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Francis Fukuyama


Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and a resident in FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Fukuyama has written widely on issues in development and international politics. He is chairman of the editorial board of The American Interest, which he helped found in 2005, a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, and a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Center for Global Development. He received his BA from Cornell University in classics and his PhD from Harvard in political science.

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Breeding Ground For Terrorism

by Francis Fukuyamavia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The failed states of West Africa and the Middle East have given rise to movements like ISIS and Boko Haram. 

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Dealing with China

by Francis Fukuyamavia Analysis
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Francis Fukuyama argues that, while neither the Chinese economic nor political models are sustainable in the long run, “We need to assume that China will remain on its current growth trajectory” and “cannot assume a deus ex machina solution to our present problem.” The first step, he says, entails building a multilateral framework for dealing with China's territorial claims.