E-Books

E-Books

  • kdp library snapshotFPRI periodically publishes E-Books. These are web-based monographs and essay collections that draw on the FPRI research and conference programs.  Please review the current selection by year below.

 

  • To browse and purchase some of our most popular titled for your Kindle Reader, check our E-books on Amazon.com here.

 

  • fpri60In honor of FPRI’s 60th anniversary, each of its research program’s produced an edited volume meant to provide the reader with a taste of the quality analysis we produced on a diverse array of topics over the previous decade. They can be accessed here

Reforming the Afghan National Police

Introduction Achieving a minimum level of stability in any post-conflict society is an absolute prerequisite for effective and durable reconciliation and reconstruction. To achieve even the most basic level of stability requires a well managed, competent and impartial police...

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Radicalization in the U.S. Beyond al Qaeda

Introduction Recent weeks have seen an unfortunate number of violent shootings perpetrated by armed men. The shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Oak Creek, Wisconsin shine light on ideologies and other factors inspiring violence in the U.S. In response, the...

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Transforming the Philippines’ Defense Architecture: How to Create a Credible and Sustainable Maritime Deterrent

Introduction This paper argues that to adequately defend its maritime claims, the Philippines should consider an external defense architecture designed around mobile coastal defense batteries equipped with long-range anti-ship missiles and protected by an integrated air defense umbrella. Such...

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Russia’s Looming Crisis

Introduction Russia now faces a momentous political crisis. The abuses of the Putin regime are so fundamental that, without profound change, the protest movement is unlikely to be stopped. Putin, however, is unlikely to agree to reforms that would...

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Risk and Re-org: Infrastructure Protection in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Introduction With support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, FPRI’s Center of Terrorism and Counterterrorism examined the Commonwealth’s overall state of readiness, as well as the state’s success and failures in using Homeland Security resources.   On Tuesday, November 22,...

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The Religious Origins of Religious Tolerance

The Religious Origins of Religious Tolerance Philosophy is looking for a black cat in a coal mine. Metaphysics is looking for a black cat in a coal mine, but there’s no cat. Theology is looking for a black cat...

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The Foreign Fighters Problem, Recent Trends and Case Studies: Selected Essays

Introduction On the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines have confronted third-party national combatants. Known as “foreign fighters,” these individuals have gained deadly skills and connections that can be exported or exploited to devastating...

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Toward a U.S.-Mexico Security Strategy: The Geopolitics of Northern Mexico and the Implications for U.S. Policy

Introduction Since Mexican President Felipe Calderón took office in December 2006, Mexico’s drug war has taken over 30,000 lives, destabilized the U.S.-Mexico border, and become a security crisis for the North American continent. Two years ago, a December 2008...

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The Constitutional History of U.S. Foreign Policy: 222 Years of Tension in the Twilight Zone

In the Beginning: The Indispensable Man               Four months and two days after his inauguration, President George Washington and his Secretary of War Henry Knox tried to perform a Constitutional duty by seeking...

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Foreign Fighters, Sovereignty, and Counter-Terrorism: Selected Essays

Introduction FPRI’s Program on National Security held a conference on the foreign fighter problem, July 14-15, 2009, at the National Press in Washington, D.C. Michael Horowitz, Michael P. Noonan, Mackubin Thomas Owens, Harvey Sicherman, and Stephanie Kaplan served as...

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