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    It Was A North Korean Torpedo

    The South Korean government has concluded that a North Korean torpedo caused the March 26th sinking of a South Korean naval ship, killing 46 sailors. South Korea and the US will now advocate a strong response to North Korean complicity in the sinking of the Cheonan but stop short of … More

    Guest Blogger Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA): You Sunk My Battleship

    Will North Korea’s Kim Jong-il get away with murder?  That’s a question Koreans, and many in the region, are asking a month and a half after a South Korean naval vessel was sunk, killing 46. An investigation, assisted by U.S. naval intelligence, and other international partners, is still ongoing.  Yet … More

    Stand by South Korea at this Time of Tension and Uncertainty

    Seoul, South Korea – It is becoming increasingly obvious that a North Korean torpedo caused the March 26th sinking of a South Korean naval ship. The Cheonan, a 1200 ton corvette, was severed cleanly in half, a characteristic of torpedo attack rather than a naval mine. Seoul has already ruled … More

    A Trade Deal that Symbolizes Freedom and Democracy

    An April 12 article in the Washington Post poses a timely question concerning one of our longtime friends:  “In a world of dangerously failed states and willful challengers to American leadership, South Korea is an astoundingly successful democracy that wants to be friends. But will America say yes?” At the … More

    No More Talking Points - It's Time for Economic Freedom

    Last week, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke delivered a speech at the National Press Club titled “Back to Basics: A Blueprint for Exports-Driven Job Growth,” and remarked that “[President Obama’s National Export Initiative] will correct an economic blind spot that has allowed other countries to chip away at America’s international … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Schock (R-IL):Free Trade Will Boost Jobs

    Today, President Obama is hosting a jobs summit at the White House with union bosses and corporate CEOs to discuss ways to accelerate job creation in the US. Noticeably absent are any representatives from the Chamber of Commerce or the National Federation of Independent Businesses, who represent most of the … More

    Guest Blogger: Wally Herger (R-CA) on Maintaining U.S. Competitiveness

    Three years ago the U.S. finished negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with Colombia that would have given American businesses reciprocal access to the Colombian market that Colombian companies have been receiving for years. Two years later, in an unprecedented move, Speaker Pelosi denied the FTA an up or down … More

    Japan: America’s Reluctant Ally

    The most surprising aspect of the dust-up between the U.S. and Japan is that anyone is surprised. It was obvious that the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) security policies ran counter not only to long-standing U.S. priorities but also to American strategic interests. Yet, the common post-election view among analysts … More

    Kim Dae-Jung, RIP

    Former South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung once told me one of the most poignant stories I have ever heard about the role America plays overseas, how it is a force for good around the world. After hearing the news of his death in Seoul yesterday, it made me wonder how … More

    Heritage Foundation Mourns Loss of Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung

    It is with the deepest personal sadness that Mrs. Feulner and I have learned of the passing of our esteemed friend President Kim Dae-jung. It is a profoundly sad day for the Republic of Korea. President Kim was a truly historic figure. South Korea’s passage from authoritarian rule to democracy … More