FPI presents key background and context on Iran and the IAEA's secret side deals to the nuclear agreement.

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FPI's David Adesnik analyzes the possible military dimensions (PMD) of Iran's nuclear program.

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FPI Adjunct Fellow Mark Moyar reviews the administration's role in sequestration in the Wall Street Journal.

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FPI's Tzvi Kahn analyzes how the Iranian nuclear agreement diverges from past U.S. standards for a deal.

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Overnight Brief

August 4, 2015

FPI’s Adesnik on Iran’s PMDs, Pletka on how to make the deal better

US intel split on whether ISIS or al-Qaeda is the bigger threat

US, Turkey agree to keep Syrian Kurds out of border zone

US launches Syria flights from Turkey in an expanded campaign

State Dept watered down human trafficking report

IMF says sanctions taking toll on Russia

Obama team, military at odds over S. China Sea

David Feith: China’s next sea fortress (WSJ Sub)

Auslin: How N. Korea made the Iran Deal inevitable

Christopher Walker: The West’s failure of imagination (WSJ sub)


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William Kristol | July 31, 2015

By FPI Board Member William Kristol and Stephen F. Hayes

To paraphrase Lincoln, if we could first know where Iran is and whither Iran is tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. To evaluate the Iran deal, we need, to the degree possible, to understand the Iranian regime, its nature and its history, its past and present behavior. 

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Mark Moyar | July 30, 2015

It's the fourth quarter of the Obama presidency, and Obama's national security team is losing 35-0. According to the U.S. intelligence community, the global terrorist threats to the United States now exceed those from 2001. From the Levant to the East China Sea, Iranian, Russian and Chinese power creep forward at America's expense.

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James Kirchick | July 30, 2015

This article is part of a briefing book on the provisions and consequences of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action published by The Tower. It can be read online here.

The deal reached in July 2015 by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany – the P5+1 – and Iran, ostensibly to curb the latter’s nuclear program, will have far-reaching consequences beyond the scope of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.


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