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    Russia's Invasion of Georgia Tests NATO

    TBILISI — What should NATO do about Georgia? This question must inevitably lead to the question of what NATO should do about Russia? Since Russia’s illegal and immoral invasion of Georgia on Aug. 7, the West has failed to find an adequate answer to either question. Although Russian troops have … More

    Having Courage to Fight the Evils of Communism and Socialism

    TBILISI — Discussions at the fifth annual European Resource Bank today turned to the question of how to implement radical reforms, and what we can learn from previous success stories such as Estonia. A panel titled, “Reforms need more than sound economics,” expressed the view that legislators of new democracies … More

    What About Latin America?

    After two Presidential debates it’s becomingly increasingly clear there will be little discussion of U.S.-Latin American relations in the final month. How will the next President handle President Hugo Chavez, the deteriorating U.S. – Venezuelan relationship, and growing ties with Russia and Iran? What about Russian warships headed to the … More

    Georgia's Future Hinges on West

    TBILISI – It isn’t hard to see why Georgian Prime Minister Lado Gurgenidze is a free marketer. A graduate of American private education and a citizen of the United Kingdom, the ethnic Georgian prime minister invoked Margaret Thatcher’s legacy as an example for today’s legislators to follow in confronting economic … More

    War-Torn Georgia Welcomes Conservative Movement for European Resource Bank

    TBILISI — Arriving in this city and driving down George W. Bush Street, you’d be hard pushed to identify Georgia as a country that recently underwent a short but brutal war. Of course the war never reached Tbilisi, but ordinary Georgians are seemingly untouched by Russia’s illegal and immoral invasion … More

    Remedying the Disparity in the U.S.-Korea Alliance

    Congress yesterday approved legislation to upgrade South Korea’s military procurement status to equal that of members of NATO, Australia, Japan and New Zealand (“NATO+3”). The legislation, authored by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), is expected to be signed by President Bush within the next few days. With this action, Congress has … More

    Report on Venezuela’s Human Rights’ Record Earns Chavez’ Wrath

    After months of lambasting staunch U.S. ally Colombia for its human rights record, the New York-based group Human Rights Watch has published a detailed 236-page report exposing the Venezuelan government of Hugo Chavez’ shabby record with regard to human rights in extensive detail. Describing everything from the marginalization of political … More

    Promoting Freedom Globally

    Today The New York Times reports that depositors in Hong Kong are lining up to pull their deposits from their local banks due to Wall Street’s recent turmoil. We live in a global market where a financial sneeze in one community can lead to a global flu. However we still … More

    Finally, Some Good News Out of Congress

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 19-2 in favor of the U.S.-India civil nuclear cooperation agreement. Doubly impressive the committee adopted the agreement without a controversial proposal that would give Congress more influence over future deals. Heritage analyst Lisa Curtis underscored the importance of final passage of the agreement earlier … More

    Three Reasons to Support the U.S. India Civil Nuclear Age

    Heritage’s Lisa Curtis explains why Congress must move quickly to implement the US-India Civil Nuclear Deal. The deal would stregnthen US-India relations. India is a key Asian partner that shares our democratic values and political concerns. If this deal is not passed soon, it will have to wait until the … More