Books by FPRI Scholars

Democracy Promotion and the Challenges of Illiberal Regional Powers

Nelli Babayan

This book examines Western efforts at democracy promotion, reactions by illiberal challengers and regional powers, and political and societal conditions in target states. It is argued that Western powers ...

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Democratic Transformation and Obstruction: EU, US, and Russia in the South Caucasus

Nelli Babayan

Although “democracy promotion” has become a popular term for policy makers and scholars, democratization is rarely a smooth or linear transition. While some countries quickly democratize, others lag behind ...

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The Evolution of Modern Grand Strategic Thought

Lukas Milevski

In strategic studies and international relations, grand strategy is a frequently-invoked concept. Yet, despite its popularity, it is not well understood and it has many definitions, some of which ...

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Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces

Mark Moyar

Purchase this book here.  Oppose Any Foe is the epic story of America’s most elite warriors: the Special Operations Forces. Born as small appendages to the conventional armies of ...

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Vanguard of the Imam: Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Afshon Ostovar

Click here to purchase this book. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are one of the most important forces in the Middle East today. As the appointed defender of Iran’s revolution, the ...

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