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    And the Prize for Britain’s Exit from the EU Goes To…

    The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in London awarded its prestigious “Brexit Prize,” a 100,000 euro award for the best plan for a British exit from the European Union (EU), earlier this week. The winner, Iain Mansfield, is the director of trade and investment at the British embassy in the … More

    Which Future Will Britain Choose?

    One way or another, Britain will have a national referendum on EU membership. But the point of the referendum is not to vote. It is to choose between different futures. The advocates of the EU, like Lord Mandelson, argue that Britain needs to “concentrate on using all of our influence … More

    Don’t Wait to Cut U.S.-EU Tariffs

    The United States and the European Union (EU) are currently negotiating a proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). A recent survey by the Atlantic Council and the Bertelsmann Foundation of over 300 “stakeholders” who have an interest in the TTIP talks suggests a possible strategy to jumpstart the agreement. … More

    At Britain’s CPAC, Heritage Joins Conservative Allies

    The Heritage Foundation was proud to be the only American think tank invited to participate in the inaugural Freedom Festival, Britain’s equivalent of the Conservative Political Action Conference in the U.S. Organized by the leading center-right think tanks and activist organizations in Britain, including such stalwarts for freedom as the … More

    IMF Package to Ukraine Should Include Real Economic Reforms

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials beat the U.S. to the punch this week, arriving to discuss economic aid to Ukraine one day earlier than U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. While Kerry promised $1 billion in loan guarantees from the U.S., the IMF is working on a $15 billion loan … More

    Expelling Russia from the G8: Weak Symbolism and Absurdist Theater

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has joined U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in calling for consideration of expelling Russia from the G8, the group of the eight most powerful industrialized democracies. Russia was a late comer to the group, joining only in 1997, in a move that was supposed … More

    Nuland’s Anti-EU Remark: Undiplomatic, but Understandable

    Last week, Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and the top U.S. “diplomat” in our relations with the European Union (EU), offended many European leaders by letting loose a salty “f*** the EU” in a phone conversation with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt. Russian government … More

    Protesters in Ukraine Are Demanding Economic Freedom

    The headlines coming out of Ukraine are tragic—and inspiring. Ukrainians are risking their lives and property for independence, a path to Europe, and freedom from political oppression. They are also demonstrating for economic freedom, courageously challenging a repressive government that has turned to Stalinist tactics to try to destroy them. … More

    Q&A on the Crisis in Ukraine

    The political crisis that consumed Ukraine for the past two months is showing signs of positive developments. President Viktor Yanukovich is beginning to meet some of the demands of the demonstrators, but the opposition is still demanding early presidential elections. What are the latest developments in Ukraine, and why did … More

    The War on Cinnamon: More EU Regulatory Overreach

    The European Union (EU) is well known for its regular attempts to regulate even the smallest and most miniscule parts of life on the continent. In May 2013, the EU dropped plans to ban refillable olive oil containers and olive oil plates in restaurants when public outcry over the absurd … More