrats lose an outspoken foreign policy voice; Yemenis turn on Saudi airstrikes; Al-Shabab storms a Kenyan university; and much more from around the world.

      By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Iran talks stretch two days past the March 31 deadline. It is unclear whether Iranian and P5+1 negotiators still have the momentum to get a deal done. But they vowed to try during another round of talks in Switzerland on Thursday. FP’s John Hudson: “And after shelving the delicate discussions earlier...

      Hundreds of Indians Evacuated from Yemen; Senior MQM Official Arrested in London; Fighting Intensifies in Sangin
      Apr01

      Hundreds of Indians Evacuated from Yemen; Senior MQM Official Arrested in London; Fighting Intensifies in Sangin

      India Indians evacuated from Yemen The Indian Ministry of External Affairs said that approximately 349 Indian nationals were rescued from Yemen’s Aden city, according to news reports on Wednesday (Indian Express, Economic Times, BBC). In response to the security concerns in Yemen, and after Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against the...

      FP’s Situation Report: Iran nuclear talks continue past the deadline; U.S. resumes weapons shipments to Egypt; Nigeria elects former military strongman as president; Iraq claims victory in Tikrit; and much more from around the world.
      Apr01

      FP’s Situation Report: Iran nuclear talks continue past the deadline; U.S. resumes weapons shipments to Egypt; Nigeria elects former military strongman as president; Iraq claims victory in Tikrit; and much more from around the world.

      By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Iran nuclear talks continue as the supposed deadline comes and goes. Iran, the United States, and the other members of P5+1 are still unable to seal a deal. FP’s John Hudson on the remaining points of contention: “They include: how quickly U.N. Security Council sanctions on Iran will be lifted in the...