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    The Tools to Prevent Another World War

    Gavrilo Princip was no sharpshooter. He didn’t have to be. His target passed just feet in front of him. Princip plugged the heir to the Hapsburg throne in the jugular vein. Archduke Franz Ferdinand bled out in his car. That single killing sparked a global slaughter. European security issues had … More

    Iran Nuclear Deal Isn't an Episode of "24"

    Too many in Washington seem to regard the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran as an episode of the once-popular TV show 24. They think the clock starts counting down on January 20, and then we’ll wait breathlessly for six months to find out whether the West has successfully sidetracked Iran’s … More

    China’s Confucius Institutes Could Threaten Academic Freedom

    There is nothing soft about Chinese “soft power,” as those on the receiving end of Chinese diplomacy are realizing to their alarm. For Beijing, soft power includes a variety of elements, from pop culture and public diplomacy to heavy-handed economic and diplomatic pressure. Soft power is seen as a complement, … More

    Why Did the Benghazi Story Change?

    The truth about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, is finally coming out. An explosive intelligence report made public this week revealed that officials knew it was a terrorist attack that killed four Americans on September 11, 2012—and they knew right away. It also revealed that the lapse in security … More

    At Today’s UN: A Blind Eye to Corruption

    A recent Associated Press report raises concerns about the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services. OIOS is supposed to be the organization’s equivalent of an inspector general. But AP’s story leaves doubt that the OIOS is willing and able to fulfill its oversight functions. The story, in a nutshell, … More

    Taiwan: The Connection Between Economic Performance and Security

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal’s Index of Economic Freedom. It also marks the 35th year of a piece of legislation near and dear to the mission of The Heritage Foundation—the Taiwan Relations Act. Taiwan last year had one of the largest increases in … More

    U.S. Trade Deficit: Made in Washington, D.C.?

    The Treasury Department recently reported that China and Japan are the largest foreign holders of U.S. government debt. China now owns $1.317 trillion in U.S. government debt. Japan owns another $1.186 trillion. It is no surprise that China and Japan are also the two countries with which the United States … More

    The War on Cinnamon: More EU Regulatory Overreach

    The European Union (EU) is well known for its regular attempts to regulate even the smallest and most miniscule parts of life on the continent. In May 2013, the EU dropped plans to ban refillable olive oil containers and olive oil plates in restaurants when public outcry over the absurd … More

    Senate Intelligence Report Damning on Benghazi

    “This attack was preventable”: That is the chilling and inevitable conclusion of a new report by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Benghazi. A good deal of the information in the “Review of the Terrorist Attacks on the U.S. Facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11-12, 2012” has previously been reported, but … More

    Iran: More Sanctions Pressure Needed to Salvage an Acceptable Nuclear Deal

    The Obama Administration, which signed an agreement with Iran on Saturday on how to implement its November 24 interim nuclear deal, is now seeking to suppress bipartisan congressional efforts to strengthen sanctions against Iran if it violates the interim agreement. Although the text of the most recent agreement has not … More