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    Snowden Asylum Is Burying Obama’s Russian "Reset"

    The Kremlin delivered a diplomatic blow to U.S.–Russian relations when Moscow granted former NSA analyst Edward Snowden a temporary political asylum. Now, the White House may cancel a U.S.–Russia summit that was scheduled for early September, and Obama’s Russian reset policy will require significant re-examination. This will be the first … More

    Manning Verdict in WikiLeaks Case Sends Message to Lawbreakers

    Today’s verdict in the trial of Private First Class Bradley Manning is an important benchmark in the ongoing debate over the handling of secret information. The military court found Manning guilty of nearly all the charges and specifications against him, but not guilty of arguably the most serious charge, aiding … More

    Snowden, Rafael Correa, and Ecuador

    The saga of former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor turned “whistleblower” Edward Snowden continues to attract global attention. If press reports prove accurate, Snowden’s final destination may be Ecuador, where asylum has been requested. Ecuador is a South American nation of 15.5 million with a dollarized economy. Leftist president Rafael … More

    Free Speech Threatened at United Nations

    The skies over New York are thick with chickens coming home to roost for the Obama Administration. No sooner had President Obama delivered his oration to the U.N. General Assembly—in which he both defended the principle of free speech and denounced the exercise thereof if it hurts Muslim religious feelings—than … 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

    Morning Bell: WikiLeaks' Anti-Americanism Now Backed by Ecuador

    Yesterday, WikiLeaks creator Julian Assange, a 41-year-old Australian fleeing rape charges, stood on the balcony of Ecuador’s London embassy and told the President of the United States to get off his back. “I ask President Obama to do the right thing: the United States must renounce its witch-hunt against WikiLeaks,” … More

    Julian Assange's Sordid Ego Trip

    After hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for two months, Julian Assange was granted asylum in Ecuador yesterday to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted on charges of two counts of sexual assault. Assange wanted to take on the mightiest government in the world by publicizing massive … More

    Britain Is Right: No Asylum for Assange

    Early on August 16, Ecuador’s foreign minister, Ricardo Patino, announced that his country is granting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum—that is, if he can get there. Since the end of the London Olympics, Patino and his boss, leftist President Rafael Correa, have been in a panic, warning that their … More

    WikiLeaks’s Assange, Ecuador’s Correa, and the Politics of Anti-Americanism

    On June 19, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, breached his bail conditions and secretly made his way to Ecuador’s embassy in London. There he made a request for political asylum. Assange was under house arrest and facing extradition to Sweden to stand trial for charges of sexual assault reportedly committed … More

    Heritage Expert’s New Book Addresses Battle for the Internet

    Today we have access to vast amount of information at the click of mouse but are also faced with those who seek to steal secrets, disable defenses, or otherwise use the Internet for their own purposes. Heritage’s James Carafano addresses these threats in his new book, Wiki at War: “The … More