The American Spectator Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces, by Mark Moyar (Basic Books, 432 pages, $30) America’s special operations forces — the Navy Seals, the Army Rangers, Delta Force, Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and so forth — have been a source of pride and inspiration, […]
PHILADELPHIA – The Foreign Policy Research Institute will hold a professional development conference, co-sponsored by the Slavic Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania, for high school and secondary school educators on October 21 – October 22, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA. Interested individuals may apply by sending a resume, a one-paragraph statement describing your relevant […]
June Teufel Dreyer, a professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, will be recognized by the Japan Institute for National Fundamentals for her book on Sino-Japanese relations this summer. Dreyer, who teaches courses on China, U.S. defense policy, and international relations, will be honored at an award […]
The Foreign Policy Research Institute is thrilled to announce the appointment of Ann Thompson, a U.S. Army veteran, as the inaugural Lt. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor Fellow. This fellowship was made possible by the generous support of Jim Petrucci and Greg Rogerson of J.G. Petrucci Co., Inc.
Walter A. McDougall. The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 424 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21145-0. Reviewed by Christopher Hemmer (Air War College) Published on H-War (June, 2017) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey With a title echoing William Appleman Williams’s classic The […]
Marc Sageman. Misunderstanding Terrorism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 224 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4889-0. Reviewed by Avery Plaw (University of Massachusettes, Dartmouth) Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach Marc Sageman’s Misunderstanding Terrorism represents his latest effort to cut through the confusion and stagnation he sees besetting terrorism research “by bringing […]
The Foreign Policy Research Institute will be holding a BookTalk on its recently published book, Does Democracy Matter?: The United States and Global Democracy Support (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017), on Monday, June 19 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the FPRI library. To register for this event, please contact Rachel Hemler at [email protected] or at (215) 732-3774 ext. 112 or register online.
Jamali talked about the recent attacks in London and how terrorists’ tactics are changing over time. Click here to watch the video.
The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank located in the heart of Philadelphia. Our mission is to bring the insights of scholarship to bear on the foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States. FPRI is seeking a Communications Coordinator/Director to deliver these insights to an ever-growing local, […]
The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. Denise Natali has joined its Board of Advisors. Dr. Natali is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of National Strategic Studies with a focus on the Middle East, Iraq, trans-border Kurdish issues, and post-conflict stabilization. She has authored numerous publications, op-eds, and short analyses on Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Kurds and countering ISIL, such as The Kurdish Quasi-State: Development and Dependency in Post-Gulf War Iraq and The Kurds and the State: Evolving National Identity in Iraq, Turkey and Iran.