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Foreign Policy Research Institute

Works: 179 works in 284 publications in 1 language and 6,643 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Directories  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Editor, Other, Client, Publisher
Classifications: D839, 909.82
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Orbis by Foreign Policy Research Institute( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 2,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ProQuest electronic version of: Orbis. Supports browsing, searching, and printing of documents
The white labyrinth : cocaine and political power by Rensselaer W Lee( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bangladesh by Doris Valliant( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the economic and political issues facing Bangladesh today and provides up-to-date information about the country's geography and climate, history, society, important cities and communities, and relations with other countries
National strategy in a decade of change : an emerging U.S. policy by William R Kintner( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin American revolutionaries : groups, goals, methods by Michael Radu( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great game : rivalry in the Persian Gulf and South Asia by Alvin Z Rubinstein( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Devil and Uncle Sam : a users guide to the friendly tyrants dilemma( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than forty years, the American government has struggled with the challenge of maintaining useful relations with a special breed of regime: one whose rulers profess a community of interests with the United States while they rule through authoritarian means. Relationships with such "friendly tyrants" almost invariably generate tensions between the need for prudent security strategies and the ideal of promoting liberty and human rights worldwide. The Devil and Uncle Sam: A User's Guide to the Friendly Tyrants Dilemma distills the policy lessons of over four decades and offers practical approaches to negotiating these obstinate ambiguities of contemporary political life. This User's Guide brings together a team of eminent authors with diverse talents and experience to present a comparative study of the Friendly Tyrants phenomenon in recent history and to devise a systematic set of guidelines for dealing with it. The book is organized around ten essential maxims (Beware Dependence, Be Nimble, Promote Democracy, Chastise with Care, Define Goals, Know the Country, Think It Through, Coordinate Policy, Hedge Bets, Plan for Crises) and a larger number of specific Do's and Don'ts. The Devil and Uncle Sam draws richly upon historical examples to illustrate general principles that will prove invaluable to policymakers and political analysts. The Persian Gulf War has shown that the Friendly Tyrants problem is still with us, even in the post-Cold War environment. The authors' understanding of past patterns yields insights that should help to prevent the preventable. While new situations will create possibilities for new mistakes, old ones must not be repeated. Contributors to The Devil and Uncle Sam include, in addition to Adam Garfinkle, Daniel Pipes, Kenneth Adelman, Patrick Clawson, Mark Falcoff, and Douglas J. Feith
Oil diplomacy : the Atlantic nations in the oil crisis of 1978-79 by Foreign Policy Research Institute( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three per cent solution and the future of NATO by Foreign Policy Research Institute( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3% løsningen refererer til NATO's plan for finansiering af Vestens forsvar i "normale tider", d.v.s. når ingen kriser eller konflikter er under optræk. I bogen belyses hele spørgsmålet om langtidsplanlægning af NATO's forsvar bl.a. på baggrund af inflationsplagede valutaer, langsom økonomisk vækst og stagnerende velfærd
The conventional-revisionist controversy and the U.S. role in world affairs by Farid G Lavipour( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lin Piao affair by Tai Sung An( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America the vulnerable : our military problems and how to fix them by John F Lehman( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debates on the future of communism by Vladimir Tismaneanu( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays analyzing the future of communism in the light of contemporary reforms. A number of critical intellectuals who have personally experienced the communist system, present a number of analyses ranging from the optimistic to the foreboding
The measurement of political risk and foreign investment strategy : a summary report by Conference on the Measurement of Political Risk and Foreign Investment Strategy( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln : leadership and democratic statesmanship in wartime by Mackubin Thomas Owens( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gulf Cooperation Council's unified military command by Brahim Saidy( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 City on December 10-11 2013) by setting up a unified military command structure for its member states. This move reflects the commitment of the GCC to establish a credible joint defense force able to advance the goal of collective security in the region. This military command will have a force of around 100,000, half of which would be contributed by Saudi Arabia, the main advocate of this initiative. GCC members will coordinate air, land, and marine forces under one common structure. The creation of an integrated military command structure is an important reform, and can be considered a significant development towards deeper regional military integration. It can benefit from the various weapons systems in the Gulf, and create a new generation of Gulf officers. It can also take advantage of the broad similarity of the military systems and experiences of the GCC's countries. For that reason, it will be relatively simple to define steps that will harmonize the programs in terms of interoperability, and define messaging standards for communicating between systems at a basic level. A more significant obstacle to effective cooperation, however, is the lack of agreement related to threat perceptions. Indeed, there is no strategic consensus about whom the GCC should guard against. The effectiveness of this command is therefore conditioned by political factors rather than purely military considerations
The foreign fighters problem, recent trends and case studies : selected essays( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines have confronted third-party national combatants. Known as “foreign fighters,” these individuals have gained deadly skills and connections that can be exported or exploited to devastating effect in other locations. Over the past two decades, the foreign fighters phenomenon has grown after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979—to the ethnically cleansed fields of the Balkans to Chechnya and beyond. But this is not a new problem. This report is the second volume of findings from an important series of FPRI conferences on the so-called foreign fighter problem. These conferences have brought together leading experts in the field to examine and discuss this phenomenon from different ideational and disciplinary perspectives. While the first volume dealt primarily with functional areas of the phenomenon, this edition focuses primarily on the case studies of al Qaeda franchises or allied affiliates in Somalia, the Maghreb, Yemen, and Afghanistan/Pakistan. Today, the outcomes of the geopolitical revolution unfolding across North Africa and the Middle East are far from clear, the problems associated with al Qaeda and its affiliated movement are likely to breed havoc for the foreseeable future across the region. Furthermore, the veterans spawned by such conflicts undoubtedly will present problems for international security writ large, too. The cases and phenomenon analyzed here may well provide important lessons for both those interested in the regions under examination here, but also for others who examine international challenges far removed from the study of radical extremism of the al Qaeda variety
Transforming the Philippines' defense architecture : how to create a credible and sustainable maritime deterrent by Felix K Chang( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper argues that to adequately defend its maritime claims, the Philippines should consider an external defense architecture designed around mobile coastal defense batteries equipped with long-range anti-ship missiles and protected by an integrated air defense umbrella. Such an architecture would provide the Philippines with an effective means to not only counter surface combatants and improve the survivability of its own forces against naval aviation or ballistic missiles, but also do so with lower procurement, maintenance, and operational readiness costs than a traditional force would require. The Philippine government’s new capabilities-based defense budgeting process offers the country an opportunity to study and adopt this sort of defense architecture, which has become increasingly necessary as rising powers, such as China, have begun to test Philippine maritime sovereignty at places like Scarborough Shoal and the Spratly Islands
The West and the Muslim Brotherhood after the Arab Spring( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few observers foresaw the Arab Spring, but it should not have surprised anyone that the Islamist movements - the most organized movements in the Arab world - became the main beneficiaries of the turmoil that ensued. Islamism, in its gradualist and pragmatic approach embodied by the Muslim Brotherhood and its offshoots worldwide, seems ready to reap the rewards of its three decades-old decision to abandon violence and focus on grassroots activities. This monumental change has created many concerns among liberals, religious minorities and, more generally, all non-Islamists in the countries where Islamists have won. In addition, Arab states ruled by non-Islamist regimes have expressed concern. The former worry that Islamist ideology - even in its more contemporary, pragmatic form - remains deeply divisive and anti-democratic, often at odds with their values and interests. The latter believe that on foreign policy issues, most of the positions of various Brotherhood-inspired parties are on a collision course with the policies of established regimes in the region
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