Audio and key quotes from FPI's call on the recent terror attacks and the expansion of homegrown terrorism

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Key quotations from a Senate hearing examining the Obama administration's $1.7 billion payment to Iran.

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Key quotations from the service chiefs on the budgetary challenges confronting the U.S. military

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Save the date! The 2016 FPI Forum: An Era of Consequences will be held November 30 at the Newseum in Washington DC.

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Overnight Brief

September 23, 2016

Lake: Obama kept military out of the loop on cash to Iran

Obama puts Syria at arms-length as carnage drags on

US, Russia continue to exchange charges on Syria

Lawmakers accuse Russia of campaign to disrupt election

David Kramer: No bailouts for Putin

State-sponsored cyberattacks prompt debate

Dunford: US-backed forces control 70% of Afghanistan

Administration’s China policy faces criticism on the Hill

Joscelyn and Hemmingway on the New York-area bombings


Tzvi Kahn | September 20, 2016

In recent weeks, the Obama administration has repeatedly argued that legal and pragmatic concerns accounted for its decision to use cash for a $1.7 billion payment to Iran. This claim lacks credibility

Tzvi Kahn | September 14, 2016

For the third time since the Iran nuclear agreement’s implementation, the International Atomic Energy Agency has released a report omitting key information that would enable independent verification of Iranian compliance.

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William Kristol | September 9, 2016

“I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people—and the people who knocked these buildings down—will hear all of us soon."

—President George W. Bush, September 14, 2001

Who now hears America? Our friends around the world listen in vain.


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The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America’s global economic competitiveness.
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