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    Americans to Congress: Don't Give Up on Benghazi

    Americans are still outraged at what happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. They know that four brave Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, died at the hands of terrorists. They know American diplomats did not receive the protection and the support they deserved. But what remains incomprehensible … More

    Amid Chinese Aggression, Obama Affirms U.S. Defense of Japan’s Senkaku Islands

    During his trip to Japan, President Obama publicly affirmed long-standing U.S. policy that the bilateral security treaty applies to the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands. China claims sovereignty over the islands and, in recent years, has tried to intimidate Japan—much as Beijing has bullied the Philippines in pursuit of its extralegal territorial … More

    Censorship Disguised as Cybersecurity: Cambodia’s Proposed Cyber Law

    A recently leaked bill before Cambodia’s parliament would be the first to explicitly outlaw cyber crime in the country, but it would also serve as a means for the Cambodian government to repress opposing political views. The bill specifically makes it an offense to post any content that would “hinder” … More

    Why Your Boss Probably Isn't Speaking at This Conference

    American companies like Boeing, General Electric, Caterpillar, and John Deere are in the club. What about your company? These are just a few of the firms you might have heard of that benefit from the Export-Import Bank. It’s a government program that loans money to foreign governments and companies to … More

    U.S. Soldiers to the Baltics: A Good First Step

    The recent announcement that 600 U.S. soldiers from the Italy-based 173rd Airborne Brigade will be sent to the three Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, as well as Poland, for training exercises is a step in the right direction. While these deployments are symbolically important, the U.S. needs to … More

    Kidnapped: Pro-Russian Gunmen Are Holding This U.S. Journalist Hostage

    An American journalist for Vice News is being held captive by pro-Russian gunmen following his reporting on the turmoil in Ukraine. Simon Ostrovsky had covered the conflict over Crimea for weeks and went missing Tuesday. His disappearance is the latest example of a crackdown on journalists by Russia and its … More

    Russia Is Expanding Intimidation Tactics in Eastern Ukraine

    Vice President Joe Biden, who went to Ukraine on Monday for a two-day visit to express U.S. support for the government in Kyiv, has accused Russia of being behind the irregular armed forces who are taking over Eastern Ukraine. However, he did not offer much beyond $50 million in assistance … More

    Bill Clinton Is Concerned and You Should Be, Too

    What do Bill Clinton, The Washington Post, and The Heritage Foundation have in common? They are all wary of a big transition that’s happening with the Internet. Today, representatives of countries from around the world are meeting in Brazil to start discussing the Internet’s future. It’s in dispute because the … More

    Afghanistan: Obama Administration Taking Wrong Lesson from Elections

    The high voter turnout for the April 5 election in Afghanistan (nearly 60 percent) in the face of insurgent violence and threats demonstrates that the Afghan people want democracy, not the harsh Islamist rule on offer from the Taliban. The U.S. should show it fully backs the Afghan people by … More

    President Obama’s Asia Trip and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    As President Obama travels to Asia, one item sure to be on his agenda is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement currently being negotiated between the United States and 11 other countries. Since the U.S. joined the negotiations in 2008, about the only thing the countries involved seem to … More