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  • Special Report posted December 31, 2015 by Walter Lohman, John Fleming, Olivia Enos 2015 Asia Update: The Trends and What They Mean for America

    The Asian Studies Center America's Commitment to the Pacific Previous editions of this product have illustrated America’s resident power status in Asia and the continuing, critical importance of its commitment to leadership there. They have sought to demonstrate in graphic fashion what is at stake for the U.S. from the economy to security to human liberty. This year’s…

  • Special Report posted October 8, 2014 by Walter Lohman, Olivia Enos, John Fleming 2014 Asia Update: What’s at Stake for America

    Introduction Economy Political Security Introduction 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 serve its…

  • Special Report posted October 7, 2013 by Walter Lohman, John Fleming, Olivia Enos A New View of Asia: 24 Charts that Show What's at Stake for America

    The Asian Studies Center Introduction Geography Economic Stakes Political Stakes Security Challenges Introduction: A New View of America's "Near West" At The Heritage Foundation’s annual B. C. Lee Lecture this year, the Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs summed up perfectly America’s destiny as regards Asia: It is America’s “Near…

  • White Paper posted July 17, 2012 by Walter Lohman, John Fleming, Robert Warshaw Key Asian Indicators: A Book of Charts

    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…

  • Backgrounder posted March 4, 2011 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D., Jon Rodeback Taking the Fight to the Pirates: Applying Counterterrorist Methods to the Threat of Piracy

    Abstract: Piracy is a growing threat to global commerce and is becoming a U.S. security issue. While anti-piracy efforts have successfully reduced piracy in the Malacca Strait, Somali pirates have expanded their operations further into the Indian Ocean. Ending the threat from Somali pirates will require shifting from a defensive posture of trying to protect ships passing…

  • White Paper posted January 14, 2011 by Walter Lohman, John Fleming, Nicholas Hamisevicz Key Asian Indicators: A Book of Charts

    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…

  • WebMemo posted October 5, 2010 by Jason Richwine, Ph.D., John Fleming Impact of Obama Tax Increase: National, State, and Congressional District Levels

    The macroeconomic model presented in “Obama Tax Hikes: The Economic and Fiscal Effects”[1] makes predictions at the national level. Converting the model’s predictions to state and congressional district levels requires supplemental analysis. Because of the statistical assumptions involved, the exact state and district numbers may vary slightly from the reported…

  • Backgrounder posted February 2, 2010 by Mackenzie Eaglen, Jon Rodeback Submarine Arms Race in the Pacific: The Chinese Challenge to U.S. Undersea Supremacy

    Abstract: Since the end of the Cold War, China has dramatically expanded its navy, especially its submarine fleet, adding dozens of attack submarines since 1995. During the same period, the U.S. attack submarine fleet has shrunk to 53, and it is projected to fall to 41 in 2028. The U.S. fleet is already stretched thin by the demands of ongoing operations. Australia,…

  • White Paper posted November 24, 2009 by Walter Lohman, John Fleming, Nicholas Hamisevicz Key Asian Indicators: A 2009 Book of Charts

    The United States is no less a Pacific nation than an Atlantic one. The state of Hawaii and the territories of Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa all lie in the Pacific. The United States has five treaty alliances in East Asia (Japan, Korea, Australia, the Philippines and Thailand), the Pacific Fleet, and major military bases throughout the region. It has…

  • Lecture posted February 18, 2009 by Robert L. Woodson, Sr., The Honorable Kevin Andrews, John Fleming, Philippa Stroud, The Honorable Monte Solberg, Greg Fleming More Than Hope: Policy for a Free and Just Society

    Jennifer A. Marshall: The reason for this event is that we are troubled by the extent of social breakdown today. We're troubled by how it afflicts individual lives and how it affects our society in general. We're troubled by the fact that a teenage boy going to school in one of our major cities may learn more about a life of delinquency than he does about a future…

  • Backgrounder posted September 8, 2008 by Dan Lips, Shanea Watkins, Ph.D., John Fleming Does Spending More on Education Improve Academic Achievement?

    Debates about how to improve public Education in America often focus on whether government should spend more on education. Federal and state policymakers proposing new Education programs often base their arguments on the need to provide more resources to schools to improve opportunities for students. Many Americans seem to share this view. Polling data show…

  • Institutional Analysis posted June 1, 1982 by William Poole The Environmental Complex - Part III

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 19 June 1982 THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLEX.- PART N (Executive summary) The environmental activist movement in the United States appears to be enjoying a resurgence, at least in part because of its skillful exploitation of Reagan Administration environmental policies. The movement's "new vigor" is shown in the…

  • Institutional Analysis posted September 19, 1981 by William Poole The Attack on the Corporation

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 15 September 1981 MtA7TACK ON THE CORPORATION (Executive Summary) The'American corporation today faces an attack mounted by a movement which believes that, in the words of Ralph Nader, Mark Green, and Joel Seligman, "the powers of giant corpora-tions in the United States... erode the rule of law and ethical precepts" and that.,…

  • Institutional Analysis posted April 19, 1981 by William Poole Campaign for Economic Democracy Part II: The Institute for Policy Studies Network

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 14 April 1981 CAMPAIGN FOR ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY: PART THE INS77TUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES NETWORK (Executive Summary) In addition to operating as a force in radical politics in the state of California, the Campaign for Economic Democracy functions as an integral part of a burgeoning nationwide movement rooted in activities and…

  • Institutional Analysis posted September 19, 1980 by William Poole Campaign for Economic Democracy Part I: The New Left in Politics

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 14 April 1981 CAMPAIGN FOR ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY: PART THE INS77TUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES NETWORK (Executive Summary) In addition to operating as a force in radical politics in the state of California, the Campaign for Economic Democracy functions as an integral part of a burgeoning nationwide movement rooted in activities and…