Geopoliticus: The FPRI Blog


Revival of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

December 1, 2016 · Felix K. Chang

  The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are both free-trade agreements in Asia that have been under negotiation for a number of years.  Often ...

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After Georgia’s Runoff Elections, Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Dream is Georgia’s Total Reality

November 21, 2016 · Luis Navarro

In the film, “The Candidate,” after Robert Redford’s character wins a seat in the United States Senate, he asks his campaign manager in a private moment, “What do we ...

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Desperate for Attention: Hung-Xi Meeting Lacks Meaning

November 14, 2016 · Thomas J. Shattuck

On November 1, 2016, Hung Hsiu-chu, chairwoman of the Kuomintang (KMT), met with Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CCP), at an annual forum between ...

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The False Promise of Drone Strikes? Ease vs. Effectiveness

November 7, 2016 · Thomas J. Shattuck

Over the weekend, the Pentagon announced that Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) Farouq al-Qahtani (also known as Nayf Salam Muhammad Ujaym al Hababi), a senior al Qaeda leader in ...

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A Second Moroccan Spring?

November 4, 2016 · Vish Sakthivel

News articles covering public, mobilized anger at the death of fish vendor Mohcine Fikri have repeatedly, and understandably, drawn parallels between Morocco today and Tunisia (and to an extent ...

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