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    The various educational materials—articles, speeches, monographs, reports, etc. published on the Franklin Web site and in the Franklin Journal are designed to promote a greater understanding
of the role of empires throughout world history.
 

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The United States and the Roman Empire
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

An American Empire – Part 1

On American Principles – Part 1

On American Principles – Part 2

On American Principles – Part 3

On American Principles – Part 4

On American Principles – Part 5
 


Asia, a Civilization in the Making: East Asia, the Pacific, and the Modern Age

Can Europe Work? A Plan to Rescue the Union

China after Deng: Coping Well with Succession

Dealing with a Russia in Turmoil: The Future of Partnership

Defense in an Age of Hope

Taiwan's New Nationalists: Democracy with Taiwanese Characteristics

The Rise of the Virtual State: Territory Becomes Passé

The West: Unique, Not Universal

Toward a Neo-Reaganite Foreign Policy
 


Is Russia Still an Enemy?

The Arab Inheritance

The Dream of Democratic Peace: Americans Are Not Asleep

The Global Economy and the Nation-State

The Troubled History of Partition

The Adolescent Empire - American Foreign Policy – Part 1

The Adolescent Empire - American Foreign Policy – Part 2

The Adolescent Empire - American Foreign Policy – Part 3

The Adolescent Empire - American Foreign Policy – Part 4

The Adolescent Empire - American Foreign Policy – Part 5

The Adolescent Empire - American Foreign Policy – Part 6
 


Europe's Endangered Liberal Order

Roiling Asia: U.S. Coziness with China Upsets the Neighbors

The Remaking of Eurasia
 


Bully of the Free World

Dreams of the Eurasian Heartland: The Reemergence of Geopolitics

Global Financial Centers

USA, Who Rules Next?

What to Do With American Primacy
 


A Foreign Policy for the Global Age

A Poor Case for Quitting

Pakistan's Never-Ending Story: Why the October Coup Was No Surprise

Russia's Ruinous Chechen War

The Italians in Europe
 


An Imperial Nightmare

Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

Hollywood Execs in 'War Summit'

A Beacon, Not an Empire

The Case for American Empire

The Question of Hegemony  
 


American Empire The USA Patriot Act and the Twilight of the Republic

American Primacy in Perspective

America's Imperial Ambition

An American Empire?

Are Americans Really so Imperial?

Bush and the World

Bush at the U.N: Diplomacy' in the Age of the American Empire

Does Saudi Arabia Still Matter? Differing Perspectives on the Kingdom and Its Oil

Hail Bush: A New Roman Empire

How the Bush Used 9/11 to Remap the World

Imperialism: Superpower Dominance, Malignant and Benign

In praise of American empire

In the Beginning: A Fresh Look at the Early Years of American Empire – Part 1

In the Beginning: A Fresh Look at the Early Years of American Empire – Part 2

In the Beginning: A Fresh Look at the Early Years of American Empire – Part 3

Is America the New Roman Empire?

The American Empire – 1

The American Empire – 2

The American Empire – 3

The American Empire of "Openness"

The American Empire

The American Foreign Policy Legacy

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

The End of Empire – 1

The End of Empire – 2

The End of Empire – 3

The Inadequacy of American Power

The New National Security Strategy Is American Empire

The Reluctant Imperialist: Terrorism, Failed States, and the Case for American Empire

What Price the American Empire?  
 


America: an Empire in Denial

America and Empire: Manifest Destiny Warmed Up?

America Discovers Central Asia

American Empire: a Dangerous Path

American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy

American Empire Out of the Closet

America's Imperial Delusion

America's Imperial Dilemma

An American Empire: If You Want It instead of Freedom – Part 1

An American Empire: If You Want It instead of Freedom – Part 2

An American Empire Built on Deception

Blair's Britain After Iraq

Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

Crown Jewel of American Empire

Delusions of Empire: How is Paul Wolfowitz Keeping a Straight Face These Days?

Dilemma of Sustaining an American Empire

Dollar Crisis And American Empire

Dreams of Empire Guide

From the Evil Empire to the Empire for Liberty

Hegemony or Empire?

Historian Praises American "Empire for Liberty"

How Bush’s Imperialist Dream Is Becoming Our Nightmare

Imperial Ambitions: How Britain Won and Lost the World

Iraq and the Arabs' Future

Reinventing the West – Part 1

Reinventing the West – Part 2

Iraq, Hegemony and the Question of American Empire

New reality of American power

Proof of The American Empire

Reinventing the West – Part 3

Striking a New Transatlantic Bargain

The Case for Cultural Diplomacy: Engaging Foreign Audiences

The Critics: A Critic At Large

The Desire for an American Empire

The Economic Limits of the Empire

The Empire Strikes Back

The Heavy Cost of Empire

U.S. Power and Strategy After Iraq

Will the Empire be Fascist?
 


A Brief Story About the American Empire

A Forward-Looking Partnership

A Map of Russia`s New Empires: Oligarchs

A World Without Power – Part 1

America: An Empire to Rival Rome? – Part 1

America: An Empire to Rival Rome?

America: The Accidental Empire? Part 2

America: The Accidental Empire?

America as Empire

America's 'Aasymmetric' Warfare – Part 3

America's Crisis of Legitimacy

An Empire of Denial

Exporting the American Dream – Part 5

Fallujah: High Tide of Empire?

History and the Hyperpower

Illusions of Empire: Defining the New American Order

Liberal Imperialism, R.I.P.

Power Rangers

Statement of Principles

Storm Brews Over US Trade Policies – Part 4

The Arrogant Empire

The Choice This Year Is Between Empire and Democracy

‘The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed’

The End of Power

The Future of the American Empire

The Imperial Imperative

The Unbearable Costs of Empire

Three Cheers for an American Empire?

What Price an American Empire?
 


A World Without Power

American Empire

An American Empire in Denial

China: Another Empire Rises to Challenge America

Freedom and Justice in the Modern Middle East

Imperial Entropy: Collapse of the American Empire

Rule America? – 1

Rule America? – 2

Sinking Globalization

Tell Us How We're Doing: A Game As Old As Empire

The American Empire

The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed

The Fight Against American Empire

The Flip Side of the Record

The Folly of Empire

The Rise of the American Empire A Review of The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed

The Struggle to Transform the Military

The Teetering Empire

The Third Stage of American Empire

Three Strikes for Empire

Westward the Course of Empire

Without Reservation
 

 

Promoting a Greater Understanding of World History