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    Maintaining Strong Ties with the Baltic States Benefits the U.S.

    Some of the United States’ most eager and engaged international partners are in Eastern Europe. A new report by The Heritage Foundation highlights the contributions of America’s Eastern European allies and underscores the importance of security cooperation between the U.S. and the Baltic states—Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. As noted by … More

    Boko Haram Terrorists Are Now Officially Terrorists

    The U.S. Department of State has finally designated the Nigerian-based terrorist group Boko Haram and a splinter faction known as Ansaru as official foreign terrorist organizations (FTO). It’s about time. The Heritage Foundation has long been calling for the group’s official designation and warned about the alarming trends of religious … More

    Cyber Attacks: Hopping the "Great Firewall"

    Google’s new Digital Attack Map reveals that the U.S. experiences daily cyber attacks. Though much of the map’s real-time cyber activity is untraceable, the map does confirm that China heavily targets the U.S. This underscores the need for the U.S. to make China feel a cost for its cyber espionage … More

    Devastation in the Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan: A Call for Help

    At least 1,774 people have been confirmed dead after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines last Friday. Estimates suggest that many thousands are dead and at least 800,000 displaced by the storm. While the storm is over, it has left millions of people in need of assistance. There are many ways … More

    Wal-Mart and Economic Freedom in India

    Wal-Mart recently decided to part ways with the Indian firm Bharti, thus ending its efforts to penetrate India. The breakdown in cooperation between the Indian and American firms highlights some of the hardships that businesses face when considering operating in India. Due to strict foreign direct investment (FDI) regulations, undeveloped … More

    Heritage Scholar Authors New Book on Margaret Thatcher's Leadership

    Inspired by Winston Churchill and unwavering in conviction, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher saved the “sick man of Europe.” In 1979, Thatcher began her mission to save Britain from socialism, to save the world from communism, and to spread freedom the world over. Nile Gardiner, director of Heritage’s Margaret Thatcher … More

    Benghazi: Can Survivors Answer the Growing List of Questions?

    Next week’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee by three survivors of the Benghazi terrorist attack is spurring an intense new round of questions and media interest. One year after the attack that killed four Americans, books by survivors of the attack are starting to come out. Their stories challenge … More

    Iran Gains Sanctions Relief from the Obama Administration

    The Obama Administration, eagerly seeking a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, is now signaling that it will ease the sanctions that finally forced Tehran to the negotiating table. On Thursday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said that the Obama Administration is considering the easing of some sanctions to further … More

    Benghazi Eyewitnesses to Testify on Capitol Hill

      Three more eyewitnesses to the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, will finally have the opportunity to speak to Members of Congress next week. Without increasing insistence from the Hill, it is highly unlikely that their accounts would ever be heard. From day one, the Obama White House … More

    Russia Silences Political Opponents Through Judicial Abuse

    Outspoken anti-corruption crusader and whistleblower Alexei Navalny may face up to 10 years in prison in Russia for money laundering. Just weeks ago, a Russian court suspended a sentence he was serving for charges on embezzlement. This suggests that the siloviki (men of force) faction in the Kremlin is trying … More