FPI's William Kristol: No change in U.S. policy means more victories for ISIS's barbarism.

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U.S. Needs New Strategy to Stop ISIS, says FPI Senior Policy Analyst Evan Moore

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FPI's Ellen Bork: Sanctions will only treat the symptoms of Putin's aggression

Unrtil the West takes these principles—and the Russians who want to live under them—seriously, it will treat only the symptoms rather than the cause of Putin’s aggression. - See more at:
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Institute for the Study of War's Daily Situation Reports on the Crisis in Iraq

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Overnight Brief

August 28, 2014

Ukraine reports Russian invasion, Russian forces seize coastal town

Separatist leader says thousands of Russians have fought in Ukraine

WaPo: Russia’s new tactics of war shouldn’t fool anyone

NATO plans more visible presence in Eastern Europe

Military skill and terrorist technique fuel success of ISIS

Report: ISIS grew more powerful over 4 years, didn’t suddenly emerge

Wieseltier: Era of humanitarian intervention is not over

Iran altering Arak reactor in bid for nuclear deal

Haqqani: Pakistan’s protests risk another coup (WSJ sub)

FPI’s Kirchick: Why “Islamophobia” can’t be equated w/anti-Semitism


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James Kirchick | August 25, 2014

Not long ago, I mentioned the Victims of Communism Memorial to an acquaintance. It’s a bronze model of the statue raised by Chinese students in Tiananmen Square shortly before the Peoples Liberation Army massacred thousands of peaceful demonstrators in 1989. Located on a small patch of land near Union Station in Washington, countless people walk by it every day, perhaps without even recognizing the memorial or understanding why it is there.

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William Kristol | August 20, 2014

The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim Foley, the president continued, "shocks the conscience of the entire world."

What happens in the age of Obama to a group that does something that appalls and shocks the conscience of the entire world?


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Caitlin Poling | August 15, 2014

President Barack Obama deserves praise for hosting the first ever U.S.-Africa Summit last week. Yet if this summit’s flurry of activities — which brought some 50 African leaders to Washington, D.C. — are to amount to genuine achievement, the United States will need to match words with deeds. Renewed American efforts to promote trade and develop infrastructure in Africa would be a good place to start.


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