On March 12, FPI and AAF will host a discussion with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on today's strategic challenges

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FPI Senior Policy Analyst Evan Moore says that a final nuclear deal with Iran should have high standards

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FPI Senior Fellow Ellen Bork says the US should honor Boris Nemtsov by transforming its approach toward Putin

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85 former US gov't officials, military leaders, and national security experts urge Congress to increase defense spending

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Overnight Brief

March 5, 2015

Iran talks closer on one year nuclear “breakout” demand

Democrats give Obama breathing room on Iran nuclear talks

FPI’s Kristol + Senor, Feaver, and Singh on Netanyahu’s speech

Before Nemtsov’s assassination, a year of demonization

Wess Mitchell: Rethinking “strategic patience” with Russia

ISIS AUMF in trouble on Hill, Carter leery of 3-year span

Iraqis want lead role in Mosul, US strategy relies more on Iran

Dempsey doesn’t rule-out US ground troops in Syria

Syrian opposition to post dead detainees’ photos


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Eric Edelman | March 4, 2015

By FPI Board Member Eric Edelman, Robert Joseph, and Rebeccah Heinrichs

Less than three years after President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and others mocked Mitt Romney for calling Russia the greatest geostrategic threat facing the United States, U.S. and NATO leaders have declared Putin’s Russia just that — a major threat to Europe and beyond.

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William Kristol | March 4, 2015

We'll all be discussing for quite a while the substance, context, and implications of yesterday's speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. I thought I might just offer a personal note on what most struck me yesterday, sitting in the gallery of the House of Representatives. 

Three moments stood out for me, as a Jew—but, not, I think, only as a Jew.

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David Adesnik | February 27, 2015

You can’t have a peace dividend without the peace. Nearly four years ago, Congress passed the Budget Control Act of 2011, which cut $487 billion from projected defense spending over the next ten years. The act also paved the way for sequestration, which would slash an additional $495 billion from the defense budget, for an overall total of almost $1 trillion in cuts.


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