April 28, 2016

President’s Message – April 2016

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If I Had to Sum Up FPRI in a Few Sentences:Remarks to the 2016 FPRI Annual Brunch for PartnersBy Alan H. LuxenbergPresident, FPRIIf I were to sum up FPRI in a few sentences, I would say:We teach teachers.We train students.We educate the public.We provide the policy community with rigorous analysis and carefully thought through recommendations […]

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April 28, 2016

Robert A. Fox Fellow Sam Helfont Discusses Vice President Joe Biden’s Visit to Iraq on Iraqi Kurdish News Channel Rudaw

Rudaw

In an five minute interview on behalf of FPRI, Helfont discussed Biden’s visit to Iraq on the best known, and most watched news channel in Kurdistan.NOTE: The interview is in Kurdish.

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April 27, 2016

FPRI’s Michael Cecire Cited and Interviewed in Multiple Media Outlets

FPRI’s Michael Cecire was cited and interviewed in multiple media outlets recently. In his interview on VOA, (video version here), Cecire discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He discusses the U.S. Presidential candidates and Georgia in an interview on Netgazeti.ge. Cecire’s January Washington Post article, “Yes, Putin may be starting to win Georgia away from the West. Here’s […]

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April 25, 2016

Tunisia’s Future: Challenges and Opportunities

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The revolution in Tunisia has arguably been by far the most successful of the Arab Spring movements to date. However, it is now time for Tunisia to come up with creative ways to weather the myriad of challenges it faces, while simultaneously taking advantage of the few opportunities it has. This infographic lays them out.

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April 22, 2016

Robert A. Fox Fellow Clint Watts Discusses al-Shabaab in an Interview on PBS Newshour

“You can watch this as a potential recruit and be like, I am going to be this guy on the battlefield. This is something that excites me. And I’m with my brothers out here. And it’s violent and they’re successful. So I want to be part of a winning effort.”Watch the full interview here.

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April 20, 2016

FPRI’s Eric Trager Quoted on CNN on Egypt

“This regime is incapable of political reform because views it as suicidal. This government believes all political turmoil is a foreign conspiracy driven by foreign funding, not driven by something organic within Egyptian society.”Read the full article here.

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April 18, 2016

Announcing the Eurasia Program at FPRI

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With the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea, Eastern Europe and Eurasia have re-emerged as a major focal point for global competition. The redrawing of borders by military force and the continued stoking of nationalism, irredentism and revanchism in Eurasia could well erupt into large-scale violence.   Unless effectively countered, these developments threaten to dismantle the post-Cold War […]

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April 18, 2016

FPRI Senior Fellow Sean Yom Quoted in Al-Monitor on Jordan

“The Jordanian leadership has to address its immediate interests in a way that makes the other actor feel satisfied, but that does not lead to a very consistent overall foreign policy.”Read the full article here.

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April 16, 2016

FPRI’s James McGann Quoted in the New York Times on Think Tanks

“There is a generation of new donors who have huge assets, and their own ideas, and think traditional think tanks are old-fashioned.”Read the full article here.

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April 15, 2016

Announcing the American Review of Books, Blogs, and Bull – Issue 4

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This month’s issue of the American Review of Books, Blogs, and Bull includes an articles by Ron Granieri on the Legacy of Alexander Hamilton, Samuel Helfont on the story behind the story of Iraqi Kurdistan, and, in a review of Niall Ferguson’s biography of Henry Kissinger, Adam Garfinkle analyzes the role of Jewish identity in Kissinger’s thought and deeds.

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