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Introducing the American Review of Books, Blogs, and Bull: An E-Publication of FPRI's Center for the Study of America and the West

FPRI 60th Anniversary LogoPhiladelphia, PA – The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) has been proud to sponsor a wide range of publications over the years, including not only our flagship quarterly journal, Orbis, but also a wide array of books and E-Books, ongoing electronic series such as our E-Notes, and the regular updates of our blog, Geopoliticus. Today, as FPRI celebrates its 60th anniversary, we are introducing a new publication to our growing library. The American Review of Books, Blogs, and Bull is a monthly electronic journal that will further extend FPRI’s intellectual horizons by providing a forum for reviews and essays related to politics, culture, and international relations in a format offering articles of a variety of lengths and depths.

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Director of FPRI's Asia Program Jacques deLisle Featured in Knowledge@Wharton Podcast on Panic over the Chinese Economy

"[China’s recent moves] are all classic stimulus tools. The concern is they are already pretty deep into the toolbox," explained deLisle. He also said that China is using “all policy tools at once … without an obvious prioritization,” a method that is like “hitting the gas and the brakes alternately.”

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On Facebook, Robert George Describes FPRI Work "as a public service"

Robert George re-posted on Facebook and commented on Sam Helfont's essay on Islam and Islamism. George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University  and Chairman of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. In the post George wrote: 

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FPRI Senior Fellow Frank Gunter Quoted on Currency Crisis in Iraq

"Iraq’s perfect storm means the country will continue to lose reserves until the government of Iraq decides to devalue the dinar..." 

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FPRI's Sumit Ganguly Quoted about the Government Crackdown on "Blasphemers" in Bangladesh

"There was always a strain of bigotry, of closed-mindedness – Hindus and Muslims were contemptuous of each other. During Bangladesh’s earlier heritage as East Pakistan, various forms of bigotry were actively promoted by the state." 

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Taipei Times Quotes Lyushun Shen During his Appearance on Geopolitics with Granieri

Hon. Lyushun ShenHon. Lyushun Shen, the Representative to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office appeared on this month's episode of Geopolitics with Granieri to discuss "The View from Taiwan." The full audio of the event can be accessed here.

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The Book How Rivalries End, Co-Authored by FPRI's Sumit Ganguly, Receives the J. David Singer Award

How Rivalries End, co-authoroed by Sumit Ganguly, Bill Thompson, and Karen Rasler recently won the prestigious triennial J. David Singer Award from the Midwest section of the International Studies Association. How Rivalries Ends looks at the formation of rivalries between nations and focuses on how certain rivalries fade over time, without ending in war.

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FPRI's June Teufel Dreyer Quoted about Tianjin Explosions

"What we may see is a collective middle class shrug, meaning ‘what can you expect with a government like this,’ but what’s the alternative?’' said FPRI Senior Fellow June Teufel Dreyer, "The corruption that caused such disasters will persist," Dreyer added, 'Will there be a last straw one of these days? Perhaps."

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FPRI's Roger Carstens Cited on Female Soldiers Completing Army Ranger School

"The key is maintaining the standards...To lower those standards to fit a quota is a disservice to comrades and country and could result in mission failure."

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FPRI's Dov Zakheim Participates in Debate on Whether or not a Containment Strategy is Enough for ISIS

The motion put forth for the debate was: "Containment is not enough. ISIS must be defeated." Dov Zakheim argued persuasively against the motion. Audience support shifted from 52% in favor of the motion, 27% opposed, and 21% undecided beforethe debate to 32% in favor, 59% opposed, and 9% undecided after the debate. 

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