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September 19 2014

From Foreign Policy In Focus » Article Type » Focal Points Blog Fri Sep 19 2014, 06:00:43

Like Lech Walesa and Vaclav Havel, Marina Grasse was an ordinary person transforming an East-Central European country.

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September 18 2014

From Foreign Policy In Focus » Article Type » Focal Points Blog Thu Sep 18 2014, 06:00:07

Many Americans have reached the point that they can no longer conceive of a legitimate war unless it's on our own soil.

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September 17 2014

From Foreign Policy In Focus » Article Type » Focal Points Blog Wed Sep 17 2014, 12:00:07

The U.S. cannot confront climate change, growing economic inequality, and the deterioration of our infrastructure and education system without reducing the $1 trillion it spends annually on defense.

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From Foreign Policy In Focus » Article Type » Focal Points Blog Wed Sep 17 2014, 06:00:26

The U.S. recently made the case that Russia is in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, but it needs to look in the mirror, too.

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September 15 2014

From Foreign Policy In Focus » Article Type » Focal Points Blog Mon Sep 15 2014, 06:00:19

Alternatives exist to airstrikes and boots on the ground when dealing with a threat such as the Islamic State.

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September 12 2014

From Foreign Policy In Focus » Article Type » Focal Points Blog Fri Sep 12 2014, 07:58:26

Every day, 2,000 African children die from diarrhea. Every minute, an African child dies of malaria.

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September 11 2014

From Foreign Policy In Focus » Article Type » Focal Points Blog Thu Sep 11 2014, 06:00:53

Unthinkable? Perhaps, but it's entirely plausible that Vladimir Putin could attack a NATO country with nuclear weapons and emerge victorious.

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From Foreign Policy In Focus » Article Type » Focal Points Blog Thu Sep 11 2014, 06:00:51

According to the New York Times, the campaign that the U.S. has initiated against the Islamic State has no immediate precedents.

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September 10 2014

From Foreign Policy In Focus » Article Type » Focal Points Blog Wed Sep 10 2014, 06:00:16

But a state other than the United States might be a better choice to assume operational leadership.

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September 9 2014

From Foreign Policy In Focus » Article Type » Focal Points Blog Tue Sep 9 2014, 06:00:43

Not only has Japan been unable to face its past, it's weighed down by a staggering national debt.

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