FPI Board Member William Kristol reponds to President Obama's remarks on ISIS

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U.S. Needs New Strategy to Stop ISIS, says FPI Senior Policy Analyst Evan Moore

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FPI's Ellen Bork: Sanctions will only treat the symptoms of Putin's aggression

Unrtil the West takes these principles—and the Russians who want to live under them—seriously, it will treat only the symptoms rather than the cause of Putin’s aggression. - See more at:
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Institute for the Study of War's Daily Situation Reports on the Crisis in Iraq

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Overnight Brief

August 29, 2014

Lake, Rogin: Why Obama backed off on more ISIS strikes

FPI’s William Kristol on “We don’t have a strategy yet”

Asking Congress to back ISIS strikes is tricky for Obama

New ISW Iraq Update, US airstrikes haven’t blunted ISIS

Putin commends separatist militias in Ukraine

WaPo, WSJ (sub), Shevtsova, and Daalder on Russia in Ukraine

Volker, Brattberg: NATO must stand up to Putin’s threat

FPI’s Ellen Bork: What would Hillary do on Burma?

Elliott Abrams: Who won the Gaza War?

Inboden, Holmes: US needs new foreign policy agenda for 2016


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Ellen Bork | August 29, 2014

Despite the attention paid to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s criticism of President Obama’s foreign policy as lacking an “organizing principle,” there wasn’t much new in her interview with the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg. Mostly the exchange covered issues on which her differences with the president are well known, such as arming the Syrian opposition and supporting Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu.

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James Kirchick | August 25, 2014

Not long ago, I mentioned the Victims of Communism Memorial to an acquaintance. It’s a bronze model of the statue raised by Chinese students in Tiananmen Square shortly before the Peoples Liberation Army massacred thousands of peaceful demonstrators in 1989. Located on a small patch of land near Union Station in Washington, countless people walk by it every day, perhaps without even recognizing the memorial or understanding why it is there.

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William Kristol | August 22, 2014

On Tuesday, August 19, an American citizen, James Foley, was savagely killed. The group of jihadists known as ISIL had previously killed and brutalized tens of thousands of non-Americans. But they killed Foley because he was an American. They titled the grotesque video of this particular act of barbarism “A message to America.”


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