Video, key quotations, transcripts, and pictures from the 2016 FPI Forum are now available.

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FPI Board Member Robert Kagan testifies on emerging US defense challenges and worldwide threats

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FPI's Tzvi Kahn discusses the implications of Russian ties with Iran and Syria.

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FPI Board Member Robert Kagan on what the election of Donald Trump portends for America's global leadership

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Overnight Brief

December 8, 2016

Syrian rebels pin hopes on Trump

Ties between Russia and the Taliban worry US, Afghanistan

Rubio calls for sanctions on Beijing for S. China Sea actions

Trump: Intel blaming Russia for DNC hacks was politically-driven

McCaul leads bipartisan push to punish Russia for hacks

$125 billion in DOD savings? Not so fast says Rep. Adam Smith

Leaders: Trump’s military increase easier said than done

Obama officials alarmed at slow pace of agency-level transition

Trump considering Colonel who caught Saddam for Army Secretary

Gertz: China upgrades force projection doctrine, Russia tests nuclear drone sub


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Mark Moyar | December 2, 2016

If one is to believe the more excitable oracles of cable television and the blogosphere, Donald Trump’s selection of retired generals for high offices foretells a wholesale militarization of American society and government. Soon, the country will look like Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, with American elementary schools teaching infantry tactics and U.S. generals plotting invasions of weaker countries.

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Ellen Bork | November 22, 2016

Since 1992, even before the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to Chinese rule, U.S. policy has been based on the premise that Beijing's Communist leaders value Hong Kong's autonomy. The theory was that Beijing would not want to damage Hong Kong and so could be relied upon not to undermine Hong Kong's freedoms.

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Eric Edelman | November 16, 2016

By FPI Board Member Eric Edelman and David J. Kramer

Before President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise victory last week, European leaders seemed certain to renew sanctions on Russia for its ongoing aggression against Ukraine. The sanctions are up for renewal at a meeting next month, and Moscow has done nothing to meet Western conditions.


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