• American President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (Source: Gage Skidmore (left))

    Trump and Tsai: A Sign of Things to Come?

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    On December 2, President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Tsai Ing-wen, President of Taiwan, shattering nearly 40 years of diplomatic protocol. It has been characterized as everything from brilliant to petty and everything else in between. Since defeating Hillary Clinton in November, Trump has received many courtesy calls from foreign ...

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  • American President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (Sources: Gage Skidmore (left) and RIA Novosti (right))

    The U.S.-Russia Relationship: Trump Can’t Fix It, but He Can’t Break It, Either

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    Over the past several months, much has been made of President-elect Donald Trump’s attitude toward and connections with Russia and its leader Vladimir Putin. Some observers have charged that Trump is naïve about Putin’s real objectives and have implied that a Trump administration is likely to subvert core U.S. ...

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  • Ciudad Juarez in early December 2016

    Another Brick in the Wall: Northern Mexico and the Trump Presidency

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    “Mexico. It’s unbelievable what’s happened,” President-elect Donald Trump said at an August 10 Fort Lauderdale rally, after warning the audience of the impending departure of 1,400 Carrier Air Conditioning jobs from Indiana. “A friend of mine—he’s one of the biggest in the world at building plants—automobile plants; computer plants; ...

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  • Clint Watts (left) and Jacques deLisle (right)

    Media Alerts for FPRI Scholars

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    Jacques deLisle will appear on WHYY's Radio Times in the 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. slot (ET) on Tuesday, December 6, and Clint Watts will appear on C-SPAN's Washington Journal on Tuesday, December 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. (ET). ...

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    8 Foreign Policy Questions Trump Needs to Ask

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    President-elect Donald Trump is in the midst of selecting his national security team. He not only needs to decide the “who,” but also the “how” of national security decision-making. It is unclear whether he will adopt Ronald Reagan’s model of entrusting empowered Cabinet secretaries to handle such matters; follow ...

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