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Location of Taiwan. Source: CIA World Factbook.

Taiwan’s Summer Of Dire Straits – Analysis

24 Sep 2016 in 1

By Thomas Shattuck* (FPRI) — The summer of 2016 has proven to be a brutal one for the people, president, and pocketbooks of Taiwan. The Taiwanese began the summer months with a newfound sense of…

FARC Insurgents. Source: Institute for National Strategic Studies.

The FARC-Colombian Peace Deal: No Better Option – Analysis

22 Sep 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Vanessa Neumann* (FPRI) — On August 24, the Republic of Colombia announced that it had reached an agreement to end the world’s current longest-running civil war. Since 1964, the Colombian government has been fighting…

The Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Keith Kristoffer Bacongco, Wikipedia Commons.

GI Go Home, Again: The Philippines-US Alliance Weakens – Analysis

17 Sep 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Felix K. Chang* (FPRI) — On Tuesday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte abruptly demanded that American military advisors on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao “have to go.”  His stated concern was that the presence…

Hezbolah flag waving in Syria. Photo by Upyernoz, Wikipedia Commons.

How Does Syrian Civil War End For Hezbollah? – Analysis

14 Sep 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Benedetta Berti* (FPRI) — Recent news of an American-Russian-brokered ceasefire has rekindled hopes for a desperately-needed de-escalation in the bloody and prolonged civil war raging in Syria. Unfortunately, there are plenty of reasons to…

Plumes of smoke billow from the World Trade Center towers in Lower Manhattan, New York City, after a Boeing 767 hits each tower during the September 11 attacks. Photo by Flickr user Michael Foran, Wikipedia Commons.

What Our Children Should Learn About 9/11/2001 – OpEd

12 Sep 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Adam Garfinkle* (FPRI) — Around noon on September 11, 2001, my son Gabriel, away at college, called our house just outside of Washington and left this message on the answering machine: “Mom, Dad, Hannah,…