On Thursday, November 17, 2016, the Foreign Policy Research Institute will present its 12th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award to critically acclaimed writer Kanan Makiya at its 2016 Annual Dinner, co-chaired by Marina Kats, Ronald J. Napes, and the Hon. Dov S. Zakheim.
We begin our summer issue of Orbis with Colin Dueck’s fine essay on how the next U.S. President can use strategic planning as a way to negotiate the difficult tradeoffs that he or she will face. He argues on behalf not only of a shift in the overall direction of U.S. foreign policy but also a different presidential decision-making style.
This month’s issue of the American Review begins with an essay by Stephen Knott of the Naval War College who discusses Alexander Hamilton in response to the booming popularity of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s musical and the renewed spark of the Hamilton debate. Next, the American Review’s very own editor Ronald J. Granieri discusses the possibility of Brexit […]
FPRI’s Middle East program is proud to announce that it has named five Robert A. Fox Fellows, who will spend the year writing and speaking on a wide range of issues related to the Middle East and North Africa, and U.S. policy therein. Sponsored by Robert A. Fox, these Fellows have been chosen on the basis of their erudite scholarly contributions, and their ability to respond to contemporary developments in the region in a sound and timely fashion, based on FPRI’s focus on geopolitical analysis. This mark the second year (2016-2017) of the fellowship, which is being awarded to two new scholars and renewed for an additional year for three existing Robert A. Fox Fellows.
In the first half of 2016, FPRI’s Middle East program was extremely active. Check out its reach, impact, and achievements!
“It’s hard to communicate to the American public in an election year, when you’ve got this ‘let’s bully the other side on how they’re weak on terrorism.’ The whole idea that a guy shoots up a nightclub in Orlando and we’re talking about increasing airstrikes in Syria is just nonsensical.” Read the full article here.
“There was a determination based on some things that he was doing that he was probably more a blowhard than anything else and then he got married then he had a child; those are usually anchors of stability.” Watch the full video here.
“They are part of an imagined community, and being part of a community gives value to their actions…They are part of this nation — the ummah — and it lives online.” Read the full article here.
The article provides a brief overview of the conference, particularly focusing on the outlook of the Tsai administration’s upcoming challenges. “President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has a “cool charisma,” but the policy demands on her new administration are “daunting.” Read the full article here.
“Unlike a host of other Indian prime ministers who had cut their political teeth during the Cold War, and thereby harbored all manner of misgivings about the United States, Modi does not carry the same sort of political baggage.” See the full interview here, during clip 1:30-5:45.