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    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

    Obama Seeks to Reassure Allies … Again

    Reassurance. Out of necessity, it’s become a prevalent theme of President Obama’s foreign policy, including his trip to Asia that he embarks on today. After all, how else to assuage jittery U.S. allies and their grave misgivings over Washington’s capabilities and resolve to defend them against escalating security threats. The … More

    Deal or No Deal? Cambodia Elections Saga Continues

    Hun Sen, prime minister of Cambodia, and opposition leader Sam Rainsy met last week in an attempt to reconcile differences over allegedly rigged July 2013 elections. Despite their lengthy discussion, no deal was inked. Since the elections, the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) has called for a transparent review … More

    Iran Exploits Interim Nuclear Agreement to Undermine Sanctions

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is set to release a report indicating that Iran is fulfilling its commitments under the November interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. Iran has diluted half of its higher-grade enriched uranium stockpile, as required by the agreement, according to the IAEA. While this is … More