FPRI Wire

FPRI Wire was the predecessor to FPRI’s E-Notes publication.

Turkey and the West

This past summer I had the pleasure (albeit it was no easy task) of reviewing two thick books of historical ...

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Flashpoints in East Asia: Hot, Hotter, Hottest

The Taiwan Strait: Hottest The possibility of tension escalating over the Taiwan issue was by far the most contested issue ...

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America and the World at the Dawn of a New Century

November 10, 1999 Several people, including our host Ron Naples, whose burden it was to introduce this lecture, have asked ...

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How to Think About Ethnic Conflict

I have been asked to speak to the question of the challenge of ethnic conflict in U.S. foreign policy. The ...

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The Coming Transformation of the Muslim World

Like the printing press in sixteenth-century Europe, the combination of mass education and mass communications is transforming the Muslim majority ...

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Religion and Globalization

Globalization is often described as a process: steadily progressing over time, pervasively spreading over space, and clearly inevitable in its ...

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The Wisdom of Robert Strausz-Hupé

The following essay is adapted from remarks delivered at the ninety-fifth birthday party for Ambassador Robert Strausz-Hupé, held at the ...

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Military Culture Does Matter

Does military culture matter? Students of either military history or current military institutions have devoted little attention to it, yet ...

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Religion in Diplomatic History

Everyone talks, but hardly anyone thinks or does anything about it. I refer to the upsurge in awareness of religion’s ...

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Why Some Neo-Cons Are Wrong About U.S. Foreign Policy

Experience and history teach only this, wrote the philosopher Hegel in 1827: that people and governments never learn anything from ...

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