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    Leaving Eastern Europe Out in the Cold

    In January, amidst a particularly cold winter, Russia’s quasi-governmental gas giant Gazprom turned off the gas taps to Ukraine after the two sides failed to reach agreement in a pay dispute. Downstream users including Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, and the Czech Republic were also put in the deep freeze. Gazprom has … More

    In the Green Room: President José Maria Aznar on the 'Atlantic Link'

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0Tgl-elpxg[/youtube] President Obama speaks glowingly of ‘inextricable links’ between the world’s countries, forgetting sometimes, however, which links are truly inextricable: America’s alliance with Europe. Commenting last week on this alliance during a visit to Heritage, former Spanish President José Maria Aznar said: It’s necessary in my view to bring forth this … More

    In the Green Room: Former Spanish President José Maria Aznar

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rctFga8CfdM[/youtube] En este vídeo, el ex Primer Ministro de España platica con la Fundacion Heritage acerca de la importancia de las próximas elecciones hondureñas; el conflicto en Afganistan y por ultimo, la opinión que tienen los Europeos acerca del Presidente Obama y nuestro gobierno estadounidense.

    What Obama Gets for Scrapping Missile Defenses in Europe

    MOSCOW – The Kremlin perceives the Obama Administration’s decision to scrap the third site anti-missile system in Poland and the Czech Republic as a radical review of the US global leadership policy and a serious concession to Russia. At the same time, the Kremlin does not think it necessary to … More

    Why Are We Letting Iran Catch Up?

    Yesterday, for the second time this year, Iran test-fired their Sejil-2 ballistic missile. The mid-range weapon has a range of about 1200 miles, long enough to target Israel, Egypt, southeastern Europe, and many American bases in the Middle East. So if Iran has twice test-fired missiles this year that can … More

    Lisbon Adds To Prague's Tough Week

    It has not been a good week for the Czech Republic. On Thursday, President Obama formally ditched the agreement to deploy elements of America’s missile defense shield there. Twisting the knife further on Thursday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy threatened Prague with “consequences” of delaying ratification of Lisbon Treaty, making the … More

    Obama’s Rookie Blunder on Missile Defense Concessions

    MOSCOW – President Barak Obama’s decision to abandon ballistic missile defense in Central Europe will encourage Iranian truculence and will not generate Russian good will or support for the US on Iran sanctions. This is the main take-home lesson from my meetings with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey … More

    Live POLITICO Webchat With Heritage's Sally McNamara on Missile Defense

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    Shameful Surrender: Today's Missile Defense Decision

    President Obama’s decision to abandon plans for basing elements of the U.S. missile defense shield in Poland and the Czech Republic is entirely a political one – in order to appease Russia. This decision is a strategic victory for the Kremlin, which is determined to have a sphere of privileged … More

    In the Green Room: Dr. Liam Fox, Member of Parliament

    UK Shadow Defense Secretary Liam Fox was speaking at Heritage today, assessing the huge challenges faced by Britain, the United States and the NATO alliance in Afghanistan, and underscoring why victory against the Taliban is vital to the security of the West. Afterwards he made time for the Foundry and reacted to the morning … More