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There Is Still Time to Keep Afghanistan from Going the Way of Iraq – If Drawdown Plans are Significantly Modified

Thomas F. Lynch III · ·

On October 1, 2014, the Obama Administration announced that it had concluded a long-awaited Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the newly-formed government in Kabul, Afghanistan. The announcement of this ten-year security arrangement, which had languished for almost a year, alleviated fears that Afghanistan’s lingering political morass might require the full departure of American and western...

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FPRI Mourns the Passing of Senior Fellow George Grayson


We mourn the passing of FPRI Senior Fellow George W. Grayson, Professor of Government, Emeritus, College of William and Mary. A prominent specialist on Mexico, his FPRI essays on the Mexican drug cartel Las Zetas were among the most popular on our website. His presentations to FPRI audiences were always peppered with humor and unconventional antics; anyone who met him could never forget him. 

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Lithuania Prepares for Hybrid War

John R. Haines · ·

The more powerful enemy can be the most thorough, careful, attentive, skillful, and obligatory use of any—even the smallest—rift between the enemies [...] and also by taking advantage of any, even the smallest, opportunity of winning a mass ally, even though this ally is temporary, vacillating, unstable, unreliable and conditional.  Those who do not u

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How to Prevail Against a Poisonous Ideology

Mansour Al-Nogaidan · ·

The following is the text of a speech by Mansour Al-Nogaidan, Director General of Al-Mesbar Center for Studies and Research. It was delivered on February 25 in Paris, at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on the occasion of the signing of a cooperation agreement between Al-Mesbar and UNESCO in support of countering violent extremism...

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