Suggested Questions for Hill Hearings on Iran Nuclear Talks

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FPI Resources on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17's Downing in Ukraine

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FPI Board Member William Kristol's new editorial in The Weekly Standard: "No Sword, No Justice"

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Institute for the Study of War's Daily Situation Reports on the Crisis in Iraq

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Overnight Brief

July 28, 2014

US releases images showing Russia has fired over border

Pentagon plan would help Ukraine target rebel missiles

FPI’s Kirchick and Thoburn + Pres. Poroshenko on Ukraine

Schneider, Payne: Russia appears to be violating INF treaty

Maliki's block says willing to consider other candidates for Iraqi PM

This weekend’s ISW Iraq and Syria updates

New US help for Syrian rebels arrives as regime, extremists gain

10,000 bodies: Inside Assad’s crackdown (WSJ sub)

Taliban making military gains in Afghanistan

NYT: Post-revolt Libya is coming undone

Hiatt: Obama’s foreign policy reveals the effects of disengagement


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James Kirchick | July 27, 2014

The Ukrainian crisis bears many similarities to the Cold War. Once again, Russian tanks have rolled across an international border. Central and Eastern European countries openly fear Moscow’s revanchist and imperial foreign policy. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, long ago prophesied to go “out of area or out of business”, has found new purpose deterring an old adversary.

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James Kirchick | July 22, 2014

Last Friday, Sara Firth announced via Twitter that she had resigned as a correspondent for RT, an international, multilingual news network entirely funded by the Russian government. “I couldn’t do it any more,” the London-based reporter told Buzzfeed. “Every single day we’re lying and finding sexier ways to do it.”

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Evan Moore | July 21, 2014

The United States and other world powers extended the deadline to reach a comprehensive final agreement with Iran over its controversial nuclear program to November 24, 2014. The Obama administration not only gave Iran significant sanctions relief under the initial six-month interim deal, but also is offering comprehensive sanctions relief for a final diplomatic breakthrough.


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