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Rex Tillerson. Source: Wikipedia Commons.

Tillerson The Realist – OpEd

20 Jan 2017 in 1 , Opinion

By Colin Dueck* (FPRI) — Last week, President-elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, underwent Senate confirmation hearings.  Venues like The Washington Post were predictably critical, especially on the issue of…

Fighters belonging to the Islamic State group in Anbar, Iraq. Photo from Islamic State propaganda.

Why Al Qaeda And Islamic State Threats To Attack West Should Be Taken More Seriously – Analysis

19 Jan 2017 in 1 , Analysis

By Clint Watts* (FPRI) — Much like other moments when al Qaeda seemed destined for defeat, an emerging force arises to breath life into the ranks of global jihadists: this time, it was election of…

Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen. Photo by David Reid, Wikipedia Commons.

Trump And Taiwan: A Fresh Start Or A Turn For The Worse? – Analysis

18 Jan 2017 in 1 , Analysis

By June Teufel Dreyer* (FPRI) — From the beginning of the 2016 presidential campaign season, it was clear that the Republican Party envisioned changes in American policy toward Taiwan.  Its convention adopted a platform that…

Lithuania's Dalia Grybauskaite. Source: Kapeksas, Wikimedia Commons.

Lithuania’s Foreign Policy Under Grybauskaite: Belligerence Toward Russia, Reconciliation With Ukraine – Analysis

13 Jan 2017 in 1 , Analysis

By Ausra Park* (FPRI) — Dalia Grybauskaite’s victory in Lithuania’s 2009 presidential elections and her insistence on altering her predecessor’s values-based, pro-American foreign policy suggested that she would pursue major foreign policy changes, particularly with…

Japanese submarine

Japan’s Precarious Position In Asia – Analysis

12 Jan 2017 in 1 , Analysis

By Felix K. Chang* (FPRI) — Over the last few years, Japan’s foreign policy gained a coherence rarely seen in decades. No doubt pressure from Japan’s natural rivals in Asia—a rising China and a recalcitrant…