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Published by the Foreign Policy Research Institute
Founded in 1955, FPRI ( is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests and seeks to add perspective to events by fitting them into the larger historical and cultural context of international politics.

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China’s Encirclement Concerns. Source: FPRI

China’s Encirclement Concerns – Analysis

24 Jun 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Felix K. Chang* (FPRI) — For almost two decades, Chinese strategists have worried about what they regard as the geopolitical encirclement of China. At various times, they have attributed that encirclement to the United…

Law enforcement and medical assistance arriving at the scene of mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Photo Credit: City of Orlando Police Department

After Orlando: What Is Different About Current Islamic State-Inspired Attacks? – Analysis

24 Jun 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Clint Watts* (FPRI) — Omar Mateen’s violent rampage that killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub on June 12, 2016 solidified a dangerous new trend of cascading terrorist attacks in the West.  Successful directed…

Countries participating in Shangri-La Dialogue. Source: Wikipedia Commons.

Searching For The ‘Goldilocks Solution’ In Asia Pacific Region: The Shangri La Dialogue 2016 – Analysis

19 Jun 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By June Teufel Dreyer* (FPRI) — 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…

Flag of Saudi Arabia. Photo by Ayman Makki, Wikipedia Commons.

What To Do About Saudi Arabia – Analysis

15 Jun 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Joseph Braude* (FPRI) — On May 21, the New York Times published an investigative report from Kosovo about the radicalization of local youth by Islamists from the Gulf. It finds that over the past 17…

Member states of the Nordic-Baltic Eight. Source: Wikipedia Commons.

Friends, But Not Allies: Finland, Sweden, And NATO In The Baltic Sea – Analysis

14 Jun 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Johan Eellend* (FPRI) — 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…