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Loom of Time – Robert Kaplan

FPRI is excited to present Robert D. Kaplan to discuss his new book The Loom of Time. In his latest book, The Loom of Time, Robert D. Kaplan makes the case for realism as an approach to the Greater Middle East....

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The Implications of “Peak China” for the Belt and Road Initiative?

Almost 10 years on, China’s Belt and Road Initiative continues to serve as a pillar of Xi Jinping’s foreign policy. How has the initiative evolved? What geopolitical factors are shaping Beijing’s policies? Why are some recipient countries experiencing buyer’s...

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Alleged South African Arms Transfer to Russia: Implications for US-South African Relations

Reports of a possible South African arms transfer to Russia, coming on the heels of a joint South Africa-China-Russia naval exercise and South Africa’s increasingly ambivalent stance on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, threaten to damage the US-South Africa...

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FPRI Booktalk: After Engagement

U.S. policy toward China is at an inflection point. How will the two countries tackle issues affecting their relationship, and how will this relationship shape overall international relations for years to come? Join FPRI’s Jacques deLisle, and his co-author...

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The Importance of Geoeconomics

Taiwan in the Era of Tsai Ing-wen: Changes and Challenges

The Democratic Progressive Party’s victory in Taiwan’s 2016 presidential and legislative elections marked the third peaceful transition of power between political parties during Taiwan’s democratic era.  Tsai Ing-wen’s election also gave Taiwan its first female president.  She has faced...

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Exploring Violent Extremism in Africa

With news of another terrorist attack in Mozambique, continued kidnappings in Nigeria, and new terrorism designations by the U.S. throughout the continent, concern over the rise of violent extremism in Africa is growing. The effects of this extremism are...

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Democracy and Transatlantic Values in an Age of Great Power Competition

We are entering into an age of renewed great power competition between powers with differing ideologies. Due to the economic rise of Russia and China in the last decade, domestic challenges in the United States, and economic and political...

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After Alaska: Reassessing U.S.-China Security Policy

In the wake of the Biden administration’s first official meeting with China on March 18, how will U.S. Security policies both toward China and the region as a whole evolve? Will the contentious opening remarks in Anchorage sour the...

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Labs over Fabs: How the US Should Invest in the Future of Semiconductors

The U.S. semiconductor industry faces an existential competitive threat. China’s efforts to catch up and eventually overtake the U.S. in semiconductor technology is not only an economic challenge—it is also a national security threat. On February 24, 2021, President Biden ordered a...

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