E-Notes

FPRI’s E-Notes are policy-oriented articles covering current developments around the globe that impinge upon American foreign policy and national security priorities.  Through Email, and Social Media, they are circulated to more than 250,000 individuals in virtually every country around the world, and reach thousands more on our website.  

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The Carter Page FISA Applications: Much Risk to FISA, Little New Insight, But a Rebuff to the Nunes Narrative

For the first time since the passage of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in 1978, the Unites States government has released publicly an application seeking FISA surveillance authority. It was a seminal moment for all the wrong reasons....

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All Politics Is Local, In North Korea Too

North Korea is involved in an international process, negotiating with both South Korea and the United States. This poses a methodological curiosity of sorts for those who study and try to make sense of its politics, foreign as well...

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Three Percent, Two or Four Percent, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore

President Donald Trump’s recent journey to a NATO summit in Brussels and to a summit with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki turns the page on an epoch of American foreign policy that traces back to Harry Truman, George Marshall, Dean...

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Fact and Denial: Trump’s Inexplicable Refutation of the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Conclusion of Russian Election Interference

A surreal scene unfolded in Helsinki on July 16, 2018, when an American president, standing side-by-side with the autocratic president of Russia, openly disavowed the collective conclusion of the U.S. Intelligence Community that Russia, under the direction of that...

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The Trump-Putin Summit: Domestic Fallout and the Future of U.S.-Russia Cooperation

Whatever the outcome of Donald Trump’s presidency, the meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki at the American president’s strenuous insistence will shape both Trump’s “Russia story” and international politics until either Trump or Putin leaves office. The two hours...

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The Future of Mexico under AMLO

Not long ago, Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) third bid for the Mexican presidency seemed to many an uncertain play at best, the last stride of a stubborn politician clinging to chances largely bygone. The left reached the 2018...

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Dismantling North Korea’s Nuclear Program

The Kim-Trump Summit last month, though largely a propaganda exercise, produced a measure of civility and goodwill—what Trump called a ...

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A New Political Movement Emerges on Hungary’s Far Right

Hungary in the last several weeks witnessed a new radical nationalist political force, Mi Hazánk Mozgalom (“Our Country Movement” aka “MHM”), emerge from a fractured Jobbik Magyarországért Mozgalom ("Movement for a Better Hungary" aka “Jobbik”). Jobbik is an ethno-nationalist...

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Examining NATO’s Progress: Common Goals, Shared Burdens

In mid-July, the heads of state from NATO’s 29 members will meet in the new headquarters building in Brussels for the first full-length summit since 2016. During the Brussels Summit, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will reportedly aim to address...

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Elections in Turkey: Erdoğan’s Juggernaut Continues

On June 24, citizens of Turkey voted in what was one of the most important elections in the nearly 95-year history of their republic. The election was unusually important for a number of reasons. It was important in part...

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