FPI's Tzvi Kahn discusses the implications of Russian ties with Iran and Syria.

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FPI Board Member Robert Kagan on what the election of Donald Trump portends for America's global leadership

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FPI's Eric Edelman and David Kramer explain what Trump's victory means for US-European unity against Russia

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Resources on how the United States should respond to China's growing interference in Hong Kong

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Overnight Brief

December 2, 2016

Charles Krauthammer: The triumph of the West is over

Islamic State girds to defend remote Syria outpost

Afghan security crisis sets stage for terrorists’ resurgence

Votel: More US troops in Afghanistan sent “strong message”

N. Korean nuclear program likely undeterred by sanctions

WSJ editorial: What not to do on N. Korean sanctions

Elliott Abrams on Fidel Castro’s death

FPI’s Kristol, Abrams and Rosa Maria Paya Acevedo on Cuba’s future

Thornberry: Trump will request more troops, ships, planes

Ignatius: Plans for new high-tech weapons on hold for Trump’s approval


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Ellen Bork | November 22, 2016

Since 1992, even before the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to Chinese rule, U.S. policy has been based on the premise that Beijing's Communist leaders value Hong Kong's autonomy. The theory was that Beijing would not want to damage Hong Kong and so could be relied upon not to undermine Hong Kong's freedoms.

Tzvi Kahn | November 15, 2016

Iran has violated the nuclear deal again. Last Wednesday, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced that Tehran had exceeded its allotment of heavy water, which it can utilize to produce fissile material for a plutonium bomb. Predictably, the Obama administration, eager to protect its increasingly brittle foreign policy legacy, has refused to call the Islamist regime’s action a violation of the Joint...

Evan Moore | November 10, 2016

It is already cliché to observe that Donald Trump’s victory in Tuesday’s presidential election has shocked and surprised the entire world.  But when he takes office in January, the President-elect may be the one who is surprised by the seemingly intractable global challenges confronting him.


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