Asia-Pacific

America’s future is linked to the future of the Asia-Pacific region; and the future of this region depends on America. The United States has a strong interest in continuing its tradition of economic and strategic leadership, and Asia has a strong interest in the United States remaining a dynamic economic partner and a stabilizing military influence.

– Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 2010

 

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The Foreign Policy Initiative hosted a conference call yesterday on the implications of the recent terror attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota for America’s national security. FPI Executive Director Chris Griffin moderated a discussion between Dr. Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute and Dr. Lorenzo Vidino of George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland...
September 23, 2016 | War On Terror
Yesterday, the Senate Banking Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance conducted a hearing examining the Obama administrations $1.7 billion cash payment to Iran. The hearing featured testimony from FPI board member and former under secretary of defense for policy Eric Edelman; former attorney general Michael B. Mukasey; and Suzanne Maloney of the Brookings Institution...
September 22, 2016 |
The Senate Armed Services Committee last week held an important hearing on the long-term budgetary challenges facing the military services.  The testimony from the heads of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force gave a sobering account of how constrained budgets are deleteriously affecting readiness.  Thursday morning, the committee will have an opportunity to revisit these issues...
September 21, 2016 | Defense
In recent weeks, the Obama administration has repeatedly argued that legal and pragmatic concerns accounted for its decision to use cash for a $1.7 billion payment to Iran. This claim lacks credibility: U.S. law expressly permits direct transactions between the American and Iranian financial systems to resolve outstanding claims before the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, thereby enabling...
September 20, 2016 | Bulletin | Tzvi Kahn
The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) hosted a conference call Wednesday morning on the implications of North Korea’s recent nuclear test—its fifth overall.  FPI Executive Director Christopher J. Griffin moderated a discussion between Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute, Dr. Thomas Karako of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Scott Snyder of the...
September 15, 2016 | American Leadership | Asia-Pacific
For the third time since the Iran nuclear agreement’s implementation, the International Atomic Energy Agency has released a report omitting key information that would enable independent verification of Iranian compliance. The lacunae, which follow the revelation that Tehran received exemptions for key nuclear obligations, reflect a broader lack of transparency surrounding the accord over the past...
September 14, 2016 | Bulletin | Middle East | Tzvi Kahn
“I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people—and the people who knocked these buildings down—will hear all of us soon."—President George W. Bush, September 14, 2001Who now hears America? Our friends around the world listen in vain. When they most need to hear from us—in Iran in 2009, in Syria and Iraq in 2011, in Ukraine in 2014, in Israel for the entire Obama administration—...

Mission Statement

The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America’s global economic competitiveness.
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