Special Reports provide in-depth analysis on a particular topic or issue and provide policy recommendations.


 

The Russian Ground-Based Contingent in Syria

This report is a part of FPRI’s edited volume Russia’s War in Syria: Assessing Russian Military Capabilities and Lessons Learned. ...

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Syria and the Russian Armed Forces: An Evaluation of Moscow’s Military Strategy and Operational Performance

This report is a part of FPRI’s edited volume Russia’s War in Syria: Assessing Russian Military Capabilities and Lessons Learned. ...

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The Hunt for Mobile Missiles: Nuclear Weapons, AI, and the New Arms Race

Download The Hunt for Mobile Missiles: Nuclear Weapons, AI, and the New Arms Race  This report examines the increasing ability ...

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The Russian Way of War: Threat Perception and Approaches to Counterterrorism

This report is a part of FPRI’s edited volume Russia’s War in Syria: Assessing Russian Military Capabilities and Lessons Learned. ...

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Russia’s Intervention in Syria: Historical and Geopolitical Context

This report is a part of FPRI’s edited volume Russia’s War in Syria: Assessing Russian Military Capabilities and Lessons Learned. ...

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Russia’s War in Syria: Assessing Russian Military Capabilities and Lessons Learned

This edited volume, Russia’s War in Syria: Assessing Russian Military Capabilities and Lessons Learned, published by the Foreign Policy Research ...

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

Seven years ago, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported proudly on the city’s 20th annual Welcome America! celebration. Its bold headline quoted Mayor Michael Nutter to the effect that “Philadelphia owns the Fourth of July.” What evidence exists to substantiate that...

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Still The One: Great Power Competition and Special Operations Forces

With the unveiling of the 2018 National Defense Strategy, then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced that great power competition was now the “primary focus of U.S. national security.” After nearly 20 years of muddling through counterinsurgencies in Iraq...

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Our Foreign Policy: A New American Plan for Competitive Engagement in Arab Lands

The following monograph, calling for a revival of American expeditionary diplomacy in Arab lands, was completed shortly before the present global pandemic. It expresses the core argument of a forthcoming book, and departs from some prevalent assumptions about American...

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Still First to Fight? Shaping the 21st Century Marine Corps

The headline in the New York Times on June 1, 1918, read “Marines – First to Fight.” The day before, a brigade of Marines attached to the U.S. Army’s 2nd Division had raced to the Western Front to halt...

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