“The United States, as McDougall sees it, is not merely struggling with the problems that beset great powers in every age. In recent years it has shown itself especially ill-equipped to handle such problems. ‘The frustrating, protracted Cold War demanded vigilance, mobilization, global engagement, steely nerves, strong stomachs, and patience,’ he writes, ‘traits very unlike […]
In regard to John Bolton, a former American ambassador to the U.N. and a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, has calling for a closer U.S. military relationship with Taiwan to “help counter a ‘belligerent’ Beijing.” “…Dreyer said, the Taiwanese government would have to invite the United States to station troops on its soil — […]
“The Progressive social gospel of the late 19th century joined the project of methodical reform through government by technocrats with an older Protestant movement against social evils. Woodrow Wilson used it, Walter McDougall persuasively argues in his new book, The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy, to recast American civil religion as a fighting faith from […]
In discussing the absence of the US in the latest Syrian ceasefire coordinated by Turkey and Russia, “Michael A. Reynolds, a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, told Kurdistan 24, ‘Under Obama’s leadership the US either by intention or default put itself on the sidelines. This, I think, exasperated Ankara and led it […]
Advice to the New President – Presenting the Winter 2017 Issue of Orbis: FPRI’s Journal of World Affairs
This special issue of Orbis features articles by FPRI associates offering “Advice to the Next President.” Written before the election, these essays offer recommendations for national security affairs in general, as well as for regional issues.
FPRI Robert A. Fox Fellow Benedetta Berti Cited in the book Women in Modern Terrorism: From Liberation to Global Jihad and the Islamic State. Several of Benedetta Berti’s articles and books were cited throughout the book. You can purchase the book here.
Senior Fellow Michael Boyle Quoted in The Washington Examiner on Obama’s Farewell Address “Obama is facing an unusual position in the sense that his predecessor has threatened to undo much of what he’s devoted his last eight years to creating,” Mike Boyle, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and political science professor […]
The Program on the Middle East at FPRI was not only extremely productive in 2016, but the research and insights of its scholars achieved local, national, and global recognition. Our scholars published regularly on critical developments and trends in the Middle East and participated in diverse programming, geared at policymakers and engaged citizens alike about regional issues that bear upon American foreign policy.
The January-February 2017 edition of The Foreign Service Journal cited Derek S. Reveron and Senior Fellow Nikolas K. Gvosdev’s FPRI E-Note 8 Foreign Policy Questions Trump Needs to Ask. Click to read The Foreign Service Journal.
The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to provide this preview of our spring season of events but first we would like to note some changes in our formats. Be on the lookout for our full calendar, hitting mailboxes soon.