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  • Issue Brief posted May 26, 2016 by Ana Quintana Alleviating the Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela

    In recent months, the already dire situation in Venezuela has worsened. Socialist economic policies have led to food shortages, electricity blackouts, and runaway inflation. Criminal elements have taken over the government and imprisoned democratic opposition figures. All the while, a citizen security crisis has caused the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, to become the…

  • First Principles Series Report posted June 2, 2015 by Justin D. Lyons Champion of Liberty: Winston Churchill and His Message to America

    2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston S. Churchill. Dwight D. Eisenhower, fortified by memories of long association and collaboration with Churchill through cataclysmic events, wrote a remembrance for National Geographic: “When Sir Winston Churchill died on January 24, 1965, full of years and honors, the entire world quickened with emotions of grief…

  • Issue Brief posted April 8, 2015 by Luke Coffey, Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. The U.S. Should Back the Falkland Islanders’ Right of Self-Determination at the Summit of the Americas

    The Organization of American States (OAS) will hold the seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama, on April 10–11, 2015. In the past, Canada has been alone in supporting the Falkland Islanders’ right of self-determination in the OAS. This summit would be a good opportunity for the Obama Administration to drop its support for Argentina’s calls for negotiations…

  • Special Report posted November 6, 2014 by Bryan Riley, Ambassador Terry Miller Why Trade Matters and How to Unleash It: Trade Rankings from the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom

    Contributors Bryan Riley is Jay Van Andel Senior Analyst in Trade Policy in the Center for Trade and Economics, of the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, at The Heritage Foundation. Ambassador Terry Miller is Director of the Center for Trade and Economics and the Center for Data Analysis, of the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, and Mark A.…

  • Issue Brief posted June 4, 2014 by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D., Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D., Luke Coffey President Obama Goes to Europe: Top Five Policy Recommendations

    President Obama’s visit to Europe this week will be an important opportunity for the U.S. President to restate America’s commitment to the transatlantic partnership, strengthen the NATO alliance, and shore up European opposition to Russian aggression against Ukraine. Across the Atlantic, President Obama should also take note of the mounting disillusionment with the…

  • Special Report posted October 23, 2013 by Bryan Riley, Ambassador Terry Miller Congress Should Get Smart and Cut Tariffs to Boost Trade Freedom

    The latest rankings of trade freedom around the world,[1] developed by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal in the forthcoming 2014 Index of Economic Freedom,[2] once again demonstrate how citizens of countries that embrace free trade are better off than those in countries that do not. Data continue to show a strong correlation between trade freedom and a…

  • Issue Brief posted July 10, 2013 by Lisa Curtis Afghanistan: Zero Troops Should Not Be an Option

    The Obama Administration is considering leaving no U.S. troops behind in Afghanistan after it ends its combat mission there in 2014. This would undermine U.S. security interests, as it would pave the way for the Taliban to regain influence in Afghanistan and cripple the U.S. ability to conduct counterterrorism missions in the region. President Obama instead should commit…

  • Lecture posted July 2, 2013 by Jim DeMint Britain and the U.S.: Two Peoples United by an Attachment to Self-Determination

    I would like to thank the Henry Jackson Society, not just for this event today, but for the very important work you do on transatlantic relations and security concerns. You stand up for freedom around the world, and I salute you for that. I would like to say one word about the man after whom you’re named. Scoop Jackson was the kind of Democrat I wish we had more of today.…

  • Posted on June 21, 2013 by Noelle Suarez-Murias Human Rights: A Quiet Victory in the Americas

    In early June, the Organization of American States (OAS) elected three new members to the Inter-American Commission on...…

  • Posted on June 7, 2013 by Ray Walser Buyer Beware: Secretary Kerry and Venezuela

    On the margins of the general assembly of the Organization of American States in Guatemala, Secretary of State John...…

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  • Issue Brief posted April 8, 2015 by Luke Coffey, Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. The U.S. Should Back the Falkland Islanders’ Right of Self-Determination at the Summit of the Americas

    The Organization of American States (OAS) will hold the seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama, on April 10–11, 2015. In the past, Canada has been alone in supporting the Falkland Islanders’ right of self-determination in the OAS. This summit would be a good opportunity for the Obama Administration to drop its support for Argentina’s calls for negotiations…

  • Issue Brief posted May 26, 2016 by Ana Quintana Alleviating the Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela

    In recent months, the already dire situation in Venezuela has worsened. Socialist economic policies have led to food shortages, electricity blackouts, and runaway inflation. Criminal elements have taken over the government and imprisoned democratic opposition figures. All the while, a citizen security crisis has caused the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, to become the…

  • Issue Brief posted June 29, 2012 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. U.S. Should Respect Paraguay’s Decision to Remove President Lugo

    On June 22, Paraguay’s legislature removed leftist President Fernando Lugo from office for “poor performance of duties.” This peaceful, public action was confirmed by multi-party supermajorities in both houses of the legislature and followed procedures outlined in the 1992 constitution. Vice President Federico Franco of the Liberal Party assumed the office of president.…

  • Backgrounder posted May 19, 2010 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D., Ray Walser, Ph.D., David B. Kopel The OAS Firearms Convention Is Incompatible with American Liberties

    Abstract: President Barack Obama has called on the Senate to ratify CIFTA, the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacture of and Trafficking in Firearms, but the convention poses serious prudential risks to liberties guaranteed by the First and Second Amendments. The convention appears to be an end run around domestic obstacles to gun control. Furthermore,…

  • WebMemo posted May 19, 2010 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D., Ray Walser, Ph.D., David B. Kopel President Calderón’s Visit Should Not Lead to Support for the OAS’s Firearms Convention

    On May 19, Mexican President Felipe Calderón will arrive in Washington for a two-day state visit, during which he is likely to urge U.S. ratification of the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacture of and Trafficking in Firearms (commonly known by its Spanish acronym, CIFTA). The convention is purportedly necessary to stem the flow of firearms legally…

  • WebMemo posted June 2, 2011 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. Time for U.S. Leadership at the Organization of American States

    The 41st General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) will take place in San Salvador June 5–7. The OAS will convene all members with the exception of Cuba and tackle a 103-item agenda over the course of three meeting-filled days. Since taking office, the Obama Administration has expressed strong support for multilateralism as a corrective for past sins…

  • WebMemo posted June 9, 2011 by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. President Obama Should Side with Britain over the Falkland Islands

    President Obama was effusive in his praise for the Special Relationship when he visited London in May, but his Administration continues to slap Britain in the face over the highly sensitive Falkland Islands sovereignty issue by aligning itself with Argentina’s call for U.N.-brokered talks on the future of the islands. This reckless approach toward the U.S.–U.K.…

  • Backgrounder posted April 4, 2012 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. A New Agenda for American Leadership at the Sixth Summit of the Americas

    Abstract: President Obama will participate in the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Colombia on April 14 and 15. This summit, the Obama Administration believes, offers an opportunity to showcase a policy of accomplishments and innovations. Critics see a distracted Administration that is long on rhetoric and short on achievements, and which lacks a serious strategy…

  • WebMemo posted September 27, 2010 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. Venezuela’s Legislative Elections: Democratic Opposition Makes Major Gains

    On September 26, Venezuelan voters selected 165 members for its single-chamber National Assembly. Approximately 66.45 percent of an estimated 17 million eligible voters cast ballots. As with every election since 1998 in Venezuela, these elections became a referendum about the rule of authoritarian populist President Hugo Chávez. Despite alarmist predictions of violence by…

  • WebMemo posted August 13, 2010 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. Santos–Chávez Santa Marta Summit: A Moment of Promise and Peril in the Americas

    The August 10 summit between newly inaugurated Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez is a potentially positive step in the Americas. The summit lowered tensions that were recently heightened when officials of the outgoing Uribe government presented evidence showing that an estimated 1,5000 fighters of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia…

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  • Issue Brief posted May 26, 2016 by Ana Quintana Alleviating the Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela

    In recent months, the already dire situation in Venezuela has worsened. Socialist economic policies have led to food shortages, electricity blackouts, and runaway inflation. Criminal elements have taken over the government and imprisoned democratic opposition figures. All the while, a citizen security crisis has caused the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, to become the…

  • Issue Brief posted April 8, 2015 by Luke Coffey, Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. The U.S. Should Back the Falkland Islanders’ Right of Self-Determination at the Summit of the Americas

    The Organization of American States (OAS) will hold the seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama, on April 10–11, 2015. In the past, Canada has been alone in supporting the Falkland Islanders’ right of self-determination in the OAS. This summit would be a good opportunity for the Obama Administration to drop its support for Argentina’s calls for negotiations…

  • Issue Brief posted June 29, 2012 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. U.S. Should Respect Paraguay’s Decision to Remove President Lugo

    On June 22, Paraguay’s legislature removed leftist President Fernando Lugo from office for “poor performance of duties.” This peaceful, public action was confirmed by multi-party supermajorities in both houses of the legislature and followed procedures outlined in the 1992 constitution. Vice President Federico Franco of the Liberal Party assumed the office of president.…

  • Backgrounder posted April 4, 2012 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. A New Agenda for American Leadership at the Sixth Summit of the Americas

    Abstract: President Obama will participate in the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Colombia on April 14 and 15. This summit, the Obama Administration believes, offers an opportunity to showcase a policy of accomplishments and innovations. Critics see a distracted Administration that is long on rhetoric and short on achievements, and which lacks a serious strategy…

  • WebMemo posted June 9, 2011 by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. President Obama Should Side with Britain over the Falkland Islands

    President Obama was effusive in his praise for the Special Relationship when he visited London in May, but his Administration continues to slap Britain in the face over the highly sensitive Falkland Islands sovereignty issue by aligning itself with Argentina’s call for U.N.-brokered talks on the future of the islands. This reckless approach toward the U.S.–U.K.…

  • WebMemo posted June 2, 2011 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. Time for U.S. Leadership at the Organization of American States

    The 41st General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) will take place in San Salvador June 5–7. The OAS will convene all members with the exception of Cuba and tackle a 103-item agenda over the course of three meeting-filled days. Since taking office, the Obama Administration has expressed strong support for multilateralism as a corrective for past sins…

  • WebMemo posted September 27, 2010 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. Venezuela’s Legislative Elections: Democratic Opposition Makes Major Gains

    On September 26, Venezuelan voters selected 165 members for its single-chamber National Assembly. Approximately 66.45 percent of an estimated 17 million eligible voters cast ballots. As with every election since 1998 in Venezuela, these elections became a referendum about the rule of authoritarian populist President Hugo Chávez. Despite alarmist predictions of violence by…

  • WebMemo posted August 13, 2010 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. Santos–Chávez Santa Marta Summit: A Moment of Promise and Peril in the Americas

    The August 10 summit between newly inaugurated Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez is a potentially positive step in the Americas. The summit lowered tensions that were recently heightened when officials of the outgoing Uribe government presented evidence showing that an estimated 1,5000 fighters of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia…

  • WebMemo posted June 4, 2010 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. Action Needed on Chávez, Democracy, and Trade: Secretary of State Clinton Visits Latin America Again

    Next week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Lima, Peru, to attend the Organization of American States (OAS) general assembly. She is also planning a brief visit to Ecuador, Colombia, and Barbados in what will be her second swing through the region in 2010. Clinton cannot afford to squander this opportunity to focus attention on Venezuela’s increasingly…

  • WebMemo posted May 19, 2010 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D., Ray Walser, Ph.D., David B. Kopel President Calderón’s Visit Should Not Lead to Support for the OAS’s Firearms Convention

    On May 19, Mexican President Felipe Calderón will arrive in Washington for a two-day state visit, during which he is likely to urge U.S. ratification of the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacture of and Trafficking in Firearms (commonly known by its Spanish acronym, CIFTA). The convention is purportedly necessary to stem the flow of firearms legally…

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