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2015 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our 2015 Annual Report.

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FPRI's Michael Cecire Cited in Georgia Today on Why the West Should Support Georgia

“With Russia looming on Georgia’s northern borders, and its forces garrisoning the Georgian separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, a certain amount of pragmatism from Tbilisi is essential to ensure stability...but a pro-Russia drift in Georgia would threaten the country’s Western moorings, making it dominated by Russia by default.” 

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FPRI's Lawrence Husick Named Judge of 2016 Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards

Citing his specific expertise in marine products and equipment, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced that Husick will be one of eight judges who will evaluate 77 product entries this year for the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards.

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FPRI's Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Named Humanities and Sciences Dean of Ithaca College

“I am excited about this opportunity to bring my knowledge and experience to Ithaca College at a pivotal time. Being a first-generation college student myself, I firmly believe in the power of education. Ithaca has much to offer, and I am honored to join this community.”

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FPRI Fox Fellow Clint Watts Interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition about ISIS-Inspired Police Shooting in Philadelphia

"Someone who has deep psychological issues, some sort of problems in their local environment, picks up a weapon, and conducts an attack and then attributes it to a group like ISIS and before that al-Qaida. The connections to the actual terrorist group are nonexistent, so that's why, so far in this case, I'd say it is more inspired by current events than a particular ideology."

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New Middle East Senior Fellow

Dr. Benedetta BertiFPRI is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Senior Fellow in FPRI’s Program on the Middle East, Dr. Benedetta Berti. Though Dr. Berti has been writing for FPRI since 2011, we are excited to formally welcome her to the FPRI team. To access her work for FPRI, click here. To learn more about Dr. Berti, visit her personal website here.

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FPRI's Shelley Rigger Quoted in The New York Times on Taiwan's New President's Cautious Approach

"[Tsai Ing-wen] wants to keep the cross-strait relationship stable. She doesn’t want this to blow up; Washington doesn’t want this to blow up; Beijing doesn’t want this to blow up. So why should it blow up?”

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FPRI's June Teufel Dreyer Quoted in The Taipei Times on Taiwan's Presidential Election

“There is much more of a feeling of anticipation that this is a watershed election, that you are on the verge of something very different for Taiwan; not only a possible alternation of political parties, but a possible realignment of the political system and also much more of a mood of ‘we can change things.'”

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FPRI's Felix Chang Quoted in the Financial Times on Jakarta Terrorist Attack

Commenting on the efficiency of the terrorist operation in Jakarta, Chang stated, "Extremism is no guarantee of competence."

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Robert A. Fox Fellows – 6 Months of Excellence

In 2015, FPRI’s Middle East program named four year-long Robert A. Fox Fellows, who would write, speak, and create innovative platforms for addressing a wide range of timely issues related to the Middle East and U.S. policy. Here are some of the highlights from the past 6 months.

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