“An “alliance between Chinese and Latin American smuggling rings” was noted as early as 1993, but today the scope of this “alliance” encompasses not just smuggling, but also other illicit activity including the sale of drug precursors from Asia and pirated materials.” Read the full article here.
Today, said Eisenhower, “this question of trade and where we fit in an international system is an issue that Republicans can’t ignore. This is something that will set a direction for at least 20 years.” Read the full article here.
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“Erdogan tried him [Fethullah Gulen] in Absentia, has wanted him extradited to Turkey. The United States has refused to do it,” said Ed Turzanski, Foreign Policy Research Institute. Watch the full comment here.
“There has been much made of the challenges of stopping attacks by a small group or lone actors in the West. However, the Nice attack highlights another risk for security services – namely, what Clint Watts of the Foreign Policy Research Institute calls “cascading terrorism”, where successful terrorist attacks beget more attacks.” Read the full […]
“If your counter-terrorist strategy relies on stopping the attack at the point of attack, you’re in deep trouble. Your defense has to take place far beyond the point at which that truck is going to enter the populated area and kill people.” Watch the full interview here.
We mourn the passing of William H. McNeill, the “dean” of world historians and a long-time member of our Board of Advisors. He is perhaps best known for his book The Rise of the West (1963) but other books include Plagues and Peoples (1976) and Keeping Together in Time (1995). Once the mentor of FPRI’s Walter McDougall at the University of Chicago, he keynoted […]
In her excellent account of centuries of diplomatic turmoil, Ms. Dreyer seamlessly shifts between the granular and the macro. Her use of contemporaneous newspaper editorials and other primary sources clearly and colorfully render the ideological factions within both countries that had differing opinions about trade, military spending and the role of the U.S. in the […]
Despite the lack of love in today’s presidential race, Eisenhower looks forward to the conventions, the best possible study halls on democracy. “Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave a pretty good [analysis],” Eisenhower said. “He said essential democracy is free elections and free press, not who’s running for president.” Read the full article here.
“More than anything else, [Shishani] legitimized ISIS in the Caucasus by the power of his exploits, which is amplified by slick ISIS propaganda.” Read the full article here.