FPI Board Member Eric Edelman and Robert Joseph examine the facts behind Trump's tweets on nuclear weapons

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FPI Fellow James Kirchick examines the loss of American international credibility under the Obama administration.

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Audio and key quotations from our conference call on the future of Syria after the fall of Aleppo

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FPI's Tzvi Kahn examines the significance of the Iran Sanctions Act.

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Overnight Brief

January 13, 2017

US allies slam brakes on Obama’s parting blow at Putin

FPI’s Kristol and Donnelly on the new geopolitical era

David Feith: North Korea advances, South Korea drifts

David Satter: The “Trump Report” is a Russian provocation

Obama ends exemption for Cubans who arrive without visas

US military officials worry Trump could halt major NATO deployment

Sohrab Ahmari: NATO, Russia, and the new Yalta line

Obama administration to lift some sanctions against Sudan

Mattis and Pompeo take hard lines on Russia in confirmation hearings


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James Kirchick | January 6, 2017

For decades, anti-communism united conservatives behind the Republican Party. An otherwise disparate collection of national security hawks, free-market enthusiasts and social traditionalists rallied to the GOP, resolutely committed to checking Soviet influence around the world.

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James Kirchick | December 29, 2016

U.S. contribution to NATO common funded budget: $685 million.

Cost of U.S. Nimitz Class aircraft carrier: $8.5 billion.

Unprecedented peace and prosperity in Europe and Asia: Priceless.

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James Kirchick | December 22, 2016

Monday's devastating terrorist attack at a Berlin Christmas Market was bleakly inevitable.

With their wooden stalls, sickly sweet Glühwein, and fairground spirit, Christmas markets are a beloved German tradition. Every town has at least one (Berlin hosts about 60) and Germans of all ages annually flock to these crowded, festive gatherings despite the bitter cold.


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