The Baltic States in European Security: A Report of an FPRI Roundtable at the 25th Biennial Meeting of the American Association of Baltic Studies

On May 27-30, 2016, the American Association of Baltic Studies held its 25th biennial meeting at the University of Pennsylvania.  FPRI was pleased to be a sponsor of the meeting, host of a roundtable discussion, and co-host of the...

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Searching for the “Goldilocks Solution” in the Asia Pacific Region: The Shangri La Dialogue 2016

In early June, dignitaries from over fifty countries gathered for the 15th iteration of the Shangri La meeting, organized by the prestigious London-based Institute for International Strategic Studies. Named for the hotel that serves as its venue rather...

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How NATO’s Fear of Trump Benefits America

Friends, But Not Allies: Finland, Sweden, and NATO in the Baltic Sea 

Could Sweden and Finland become NATO’s newest members? Russia’s aggressive behavior in the international arena and its enhanced military activity in the Nordic-Baltic region is causing Sweden and Finland to re-evaluate their security and defense policies, and to rethink...

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Blunting Moscow’s Sword of Damocles Policy in the Baltic Region

By Love, Money, or Violence: The Struggle for Primacy in the Black Sea

Międzymorze is an interwar geopolitical vision conceptualized by the Polish leader Józef Piłsudski (and later adopted by Wladyslaw Sikorski). It is commonly rendered into Latin as Intermarium or "between the seas." The "seas" in Piłsudski's formulation are the endpoints...

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COLCHIS: Georgia and the geopolitics of resilience

Arguably, the most straightforward entree into the world of Georgian geopolitics is the West-Russia tension at the heart of its foreign policy dilemma. Georgia is a former Soviet republic with longstanding cultural, economic and political ties to Russia in...

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Russian Foreign Policy in the Putin Era: A Conference Report

On April 11, 2016, the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund collaborated with the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House, the Penn-Temple European Studies Colloquium, and the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia...

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The West Wants Isolation. What Now for Eastern Europe?

Turkey, Russia, and NATO Enter the Danger Zone