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FPRI's June Teufel Dreyer Quoted in Nikkei Asian Review on Taiwan's Bid to Join the AIIB

June Teufel Dreyer"China had made clear that it would accept only nations as members of the AIIB. Accepting Taiwan as a member would have implied that it regarded Taiwan as a nation, so (Beijing) could not."

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High School Teachers to Learn About Ethical Dilemmas in American Warfare

On April 18-19, 40 teachers from 38 schools in 23 states will participate in our annual history institute on American military history, sponsored jointly by the Foreign Policy Research Institute, First Division Museum at Cantigny, and Carthage College.  This is FPRI’s 52nd weekend-long conference for high school teachers, and its 11th weekend on American military history with the First Division Museum. The conference will offer diverse scholarly perspectives on ethical dilemmas and the reasoning behind them in American military history. Each topic will offer a crucial case study in understanding the tension between executive power and legislative prerogative, and also between security and liberty in a free society – issues that resonate with the dilemmas we face today.  A complete agenda, listing speakers and topics, appears at the end of this document.

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FPRI's Ron Granieri Appears on Arrise TV to Discuss the Proxy War in Yemen

Ron Granieri"The Iranians have always been in the background as a potential patron to Shiite groups, and the Saudis have always viewed Iran - especially since the revolution of 1979 - as a potential trouble maker in the region."

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FPRI's David Satter Interviewd by the Hillsdale Collegian on Russia

David Satter"[Putin] is not motivated by the population. On the contrary, he is manipulating the population. What's at stake here is an attempt by the leadership to distract the attention of the Russian people from the lessons of what was an anti-criminal revolution in Ukraine. Those lessons are very applicable to the situation in Russia as well.

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Opportunity for Teachers to Experience South Korea

The Marvin Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy at the Foreign Policy Research Institute
invites secondary school social studies teachers to apply for participation in a special program.
 

Experiencing South Korea
A One-Week Immersion Trip

South Korea

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FPRI's Jack Tomarchio Appears on CTV News Discussing the Conflict in Yemen

Jack Tomarchio"This is a very complex conflict, that is really part of a greater conflict that's going on in the region, as two large nations, Iran and Saudi Arabia...kind of duel for hegemony in the Middle East."

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FPRI's Melinda Haring Named Editor of The Atlantic Council's "Ukraine Alert"

Melinda HaringFPRI Fellow Melinda Haring was named editor of the Atlantic Council's Ukraine Alert.  Happily, Melinda remains affiliated with FPRI's Project on Democratic Transitions.

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FPRI's Michael Cecire Interviewed by Interpressnews about Western Sanctions on Russia

Michael Cecire"...The White House does intend to maintain sanctions if it can, but there is no question that the broader Western consensus on sanctions is slowly disintegrating before our eyes. Should Berlin win enough concessions from Russia, there is definitely a danger that Europe -- in part or whole -- dismantle economic sanctions on Russia, even if Crimea or the Donbas are not returned to Ukrainian sovereignty."

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Presenting the Spring 2015 Issue of Orbis

We kick off the spring issue of Orbis with a very important article by Arthur Waldron, who contends that China’s adoption of a more forward policy militarily and a deeply revisionist approach diplomatically, especially since 2010, took the United States and its allies by surprise because American assumptions about China have been far too optimistic. Waldron surveys the new situation and concludes that neither we, nor our allies, understand the origins of the present situation, and accordingly how to deal with it. He believes that the situation can be managed and retrieved, but not without some major and quite unexpected changes.

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FPRI President Alan Luxenberg Interviewed on WYLL Chicago about the Israeli Election Results

Alan LuxenbergIn discussing the Israeli election results, FPRI President Alan Luxenberg argued that Netanyahu's late-inning dismissal of the two-state solution would eventually be reversed because the two-state solution may be a terrible idea but it is better than all the alternatives and there is no way for Israel to remain both a Jewish state and a democratic state without it.  Netanyahu's sounding an

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