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    North Korea's Smuggling Ring

    North Korea raises hundreds of millions of dollars through smuggling illegal drugs and counterfeit goods, accounting for 10 percent to 40 percent of the entire nation’s revenue and supporting the country’s nuclear program, according to a CNN report featuring Heritage expert Bruce Klingner. “Kim Jong-un really sits atop of a … More

    Efforts to Stall Fighting in Syria for Muslim Holiday Implausible

    The efforts of United Nations envoy Lakhdar Brahimi to negotiate a ceasefire between the Syrian military and rebels for the Arab holiday Eid al-Adha are likely to be fruitless. Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) begins this year on October 26. While this holiday focuses on the prophet Abraham being … More

    50 Years Later: The Soviets' Reckless Overreach in the Cuban Missile Crisis

    On October 16–28, the world is marking the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a standoff between the United States and the former Soviet Union that nearly ended in a nuclear war between the two superpowers. The confrontation of the Cold War still affects the relationship between the U.S. … More

    INFOGRAPHIC: Obama Foreign Policy Strewn with "Bumps in the Road"

    In an interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday, President Obama referred to the problematic relations with Middle Eastern governments as “bumps in the road.” These “bumps” (failures, in reality) are the result of a policy based on profound naiveté and shortsightedness. When he came to office, President Obama attempted to … More

    Organization of American States Flops on Assange Case

    On August 24, foreign ministers from Latin America And the Caribbean Will gather in Washington for a meeting of the venerable Organization of American States (OAS). They will dive headlong into the dispute involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, diplomatic-asylum-granting Ecuador, and theU.K. Why now? Why Washington? Why the OAS? Probably … More