Backgrounder posted August 25, 2014
America Is Ill-Served by Its Government-Funded Area Studies and Foreign Policy Programs
Midway through President Barack Obama’s second term, the United States finds itself besieged by explosive foreign policy crises, one of which has reached its own border. Despite White House spokesman Josh Earnest’s claims that the Administration has “substantially improved the tranquility of the global community,” chaos is erupting all over the world.
Issue Brief posted July 7, 2014
The U.S. Must Fulfill Its Responsibility and Support Democracy in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is the world’s freest economy and has been for many years. With almost zero tariffs, the city is completely open to international trade, has a small and efficient government with a professional civil service, and a light regulatory regime. Consequently, Hong Kong’s gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of $36,796 is one of the highest in the world, four…