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FPRI's Joseph Braude Cited in Times of Israel about Chinese Influence in the Middle East

Joseph Braude“Chinese schools have produced a legion of fluent Arabic speakers, many of whom go on to serve Beijing as part of a soft power ‘army’ in the Middle East. The country has strengthened its political alliances, beat Western companies in competition for lucrative contracts, and eclipsed the US as the largest trading partner to nine Arab countries."

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FPRI's Eli Gilman Named One of the 25 Faces of Drexel Univrsity's College of Arts and Sciences

Eli Gilman"We operate on the premise that a nation should always think before it acts...which is why it’s important to get young people involved and doing the same."

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Shelley Rigger's Recent FPRI Article Cited by The Taipei Times on Taiwan and the AIIB

Shelley Rigger"It was hard not to find irony in the Ma administration’s unveiling of the AIIB decision with barely a pretense of legislative oversight...While a letter of intent is far from a finished agreement, the juxtaposition highlighted the limited effect of last year’s Sunflower protests on the government’s modus operandi.”

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Chris Miller's Recent FPRI Article Cited by Investopedia on Putin and the Russian Economy

Chris Miller“Putin has accumulated a large reserve of popular trust that he can now draw on."

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Read Chris Miller's recent article, "Russia’s Economy: Sanctions, Bailouts, and Austerity"

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FPRI's June Teufel Dreyer Quoted in Nikkei Asian Review on Taiwan's Bid to Join the AIIB

June Teufel Dreyer"China had made clear that it would accept only nations as members of the AIIB. Accepting Taiwan as a member would have implied that it regarded Taiwan as a nation, so (Beijing) could not."

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High School Teachers to Learn About Ethical Dilemmas in American Warfare

On April 18-19, 40 teachers from 38 schools in 23 states will participate in our annual history institute on American military history, sponsored jointly by the Foreign Policy Research Institute, First Division Museum at Cantigny, and Carthage College.  This is FPRI’s 52nd weekend-long conference for high school teachers, and its 11th weekend on American military history with the First Division Museum. The conference will offer diverse scholarly perspectives on ethical dilemmas and the reasoning behind them in American military history. Each topic will offer a crucial case study in understanding the tension between executive power and legislative prerogative, and also between security and liberty in a free society – issues that resonate with the dilemmas we face today.  A complete agenda, listing speakers and topics, appears at the end of this document.

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FPRI's Ron Granieri Appears on Arrise TV to Discuss the Proxy War in Yemen

Ron Granieri"The Iranians have always been in the background as a potential patron to Shiite groups, and the Saudis have always viewed Iran - especially since the revolution of 1979 - as a potential trouble maker in the region."

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Opportunity for Teachers to Experience South Korea

The Marvin Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy at the Foreign Policy Research Institute
invites secondary school social studies teachers to apply for participation in a special program.
 

Experiencing South Korea
A One-Week Immersion Trip

South Korea

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FPRI's David Satter Interviewd by the Hillsdale Collegian on Russia

David Satter"[Putin] is not motivated by the population. On the contrary, he is manipulating the population. What's at stake here is an attempt by the leadership to distract the attention of the Russian people from the lessons of what was an anti-criminal revolution in Ukraine. Those lessons are very applicable to the situation in Russia as well.

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FPRI's Jack Tomarchio Appears on CTV News Discussing the Conflict in Yemen

Jack Tomarchio"This is a very complex conflict, that is really part of a greater conflict that's going on in the region, as two large nations, Iran and Saudi Arabia...kind of duel for hegemony in the Middle East."

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