FPI's Evan Moore examines the challenges facing Ukraine on the 25th anniversary of its independence

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FPI's Tzvi Kahn examines Russia's recent use of an Iranian air base.

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FPI's Tzvi Kahn examines Iran's support for Shiite proxies in Bahrain.

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FPI's David Adesnik examines reports that the administration intends to bypass the Senate on CTBT

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Overnight Brief

August 24, 2016

US, Europe say Assad may have kept some chemical weapons

Turkish military begins major offensive into Syria against ISIS

North Korea test fires missile from submarine

Obama admin won’t tell Congress how it paid Iran $1.3 billion

Obama admin working to achieve diplomatic solution in Yemen

GAO: Pentagon can’t tell difference in OCO and base dollars

WSJ editorial and 3 US Ambs on the situation in Ukraine

Colombian gov’t, FARC ready to announce peace deal

UN adviser: China’s crackdown on dissent could lead to unrest


Tzvi Kahn | August 4, 2016

Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal confirmed what observers have long suspected: In January, the Obama administration paid Iran a $400 million ransom to secure the release of American hostages. On the same day as the prisoners’ departure from the country, an unmarked U.S.

Evan Moore | August 3, 2016

President Obama will visit the Pentagon tomorrow for an update on the war against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL). Following the Orlando attack in June, the President insisted, “We are making significant progress…ISIL is under more pressure than ever before.”

August 1, 2016

In the current issue of National Review, FPI Policy Director David Adesnik takes a detailed look at the long-term budget trends and short-term political pressures that are responsible for the erosion of U.S. military power.


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