The Islamic State (aka ISIS) strikes again — or so it seems.
Although, as of this writing, ISIS hasn’t claimed “credit” for the shooting and bombing at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul on Tuesday, we do know that innocent Turks and other foreign nationals suffered another brutal terrorist attack.
Istanbul airport, where dozens were killed and hundreds injured,…
I hate to bring this up as we mourn the innocent victims of the Orlando shooting, but I can’t help but feel that if we’d made greater progress in snuffing out the Islamic State, we might not be talking about another terror attack on American soil.
I’ve said this before — and unfortunately, I have to say it again.
As news has reported, the shooter called 911 from the…
Will someone please call the Kremlin ASAP and ask them to remove all copies of the movie “Top Gunski” from the ready rooms of Russia’s fighter pilots?
Their aerial acrobatics are dangerously out of control.
Not only is somebody going to get killed unnecessarily, but the jet jocks’ capers could easily precipitate an international crisis — or worse — between two of the…
When people think of Nagorno-Karabakh in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, they probably think of … well … actually … nothing, because few Americans probably think much about it at all — if ever.
If you don’t, now might be a good time to start.
To get you up to speed, there’s been some fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the contested Nagorno-Karabakh territory,…
He’d explained, calmly, that he was on the right side of history and they weren’t. He’d noted that the only alternative to doing what he wanted was doing the wrong thing, or nothing at all.
And he’d pointed out that, when people disagreed with him, it was because of pressure from donors, or because they couldn’t tell fantasy from reality, or were like Iranian religious…
News that the United States is sending combat troops back to Europe beginning next February to deter potential Russian aggression against NATO pretty much takes Team Obama’s Russian “reset” policy off life support, doesn’t it?
I’d like to say “RIP,” but I’m more of the mind to say, “Good riddance.”
It all started so hopefully in 2009 with then-Secretary of State…
It’s understandable to put a laser-like focus on the horrific bombings in Brussels that resulted in more than 30 deaths and hundreds of injuries to innocents, including Americans, at the hands of Islamic State terrorists.
But it’s also important to step back and survey the broader Islamic State (aka ISIS and ISIL) scene. Unfortunately, like the news from the Belgian…
In the continuing saga — going back almost seven years now — of Team Obama’s quest to end the “Cold War” with Cuba, the White House trumpeted last week that the president is heading for Havana next month.
Just another bad idea whose time has come, I guess.
Obama will be the first U.S. president to go to Cuba since Calvin Coolidge in 1928 — and with the trip coming in…
Last month, Asia’s nonstop nuisance, North Korea, went “nuclear” with an atomic test; this month, it went “ballistic” with its launch of an Unha (“Galaxy”) missile carrying a Kwangmyongsong (“Bright Star”) satellite into space.
Talk about anger management problems!
Fortunately for us, January’s nuclear weapons test seems to have fallen shy of being the megaton-yielding,…
As if they didn’t have enough to deal with already, the Pentagon has a new problem to panic about: the rise of Islamic State (aka ISIS) affiliates in Afghanistan and Libya.
While we’ve known that ISIS has been spreading beyond the Middle East, creating allies and claiming “provinces,” there has been limited U.S. military activity against it outside the Syria-Iraq…
Listening to President Obama’s State of the Union speech this week, I couldn’t help but feel that he dealt with foreign policy and national security issues like the cop who doesn’t want a bunch of “rubberneckers” at an accident or crime scene.
“Move along now folks … nothing to see here.”
But, in fact, there’s plenty to see here and we, as the American people, aren’t…
Well, it looks like the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have decided to kick off the New Year by throwing another log on the already-roaring fire that is burning much of the Middle East.
A bigger blaze that engulfs even more of the region isn’t out of the question.
The latest crisis revolves around Riyadh’s mass execution of 47 people last…
One of the White House’s latest initiatives on the
Islamic State (aka ISIS or ISIL) fight is to dispatch Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to the Middle East to drum up support for beating the terrorist “army.”
Talk about “Mission: Near-Impossible.”
Don’t get me wrong, I support the president naming allies that are aiding the anti-ISIS effort (France, Germany and the…
After the San Bernardino terror attack, it’s getting awfully hard for anyone to argue that President Obama is fully on top of what may turn out to be this century’s epic struggle — the fight against violent Islamist extremism.
Like many Americans, I found it painful to listen to the president’s Oval Office speech on Sunday calling on us to stay his chosen course in…
It distracts America from today’s life-and-death threats of terrorism.
President Obama certainly knows how to use a red-hot news hook to highlight his agenda.
This week, during the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris, he appeared to conflate climate change and terrorism. Coming hot on the heels of the ISIS massacres in the “City of Lights,” that…
Use the tools below to begin to find research that is suited for what you need
Topics, Issues, Keywords, Authors ...
How recently the publication was written:
The nature of this publication:
How the publication was released:
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, part of China’s “Belt and Road” initiative, includes a Chinese pledge to invest $46 billion in a series of Pakistani rail, — Read more
In America today, is a Christian society possible? Is it even desirable? Yes and yes, says R. R. Reno. In fact, he warns, without a — Read more
Fifty years ago, a closely divided Supreme Court decided a criminal procedure case known to almost every American – Miranda v. Arizona. To protect — Read more
A book eventWhat is really happening in the Catholic Church in North America? Are parishes thriving or dying? Is dissatisfaction among Catholics growing — Read more
This October marks the 30th anniversary of then-Attorney General Ed Meese’s speech on “The Law of the Constitution,” which was part of a series of — Read more
The federal government employs about two million employees, to the tune of roughly $337 billion per year. The magnitude of federal employment underscores the — Read more
From the IRS targeting of certain advocacy organizations, to proposals to overturn free speech cases and give Congress power to restrict political speech, to restrictions — Read more
Ever since the Supreme Court declared, by a slim majority, that “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms” is an individual right — Read more
***Webcast Only***The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies is honored to announce that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will deliver — Read more
Co-hosted by the American Enterprise Institute Both of the major parties agree that this is a crossroads election, but some implications of the vote may not — Read more
The Heritage Foundation is the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute, with hundreds of thousands of individual, foundation and corporate donors. Heritage, founded in February 1973, has a staff of 275 and an annual expense budget of $82.4 million.
Our mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Read More
Receive updates from Heritage about current events and initiatives in your email inbox
Already Signed up?
© 2016, The Heritage Foundation Conservative policy research since 1973