FPI's David Adesnik empasizes the importance of presidential leadership in rebuilding Americas's military strength

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FPI Board Member William Kristol examines President Obama's foreign policy legacy

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FPI Board Member Eric Edelman examines Erdogan's campaign to undermine democracy in Turkey.

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FPI's Mark Moyar examines the limitations of America's Special Ops forces and the danger of over-relying on them

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Overnight Brief

April 28, 2017

Trump warns of “major conflict” with N. Korea, may seek direct talks

Trump: S. Korea should pay for THAAD, may renegotiate trade deal

Trump says he would check w/China before calling Taiwan again

State wants to clear Haley’s remarks before she speaks

Hadley, Wilder, Worden: 4 steps to peace in Afghanistan

John Lehman: US Navy needs to be everywhere at once

Mark Schneider: Russian nuclear weapons policy

Charles Krauthammer: Populism on pause in France

McCain: Balkans are heating up, and US is nowhere to be seen


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James Kirchick | April 13, 2017

Greece’s government debt crisis has always been about two mutually exclusive propositions.

First is the Greek people’s attachment, much of it sentimental, to eurozone membership, regardless of its economic sense.

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Robert Kagan | April 7, 2017

American missile strikes against Syria are a critical first step toward protecting civilians from the threat of chemical weapons, and President Trump deserves credit...

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James Kirchick | April 6, 2017

If this were any other year, the upcoming federal election in Germany would be like every other German election: humdrum and focused almost exclusively on domestic issues. Despite their country’s size and economic power, Germans resist seeing their nation — or their chancellor — as a potential world leader.


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