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Anton Lavrov

Russian Aerial Operations

October 26, 2020

This report is a part of FPRI’s edited volume Russia’s War in Syria: Assessing Russian Military Capabilities and Lessons Learned. ...

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Felix K. Chang

Treading Water: Malaysia’s Navy Modernization

October 21, 2020

Considering that the South China Sea divides Malaysia into two halves and that its neighbors—most notably the People’s Republic of China—have not only claimed part or all of those waters but also increased their naval and coast guard presence...

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Matt Cesare

Event Report on the Situation in Kyrgyzstan and Its Implications

October 20, 2020

On October 4, Kyrgyzstan held parliamentary elections. Four political parties received enough vote to garner seats in the parliament. Of those four, three were closely aligned with then-President Sooronbay Jeenbekov. The results of the election sparked outrage against the...

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Angus Lam

Domestic Politics in Southeast Asia and Local Backlash against the Belt and Road Initiative

October 15, 2020

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy project to expand the People’s Republic of China’s investment and trade ties in order to create “a big family of harmonious coexistence.” Hailed as...

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Thomas J. Shattuck

Options for Taiwan to Better Compete with China

October 14, 2020

Divergent Options National Security Situation:  Taiwan requires options to better compete with China in international organizations below the threshold of ...

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Matt Cesare

Event Report on the Geopolitical Implications of the War in Nagorno-Karabakh

October 13, 2020

The following is a report summarizing an event on the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan, featuring: Aaron Stein, Director of Research at the Foreign Policy Research Institute; Maia Otarashvili, Deputy Director of the Eurasia Program at the...

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John Hillen

Dueling Visions: America’s Role in the World and the 2020 Election

October 13, 2020

We know for a fact from polling that this is not an election in which major foreign policy issues or the differing worldviews of the candidates are looming large in the minds of voters. Where these issues do creep...

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Matt Cesare

Event Report on the Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

October 9, 2020

The past two weeks have seen an explosion of tense fighting and conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. The region has been populated by ethnic Armenians for years, and since the fall of the Soviet Union, it has...

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Nikolas K. Gvosdev

The Global Order in a Zeitenwende

October 8, 2020

The post-Cold War period, defined by American leadership promoting garowing integration under a liberal framework—a process aided by changes and developments in technology—is giving way to a new epoch, in which the rise of other major powers, coupled with...

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June Teufel Dreyer

China’s Monopoly on Rare Earth Elements—and Why We Should Care

October 7, 2020

According to geologists, rare earths are not rare, but they are precious. The answer to what appears to be a riddle lies in accessibility. Comprising 17 elements that are used extensively in both consumer electronics and national defense equipment,...

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