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    Why China Is Watching the U.S. Response to the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

    As tensions in the Crimean Peninsula continue intensifying, it’s important to note who is watching. It’s not just the international press and the diplomatic corps, but also America’s biggest adversaries. Take China, for example, which made headlines over the weekend by wading into the conflict by declining to criticize Russia’s … More

    Ukraine Proves the Folly of Obama's Russian Reset

    The Obama administration’s Russian reset, designed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was premised on the idea of Russia as a partner with the United States. Hand in hand, the former rivals would address the major international crises of the day. This initiative will be remembered as one of the … More

    Who's Watching You Online?

    In recent years, the world has watched as Twitter and Facebook made political uprisings possible. In countries where dissidents previously had trouble making their voices heard and connecting with one another, these tools changed history. On the flipside, however, everyone from terrorists to foreign intelligence agencies rushed into the open … More

    Heritage's Carafano at SXSW Tech Conference: 'If You Care About Freedom, Care About Cybersecurity'

    If you care about freedom and prosperity, you ought to care about cybersecurity. That’s what Heritage’s James Carafano told an audience at the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas, on Sunday. Cybersecurity, a growing issue of concern around the world, was a hot topic at the nation’s … More

    Why It's Insane To Shrink Our Military As Much As Hagel Wants To

    Finally, a defense secretary who would roll up his sleeves and start getting bloated Pentagon spending under control. His name was Robert McNamara, and he and his “whiz kids” had plenty to fix. Each armed service had a different butcher’s smock because they couldn’t agree on the requirements for an … More

    Two Stolen Passports Were Used By Malaysian Airlines Passengers. Here's How To Make Sure That Never Happens Again.

    Reports today suggest that two of the people traveling on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were using stolen passports to conceal their identity. Two of the passengers who “boarded” the plane (one Italian and one Austrian) are alive and well today, and nowhere near the airplane. Both had reported their … More

    Putin Is Right About Withdrawal from the New START Treaty

    According to Representative Trent Franks (R–AZ) and Representative Doug Lamborn (R–CO), Russian President Vladimir Putin’s potential withdrawal from New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) would serve America’s strategic interests more than the Obama Administration’s attempts to “reset” the United States’ relationship with Moscow. Putin’s mobilization of Russian troops into … More

    A Cyber Cold War: Russia and Ukraine Trade Cyber Attacks

    Ukraine’s telecommunications system has been cyber attacked, according to the head of the country’s security service. Internet and telephone services between the Crimea region and the rest of Ukraine were cut after Russian forces seized control of Crimea, but now the mobile phones of members of the Ukrainian parliament are … More

    6 Things the White House Can Do Immediately Regarding the Russia–Ukraine Conflict

    Despite issuing carefully worded statements—leaving a lot of room for interpretation—the White House has largely avoided mentioning specific consequences for Russia’s recent aggressions. Perhaps the White House will consider taking a look at our recent Heritage Foundation Issue Brief that includes a number of specific policy recommendations that, among other … More

    President’s Defense Budget Request: Making the U.S. Less Secure

    The President’s fiscal year 2015 defense budget request demonstrates the Administration’s willingness to sacrifice America’s leadership while the world grows more dangerous. If the President gets his way, all of the services will see significant reductions in their ability to protect America’s interests abroad. The U.S. needs to sustain forces … More