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 22, 2017

North Korea launches missile, but test appears to fail

General urges nuclear upgrade, Trump may abandon disarmament

Tillerson to Moscow appears to be stand-in for Trump-Putin meeting

Hill Republicans say they’re growing frustrated with Mattis

Warnings of a “powder keg” in Libya as ISIS regroups

Iran steps up support for Houthis in Yemen’s war

Hannah, Ghasseminejad: Rouhani the deceiver

Fugitive spurs worries over new Brussels terror attack

US raid in Yemen led to laptop ban on flights

Mackenzie Eaglen: Rebuild our defenses for the information age


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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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