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Let (Clean) Russian Runners Run: The Wrongheaded Collective Punishment Of Russian Athletes – Analysis

27 Jul 2016 in 1 , Analysis , Entertainment

By John R. Haines* (FPRI) — The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)—the world governing body for the sport of Athletics, better known to Americans as “track & field”—decided in mid June to prohibit all…

Morocco's King Mohammed VI.

Morocco’s New Africa Policy? The African Union, Algeria And Implications For US Foreign Policy – Analysis

25 Jul 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Vish Sakthivel* (FPRI) — This past Sunday, Morocco made a surprise move by sending a delegation to the African Union (AU)—the transnational union charged with encouraging African nations’ solidarity and the politico-economic integration of…

Location of Nicaragua. Source: CIA World Factbook.

Everything Old Is New Again: Russia Returns To Nicaragua – Analysis

25 Jul 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By John R. Haines* Don’t throw the past away You might need it some rainy day Dreams can come true again When everything old is new again                …


Republican Party Foreign Policy: 2016 And Beyond – Analysis

23 Jul 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Colin Dueck* (FPRI) — Republican voters today are divided between three broad tendencies: internationalist, nationalist, and non-interventionist.  Donald Trump won the GOP presidential primaries this year partly by playing upon these divisions in an…

Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to members of the Senate Armed Services Committee during testimony on the recently brokered Iranian nuclear deal in Washington, D.C., July 29, 2015. Carter was joined by Secretary of State John Kerry, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett

Force Planning Considerations For The US’ Force Of The Future – Analysis

22 Jul 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Frank G. Hoffman* (FPRI) — Congress and the Pentagon are pursuing a number of initiatives that should significantly reshape tomorrow’s force.  Defense Secretary Ash Carter has advanced a “Force of the Future” project with…