"The right-wing hardliners set the framework that Muslims are a backwards, evil, anti-American group, then the liberals say that some of the Muslims are nice, some of them don't oppress their women," explains Raed Jarrar in an interview with him and Niki Akhavan in the FPIF
special focus on Islamophobia.
"Mubarak's newly anointed Vice-President Suleiman is the linchpin of that relationship," writes FPIF
contributor Phyllis Bennis in Mubarak's Defiance, "and it's likely that his longstanding Pentagon supporters - those who actually arranged to funnel the money, arrange the training of his officers, buy and transport the U.S.-made teargas, the B-16 bombers, the tanks - may know the military's intention more clearly."
contributor Islam Qasem, in Three Possible Scenarios for Egypt, sketches out the trajectories: Mubarak rides out the storm, he resigns but leaves the regime intact, or there's a more-or-less clean sweep.
"We are all too familiar with the typical end game that results from war fatigue," writes FPIF
columnist Hannah Gurman in War Fatigue and the Un-Critical Critics of War.
The latter includes margin sufficient to account for the possibility of cost overruns on the FPIF
work (combining advanced procurement, base procurement, and launch support costs).
And this year, as Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF
) columnist Stephen Zunes points out in Washington Okays Attack on Unarmed US Ship, the Obama administration preemptively excused any Israeli attack on the flotilla as self-defensive.
"The Men Who Stole the Show." FPIF
Special Report, October, at www.fpif.org.
published in January by Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF
), a joint project
Pursuant to Lehman's policy, shipbuilding contracts involving lead and immediate follow-on ships were awarded throughout the 1980s to Avondale, Bath Iron Works, Bollinger, Litton, McDermott, and Peterson pursuant to fixed-price incentive-fee (FPIF
To give a simple example, assume a competition for two identical end items between Company A and Company B using Fixed Price Incentive Firm (FPIF
For example, the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) recommends using a higher target fee in a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract than in a Fixed Price Incentive Firm (FPIF
) contract, where more risk is shared with the government.
But it's hard to imagine Ai Weiwei falling silent In her poem to the artist, The Last Son of China, Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF
) contributor J P puts words in the artist's mouth: