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Butcher History Institute

Ethical Dilemmas in American Warfare


We are pleased to offer our 11th weekend-long conference for teachers on American military history. In this program, we offer diverse scholarly perspectives on ethical dilemmas and the reasoning behind them in American military history.

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Understanding the New Global Disorder: Three Tectonics

Michael Hayden · ·

The Keynote Address by Gen. Michael V. Hayden Recipient of FPRI’s 10th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service FPRI Annual Dinner, November 19, 2014  

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Russia’s Frozen Economy

Chris Miller · ·

December temperatures in Russia’s Siberian cities often reach 40 below zero, but the freeze that threatens Russia today has nothing to do with the winter cold. Russia’s economy is frozen. Western sanctions designed to punish Russia for invading Ukraine have deterred investment, while plummeting oil prices have substantially reduced Russia’s main source of export revenue.

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A Note from Alan Luxenberg, President, FPRI

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"If you're not busy being born, then you're busy dying." -- Bob Dylan Dear Friends, As suggested by the epigraph from Bob Dylan, we need constantly and forever to re-examine ourselves, reinvigorate ourselves, and even re-invent ourselves in order to survive and thrive.  This is what we have set out to do at FPRI by –   

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