• 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.


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  • 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

The Best of FPRI’s Essays on the Middle East, 2005-2015

March 9, 2015 · Tally Helfont

he Middle East - a region as complex and fraught with challenges as ever - continues to hold U.S. policymakers in its thrall. Though they may want to pivot elsewhere, the Middle East keeps pulling them back because the ...

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The Evolution of the Executive and Executive Power in the American Republic

November 26, 2014 · Mackubin Thomas Owens, Stephen F. Knott

THE MODERN REPUBLIC AND THE BIRTH OF EXECUTIVE POWER As Americans, we take for granted the idea of a government that is both free and yet strong enough to preserve the security of its citizens. But the fact is ...

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The Inseparable Twins: Diaspora Shishan and Chechen Muwaḥḥidun & Jihadis in al-Sham

November 10, 2014 · John R. Haines

Ethnic Chechens play a critical if underappreciated role in the conflict now raging in al-Sham. They include the descendants of late 19th century Diaspora Shishan — the Arabic transliteration of “Chechens” — long settled in the region; and more ...

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The Gulf Cooperation Council’s Unified Military Command

October 8, 2014 · Brahim Saidy

INTRODUCTION The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which brings together the countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, took an unprecedented step during its 34th Summit (held in Kuwait City on December 10-11 2013) ...

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The Perfect Storm Ahead? An Exploration of the Risk of Nuclear Terrorism

March 25, 2014 · John R. Haines

“Today, the elements of a perfect storm are in place around the world:  an ample supply of weapons-usable nuclear materials, an expansion of the technical know-how to build a crude nuclear bomb, and the determination of terrorists to do ...

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William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, and the American Founding: The Philadelphia Factor

December 20, 2013 · Walter A. McDougall

. . . Given all these contingencies it would appear that the birth of a United States of America was a fluke. And yet the historical narrative also suggests that what made that glorious fluke possible was the location, ...

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American Military History: A Resource for Teachers and Students

July 26, 2013 · Paul Herbert, Michael P. Noonan

PREFACE Teaching America’s military history is an important civic duty because “We the People” are responsible for the common defense and therefore should know something about it. At the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), we encourage teachers to integrate ...

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21st Century Cultures of War: Advantage Them

April 3, 2013 · Anna Simons

In the inaugural launch of the FPRI’s new e-publication, The Philadelphia Papers, the anthropologist Anna Simons of the Defense Analysis department at the Naval Postgraduate School, and member of the Orbis Board of Editors, provocatively assesses cultures of war in the ...

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The West And The Muslim Brotherhood After The Arab Spring

April 1, 2013 · Lorenzo Vidino

Few observers foresaw the Arab Spring, but it should not have surprised anyone that the Islamist movements – the most organized movements in the Arab world – became the main beneficiaries of the turmoil that ensued. Islamism, in its ...

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Reforming the Afghan National Police

February 3, 2013

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 force ...

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