- By Cara Parks
Cara Parks is deputy managing editor at Foreign Policy. Prior to that she was the World editor at the Huffington Post. She is a graduate of Bard College and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and has written for The New Republic, Interview, Radar, and Publishers Weekly, among others.
We have extended the deadline for FP and the Belfer Center‘s Cuban missile crisis contest, which means you have another chance to save the world — and possibly win a new iPad. The challenge is simple: We’re looking for a persuasive lesson in 300 words or less flowing from the most dangerous nuclear standoff the world has ever know. If our judges select your lesson, you could win a new iPad and a subscription to Foreign Policy.
Before you enter, catch up on your history with FP‘s Cuban missile crisis +50 project. Award-winning author Michael Dobbs takes you inside the standoff as he live-tweets the events leading up to the crisis (you can follow him here). And be sure to check out FP‘s comprehensive, day-by-day guide to the 13 days that made up the crux of the crisis.
You can see the complete list of contest directions and regulations here.