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  • Getting Americans Back to Helping Each Other

    Heritage distinguished fellow and former Assistant Secretary of State Kim R. Holmes, at a recent event for his new book Rebound: Getting America Back to Great, argued that America’s decline is not inevitable; there’s still a chance to turn things around. Today, America is one of the freest and most … More

    Millennials Need an American Rebound

    The plight of debt-burdened and underemployed millennials—those born between 1979 and 1994—is troubling, but Heritage Foundation distinguished fellow Kim Holmes points out that there is still time to change course and increase opportunities for this generation. In his new book, Rebound: Getting America Back to Great, Holmes explains that there … More

    Obama’s Waffling Foreign Policy

    President Obama’s foreign policy over the course of his presidency has suffered from severe inconsistency, writes Heritage Foundation distinguished fellow Kim Holmes in The Washington Times: He’ll draw red lines in Syria and threaten military strikes, then call off the strikes and convene diplomatic conferences. If he’s not killing terrorists … More

    Egypt: Cuts to Aid Hurt U.S. National Interests

    This week’s cuts to military aid to Egypt have had negative consequences for U.S.–Egypt relations. Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said Wednesday that the country is “in a delicate state reflecting the turmoil in the relationship and anyone who says otherwise is not speaking honestly.” Some experts worry that “the … More

    The History of Declaring War

    With the full Senate vote to come on whether to authorize air strikes against the Assad regime in Syria, it would be useful to have a well-established threshold regarding the authorization of military strikes. But there isn’t one. As Kim Holmes outlines in a Washington Times op-ed, the recent history … More

    Israel and Palestine Talks: Kerry Should Learn from the Past

    A recent poll shows that most Israelis are pessimistic that the new round of talks with  Palestine will succeed. A majority of Israelis also oppose withdrawing to pre-1967 borders and recognizing a Palestinian “right of return.” History indicates that, if both sides are not ready for peace negotiations, those negotiations … More

    U.N. Disabilities Treaty Unnecessary to Protect the Disabled

    The State Department marked the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this week by touting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). As Heritage expert Kim Holmes points out in The Washington Times, the United States already has the most effective system … More

    Egypt: U.S. Should Take a Stand for Democracy

    The Obama Administration’s indecision in the face of current events in Egypt is backfiring. Freedom-aspiring Egyptians are angry with the U.S. for supporting now-deposed President Mohamed Morsi as he became more and more authoritarian, while Morsi’s backers are angry with the U.S. for supporting a military coup of a democratically … More

    Iran, North Korea Pose Greater Nuclear Threat Than Russia

    Iran’s nuclear energy chief, Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani, declared Friday that the country will continue uranium enrichment for energy, though most outsiders suspect it will be used for nuclear weapons. Even more troubling, this news comes directly after President Obama’s declaration in Germany that he wants further reductions in the U.S. nuclear … More

    Turkey No Model for Muslim Democracy

    President Obama met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier this week to discuss, among other things, Syria, free speech, and the excessive police tactics the regime used to quell recent protests against Erdogan’s policies. Violent clashes between protesters and security forces have already resulted in 24 arrests and … More