E-Books

E-Books

FPRI periodically publishes E-Books.  These are web-based monographs and essay collections that draw on the FPRI research and conference programs.  Please review the current selection by year below.

In honor of FPRI’s 60th anniversary, each of its research program’s produced an edited volume meant to provide the reader with a taste of the quality analysis we produced on a diverse array of topics over the previous decade. they can be accessed here:  60th Anniversary Collections

Getting Serious about North Africa

February 19, 2016 · Ahmed Charai

​A​ growing number of terrorist attacks in the United States and Europe have a North African connection — yet Washington policymakers continue to pay far less attention to the region than is warranted. ISIS ...

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The Best of FPRI’s Essays on National Security, 2005-2015

September 17, 2015 · Michael P. Noonan

Matters of national security have concerned the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) ever since its founding in 1955. They are especially concerning during times of war—as the United States has been every day since ...

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Where the Lions Are — Gazprom’s “Energetic Pliers” and Aspirations of a Eurasian Archipelago: The Geopolitics of Russia’s Networked Energy Infrastructure

August 6, 2015 · John R. Haines

“I sit on a man’s back, choking him, and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by any ...

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The Best of FPRI’s Essays on America and the West, 1993-2015

August 4, 2015 · Ronald J. Granieri

Sixty Years of FPRI, Two Decades of the Center for America and the West: An Anniversary Collection From its founding in 1955, the Foreign Policy Research Institute has always been deeply interested in the ...

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A Quick Guide to the Foreign Policy Views of the Republican Presidential Candidates

July 15, 2015 · Brandon George Whitehill

At a Glance As of this writing, sixteen candidates are formally running for the nomination of the Republican Party for the presidency of the United States. Our purpose here is modest: to report on ...

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The Best of FPRI’s Essays on the Middle East, 2005-2015

March 9, 2015 · Tally Helfont

Foreword By Tally Helfont, Director of FPRI’s Program on the Middle East March 2015 The Middle East – a region as complex and fraught with challenges as ever – continues to hold U.S. policymakers ...

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The Evolution of the Executive and Executive Power in the American Republic

November 26, 2014 · Mackubin Thomas Owens, Stephen F. Knott

THE MODERN REPUBLIC AND THE BIRTH OF EXECUTIVE POWER As Americans, we take for granted the idea of a government that is both free and yet strong enough to preserve the security of its ...

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The Inseparable Twins: Diaspora Shishan and Chechen Muwaḥḥidun & Jihadis in al-Sham

November 10, 2014 · John R. Haines

Ethnic Chechens play a critical if underappreciated role in the conflict now raging in al-Sham. They include the descendants of late 19th century Diaspora Shishan — the Arabic transliteration of “Chechens” — long settled ...

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The Gulf Cooperation Council’s Unified Military Command

October 8, 2014 · Brahim Saidy

INTRODUCTION The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which brings together the countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, took an unprecedented step during its 34th Summit (held in Kuwait ...

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William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, and the American Founding: The Philadelphia Factor

December 20, 2013 · Walter A. McDougall

. . . Given all these contingencies it would appear that the birth of a United States of America was a fluke. And yet the historical narrative also suggests that what made that glorious ...

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