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Defiance and Desperation in Iran Nuclear Talks

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FPI Resources on the Defense Budget

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FUTURE LEADERS
Meet the 2014-2015 class of the FPI Future Leaders Program

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IN THE NEWS
FPI Board Member Eric Edelman and Michèle Flournoy say cuts to defense spending are underiming our national security

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Overnight Brief

October 1, 2014

S. Asia officials urge Obama to reconsider Afghanistan withdrawal

Fred Kagan on the missed signs about ISIS’ rise

Mario Loyola: Send US troops back to Iraq

ISIS fighting strains defense budget (WSJ sub)

Harrison, Cohn: DOD’s strategy-resource mismatch

O’Hanlon: US cut land forces too quickly

DOD, Congress left in dark about admin’s $5 billion CT fund

Hong Kong leader’s strategy on protests: wait them out

WaPo, Auslin + Bosco on China and the Hong Kong protests

ICYMI: FPI’s Kahn, Moore on the state of Iran talks

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I happened to be meeting with Senator Ted Cruz a few hours after President Obama’s United Nations speech Wednesday. We naturally started by discussing the president’s latest oratorical effort. Cruz’s judgment on the speech as a whole? “Unsurprising, but consistently disappointing.” On Obama on Russia and Ukraine? A nice statement by Obama, but “why isn’t he giving serious military aid to Ukraine, both nonlethal and lethal?” Obama’s paragraph on Iran?

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As the Obama administration ramped up its war against the Islamic State group last week, I was visiting Israel with a bipartisan group of 12 leaders from Washington think tanks. During meetings with a variety of current and former Israeli government and military officials, as well as our counterparts from think tanks in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, we discussed the security challenges facing our respective countries. Some of what I heard was expected; but other things were more surprising.

Evan Beese | Tzvi Kahn | September 18, 2014

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint session of Congress today to appeal for U.S. support as his nation faces ongoing Russian aggression. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO forces in Europe, warned earlier this week that “little green men” — troops wearing uniforms without insignia, which Russia first used to seize the Crimea — now pose a threat to Moldova and its breakaway region, Transnistria.

 

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