The current U.N. development system promises too much and demands too little of its member governments. Its autocracy, secrecy, bureaucracy, and self-aggrandizement reflect the worst of its members. Read More.
While foreign assistance can sometimes assist in promoting economic growth and development, far more important are a country's economic policies, the rule of law, and good governance. Rather than focusing on the level of aid, America should focus its efforts on encouraging developing countries to adopt policies conducive to economic growth and development.
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Many have asked – Where are the Muslim voices that are not only against Islamist violence but also against the Islamist ideologies that fuel such — Read more
In 2011, The Heritage Foundation criticized the Obama Administration’s National Strategy for Counterterrorism as a document that “profoundly misreads the nature of the global transnational — Read more
On December 9, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Abigail Fisher’s case against the University of Texas at Austin (UT). The school — Read more
The Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies own hundreds of millions of acres. These and other agencies such — Read more
Co-hosted byThe news cycle is full of stories testifying to aggressive Chinese maritime and other military or paramilitary activity, new sophisticated Chinese military capabilities, and — Read more
Co-hosted byThe New Silk Road allows countries from the Baltic and the Mediterranean to the Pacific and in between to engage in global economic activities — Read more
Co-hosted byAmerican law enforcement is under attack … and not just from the criminal element. Aggressive and hostile anti-police rhetoric, largely presented to the — Read more
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has made Korean unification a central tenet of her foreign policy strategy. More so than her predecessors, she has — Read more
Some have suggested that the United States ought to take a diminished role in international affairs. Specifically, they recommend that the U.S. should use — Read more
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