FPI's Evan Moore examines the challenges facing Ukraine on the 25th anniversary of its independence

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FPI's Tzvi Kahn examines Russia's recent use of an Iranian air base.

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FPI's Tzvi Kahn examines Iran's support for Shiite proxies in Bahrain.

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FPI's David Adesnik examines reports that the administration intends to bypass the Senate on CTBT

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Overnight Brief

August 29, 2016

Rogin: Inside the secret US-N. Korea “Track 2” diplomacy

US intelligence sees ISIS as weakened after series of defeats

Syria rebels threaten Kurd-territory as US allies clash

Farkas: US should create a NFZ, deliver aid, and save Syria

US increasingly irritated at Russia’s INF treaty violation

Spread of false stories is a powerful Russian weapon

Forrest: A partial threat assessment of Afghanistan

China is fueling a submarine arms race in the Asia-Pacific

US revamps line of attack in social media fight vs. ISIS


Tzvi Kahn | August 4, 2016

Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal confirmed what observers have long suspected: In January, the Obama administration paid Iran a $400 million ransom to secure the release of American hostages. On the same day as the prisoners’ departure from the country, an unmarked U.S.

Evan Moore | August 3, 2016

President Obama will visit the Pentagon tomorrow for an update on the war against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL). Following the Orlando attack in June, the President insisted, “We are making significant progress…ISIL is under more pressure than ever before.”

August 1, 2016

In the current issue of National Review, FPI Policy Director David Adesnik takes a detailed look at the long-term budget trends and short-term political pressures that are responsible for the erosion of U.S. military power.


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