Foreign Policy In Focus
Foreign Policy In Focus is a project of the Institute for Policy Studies
Institute for Policy Studies
Institute for Policy Studies is a left-wing think tank based in Washington, D.C..It has been directed by John Cavanagh since 1998- History :...

 in Washington, DC. FPIF describes itself as a "Think Tank Without Walls" that brings together over 600 writers, scholars, academics, artists and activists seeking to make the United States a more responsible global partner.

FPIF provides analysis of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs and recommends policy alternatives. FPIF believes that "U.S. security and world stability are best advanced through a commitment to peace, justice and environmental protection as well as economic, political, and social rights".

FPIF publishes commentaries, briefs, and reports on its website and organizes briefings for the public, media, lawmakers, and legislative staff. The project aims to amplify the voice of progressives and to build links with social movements in the U.S. and around the world. Through these connections, they advance and influence debate and discussion among academics, activists, policymakers, and decisionmakers.

FPIF was started in 1996 and has published scores of articles, reports, policy briefs, and outreach material, as well organized events and participated in numerous campaigns.


Foreign Policy In Focus started in 1996 as a joint project between the Institute for Policy Studies
Institute for Policy Studies
Institute for Policy Studies is a left-wing think tank based in Washington, D.C..It has been directed by John Cavanagh since 1998- History :...

 and the Interhemispheric Resource Center based in Silver City, New Mexico. The first two co-directors were Tom Barry and Martha Honey. The first policy brief was written by Barry, entitled, "Protecting Human Rights". The first book that FPIF produced was entitled, "Global Focus: A New Foreign Policy Agenda 1997-1998"


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