U.S. Foreign Policy

The Strategic Implications for the Baltic States of the NATO Warsaw Summit

COLCHIS: Region faces weakened and withdrawn post-coup Turkey

The failed July 15 coup in Turkey looks to be a watershed, defining moment for the country as well as the wider region. The implications have already been enormous, with large swathes of Turkey’s bedrock institutions – the military,...

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Trump’s Position on Treaty Commitments Has Already Hurt America

Donald Trump can always be counted on to upset a long-standing apple cart. He did it again in his most recent interview with the New York Times. He made clear that in his view, America’s treaty commitments, for decades...

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NATO’s Moves to Deter Russia Won’t End Georgia’s Membership Limbo

The tenor of NATO’s summit in Warsaw late last week focused overwhelmingly on deterring Russia’s military adventurism. While it was a positive turn for members of the alliance’s eastern flank, such as Poland and the Baltic states, longstanding NATO...

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Georgia’s NATO Aspirations: Rhetoric and Reality

At the recent Georgian Defense and Security Conference, Western policymakers expressed strong support for Georgia’s accession to NATO, and Georgian policymakers reiterated that there was no turning back from their country’s western course. Neither of these statements is necessarily...

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The Rise of China and the Future of the Atlantic Alliance

Abstract The consequences and implications of China’s rise have been analyzed and discussed from a number of perspectives. There has been little analysis that specifically evaluates the implications for the Atlantic Alliance, however, and whether an international system defined...

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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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Fundamental Mistakes

Once upon a time, social scientists who study religion and politics in the United States thought they understood voters who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ — read: evangelical Protestants. Beginning in the late 1970s, when Jerry Falwell,...

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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