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Authoritarianism in Europe in the 20th Century – and the 21st

Ending the Great War

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Why did Germany lose the war? What role did the US play in winning the war? How did the war’s ending lead to an even...

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Syria between Russia and the US: Is There a Path to Peace?

The war in Syria is reaching a decisive point. As the campaign against ISIL winds down, the battle for influence over the final settlement in Syria is heating up. This larger war—geopolitically more consequential than the campaign against ISIL—is...

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America’s Machiavellian Moment: Origins of the Atlantic Republican Tradition [Or, Where Did the Founders Get Their Ideas?]

  In this lecture, FPRI’s Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Walter McDougall delves deeply into the origins of the American political tradition by exploring the legacies of Medieval and Renaissance Europe, and the transmission of these ideas across time and space....

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Navigating the Global Financial System amid Terrorist Networks, Arms Smugglers, Sanctions, and Money Laundering

Juan Zarate served as the Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism from 2005 to 2009, and was the first ever Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. Zarate sits on several boards, including the...

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President Carter: The White House Years

In what is heralded as the definitive history of Jimmy Carter’s presidency by a key policy advisor, Eizenstat’s book provides an insider perspective on the successes and failures of the Carter Administration. In this conversation, we will explore Carter’s role in...

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Russia, the EU, and the Lands in Between

As tensions between the West and East mount, FPRI Senior Fellow Mitchell Orenstein will home in on the geopolitical competition between the European Union and Russia over the lands in between. A specialist in European studies and international political...

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Politics and Policy of East Asia’s Economic Future

For a full list of speakers please click here The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most recent, and a highly ambitious, step along a familiar road of international economic liberalization and integration through multilateral trade-plus pacts.  It promised to deepen...

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Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies

In his new book from Oxford University Press, Samuel Helfont investigates the roots of the religious insurgencies which erupted in Iraq following the American-led invasion in 2003. This book relies on access to the former regime’s internal archives and secret...

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