President Hassan Rouhani has broken his promises to improve human rights in Iran.

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Read the new FPI Bulletin on what the next steps in the war against ISIS should be.

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FPI Fellow James Kirchick gave his on-the-ground perspective on Ukraine's parliamentary elections.

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FPI releases Foreign Policy 2014, a briefing book on key foreign policy and national security issues.

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Overnight Brief

October 30, 2014

Gertz: China pressures Pentagon on Taiwan sub sales

Blinken: Iraq to blame for lack of security after 2011

USAF: ISIS campaign worsens maintenance staff shortage (WSJ sub)

Budget cuts blamed in deadly “friendly fire” accident in Afghanistan

ICYMI, FPI’s Kahn: Under Rouhani, Iran’s extremism persists

Obama could replace aides bruised by a cascade of crises

Paul Ryan: Obama administration has no foreign policy

Miller: What Rand Paul doesn’t get about intervention

FPI’s Adesnik: The flawed example of George Kennan


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Ellen Bork | October 28, 2014

On Sunday, the leaders of Hong Kong’s democracy protests abruptly scrapped a poll of protester sentiment they had announced just days earlier. The idea of the poll had been to get protesters’ reactions to two bones thrown to them by the Hong Kong government in televised talks held on October 21.  

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David Adesnik | October 28, 2014

Did Rand Paul just become a supporter of George W. Bush’s freedom agenda? “The world does not have an Islam problem,” Paul explained a few days ago. “The world has a dignity problem, with millions of men and women across the Middle East being treated as chattel by their own governments.” Such words clearly echo President Bush’s declaration that, “Sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East did nothing to make us safe

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James Kirchick | October 28, 2014

CHERKASY, Ukraine—The Ukrainian people emerged from the polls on Sunday with an unambiguous message: they wish to continue their turn to Europe.

Five months after electing a pro-Western president in the form of confectionary magnate Petro Poroshenko, and nearly a year after the start of the Maidan revolution that ousted the corrupt regime of former president Viktor Yanukovych, Ukrainians expressed widespread support for parties promising sweeping reforms


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