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FPI Resources on President Obama's changes to U.S.-Cuba relations

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FPI Board Member Bill Kristol: "The capitulation to North Korea could be a signpost in a collapse of civilizational courage"

The capitulation to North Korea could be—unless we reverse course in a fundamental way—a signpost in a collapse of civilizational courage. - See more at: http://www.foreignpolicyi.org/content/surrender-north-korea#sthash.jMbaWhW5.dpuf
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KEY QUOTES
At the 2014 FPI Forum, lawmakers discussed the need to end sequestration and rebuild our defenses.

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James Jeffrey and Robert Ford, the former US Ambassadors to Iraq and Syria, assess the campaign against ISIS

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Overnight Brief

December 23, 2014

Please note that the FPI Overnight Brief is on hiatus until January 5, 2015.

North Korea loses Internet access

Plummeting oil prices deal blow to Iran economy

FPI’s Kirchick on Václav Klaus

U.N. Security Council spotlights North Korean rights abuses

Stephens on the marvel of American resilience (WSJ sub)

Carothers on declining U.S. democracy aid

Rehman, Thomas, and Stillion on Taiwan and deterrence

Beji Caid Essebsi wins Tunisian elections

Dempsey calls for ‘hard choices’ on defense

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