A panel of Iran experts analyzed U.S. policy toward Iran in light of the November 24 deadline for nuclear negotiations.

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Thomas C. Moore examines how Congress can shape a deal with Iran in a new FPI Analysis.

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Confirmed speakers for the 2014 FPI Forum include Senator Ted Cruz, Governor Bobby Jindal, and Ambassador Robert Ford

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Read the FPI Leadership Network's assessment of the future of the U.S.-Japanese alliance.

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Overnight Brief

November 21, 2014

US lays out limits it seeks in Iran nuclear talks

Hayden: US intel likely couldn’t detect Iranian bomb

Tom Moore, Lee Smith, and Peter Huessy on Iran talks

Kurds appeal to US for heavier weaponry to fight ISIS (WSJ sub)

US “committed” to aiding Ukraine, but seeks reform progress

Militants in Benghazi attack tied to an al-Qaeda affiliate

FPI’s William Kristol: With Israel, against terror

WSJ (sub), WaPo + Puddington on UN’s N. Korea rights vote

NSA: Foreign powers steal data on critical US infrastructure

Patten: Confront China on Rights, rising China cited by USCC


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Tzvi Kahn | November 17, 2014

How to explain America’s failure, after 20 years of efforts, to impose genuinely crippling sanctions on Iran? Start with the penchant of the executive branch—from Presidents Clinton to Obama—for excluding Congress from the process.

Last month, the New York Times reported that President Obama planned to bypass Congress on any final deal with Iran, directly violating a pledge by Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this year that the administration would “of course” consult with lawmakers about the future of sanctions.

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Hannah Thoburn | November 14, 2014

There’s nothing like an invasion to bring a country together. Ask any Ukrainian on any street and they’ll tell you the same thing, almost thankfully: Vladimir Putin has united Ukraine like never before. His actions in eastern Ukraine have proven a kind of catalyst that have forged a nation out of a group of people that once squabbled incessantly about politics, language rights, and tax dollars.

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Rachel Hoff | Caitlin Poling | November 14, 2014

Exit polls from last week’s midterm elections challenged the conventional “it’s the economy, stupid” wisdom, as the number of voters who said the economy was the most important issue fell to just four in 10. The dark horse issue of the 2014 election was foreign policy.


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