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    Adios Democracy! Welcome Fidel! The Organization of American States Ends Cuba’s Suspension

    Handshakes with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, steps to alter Cuba policy, positive enthusiasm for a Leftist regime in El Salvador, and a generally apologetic tone for past U.S. misbehavior in Latin America has done little to calm the anti-American rage of the vanguard of Latin America’s Bolivarian leaders. Ready to shred … More

    China Humming A Sweet Tune

    As rumored for several weeks, a Chinese company is buying at least one piece of General Motors. GM will sell its Hummer brand to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery for an as yet undisclosed sum, probably $200–$300 million. There are multiple dimensions to the proposed acquisition, covering both commerce and … More

    Honoring President Ronald Reagan in London

    Here’s good news for a Friday: the planning committee of the Westminster City Council in London has given its approval for the placement of a statue honoring President Reagan outside the American Embassy. The statue will be accompanied by a piece of the Berlin Wall, to pay tribute to Reagan’s … More

    The UK Strikes Back

    The Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom Director Nile Gardiner responds to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs anti-British press tirade in today’s Telegraph: This kind of attack would normally be made against the likes of the North Korean or Iranian state media, but in the current climate of … More

    Queen's Normandy Invitation Found

    After furious diplomatic exchanges between the French and British governments, reports are emerging that Queen Elizabeth II — the only reigning monarch to have actively served in World War II — has finally been invited to commemorate the D-Day Landings in Normandy, France next week together with other heads of … More

    Who China is Rooting for in Tonight's Cavs - Magic Game

    A group of individual investors with strong ties to Chinese companies wants to buy into the Cleveland Cavaliers. This isn’t the first or the largest Chinese investment in the U.S. but it could be an important signal. Up till now, Chinese investment here has been dominated by large state-owned companies … More

    Hague is Right: EU Threatens US-UK Special Relationship

    In a recent, high-profile article, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband stated that the Conservative Party’s European policy, which advocates Britain’s sovereignty and independence as a nation-state, threatens the US-UK Special Relationship. He argued that President Obama’s unfettered enthusiasm for further EU integration means that Britain should relinquish its foreign policy … More

    China's Addiction to U.S. Debt

    Sebastian Mallaby in today’s Washington Post: China has accumulated at least $1.5 trillion in dollar assets, according to my Council on Foreign Relations colleague Brad Setser, so a (highly plausible) 30 percent move in the yuan-dollar rate would cost the country around $450 billion — about a tenth of its … More

    Happy Memorial Day 2009

    This Memorial Day, Heritage honors those who serve in the United States Armed Forces, their families, and all military retirees and veterans. From the battlefields of the Civil War–after which the first Memorial Day was observed–to the Forest of Argonne, the beaches of Normandy, the islands of the Pacific, the … More

    Tit for Tat, "Buy American" Starts Backfiring

    By now, you are well aware of the infamous “Buy American provisions” inserted into the $787 Billion stimulus package. These were even watered-down and reworded after concerns their language lead to outrage from many of the United States’ key trading partners.  In the end, language was added to alleviate international … More