FPI Policy Director David Adesnik examines the Obama administration's proposed nuclear policy changes

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FPI's Christopher J. Griffin analyzes China's strategy in the South China Sea.

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FPI's Tzvi Kahn analyzes the implications of Iran's proliferation-sensitive procurement efforts.

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FPI is accepting applications for our 2016 Future Leaders Program until Friday August 5.

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Overnight Brief

July 26, 2016

US, Iraq prepare for grinding insurgency as ISIS loosens grip

WSJ, McFaul, and Pletka on the importance of NATO

White House mulls big nuclear policy changes, FPI’s Adesnik assesses

Obama approves directive on govt’s response to cyberattacks

Thornberry: New authorities in Afghanistan helping

FBI suspects Russia hacked the DNC

Russia brings its propaganda war to the US

DNC hack rattles US effort to rein Russia in on Syria

DOD: Proposed Russian deal in Syria is “not based on trust”


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Evan Moore | July 25, 2016

Last week’s Republican Nation Convention in Cleveland was supposed to unify the party and signal to general-election voters that Donald Trump was capable of handling the duties of the presidency. However, his remarks in a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times last week undermined those efforts and added to the concerns many national security-minded voters have with his candidacy.

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James Kirchick | July 18, 2016

The recent release of Sir John Chilcot’s inquiry into the origins of the Iraq War has predictably inspired recriminations about that country’s disintegration into political turmoil and sectarian violence.

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Eric Edelman | July 15, 2016

By FPI Board Member Eric Edelman, Michael Makovsky, and Jonathan Rue

The year since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program was announced has been a strategic windfall for Iran and a disaster for the United States.


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