FPI's Evan Moore examines the situation in Syria after six years of war and what President Trump should do there

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FPI Fellow James Kirchick examines Russia's efforts to undermine European political and security systems

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FPI Board Member Eric Edelman and CSBA's Whitney McNamara outline a new U.S. defense strategy for the Mideast

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FPI Fellow James Kirchick presents a speculative account of Europe's near, dark future.

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Overnight Brief

March 27, 2017

Admin weighs greater involvement in Yemen, support for Saudis

N. Korea’s rising ambition seen in bid to breach global banks

Kremlin dismisses vast Russia protests as “provocation” by Navalny

NSA civilian leader: US needs to stop Russian electoral interference

WSJ editorial: Hong Kong’s new boss

Hong Kong democracy activists face charges over 2014 protests

Tillerson to attend NATO meeting, Senate to vote on Montenegro

Runde: Development and diplomacy are key pieces of foreign policy

Report: Critical assumptions and American grand strategy

Pomerantsev: Why Belarus keeps surprising everyone


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Mark Moyar | March 20, 2017

The Trump administration’s new budget outline calls for a 28% cut in funding for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Defenders of USAID insist that foreign aid is vital to advancing U.S. interests. They’re right—but there’s also plenty of waste.

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James Kirchick | March 20, 2017

On the highly peculiar relationship between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, a conventional wisdom appears to have taken hold: however friendly the two presidents appear towards one another now, their strong personalities are a recipe for geopolitical conflict down the road.

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James Kirchick | March 10, 2017

Europeans are waking up to the fact that Russia is trying to do by peaceful means what the Soviet Union once threatened by violent ones: overthrow democratic governments.


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