Posted on BackChannelFPRI, in coordination with Academic Arrangements Abroad, would like to invite you to take part in once-in-a-lifetime cultural cruise along the storied Rhine River. Sail from the Dutch lowlands to the Swiss Alps, while celebrating the remarkably diverse history, art, culture, and cuisine of the Netherlands, Germany, France, and ...Posted on BackChannelThe Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is pleased to sponsor a professional development opportunity for teachers – a conference on “Why Does America Go to War?” The conference will take place on March 25-26, 2017, and is hosted and co-sponsored by the First Division Museum at Cantigny. This is ...Posted on Clint Watts Scholars in the NewsFor many years, FPRI Fox Fellow Clint Watts has been tracking jihadis online; in 2014, he stumbled across Russian trolls and in 2016 initiated a series of essays on his research findings, warning of the Russian attempt to erode trust in democratic institutions. ...Posted on Shelley Rigger E-NotesWhen President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan called then-President-elect Donald Trump, it should have been the beginning of a beautiful friendship. The presidents elected in Taiwan and in the U.S. in 2016 both were committed to building friendly relations between their countries. They put their promises into action with ...Posted on Frank G. Hoffman E-NotesThe German Chancellor, Mrs. Angela Merkel, is coming to Washington this week to visit the White House and gain a better understanding of U.S. foreign policy under the new administration. President Donald Trump had startled our alliance partners in Europe when he described NATO as “obsolete.” He really unnerved ...