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    Jim DeMint: Russia's Actions in Ukraine Are Threat to Freedom

    The crisis over Ukraine will mark a turning point in the future of freedom. Russia’s decision to go ahead with plans to hold an illegal referendum in Crimea today reveals the limits of the Obama Administration’s policy, and demonstrates that it is now time to move beyond diplomatic statements and … More

    Why Ukraine May Make Iran Even More Determined to Go Nuclear

    They called it the Lisbon Protocol. In 1991, the U.S. and Russia agreed to historic reductions in nuclear weapons. But there was a hitch: Russia didn’t exactly own all of its nukes. When the Soviet Union collapsed, lots of them were left in the former vassal states of Belarus, Ukraine … More

    Poll: Putin Stronger Than Obama

    Three out of four Americans say Russian President Vladimir Putin is a strong leader, but less than half regard President Obama as one,  according to an Economist/YouGov poll. Worse for Obama, a majority of Americans (55 percent) think he is a weak leader, as Paul Bedard of The Washington Examiner gleaned … More

    Israel Intercepts Missile Shipment from Iran as U.S. Shortchanges Missile Defense

    Last week, Iran was once again caught red-handed shipping arms, including advanced rockets, to Gaza-based Palestinian terrorists. The Israeli navy intercepted the Klos-C, a Panamanian-flagged ship, in the Red Sea on March 5. It was slated to offload a clandestine shipment of mortar shells, bullets, and surface-to-surface missiles in Sudan … More

    DHS Chief Jeh Johnson Confirms Inflation of Deportation Numbers

      Jeh Johnson, President Obama’s new secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, this week admitted that “a very large fraction” of deportations aren’t really that but instead “turn-backs” at the border.  During questioning on Capitol Hill, Johnson confirmed that his agency’s use of border security metrics inflate the reported … More

    Canada Completes Mission in Afghanistan

    Canada’s final remaining training troops in Afghanistan will soon return home. The official lowering of the flag ceremony took place on March 11, signaling an end to over 12 years of commitment from the country. On October 8, 2001—just one day after the United States began operations in Afghanistan—Canada announced … More

    What Ukraine Needs from the U.S. NOW

    In what is best described as blatant disregard of Ukraine’s national sovereignty, Russian troops continue to occupy key sites across the Crimean Peninsula. What’s next: Russia has announced an illegitimate referendum on Sunday giving the people of Crimea a vote to determine whether they want to join the Russian Federation. … More

    Post-Cold War Peace Is Over: Why Russia’s Ukraine Aggression Is Just the Beginning

    The end of a post-Cold War peace and the biggest event since the fall of the Berlin Wall—that’s how panelists at The Heritage Foundation described the ongoing situation in the Crimean peninsula, which is slated to hold a referendum this Sunday to decide if it wants to be a part … More

    Majority of Americans Support Sanctions on Russia

    A solid majority of Republicans and Democrats agree that imposing sanctions on Russia is a good idea, according to a recent Washington Post poll. Among the findings: “in an unheard of alignment of the far left and far right, 68 percent of liberal Democrats support sanctions, as do 69 percent … More

    Russia Threatens to Suspend Inspections Under New START: What’s Next for the U.S.

    The Obama Administration’s mismanagement of relations with Russia failed to prevent Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Now, in response to the Administration’s plans to sanction the Russians responsible for the invasion, Moscow is threatening to suspend inspections of its nuclear forces—inspections that are mandated by the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty … More