The War on Terror

We are engaged in a hard struggle against a cruel and determined adversary. Our enemies have made clear the danger they pose to our security and to the very essence of our culture ...liberty. Only the most deluded of us could doubt the necessity of this war. Like all wars, this one will have its ups and downs. But we must fight. We must.

– Senator John McCain, 2004



The Latest

In "The Politics of Anti-Semitism in Ukraine," CBC Radio personality Anna Maria Tremonti interviewed FPI Fellow James Kirchick on her show, The Current.Mr. Kirchick's segment can be listed to on CBC Radio's website, and begins at 12:45.
When Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble gave a talk to an audience of schoolchildren recently about Russia’s invasion and annexation of the Crimean peninsula, he reached for a historically fraught comparison. “We know this from history,” Schaüble, a veteran of the ruling Christian Democratic Union, said. “Hitler used such methods in Sudetenland—and a lot more.”The outrage from Moscow...
In "Obama Floundering, Just Like NBC Host David Gregory," Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin writes:Obama’s troubles metastasize from one region of the globe to another. He fails to check Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (who is reportedly back to using chemical weapons), prepares to bug out of Afghanistan with few if any troops to try to cement gains and makes a rotten deal with Iran. “Ah,...
April 22, 2014 | American Leadership | Asia-Pacific
By FPI Policy Director Robert Zarate & Senior Policy Analyst Patrick ChristyPresident Barack Obama is set to visit Asia this week, with stops in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines.  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), and other House lawmakers are already visiting Asia in a separate...
- Please click the image to view the video
April 20, 2014 |
 - Dr. Kristol's remarks on Russia begin at timemark 6:00
April 20, 2014 | William Kristol
- Please click the image to view the video
April 19, 2014 |
In the struggle over Ukraine, it's not just territory that's at stake, but the allegiance of the country's Jews.Earlier this week, Jewish residents in the contested eastern city of Donetsk reported that they had been handed fliers ordering them to "register" with local pro-Russian separatists, pay a fee of "50 American dollars," and hand over proof of any property they owned. Immediately, the...
April 18, 2014 | Europe | James Kirchick

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.
Read More