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Does Democracy Matter? A Conference Report

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On October 20, 2014, the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Project on Democratic Transitions partnered with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute to organize a day-long conference in Washington, DC entitled “Does Democracy Matter?” Our goal was to revisit the case for democracy support abroad and review the efficacy of our current tools.

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Ruble Trouble: The Politics of Russia’s Financial Crisis

Chris Miller · ·

The Russian ruble’s wild ride—starting the week at 58 to the dollar, spiking to nearly 80 on Tuesday, and settling back near 60 by Thursday—has left many questioning Russia’s political and economic stability.

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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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