U.S. Foreign Policy

Reconceptualizing Lithuania’s Importance for U.S. Foreign Policy

  This report is part of FPRI’s collaboration with Eastern Europe Studies Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania and can also be viewed here Executive Summary  During the immediate post-Cold War period, the importance of Lithuania, along with other Central-Eastern European...

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Taiwan and the Future of its International Participation Efforts

On May 24, the World Health Assembly began its annual meeting, again focusing on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. And again, for the fifth straight year, Taiwan has been excluded from participating as an observer despite significant international support. Last...

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Strategic Challenges Facing the Biden Administration: Advice from a Former National Security Advisor

President Joseph Biden will be engaged with the key U.S. partners at the Carbis Bay G-7 Summit, but which will also include India, South Korea, and Australia—the embryonic nucleus of a proposed D-10 (group of the ten leading democracies)....

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U.S. Force Structure Changes in Europe: Necessary, but not Sufficient

The recently announced decision to increase the U.S. military presence in Europe by sending 500 additional troops to Germany in the coming months is the right move at the right time in the right place. This announcement implements President...

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The Values Challenge and the Transatlantic Relationship

In his March 2021 letter transmitting his “interim national security strategic guidance” to the federal government, President Joseph Biden explicitly connected American national security with the challenge to “lift up our values at home and speak out to defend...

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Cooperation, Competition, and Compartmentalization: Russian-Turkish Relations and Their Implications for the West

  Executive Summary The relationship between the Russian Federation and Republic of Turkey is one of the most important bilateral relationships in Eurasia today. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) original adversary and one of its earliest members have...

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Germany’s Transatlantic Ambiguities

Hopes for a spectacular relaunch of the European Union’s Franco-German “motor” after Brexit have thus far failed to materialize. Quite the contrary, now that Paris and Berlin find themselves without the British “third wheel,” almost every issue seems to...

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Russia’s Permanent War against Georgia

As the Biden administration works to develop its strategy to counter the Russian Federation, it is useful to reexamine traditional features of Russian foreign policy. Moscow has developed its own particular approach to strategy as the Kremlin continues its...

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Thank You for Being a Friend: NATO, Iraq, and the Benefits of the Alliance

After a recent meeting of defense ministers in Brussels, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced that the Alliance would expand the size of its security training mission in Iraq, increasing troop levels from 500 to 4,000. The move comes less...

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The Institutional Structure of “New Turkey”

There is a reference book entitled The Republic of Turkey State Institution Guide (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Teşkilat Rehberi), published by the Turkey and Middle East Public Governance Institute (Türkiye ve Orta Doğu Amme İdaresi Enstitüsü). It begins with...

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