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Getting Serious about North Africa

Ahmed Charai ·

​A​ growing number of terrorist attacks in the United States and Europe have a North African connection -- yet Washington policymakers continue to pay far less attention to the region than is warranted. ISIS and al-Qaeda, by contrast, regard the area as a primary focus of their strategy. North Africa is becoming a new Afghanistan: in large part, a mosaic of failed and failing states, and fertile...

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North Africa Globe

The Quiet Frenchman: Why François Hollande is Staying Silent on Brexit

Andrew Glencross ·

European heads of state and government meet in Brussels 18-19 February 2016 to discuss the terms of a proposed renegotiation of Britain’s relationship with the EU. The UK’s future hangs on these talks. Success or failure in getting a deal will sway the evenly divided and poorly-informed British public in the forthcoming referendum on whether to stay in the EU. But one voice is strangely absent in...

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Francois Hollande

Paradoxes of the Gray Zone

Hal Brands ·

Gray, it seems, is the new black. The concept of “gray zone” conflict has generated significant attention and controversy recently, within both the U.S. government and the broader strategic studies community. Some analysts have identified gray zone conflict as a new phenomenon that will increasingly characterize, and challenge, the international system in the years to come. Others have argued...

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2015 Annual Report


We are pleased to share our 2015 Annual Report.

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FPRI's 2015 Annual Report