FPI's Tzvi Kahn analyzes Iran's ongoing development of its ballistic missile program.

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FPI Board Member Eric Edelman examines the implications of America's diplomatic overtures toward Turkey

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FPI's David Adesnik and Alex Augustine analyze the latest developments in Ukraine

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FPI's Tzvi Kahn analyzes the newly revealed side deal between Iran and the IAEA.

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Overnight Brief

August 31, 2015

Foes try new ways to attack Iran Deal, GOP plots counter to filibuster

US developing sanctions against China over cyberthefts

Dick + Liz Cheney on restoring American exceptionalism (WSJ sub)

Hamas may not benefit from Iran’s post-sanctions windfall

Gedmin + Schmitt on Georgia and upholding democratic values

UAE takes lead in southern Yemen (WSJ Sub)

US Special Forces groom Afghan troops (WSJ sub)

Syrian peace may hinge on Moscow’s game plan

Burma’s backsliding raises doubts about US strategy


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Ellen Bork | August 26, 2015

Burma’s president, Thein Sein, once said he could imagine Aung San Suu Kyi, the pro-democracy leader, as president of Burma. “If the people accept her, I will have to accept her,” he told an interviewer in September 2012. It was a remarkable statement from a former general whose military persecuted Aung San Suu Kyi for decades after her National League for Democracy party was prevented from taking office after its landslide 1990 electoral victory.

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Mark Moyar | August 26, 2015

This past week, Jeb Bush drew fire from Democrats and even some Republicans for pinning the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) on the Obama administration's withdrawal of American troops from Iraq in 2011. Supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time of the withdrawal, countered that ISIS was George W. Bush's fault because he invaded Iraq in the first place, destabilizing the country and permitting extremism to take hold.

Mark Moyar | August 20, 2015

Although it has received little attention in Washington, Iraq’s military and Iraqi Shiite militias allied with the Baghdad government have spent the summer organizing military operations against Ramadi, Fallujah, and other ISIS-held cities in Anbar Province. The Obama administration, which has largely kept quiet on the unfolding campaign, has at times tried to minimize the participation of Shiite militias in the offensive, but its willingness and ability to do so has been eroding.


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