EVENT WRAP-UP
FPI's Ellen Bork and David Feith of the WSJ-Asia urged the US to stand up for human rights in Hong Kong
 

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EVENT WRAP-UP
Quotes, video, and a transcript of the FPI-BPC-FDD event "Are We Headed Towards a Bad Deal with Iran?"

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

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BULLETIN
Defiance and Desperation in Iran Nuclear Talks

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Overnight Brief

October 22, 2014

US, Iraq planning offensive to reclaim territory from ISIS

US cooperated w/Syrian Kurds in battle against ISIS (WSJ sub)

US, Russia can’t agree on whether they agreed to coordinate on ISIS

Dems criticize Obama’s Iran plan, Kerry expects to consult w/Congress

Eaglen, Morrison: Chinese hacking is eroding US military superiority

Report: China’s ties to North Korean ally decline

Brattberg, Tracz: What’s Putin up to in Sweden?

State Dept lagging in assessing Iran’s threat in Latin America

Max Boot: Counterinsurgency is here to stay

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Ellen Bork | October 20, 2014

Representatives of the student led democracy protests in Hong Kong are due to enter into a dialogue with the Hong Kong government on Tuesday.  The prospects for success are not good.  The two sides are far apart, with the government saying it will not even discuss the protesters’ chief demand – the democratic election of the chief executive of Hong Kong’s 7.2 million people and, specifically, the candidacy of individuals that Beijing would bar as insufficiently loyal to the Communist party. 

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David Adesnik | October 11, 2014

Henry Kissinger projects the public image of a judicious elder statesman whose sweeping knowledge of history lets him rise above the petty concerns of today, in order to see what is truly in the national interest. Yet as Kissinger once said of Ronald Reagan, his knowledge of history is “tailored to support his firmly held preconceptions.” Instead of expanding his field of vision, Kissinger’s interpretation of the past becomes a set of blinders that prevent him from understanding either his country’s values or its interests.

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Tzvi Kahn | October 9, 2014

“No deal is better than a bad deal” with Iran over its nuclear program. So says the president, and the secretary of state (and his predecessor), the secretary of defense, the chief U.S. negotiator, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and the State Department spokeswoman (and her deputy).

Or not. In a little-noticed passage from her written testimony to the Senate in July, chief U.S. negotiator Wendy Sherman wandered from the talking points.

 

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