• Republican Party Foreign Policy: 2016 and Beyond

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    Republican voters today are divided between three broad tendencies: internationalist, nationalist, and non-interventionist. Donald Trump won the GOP presidential primaries this year partly by playing upon these divisions in an unconventional way. He assembled a new, ideologically cross-cutting insurgent coalition based upon ...

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  • President Vladimir Putin meets President Daniel Ortega in Managua (Source: RIA-Novosti)

    Everything Old Is New Again: Russia Returns to Nicaragua

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    Two Western media outlets reported on 23 June that Russia was engaged in building a signals intelligence (SIGINT) base in Nicaragua as "part of a recent deal between Moscow and Managua involving the sale of 50 T-72 Russian tanks." The reports came shortly after ...

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  • Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

    Force Planning Considerations for the Force of the Future

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    Congress and the Pentagon are pursuing a number of initiatives that should significantly reshape tomorrow’s force. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has advanced a “Force of the Future” project with a series of proposals that focus on personnel system reforms and better talent management ...

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  • Benyamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas in 2010 (Source: Flickr/Office of the Prime Minister of Israel)

    The Next Arab-Israeli Peace Process

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    The world of statecraft is so fraught with risk that it is tempting, just to reduce the range of maddening uncertainty a tad or two, to assign either inevitability or impossibility to future propositions that are neither. The Arab-Israeli conflict has garnered its ...

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  • Kanan Makiya, Credit Ashley Gilbertson

    Famed Writer Kanan Makiya To Receive Award from Philly’s Foreign Policy Research Institute

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    On Thursday, November 17, 2016, the Foreign Policy Research Institute will present its 12th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award to critically acclaimed writer Kanan Makiya at its 2016 Annual Dinner, co-chaired by Marina Kats, Ronald J. Napes, and the Hon. Dov S. Zakheim. ...

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