Often overlooked in the tumult of Washington’s foreign policy debates is the remarkable consistency of U.S. foreign and trade policies over time. This is due to one immutable factor: American national interests. When U.S. policy moves away from our national interest, not only does it cease to…
In his new book, Private Anti-Piracy Navies, award-winning author John-Clark Levin explains how private security...…
Piracy in West Africa grabbed global headlines when two American sailors were kidnapped during an attack on an oil supply vessel off the Nigerian coast.
The captain and chief engineer, both US citizens, were released in early November 2013, nearly three weeks later.
These were not the first kidnappings of Americans by pirates. But the latest incident garnered…
When pirates off the Nigerian coast abducted two Americans on an oil ship early Thursday morning, resulting news...…
America’s Enduring Leadership in Asia
America has been engaged in Asia since a few decades after securing its independence.
Its early interest is documented in the 1833 Treaty on Amity and Commerce between the U.S. and the Kingdom of Siam Thailand), and later in the market-opening 1854 Treaty of Kanagawa with Japan. The U.S. has, in fact, been a “resident…
Last week President Barack Obama praised Presidents Yayi of Benin, Condé of Guinea, Issoufou of Niger and Ouattara of...…
The global financial crisis has had a major impact on perceptions of American power and its relationships in Asia. Many of the perceptions are not founded on facts. Among the facts often overlooked:
American companies invest far more abroad than does all of Asia combined.
For every dollar the U.S. has invested in China it has invested two in Australia…
Earlier this week, Maya MacGuineas, a fiscal policy expert at the New America Foundation, ranked Congress’s options in...…
On April 28, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges and three other cases concerning whether states will remain free to — Read more
The 2013-2014 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa ravaged the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, shocked the international community and claimed over 10,000 — Read more
A year ago, the UN Commission of Inquiry condemned the North Korea government for “systemic, widespread, and gross violations of human rights” of such a — Read more
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A book event co-hosted by the Discovery InstituteHow would an entrepreneur reform education? In Every School, Don Nielsen draws on his business career and two — Read more
Co-hosted byThe Jesse Helms Lecture Series highlights foreign policies that Senator Helms championed throughout his years in office. Of particular concern to Senator Helms — Read more
Four years after passing a major patent law overhaul, Congress is considering a new law that would affect patent lawsuit procedures, make the losing party — Read more
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