FPI Senior Fellow Ellen Bork responds to Chechen President Kadyrov's threats against Russian dissidents.

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FPI Senior Policy Analyst Tzvi Kahn analyzes the implications of the Syrian peace talks.

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FPI Visiting Scholar Mark Moyar details the deteiorating situation in Afghanistan, and the administration's failed response.

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FPI's David Adesnik examines the implications of the Russian economic crisis for Ukrainian security

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Overnight Brief

February 5, 2016

Gen. Campbell: US military needs to beat back Taliban

US drawdown could constrain training of Afghan security forces

Syrian rebels losing Aleppo, perhaps also the war

Burns + Jeffrey and Hof on the need to protect Syrian civilians

West ponders Libyan intervention, US struggles with strategy

Russian sub activity returns to Cold War-levels

US-China split on North Korea casts pall on ties

FPI’s Bork: Violent threats to Russia’s democracy movement

Phil Levy: The TPP and its ticking clocks

FPI’s Adesnik: Overlearning the lessons of history

FPI’s Mark Moyar: Typologies of terrorism


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David Adesnik | February 4, 2016

In the spring of 2014, the White House came under fire for the alleged incoherence of its foreign policy. Rather than brushing off the criticism, White House aides began to tell reporters that there was one simple principle at the heart of the President’s foreign policy: “Don’t do stupid s---” (or “stuff”).

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Mark Moyar | February 1, 2016

The term “terrorism” is commonly understood as political violence outside the norms of conflicts between states. Terrorism’s victims can be innocent villains, or they can be political officials or even soldiers. More controversial is the term “terrorist.”

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Ellen Bork | January 28, 2016

Last week, an official British inquiry concluded that the 2006 murder of the exiled Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko by polonium poisoning was ordered by the head of the FSB, “probably” with the approval of President Vladimir Putin.


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