NEW YORK LEADERS
Applications for FPI's 2015 New York Leaders Program are due by October 2.

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FPI BULLETIN
FPI's Tzvi Kahn analyzes Iran's ongoing development of its ballistic missile program.

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IN THE NEWS
FPI Board Member Eric Edelman examines the implications of America's diplomatic overtures toward Turkey

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FPI BULLETIN
FPI's David Adesnik and Alex Augustine analyze the latest developments in Ukraine

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Overnight Brief

September 3, 2015

Coordinated strategy brings Obama victory on Iran deal

Republicans weigh new ways to upend Iran deal

Fred Kagan on Iran’s view of the deal + terror-related sanctions

Youssef: Where did ISIS get chem weapons? Pentagon confirms use

Danielle Pletka and Bernard-Henri Levy on defeating ISIS

China announces cuts of 300K troops, Chinese navy sails off Alaska

Josh Rogin: US, Malaysia in talks to ramp up China spying

WSJ editorial: Putin is winning the Ukraine cease-fire

Militant cells carrying out more brazen attacks across Egypt

FPI’s Mark Moyar reviews Sean Naylor’s new book on JSOC

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Ellen Bork | August 26, 2015

Burma’s president, Thein Sein, once said he could imagine Aung San Suu Kyi, the pro-democracy leader, as president of Burma. “If the people accept her, I will have to accept her,” he told an interviewer in September 2012. It was a remarkable statement from a former general whose military persecuted Aung San Suu Kyi for decades after her National League for Democracy party was prevented from taking office after its landslide 1990 electoral victory.

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Mark Moyar | August 26, 2015

This past week, Jeb Bush drew fire from Democrats and even some Republicans for pinning the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) on the Obama administration's withdrawal of American troops from Iraq in 2011. Supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time of the withdrawal, countered that ISIS was George W. Bush's fault because he invaded Iraq in the first place, destabilizing the country and permitting extremism to take hold.

Tzvi Kahn | August 25, 2015

The newly disclosed draft text of one of two confidential side deals to the Iranian nuclear agreement demonstrates that the inspections regime depends on trust, not verification. In fact, by allowing Tehran to inspect the Parchin military complex on its own, the side deal makes a mockery of President Obama’s claim that the nuclear agreement “is the strongest non-proliferation agreement ever negotiated,” and sets a dangerous precedent for other proliferators to follow.

 

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