Posted on 28-07-2013
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The question of whether America should provide military support to Syrian rebels and protestors remains a complex and multifaceted one. It is difficult to make a quality judgment on this issue without having the necessary resources to form an informed opinion. Unfortunately, much of what filters through the news cannot be viewed as unbiased and completely trustworthy. To be sure, both those backing the Assad regime and the Syrian rebels have their own agenda, neither of which can be said to be perfectly pure. While it is undoubtedly true that Assad’s government Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 26-05-2013
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American foreign policy with Libya is established by the U.S. Congress and the president and is implemented by the U.S. State Department. In 2011, Libya’s eccentric dictator, Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi, tried to suppress an uprising by Libyan citizens who were agitating for a democratic government.

Libyan militias and army deserters joined with NATO forces to drive Qadhafi and his fascist toadies out of power. Now Libya, after democratic elections, faces the challenge of stabilizing the country and its many factions in order to Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 23-03-2013
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The United States has been providing foreign aid to Sudan for decades in an effort to end internal conflicts, end human rights abuses and as a counterterrorism measure. Sudan, now split into the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan, has numerous internal conflicts among the country’s diverse religious and ethnic population. Sudan has a primarily Arab Muslim population while Southern Sudan is predominantly African and Christian. At least two million people are displaced because of these ongoing conflicts.

Internal conflicts are Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 10-05-2012
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You may have seen “The Interpreter” on your http://www.directstartv.com/ channels and decided you want to go into Foreign Affairs but what can you really do with that degree? Here are our thoughts on the best jobs to go after with a FA education:
Ambassador: the most prestigious of the FA jobs available, becoming a US Ambassador to any country usually means being fluent in the language, having an established network there and if possible, an ethnic background from that country.
Professor: like with many other obscure degrees, one of the best and most lucrative things to do with a Foreign Affairs education is teach future students. It’s a great way to grab a stable job and keep practicing what you’ve learned for years to come.
Politics: you don’t have to be president to be in politics. Many people in major metropolitan areas who run for local government have educational backgrounds in things like Foreign Affairs – it makes them more electable, more well rounded and can be a good springboard for a career in national politics if you want it to be.

Posted on 15-09-2011
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The United States could lift the trade sanctions against Iran, but what would be the purpose of doing so? If the purpose is to negotiate with the regime, then there would have to be a point to that, as well.

The United States has tried to negotiate with the Iranian regime in the past with few results. In fact, negotiating has only served to prop up the regime. It is in America’s best interests for the regime to fall.

While sanctions alone may not topple the Iranian Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 13-09-2011
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Since 1944 under the Brentwood Agreement, the U.S. dollar has been the reserve currency for the world. Having reserve currency status means the U.S. dollar would be the standard in international trade and business transactions. So, when an exporter in South Korea quotes a price for a distributor in France, both parties will use the U.S. dollar in their negotiation. Once the deal is complete, the distributor in France will most likely convert Euro dollars to U.S. dollars Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 11-09-2011
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United States and European Union have had warm relationship throughout all these years which in many ways has been mutually beneficial for both regulatory institutions. The relationship consists of many points such as trade, energy, global security, and much more. The mutual points also include mutual assistance in energy efficiency and investment in both institutions. Last meeting that took place in Lisbon, Portugal in 2010 entrenched all these points and assured cooperation between two parties.
First of all, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 07-09-2011
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America has made some questionable decisions in the past with foreign affairs and it seems that the White House has failed to learn from the mistakes of others. To see what I am talking about you have to look no further than Pakistan. For those who do not know, Pakistan borders Afghanistan and controls the main seaport used to supply the United States war in Afghanistan. Without that port, the supply chain would be broken and the war effort would erode as quickly as the supplies dried up.

So how has the United States government been able Read the rest of this entry »