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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    China's Rise and India's Obvious Partner (the US)

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    The release last week of an Indian think tank report entitled “Non-Alignment 2.0: A Foreign and Strategic Policy for India in the 21st Century” has prompted robust discussion about Indian foreign policy in the age of a rising China. Indian national security advisor Shiv Shankar Menon provided remarks at the … More

    Geithner Draws Wrong Dodd-Frank Lessons and Forgets Fannie Mae

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    There were plenty of lessons to learn after the financial crisis of 2008. Unfortunately, neither Congress nor the Obama Administration was willing to take the time to learn them. Instead, they acted before they understood the causes of the crash or what to do to avoid similar bailouts in the … More

    Ten Questions Obama Should Be Asked at Tuesday's Press Conference

    President Barack Obama delivers press conference on debt limit negotiations on July 15, 2011

    President Obama will hold his first official press conference since October on Tuesday. Plenty has happened since then: the president has illegally appointed four officials to federal posts, Energy Secretary Steven Chu has again demonstrated his lack of concern for rising gas prices, Iran has continued its march towards nuclear … More

    To Empower Women, U.N. Should Promote Freedom

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    This week, the U.N. will celebrate International Women’s Day during its annual meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The focus of the 2012 gathering is “the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges.” Prior to the actual … More

    Chinese News Makes Inroads in U.S.

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    Chinese TV has taken a page from Al Jazeera’s playbook. With sparkling new offices in Washington, D.C., on New York Avenue since February 6, and a staff of 75 soon to be 100, CCTV America is making a serious and well-financed bid to be a player in the U.S. media … More

    Move Toward a Minimal Deterrence Posture Dangerous

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    The “Obama proposal for force reduction is foolhardy,” writes Bradley Thayer, professor of political science at Baylor University, in his recent commentary. His post is a reaction to the White House’s effort to unilaterally reduce the number of U.S. operationally deployed nuclear warheads to as low as 300. The decision … More

    High Gas Prices Could End 32 Years of Milkman Service

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    You don’t see too many milkmen out delivering bottled milk to peoples’ homes, and because of high gas prices, you might even see fewer. Rockville Home Milk Delivery has been in operation for over 30 years, catering to the demands of nearly 5,000 homes in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. … More

    What Would Our Founders Say About Elections Today?

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    With Super Tuesday coming up, Americans are reflecting on the Republican presidential campaign: Has the fighting among candidates been normal? Is the presidential campaign process too long? How important are debates? Reflecting on these questions can be put into better context by looking at the evolution of the presidential selection … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: March 5 – March 9, 2012

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    House Cloakroom: March 5 – March 9 Analysis: This week the House will take up legislation on a variety of issues.  The JOBS Act is a combination of several financial services related bills meant to ease access to capitol and remove barriers to entry for startup companies.  The countervailing duties … More

    Russian Elections Did Not Bring a Surprise--but Now What?

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    A recent Heritage event analyzed Russia’s presidential election and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency. The election was held in the aftermath of mass protests against Russian leadership’s corruption and disregard for the rule of law. According to David Kramer, President of Freedom House, Putin already lost in … More