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SolonKR
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12/5/2015 7:46:49 PM
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What sources do you guys like to read about issues of international relations from? I've heard of Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The Economist, and RAND Review as all being good.

Thoughts?
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ColeTrain
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12/5/2015 7:57:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/5/2015 7:46:49 PM, SolonKR wrote:
What sources do you guys like to read about issues of international relations from? I've heard of Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The Economist, and RAND Review as all being good.

Thoughts?

All of those are good, though I would also add Fox News.
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12/5/2015 9:54:59 PM
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All of those are good, though I would also add Fox News.

I hope you don't actually consider Fox News a good source.
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12/5/2015 9:56:00 PM
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All of those are good, though I would also add Fox News.

I hope you don't actually consider Fox News a good source of information.
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12/6/2015 12:26:19 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/5/2015 9:50:40 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 12/5/2015 7:57:28 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
Fox News
This.

You know it. ;)
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
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12/6/2015 12:29:48 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/5/2015 9:56:00 PM, collintheboss10 wrote:
All of those are good, though I would also add Fox News.

I hope you don't actually consider Fox News a good source of information.

What? Are you serious? Fox is less right-leaning than most other organizations are left-leaning. Refer to this graphical representation:

[http://static1.businessinsider.com...]
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
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12/6/2015 12:31:16 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/5/2015 7:46:49 PM, SolonKR wrote:
What sources do you guys like to read about issues of international relations from? I've heard of Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The Economist, and RAND Review as all being good.

Thoughts?

I also enjoy the Guardian.
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
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12/6/2015 12:32:51 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I don't have much interest in it, but when researching my main source of information is publications by the council on Foreign relations.
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12/6/2015 12:36:11 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/6/2015 12:26:19 AM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 12/5/2015 9:50:40 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 12/5/2015 7:57:28 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
Fox News
This.

You know it. ;)

"Fair & Balanced."
ColeTrain
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12/6/2015 12:38:37 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/6/2015 12:36:11 AM, TheFlex wrote:
At 12/6/2015 12:26:19 AM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 12/5/2015 9:50:40 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 12/5/2015 7:57:28 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
Fox News
This.

You know it. ;)

"Fair & Balanced."

Preach it.
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
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12/6/2015 1:28:25 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/5/2015 7:46:49 PM, SolonKR wrote:
What sources do you guys like to read about issues of international relations from? I've heard of Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The Economist, and RAND Review as all being good.

Thoughts?

Foreign Policy is sort of like the "junior" version of Foreign Affairs; because they're written for different audiences. Foreign Affairs manages to, periodically, publish something worth reading but as a general rule most of what they write is nothing more than the application of practically canonical IR theory to modern world situations --which is something that you should be skeptical about. Generally, the picture they present (especially FA) is more cerebral than any of the other sources you listed, but it might be kind of hard to understand (simply because of the way it's written, not because of the complexity or sophistication of what they're saying) without an IR or poli-sci background.

The Economist is, more or less, a business oriented journal of contemporary affairs throughout the world which, in general, tends to produce "agenda setting" content for other, similar magazines. It's not something I read regularly, though, just because I think it's too overpriced for what it is, and I think that there are American sources that cover world affairs which I'm already subscribed to (e.g. the New York Times). That is not to say that the Times does a particularly good job covering, for example, the events and circumstances of our world today, so much as it is an indication of roughly similar quality among the sources.

The RAND Corporation is... well I don't really want to say anything bad about them on the internet. While I read what they have published (in a tremendous number of outlets), I do so with skepticism.
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12/6/2015 4:18:00 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/6/2015 12:29:48 AM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 12/5/2015 9:56:00 PM, collintheboss10 wrote:
All of those are good, though I would also add Fox News.

I hope you don't actually consider Fox News a good source of information.

What? Are you serious? Fox is less right-leaning than most other organizations are left-leaning. Refer to this graphical representation:

[http://static1.businessinsider.com...]

I think you need to reevaluate what that is going for.
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12/6/2015 2:59:26 PM
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At 12/6/2015 4:18:00 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/6/2015 12:29:48 AM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 12/5/2015 9:56:00 PM, collintheboss10 wrote:
All of those are good, though I would also add Fox News.

I hope you don't actually consider Fox News a good source of information.

What? Are you serious? Fox is less right-leaning than most other organizations are left-leaning. Refer to this graphical representation:

[http://static1.businessinsider.com...]

I think you need to reevaluate what that is going for.

Lol, I know. ;) I was joking. Fox is right-leaning, for sure.
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW