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Thomas Laffitte, Ihor Moshenets

Synchronized: The Impact of the War on Ukraine’s Energy Landscape

December 5, 2023

This report takes a three-step approach to analyzing the consequences of the war on the Ukrainian energy landscape and its international ramifications....

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Ava Pressman

How Is the Philippines Preparing for Conflict in the South China Sea?

December 4, 2023

On February 2, 2023, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III announced the temporary return of American troops to four new military bases in the Philippines, restarting a military presence there that has been dormant for thirty years. These four new...

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Bruce Berkowitz, Ronald J. Granieri, Robert D. Kaplan, Walter A. McDougall, Dominic Tierney

Remembering Henry Kissinger

December 1, 2023

Editor’s note: Legendary diplomat Henry Kissinger passed away on November 29. Below, five FPRI experts examine the extraordinary legacy of the former national security advisor and secretary of state.    Bruce Berkowitz Henry Kissinger’s geopolitical insight was to see...

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Robert D. Kaplan

Henry Kissinger and the American Century

December 1, 2023

Author’s note: My Atlantic magazine essay, “In Defense of Henry Kissinger,” posted here, appeared over a decade ago on Henry Kissinger’s 90th birthday in May 2013. It was originally meant to be an obituary. Though, it is as relevant now...

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Pavel Luzin

Russian Military Drones: Past, Present, and Future of the UAV Industry

November 30, 2023

  Introduction Since 2009, Russia has invested significant effort into developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, for military purposes. They have used drones for reconnaissance, targeting, electronic warfare, and direct strikes. Some of these UAVs have been used...

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Mohammed Soliman

Britain Missing in Action on India-Middle East-Europe Corridor

November 28, 2023

During the G20 summit in September 2023, the United States and its closest allies and partners—the European Union, France, Germany, India, Italy, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates—announced the formation of the India-Middle East Europe Corridor (IMEC). The...

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Raphael Parens

Perfect Storm: Niger’s Uranium Amidst Sahelian Chaos

November 27, 2023

After several weeks of tense diplomatic negotiations and saber-rattling between Niamey and Paris, President Emmanuel Macron’s government withdrew Ambassador Sylvain Itte and diplomatic staff from Niger in late September. France’s military mission plans to withdraw by the end of...

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Robert Mason

The End of De-Escalation in the Middle East?

November 21, 2023

The Hamas incursion from Gaza into Israel and the subsequent attack on Israel’s Southern District that began on October 7, 2023, led to the death of more than 1,500 Israelis and foreigners. The atrocities, widely reported as Israel’s 9/11,...

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Thomas J. Shattuck

Estonia Catches Taiwan Fever: What Will the Side Effects Be?

November 20, 2023

In early November 2023, Estonia announced a decision to allow Taiwan to open an unofficial, non-diplomatic economic and cultural representative office in Tallinn. The opening of an office does not mean that Tallinn and Taipei are establishing official diplomatic...

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Robert E. Hamilton

The Dragon and the Bear in Africa: Stress-Testing Chinese-Russian Relations

November 9, 2023

  Introduction This report is based on a chapter of my forthcoming book on the relationship between China and Russia. For the US, this is arguably the most important bilateral relationship in the world today. A robust, resilient partnership...

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