FPI Bulletin
FPI Senior Policy Analyst Tzvi Kahn assesses the flaws in a newly proposed deal with Iran.

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FPI Board Member William Kristol says that Benjamin Netanyahu's speech will be more than just a speech

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85 former US gov't officials, military leaders, and national security experts urge Congress to increase defense spending

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FPI Senior Policy Analyst Evan Moore urges the Obama administration to "speed and speed now" to aid Ukraine

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Overnight Brief

February 27, 2015

Rogin: Can Obama’s Iran deal outlive his presidency?

FPI’s Kahn, Krauthammer, Makovsky on Iran nuclear deal

Tom Donnelly on the campaign to retake Mosul from ISIS

FPI’s Kristol, WSJ (sub), and Abrams on Netanyahu’s speech

Reuel Gerecht and Mitchell Silber (WSJ sub) on the War on Terror

Report: Worldwide Threat Assessment of US Intel Community

DNI Clapper backs arming Ukrainian forces against Russia

China’s space weapons threaten US satellites, has more attack subs

China’s neighbors bulk up militaries (WSJ sub)

North Korea poses “serious” nuclear threat


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David Adesnik | February 27, 2015

You can’t have a peace dividend without the peace. Nearly four years ago, Congress passed the Budget Control Act of 2011, which cut $487 billion from projected defense spending over the next ten years. The act also paved the way for sequestration, which would slash an additional $495 billion from the defense budget, for an overall total of almost $1 trillion in cuts.

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James Kirchick | February 25, 2015

Has Chris Matthews joined the ranks of the dreaded neoconservatives?

Usually the MSNBC host has no time for foreign policy interventionists, national security hawks, and the other assorted defense intellectuals crudely classified under the “neocon” label. “There’s always a war that the neocons are looking forward to,” he grumbled in 2012. “Neocons,” he said that same year in a discussion of Mitt Romney’s presidential advisers, are “horrible, dangerous people.”

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Ellen Bork | February 20, 2015

One element that has been conspicuously absent from the West’s response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is support for democracy in Russia.

It’s not that Vladimir Putin has eased up on the opposition and civil society. Even while he has seized Crimea and invaded eastern Ukraine, Russia’s democratic opposition parties have faced prohibitive barriers to participating in and contesting elections


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