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

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FPI's Eric Edelman, Ambassador Dennis Ross, and Ray Takeyh say Iran remains our biggest challenge

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FPI Fellow James Kirchirck says NATO should establish a Monroe Doctrine to aid non-member European nations

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Timeline of Russian Aggression in Ukraine and the Western Response

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Overnight Brief

September 22, 2014

Obama to lead UN effort to halt movement of terror recruits

US, allies training Kurds to use weaponry against ISIS (WSJ sub)

US hopes plan offers path to Iran nuclear pact, Senate GOP objects

Ukraine won’t pull back troops until rebels cease fire

Russians protest Putin’s stance on Ukraine

Pelevina: The Russian opposition’s fight to survive

Afghan presidential candidates agree to share power

Hong Kong students lead democracy fight w/class boycott

Army Chief Odierno calls for rethink of cuts (WSJ sub)

FPI’s Edelman, Flournoy: Defense cuts hurting our security


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William Kristol | September 12, 2014
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Caitlin Poling | September 12, 2014

While the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) has proclaimed its “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, the world is paying too little attention to Boko Haram, its deadly imitator in northeast Nigeria. Late in August, the terrorist group’s leader declared the establishment of his own Islamic caliphate in Africa, and in past weeks, he has seized a significant amount of territory there.

Christopher J. Griffin | Evan Moore | September 10, 2014

When President Obama outlines his strategy toward the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL) tonight, Americans should judge the seriousness of his plan by its potential to: 1) defeat and destroy ISIS as an organization; 2) restore stability to Iraq; and, 3) bring about a post-Assad Syria that is free of terror.


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