July 18, 2016

FPRI’s Vanessa Neumann’s Article Cited in CFR

Vanessa Neumann

“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.

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July 18, 2016

FPRI’s David Eisenhower Weighs in on Conventions

David Eisenhower

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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July 18, 2016

What to Read on Turkey from FPRI’s Archive

Ancient World Map of Turkey

Want to learn more about the geopolitics of Turkey? Check out these ten articles from FPRI’s archive.

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July 16, 2016

FPRI’s Edward Turzanski Interviewed on ABC 6 Action News Philadelphia

Edward Turzanski

“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.

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July 15, 2016

Robert A. Fox Fellow Clint Watts Cited in The Globe and Mail

Watts

“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 […]

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July 15, 2016

FPRI’s Ed Turzanski Interviewed on Good Morning Philadelphia

Edward Turzanski

“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. 

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July 14, 2016

FPRI Mourns the Passing of William H. McNeill

William H. McNeill

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 […]

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July 14, 2016

FPRI’s June Teufel Dreyer’s New Book Reviewed in WSJ

Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun

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 […]

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July 14, 2016

Philly.Com Writes About FPRI’s David Eisenhower’s Excitement for Conventions

David Eisenhower

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. 

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July 14, 2016

FPRI’s Michael Cecire Interview Cited in Foreign Policy’s Passport

Michael Cecire

“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.

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