FPI's Tzvi Kahn analyzes how the Iranian nuclear agreement diverges from past U.S. standards for a deal.

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FPI Resources on the provisions and consequences of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

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FPI's Adesnik: A vote of disapproval would strengthen America’s position without a substantial risk of conflict

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The Working Group on Egypt, which includes FPI's Bob Kagan and Ellen Bork, writes to Secretary of State John Kerry

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Overnight Brief

July 31, 2015

The Iran nuke docs the admin doesn’t want you to see

FPI’s Kirchick on Iran’s terror proxies, Chin + Lincy on ballistic missiles under the Iran Deal

FPI's Kristol + Hayes on Iran’s ties with al-Qaeda

Taliban pick new leader, and 2 deputies from Haqqani wing

Taliban leader Omar’s tale reflects clashing agendas

ISIS no weaker despite year-long bombing campaign

Abductions hurt US bid to train anti-ISIS rebels in Syria

Vance Serchuk on the lessons of the Persian Gulf War

FPI’s Moyar and Max Boot on admin’s foreign policy strategy

Rep. Forbes: Time to rethink how we talk about China

Leon Aron: Putinology


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William Kristol | July 31, 2015

By FPI Board Member William Kristol and Stephen F. Hayes

To paraphrase Lincoln, if we could first know where Iran is and whither Iran is tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. To evaluate the Iran deal, we need, to the degree possible, to understand the Iranian regime, its nature and its history, its past and present behavior. 

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Mark Moyar | July 30, 2015

It's the fourth quarter of the Obama presidency, and Obama's national security team is losing 35-0. According to the U.S. intelligence community, the global terrorist threats to the United States now exceed those from 2001. From the Levant to the East China Sea, Iranian, Russian and Chinese power creep forward at America's expense.

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James Kirchick | July 30, 2015

This article is part of a briefing book on the provisions and consequences of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action published by The Tower. It can be read online here.

The deal reached in July 2015 by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany – the P5+1 – and Iran, ostensibly to curb the latter’s nuclear program, will have far-reaching consequences beyond the scope of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.


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