• What to Read on President Trump by FPRI

    Posted on BackChannel
    These articles span the timeline of Donald Trump’s journey to the oval office – written during his fight for the Republican Party nomination and his campaign against Hillary Clinton and after his victory in November. Read through our archive to gain an understanding of who our new President is, ...

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

    Trump and Taiwan: A Fresh Start or a Turn for the Worse?

    Posted on E-Notes
    From the beginning of the 2016 presidential campaign season, it was clear that the Republican Party envisioned changes in American policy toward Taiwan. Its convention adopted a platform that devoted a lengthy paragraph to Taiwan, noting the two nations’ shared values of democracy, human rights, free market economics, ...

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  • Rex Tillerson (Image: Office of the President-elect)

    Tillerson the Realist

    Posted on E-Notes
    Last week, President-elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, underwent Senate confirmation hearings. Venues like The Washington Post were predictably critical, especially on the issue of human rights. But the critics seem to be missing the bigger picture. A genuinely tough-minded Republican ...

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  • Advice to the New President – Presenting the Winter 2017 Issue of Orbis: FPRI’s Journal of World Affairs

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    This special issue of Orbis features articles by FPRI associates offering “Advice to the Next President.” Written before the election, these essays offer recommendations for national security affairs in general, as well as for regional issues. ...

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  • Lebanese President Michel Aoun (Source: Imadmhj/WikiMedia Commons)

    Re-Shuffling of the Cards in Lebanon: Meet the New Government

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    The end of 2016 brought important changes in Lebanon. Michel Aoun’s election in October finally ended the destabilizing presidential vacuum in place since May 2014, ushering in a new government of national unity under the premiership of Saad Hariri. These significant developments reflect ongoing shifts in the balance of ...

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