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Lebanon’s Syrian refugees: ‘An entire generation is growing up with PTSD’

BERUIT — Refugees are everywhere on the streets of downtown Beirut. Women and children in filthy clothes beg for money on nearly every street corner. Countless young boys tote shoeshine…
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Sending Mixed Signals To Uganda

Gay rights and increased military involvement have redefined US-Uganda relations. The relationship is moving in parallel, yet opposite ways — on the one hand, the US is moving toward further engagement.…
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‘Just’ some clever ‘Foreign Policy’ activism

[caption id="attachment_1665" align="alignleft" width="300"] Brennan hounded by Code Pink activists during his Senate confirmation hearing. Photo credit: Getty Images[/caption] * Protect Access to Medicine for Iranian Civilians * Declassify the…
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How Western Media Hijacked Somali Pirates

Last year, Belgian undercover agents posing as a film crew contacted Mohamed Abdi Hassan, leader of a successful Somali pirate gang. The agents spent months convincing a skeptical Hassan to…
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Shedding Light on the Resource Curse

The Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, in partnership with the Revenue Watch Institute, is hosting "Shedding Light on the Resource Curse: Pursuing Accountability for Mineral and Oil…
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Crimea and the Legality of Self-Determination

Depending on where you get your news, Crimean independence from Ukraine represents either the correction of a historic mistake that “reflects the aspirations of Crimea's residents" or the breach of international law "violating the sovereignty…
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