In a House hearing, key Iran experts analyze the prospective nuclear agreement with Iran.

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FPI Resources
FPI suggests key analyses of the Iran nuclear negotiations and their strategic implications.

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FPI's Evan Moore: US military plays a vital role in deterring aggressors and maintaining peace in the Pacific

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FPI Bulletin
FPI's Tzvi Kahn assesses the significance of Russia's sale of the S-300 air defense system to Iran.

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Overnight Brief

April 24, 2015

Lake and Rogin: AIPAC vs. pro-Israel Republicans

FPI’s Kristol, Wolfowitz, and Krauthammer on Iran

US weighs training Iraqis to call-in US airstrikes against ISIS

Josh Rogin: US never knew where Warren Weinstein was

US often unsure who will be killed in drone strikes

Max Boot: Happy talk won’t defeat ISIS (WSJ sub)

FPI’s Bork: New democratic coalition to test the Kremlin

Elliott Abrams: HRW does Israel—again

Kouddos: Egypt’s judiciary is a willing participant in repression


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William Kristol | April 24, 2015

As always, Winston Churchill said it best. Here he is on March 24, 1938, speaking less than two weeks after the Anschluss, the Nazi annexation of Austria:

"For five years I have talked to the House on these matters—not with very great success. I have watched this famous island descending incontinently, fecklessly, the stairway which leads to a dark gulf.

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Ellen Bork | April 23, 2015

Growing up blind and poor in rural China, Chen Guangcheng had few prospects. Yet before he turned 40, Chen was one of China’s most famous human rights activists, known around the world after he became the subject of a dramatic standoff between the American and Chinese governments.

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Ellen Bork | April 22, 2015

At last, some good news has emerged from Russia. Despite escalating political repression, war in Ukraine, and the February 27th murder of Boris Nemtsov, the democratic opposition has united on a joint platform to contest regional elections in 2015 and national parliamentary polls in 2016. The coalition includes Nemtsov’s party, RPR-Parnas, co-chaired by Mikhail Kasyanov, Alexei Navalny’s Party of Progress, and four other parties. Open Russia, a civic organization headed by the exiled former businessman and political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, has endorsed the grouping.


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