FPI Board Member William Kristol on the status of the Iran nuclear negotiations and how the U.S. and Israel should respond

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Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and a distinguished panel of experts examine the U.S. defense budget

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FPI reviews recent defense budget proposals from the Obama administration and Capitol Hill

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FPI's Tzvi Kahn traces Iran's destabilizing behavior since the November 2014 extension of talks

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Overnight Brief

March 27, 2015

US caves to Iran demands, may let Iran keep centrifuges at Fordow

WSJ editorial (sub) + FPI’s Bill Kristol on Iran nuclear talks

Senate agrees to disagree with vote on Kirk’s Iran amendment

Regional offensive against Yemen’s Houthi rebels presses on

Saudi-led action in Yemen relied on US intelligence

Lake, Rogin: How the Saudis took the lead in Yemen

WSJ editorial + Alexis Knutsen on the situation in Yemen

WSJ + NYT analyses of the Mideast mess and Obama’s policies

US declassifies doc revealing some of Israel’s nuclear capabilities

Bolton: Obama toys with cutting Israel adrift in the UNSC


Evan Moore | March 21, 2015

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah are arriving in Washington at a critical moment in the U.S.-Afghan relationship.  President Obama announced plans last spring to cut U.S. forces in Afghanistan down to 5,500 troops by the end of 2015. By the end of 2016, no troops would be left except for a “normal embassy presence” in Kabul.

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Ellen Bork | March 20, 2015

On March 5th, Sri Lanka’s new government suspended a $1.4 billion development in downtown Colombo, the capital city. The stated reason was procedural. A review board had determined the project was not properly approved. The real explanation has to do with Sri Lanka’s recent elections. Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s president, who sought this and other Chinese investments in this Indian Ocean nation of 20 million, was turned out of office on January 8th.

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Robert Kagan | March 19, 2015

A guy challenges Groucho Marx: “Are you a man or a mouse?” Groucho responds: “You put a piece of cheese down there and you’ll find out.”

In the next couple of weeks, we’ll all find out about the Republican Party. For the past few months, Republicans in Congress and those preparing to run for president have been staking out what some would call a “hawkish” position on foreign policy.


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