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FPRI's Michael Noonan Quoted in Mashable Article on the Possibility of a Ground War Against ISIS

Michael Noonan"The whole notion of 'no boots on the ground' really seems to mean that there will be no large-scale conventional U.S. ground troops involved in the conflict."

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FPRI's Jakub Grygiel in the American Interest on "The Russian Autocrat’s Eternal Return"

Jakub Grygiel"Russia has always presented a puzzle to the Western analyst and policymaker. Too big to be ignored, yet too weak to be considered the principal menace by the West; too authoritarian and corrupt to be accepted, yet too geographically and culturally proximate to be fully rejected; too bad-tempered to be a partner, yet too frail to be an existential rival.

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FPRI Board of Advisors Member Kori Schake in Foreign Policy on "America's Halfhearted 'Pivot' to Asia"

Kori Schake"Whatever Obama may say about rebalancing, the United States remains preoccupied with the Middle East."

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FPRI's Michael Cecire Quoted in the BBC on Frozen Conflicts

Michael Cecire"There are several patterns one can see repeated in Russian meddling in its periphery...For one thing, Moscow is very skilled at using soft influence operations to generate demand for its 'protection'."

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FPRI's Clint Watts Quoted in Vox.com on Westerners Joining ISIS

Clint watts"The 9/11 attacks took a couple years to put together and pull off. To expect ISIS to be able to pull something like that is not reasonable."

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FPRI's Jacques deLisle Quoted in South China Morning Post on Xi Jinping's Lack of Political Reforms

Jacques deLisle"The picture that has emerged in Xi's first two years in power is that either he does not have a political reform agenda with liberal or democratic elements, or that it is not his priority. It ranks below economic reform, anti-corruption, and other issues related to the legitimacy of the party."

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FPRI's Michael Noonan Writes for War on the Rocks Refelcting on the President's Speech in Estonia

Michael Noonan"It is all good and fine for countries in the region to develop cartoons and other things to counter the messages of ISIL’s extremism, but at the end of the day it becomes a contest of legitimacy between the governments in the region (who want to remain in power) and the appeal of ISIL."

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FPRI's Clint Watts Interviewed on NPR about ISIS's Use of Social Media

Clint watts"...part of their motivation for going is that they get to communicate back to their communities that they're participating. And so they're not really that worried about being seen there, and in fact, are often times very proud of participating in this jihad."

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FPRI's Barak Mendelsohn Quoted in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on ISIS

Barak Mendelsohn"Al-Qaida has similar ambitions, but compared with ISIS, it has tried to pull a broader group of Muslims under its umbrella through persuasion rather than through immediate, violent coercion...They all of course have the same goal of eventually establishing the caliphate...The argument with ISIS is that they didn’t consult with anybody but chose just to crown themselves.”

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FPRI's Michael Noonan Mentioned in BBC News' Echo Chambers on Confronting the "Football Industrial Complex"

Michael Noonan"Quick, violent action. Fighting similarly organised foes. Defined end-states with a clear victor. This is how most military professionals would also prefer war."

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