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A Quick Guide to the Foreign Policy Views of the Republican Presidential Candidates

At a Glance As of this writing, sixteen candidates are formally running for the nomination of the Republican Party for ...

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The Best of FPRI’s Essays on Democratic Transitions

We launched the Project on Democratic Transitions a decade ago in reaction to the fifteen years of dramatic change that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall. The communist dictatorships of Europe and Eurasia had crumbled and been followed...

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

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

THE MODERN REPUBLIC AND THE BIRTH OF EXECUTIVE POWER As Americans, we take for granted the idea of a government ...

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

Introduction Ethnic Chechens play a critical if underappreciated role in the conflict now raging in al-Sham. They include the descendants ...

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The Gulf Cooperation Council’s Unified Military Command

INTRODUCTION The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which brings together the countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the ...

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

“Today, the elements of a perfect storm are in place around the world:  an ample supply of weapons-usable nuclear materials, ...

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

. . . Given all these contingencies it would appear that the birth of a United States of America was ...

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American Military History: A Resource for Teachers and Students

PREFACE Teaching America’s military history is an important civic duty because “We the People” are responsible for the common defense ...

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21st Century Cultures of War: Advantage Them

Introduction In the inaugural launch of the FPRI’s new e-publication, The Philadelphia Papers, the anthropologist Anna Simons of the Defense Analysis department ...

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