“Watts explained that if the Syrian civil war doesn’t get resolved soon, the country might be taken over by jihadists who want to build their own state like ISIS, but with less violence. “I think what we’ll see is a third variant of jihadism,” Watts told Business Insider after a roundtable discussion on terrorism at […]
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Jamali discussed Guantanamo Bay and the recent release of GITMO prisoners to the UAE. Watch his full appearance here.
Program Overview The Russian invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea have triggered concern among all the borderland areas, not least the Baltic states. FPRI’s Baltic Initiative is designed to advance Americans’ awareness of the region while providing a platform for voices from the region. Questions of security, diplomacy, and politics will be an area […]
FPRI’s James Kraska participated in a discussion titled, “When Lines in The Sea Fail: China Dismisses Hague Arbitration Court Ruling” on the International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast. Listen to the full podcast here.
“According to deLisle, the employment outlook [in China] is uninspiring, and he explained why that was so. Demographic pressures include an aging population, and so people stay employed into their later years. He noticed a vast expansion in higher education — even if it is of uneven quality — producing college graduates looking for jobs. […]
On Monday, August 15th, Sakthivel briefed U.S. State Department officials attached to the Democracy Human Rights and Labor (DRL), Near East Affairs Office on Algeria and Morocco’s diplomatic positioning on the Western Sahara issue; the potential, and perhaps complementary, strengths each country provides the US and Europe in counter-terrorism cooperation; Algerian vs Moroccan engagement with the […]
“’Jordan is a critical ally,” the researcher stressed, noting that whether the US wants to destroy Daesh, provide technical expertise to rebuild Iraq or help negotiate a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli crisis, Jordan is an essential partner….’There is no issue in the region that Jordan has no relation to,” said Yom, who is an associate […]
On “Trump’s False Obama-ISIS Link” “It’s a massively complex problem,” Clint Watts, the Robert A. Fox fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Program on the Middle East, told us. It “goes beyond one single policy decision about keeping or moving troops.” Read the full article here.
“’It is easy to overstate the role of the US. That being said, I think that the United States has a very rigorous policy for when it conducts all armed strikes, including drones. I think one of the roles the United States can play is being a role model and trying to set norms for […]