The Foreign Policy Initiative

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 06:30
Given the direct threat to American security that continues to emanate from Pakistan and Afghanistan, the next President and Congress should be prepared to take these steps to increase the U.S. military commitment to Afghanistan while tailoring U.S. aid to Pakistan to make it more effective.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 06:20
FPI Associate Analyst Lauren McNally writes: The U.S. departure from Iraq led to the corruption and degeneration of U.S.-trained security forces, which were ultimately unable to confront the threat of ISIS. The United States cannot afford to let Afghanistan become another Iraq.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 11:29
Following yet another brutal murder of an American citizen on Sunday by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL or IS), the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) believes the following fact sheet will be useful for policymakers, lawmakers, and the general public to understand the nature of the crisis and the ongoing threat that ISIS poses to regional stability and U.S. interests.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 05:37
Speaking in Tallinn, Estonia, President Barack Obama earlier this month affirmed America's commitment to defend NATO allies in Eastern Europe. The reassurance was welcomed, particularly by the Baltic republics, which have been feeling the heat from Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Yet Mr. Obama's speech telegraphed an unintended message to Moscow: Keep Crimea and continue violating Ukraine's sovereignty—just don't cross the line west into NATO territory.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 06:16
As President Obama travels to a NATO summit meeting in Wales on September 4-5, the western alliance cannot afford to waste another moment in responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Over the past week, Russian troops have wrested control of parts of southern Ukraine from government forces, expanding the territory under Russian-armed rebel control and opening a land bridge to Russian-occupied Crimea. Vladimir Putin has resurrected the tsarist “Novorossiya,” or “New Russia,” to describe this territory - a phrase that indicates Moscow’s unsated aggression.
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 13:35
The beheading of American journalist James Foley at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (also known as ISIS or ISIL) is a brutal reminder of the group’s threat not just in the Middle East, but also against Americans. To defeat this threat, the United States should expand the range of its airstrike campaign, increase the number of personnel deployed to Iraq, and empower its regional allies to roll-back ISIS’ territorial gains.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 06:55
An open letter to President Obama from the Working Group on Egypt calling for him to continue suspending military aid to Egypt in light of recent political repression and human rights abuses.