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


Abraham Lincoln: Leadership and Democratic Statesmanship in Wartime

Introduction In his recent study of Abraham Lincoln’s wartime leadership, Tried by War, the eminent historian James McPherson writes that “in the vast literature on the sixteenth president … the amount of attention devoted to his role as commander-in-chief...

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What are We Fighting For? Western Civilization, American Identity, and U.S. Foreign Policy

This January 2009 e-book by James Kurth, FPRI Senior Fellow and Claude Smith Professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College, discusses the foundations of Western and specifically American civilization, the ideals which make them worth fighting for.   The...

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Latin America’s Terrorist and Insurgent Groups: History and Status

Radical Islam in the Maghreb – 2005