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The U.S. border fence near El Paso, Texas. Photo Credit: Office of Representative Phil Gingrey, Wikipedia Commons.

When Border Walls Work (And Don’t): An Open Memorandum To Mr. Trump

29 May 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By John R. Haines* “A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border.” — Statement on  “These drug cartels are showing more and more indices of…

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare And America – Analysis

22 May 2016 in 1 , Analysis , Entertainment

By Mackubin Thomas Owens* (FPRI) — April 2016 marked the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, who is not only the poet of the English speaking people but also their political teacher, as…

Flags of China and United States

Influencing China – OpEd

18 May 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Joseph R. DeTrani* (FPRI) — Since President Nixon’s historic meeting with Chairman Mao Zedong in 1972, the U.S. – China relationship has developed into a dynamic and challenging strategic relationship that should not be…

German postcard depicting the sinking of the Lusitania. Source: Wikipedia Commons.

Embracing The Confusion: The United States And The Road To War, 1914-1917 – Analysis

15 May 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Michael Neiberg* (FPRI) — In early 1915, lyricist Alfred Bryan and composer Al Piantadosi scored a hit with “I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier.” It contained lyrics like “I didn’t raise…

View of Narva, Estonia. Photo by Aleksander Kaasik, Wikipedia Commons.

Lost In Conflation: The Estonian City Of Narva And Its Russian-Speakers – Analysis

12 May 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By David J Trimbach* (FPRI) — Media accounts suggest that the Baltic Sea region is reaching a boiling point. Russian military actions and irredentist aggression in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea have dramatically altered our understanding…