Democracy And Human Rights

Do not forget those who suffer under tyranny and violence. Do not abandon them to the evils of totalitarian rule or democratic neglect. For the freedom we celebrate is not the freedom to starve, or the freedom to languish in a long starless night of the soul. This, at least, is something that should be beyond debate.

– President Ronald Reagan, 1992

 

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Mr. Chairman, Mr. Ranking Member, members of the Committee, thank you very much for inviting me to testify this morning.Since the end of the Second World War, American foreign policy has aimed at defending and extending a liberal world order that conforms to American interests and principles.  It has done so not as a favor to others but based on the hard-won understanding that in the absence...
If one is to believe the more excitable oracles of cable television and the blogosphere, Donald Trump’s selection of retired generals for high offices foretells a wholesale militarization of American society and government. Soon, the country will look like Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, with American elementary schools teaching infantry tactics and U.S. generals plotting invasions of weaker...
December 2, 2016 | Defense | War On Terror | Mark Moyar
- Key quotes and a transcript of this event available for this panel at the 2016 FPI Forum wrap-up page
November 30, 2016 |
- Key quotes and a transcript of this event available for this panel at the 2016 FPI Forum wrap-up page
November 30, 2016 |
- Key quotes from this event available for this panel at the 2016 FPI Forum wrap-up page
November 30, 2016 |
- Key quotes and a transcript of this event available for this panel at the 2016 FPI Forum
November 30, 2016 |
- Key quotes and a transcript of this event available for this panel at the 2016 FPI Forum wrap-up page
November 30, 2016 |
- Key quotes and a transcript of this event available for this panel at the 2016 FPI Forum wrap-up page
November 30, 2016 |
President-elect Trump has articulated two primary goals in the Middle East: the defeat of radical Islamist terrorism and the abrogation or renegotiation of the Iran nuclear deal. At the same time, however, he also seeks to strengthen America’s relationship with Russia, which he has portrayed as a strategic partner that shares U.S. objectives in the region. These views are incompatible. Through...
November 28, 2016 | Bulletin | Tzvi Kahn

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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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