• Heritage Action
  • Heritage Libertad
  • More
  • Commentary posted July 2, 2013 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. France Embraces the War on Terror

    The world has turned upside down. A few years ago, it was common for Europeans to lecture Americans on how badly Washington had mishandled global terrorism. Terrorists should be treated as criminals, they said. The war metaphor was simply not appropriate. Fast forward to this Thursday. French interior minister Manuel Valls was in town, meeting with Attorney General Eric…

  • Commentary posted January 16, 2013 by Morgan Lorraine Roach, Luke Coffey Mali: Low-Hanging Fruit for France

    At a time when French President Francois Hollande has gained a reputation for dithering over domestic policy the recent French-led intervention in Mali and Friday's botched rescue operation in Somalia has presented a new type of Hollande -- one that behaves like a Commander in Chief. However, has Hollande bitten off more than he can chew? A coalition of Islamist militants…

  • Play Movie France Throws Out Plan to Tax Rich: Curtis Dubay on Fox News Video Recorded on December 30, 2012 France Throws Out Plan to Tax Rich: Curtis Dubay on Fox News

    Senior Policy Analyst Curtis Dubay discusses how France has thrown out their plan to tax the rich on Fox News' Fox and Friends.…

  • Play Movie Curtis Dubay on France's Tax Hikes - Markets Now Video Recorded on September 28, 2012 Curtis Dubay on France's Tax Hikes - Markets Now

    Senior Policy Analyst Curtis Dubay discusses the tak hikes in France on Fox New's 'Markets Now'.…

  • WebMemo posted August 23, 2011 by Sally McNamara Why the United States Should Be Concerned about France’s Banking Crisis

    After a wave of panic gripped French financial markets late last week, President Nicolas Sarkozy interrupted his summer vacation to call an emergency cabinet meeting and reassure the world that French banks were not on the “brink of disaster.”[1]   Although it looks as if France’s major banks are not in imminent danger of collapse, the undercapitalization of major…

  • Play Movie Nile Gardiner on DSK on CNBC Video Recorded on July 1, 2011 Nile Gardiner on DSK on CNBC

    Nile Gardiner discusses DSK's future in international politics.…

  • Backgrounder posted August 9, 2010 by James M. Roberts Cronyism: Undermining Economic Freedom and Prosperity Around the World

    Abstract: Backroom deals between members of the governing class and their hand-picked cronies influence the legislative, executive, and regulatory actions of governments around the world. Examples of this ancient form of corruption abound. Government intrusions into the private sector as a partner, financier, or outright owner are not only morally hazardous, but…

  • Special Report posted July 15, 2010 by Robin Harris, D. Phil. Europe: What Future?

    Abstract: The pretense that the European Union is successful and stable—and that the euro is a successful and stable currency—has been exploded by events surrounding the financial bailout of Greece. No one knows where the contagion will spread or how it may end. The world’s financial markets have occasionally teetered on the edge of panic. But the full implications of…

  • Play Movie Nile Gardiner on US-France Relations on FBN Video Recorded on March 30, 2010 Nile Gardiner on US-France Relations on FBN

    Nile Gardiner discusses the difference between Obama's diplomacy toward France and Israel.…

  • Commentary posted March 10, 2010 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., Owen Graham A Franco-Russian Rapprochement Again

    Russian President Dmitri Medvedev traveled to Paris last week for a three-day visit and to launch a new strategic partnership with France. The new Franco-Russian embrace is marked by major arms sales, a space deal, lucrative energy contracts, and greater market access -- all under the banner of a blossoming personal relationship between Mr. Medvedev and French President…

  • WebMemo posted February 12, 2010 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., Khrystyna Kushnir After Ukraine Elections: What Is Next for U.S. Policy?

    On February 7, Ukrainians elected former Prime Minister Victor Yanukovych as president, a defeat for current Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. The first round of elections, held on January 17, appeared to be free and fair. The U.S. embassy and OSCE concluded that the second round of runoff elections were free and fair as well. Ukrainian courts may review some of…

  • WebMemo posted January 13, 2010 by James M. Roberts, Ray Walser, Ph.D. American Leadership Necessary to Assist Haiti After Devastating Earthquake

    America’s response thus far to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12 has been far too mute, creating an unexpected vacuum of leadership in a critical region. Haiti is the most impoverished nation of the Americas. The government under President Réne Préval is weak and literally now in shambles. Cuba and Venezuela, already intent on minimizing U.S.…

  • Testimony posted December 15, 2009 by Sally McNamara The Lisbon Treaty: Implications for Future Relations between the European Union and the United States

    Testimony before the Committee on the Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Europe, of the United States House of Representatives December 15, 2009 My name is Sally McNamara. I am Senior Policy Analyst for European Affairs at The Heritage Foundation. The views I express in this testimony are my own, and should not be construed as representing any official…

  • Executive Summary posted December 3, 2009 by Sally McNamara Executive Summary: NATO Allies in Europe Must Do More in Afghanistan

    Full Text At the end of August, U.S. General Stanley McChrystal, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, advised the Obama Administration that the mission in Afghanistan "will likely result in failure" unless the U.S. and NATO implement a new counterinsurgency strategy backed by a significant surge of up to 80,000 additional U.S. troops. Importantly, he noted…

  • Backgrounder posted December 3, 2009 by Sally McNamara NATO Allies in Europe Must Do More in Afghanistan

    Executive Summary Abstract: President Barack Obama recently announced a new strategy to lead the 43-nation NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan to victory. Upon the request of General Stanley McChrystal, President Obama has ordered the deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. troops to…