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  • Backgrounder posted March 23, 2005 by John C. Hulsman, James Phillips Forging a Common Transatlantic Approach to the Iranian Nuclear Problem

    During his recent successful trip to Europe, Presi­dent George W. Bush stated that the European Union Three (EU-3), the United Kingdom, France, and Ger­many, which are negotiating with Iran to end its pur­suit of nuclear weapons, shared this objective with Washington. National Security Adviser Stephen Had­ley went even further, saying that the President and German…

  • Backgrounder posted February 18, 2005 by John C. Hulsman, Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. President Bush Should Advance a New U.S. Vision for Europe

    President George W. Bush will shortly embark upon what could well be the most important Euro­pean trip of his presidency. Between February 20 and 24, the President will hold summit talks with leaders of NATO and the European Union (EU) and will meet with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, French President Jacques Chirac, German Chancellor Ger­hard Schroeder, and…

  • Executive Summary posted October 4, 2004 by John C. Hulsman, Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. Executive Summary: A Conservative Vision for U.S. Policy TowardEurope

    For the better part of the past 50 years, each successive U.S. Administration has eventually come to the same conclusion about America's relations with Europe. Every effort at closer European integration is to be welcomed tepidly, as it is assumed that a prosperous Europe would prove more pro-free mar­ket, more pro-Atlanticist, and more pro-American. However, in the wake…

  • Backgrounder posted October 4, 2004 by John C. Hulsman, Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. A Conservative Vision for U.S. Policy Toward Europe

    For the better part of the past 50 years, each suc­cessive U.S. Administration has eventually come to the same conclusion about America’s relations with Europe. Every effort at closer European integration is to be welcomed tepidly, as it is assumed that a pros­perous Europe would prove more pro-free market, more pro-Atlanticist, and more pro-American. How­ever, in the…

  • Backgrounder posted August 10, 2004 by Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D., John C. Hulsman, Brett D. Schaefer Free Trade by Any Means: How the Global Free Trade Alliance Enhances America's Overall Trading Strategy

    America's economy thrives on trade. The United States has seen its economy and per capita income grow strongly as trade has become an ever greater portion of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). It is in America's economic interest to continue to expand trade by lowering barriers to goods and services in the U.S. and in other countries. Traditionally, America…

  • Commentary posted November 12, 2002 by Dr. Nile Gardiner, John C. Hulsman ED111202:  A Multi-Front War for Blair

    Britain's participation in any U.S.-led war on Iraq may seem a foregone conclusion, especially now that the U.N. Security Council has unanimously accepted a new U.N. resolution designed to disarm Iraq once and for all -- one that Britain helped the United States write. But before Prime Minister Tony Blair can lead Britain into war, he must slay two dragons in his…

  • Backgrounder posted October 4, 2002 by John C. Hulsman, Brett D. Schaefer Cypriot EU Accession: An Impending Crisis in the Turkish-American Relationship

    An impending decision by the European Union (EU) could seriously complicate U.S. relations with Turkey, one of America's most important allies and a potential source of vital support in its war against terrorism. At its Inter-Governmental Conference in December, the EU is likely to grant membership to the Greek-Cypriot Republic of Cyprus while excluding the…

  • Executive Summary posted September 25, 2002 by John C. Hulsman, James Phillips Executive Summary: Forging a Durable Post-War Political Settlement in Iraq

    One of the major byproducts of a campaign to rid the world of the grave threat posed by Iraq's arsenal of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) will be the end of Saddam Hussein's brutal regime. In the aftermath of such a campaign, the United States should help the Iraqi people establish a new federal system of governance that provides representation for all the people…

  • Commentary posted August 29, 2002 by John C. Hulsman, Brett D. Schaefer Dealing with EU Doublespeak

    About two months ago, the United States and the European Union were locked in a showdown over the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Court was scheduled to come into being on July 1, despite U.S. objections to its claims of universal jurisdiction -- even over the citizens of nations that haven't ratified it. U.S. officials correctly pointed out that…

  • Commentary posted July 11, 2002 by John C. Hulsman, Brett D. Schaefer Breaking the ICC Impasse

    Our colleagues in the United Nations are growing restless. What, they ask, will it take to get America to sign on to the International Criminal Court (ICC)? Consider the protections included in the treaty, its backers say. The ICC's charter requires the tribunal to complement national courts, not supersede them. "Retrospective" prosecutions -- for actions that…

  • Executive Summary posted February 25, 2002 by Ana I. Eiras, John C. Hulsman, Stephen Johnson, Brett D. Schaefer BG1521ESsp: Es hora de cambiar la estrategia de EE.UU. para laregión andina

    La política de Estados Unidos para la región Andina, que se ha centrado principalmente en frenar el cultivo y el tráfico de drogas, ha sido ineficaz. En lugar de reducir el narcotráfico, lo que ha logrado es que el cultivo de droga simplemente se desplazara a otras zonas de la región y que los narcotraficantes de Colombia comenzaran a cooperar con las guerrillas de…

  • Executive Summary posted February 25, 2002 by Ana I. Eiras, John C. Hulsman, Stephen Johnson, Brett D. Schaefer Exectutive Summary: Time to Change U.S. Strategy for the Andean Region

    United States policy toward the Andean region, which has focused predominantly on curbing drug cultivation and trafficking, has been ineffective. Rather than reduce drug trafficking and cultivation, the policy merely shifted it to other areas around the region, and Colombia's drug traffickers have forged cooperative relationships with guerrillas and…

  • Backgrounder posted February 25, 2002 by Ana I. Eiras, John C. Hulsman, Stephen Johnson, Brett D. Schaefer Es hora de cambiar la estrategia de EE.UU. para laregión andina

    La política de Estados Unidos para la región andina, que se ha centrado principalmente en frenar el cultivo y el tráfico de drogas, ha sido ineficaz. El poder de los grupos guerrilleros de Colombia es cada vez mayor, al igual que su cooperación con los narcotraficantes, además de estar involucrados ellos mismos en la producción y el tráfico. Juntos, estos grupos se…

  • Backgrounder posted February 25, 2002 by Ana I. Eiras, John C. Hulsman, Stephen Johnson, Brett D. Schaefer Time to Change U.S. Strategy for the Andean Region

    America's policy toward the Andean region, which has focused predominantly on curbing drug cultivation and trafficking, has been unsuccessful. Illegal armies in Colombia are growing more powerful and more cooperative with drug traffickers besides engaging in production and trafficking themselves. Together, these groups have become a destabilizing element in…

  • Backgrounder posted May 16, 2001 by John C. Hulsman, Aaron Schavey The Global Free Trade Association: A New Trade Agenda

    The expansion of free trade around the world, long a pillar of U.S. foreign policy, is once again becoming a cornerstone of U.S. policy. After the end of World War II, the United States employed trade policy as a tool to promote economic freedom and stimulate economic growth both at home and abroad. Because of its leadership on trade, more people in more countries…