FPI's Tzvi Kahn shows how Trump can compel Iran to abide by the JCPOA by raising the costs for its misbehavior

White, Yes

FPI's David Adesnik on General Nicholson's report that the war in Afghanistan has reached a "stalemate."

White, Yes

FPI's Evan Moore on what the Ukraine crisis and Kara-Murza's poisoning mean for U.S.-Russia policy.

White, Yes

FPI Board Member Robert Kagan says America must check the rising powers of Russia and China before it's too late

White, Yes

Overnight Brief

February 17, 2017

Trump’s pick to replace Flynn as NSA turns down the job

Hayes + Joscelyn, Krauthammer, Lake, and Ignatius on Flynn

FPI’s Tzvi Kahn and Reuel Gerecht on Trump’s Iran policy

Fred Kagan and Fred Hof on America’s Syria policy

Thornberry says HASC would oppose year-long CR

US adversaries catching up with American aircraft capabilities

Panel: Moving US forces forward key to deterring Russia, China

FPI’s Edelman, McNamara: US strategy for keeping Europe whole, free

Congress tests Trump officials on trade

Elliott Abrams: Netanyahu comes to Trump’s Washington


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James Kirchick | February 16, 2017

We may never know the extent to which, or if at all, Edward Snowden cooperated with foreign powers when he perpetrated the greatest seizure of classified intelligence material in American history. This is a question that the veteran investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein sets out to answer in How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft.

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Eric Edelman | February 16, 2017

By FPI Board Member Eric Edelman and Whitney Morgan McNamara

From the mid-1930s through the Cold War, Europe was critical to U.S. strategic thinking, which developed around the assumption that foreign domination of Europe was inimical to U.S. national security.

David Adesnik | February 8, 2017

Confusion about the role and membership of the National Security Council (NSC) has proliferated following the president’s decision to assign a high-profile role on the NSC to his chief political strategist, Steve Bannon.  No president has given such a prominent role to a political advisor


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