FPI's Tzvi Kahn analyzes Iran's latest human rights abuses in the context of the nuclear deal.

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FPI's David Adesnik examines the latest criticism of President Obama's ISIS strategy.

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FPI Board Member Robert Kagan examines the state of the international system and how the US can strengthen it

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Resources to help understand the events of the past month and chart a new path forward in the war on terrorism.

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Overnight Brief

December 1, 2015

US-led air campaign escalates against ISIS’s oil assets

Anti-ISIS coalition crumbles as Arab allies focus elsewhere

Iraqi forces prepare next US-backed attack

FPI’s Adesnik: Suggested questions for Carter and Dunford

Feith, Loyola: “Degrading” ISIS is not a serious strategy

US diplomat: Assad “has continued to use chemical weapons”

FPI’s Kahn: Iran deal spurs increased human rights abuses

Paris attackers honed their assault through trial and error

Chinese military scaled back attacks on US industry

US-supplied equipment is falling apart on Ukraine’s front-lines


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James Kirchick | November 23, 2015

"Why is the goose-step not used in England? There are, heaven knows, plenty of army officers who would be only too glad to introduce some such thing. It is not used because the people in the street would laugh. Beyond a certain point, military display is only possible in countries where the common people dare not laugh at the army."

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Evan Moore | November 20, 2015

The Paris terror attacks demonstrate that the Islamic State group is a grave and growing threat. Matthew Olsen, former head of the National Counterterrorism Center, told Congress this week that there have been 41 Islamic State group or Islamic State group-inspired attacks against the West so far this year, twice the number in all of 2014.

November 17, 2015

Before a joint session of the French Congress at Versailles, President François Hollande announced a 90-day state of emergency, proposed substantial changes to his country’s constitution, and announced the dispatch of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to the eastern Mediterranean, where it would triple the


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