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Putin Doubles Down In Syria – Analysis

24 Aug 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Stephen Blank* (FPRI) — A year ago, President Obama opined that Russian intervention in Syria would turn into a quagmire. One year later, however, Russia is expanding and consolidating its positions and goals in…

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Turkey: From ‘NATO’s Anchor’ To What? – Analysis

13 Aug 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By John R. Haines* (FPRI) — On Monday, the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet Gazetesi published the backstory to President Recep Erdoğan’s meeting in St. Petersburg with Russian President Vladimir Putin on 9 August.[1] The report credited…

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Red State China? Why China (Sort Of) Likes Trump – Analysis

30 Jul 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Jacques deLisle* (FPRI) — If China had a vote in the US presidential election, would it cast its ballot for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?  The question is both provocative and not reliably answerable,…


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…

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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…