The Trend of Chinese Investments in Latin America and the Caribbean
Recently Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, declared that the U.S. does “not in any way see China as a threat.” Xinhua cited Ms. Jacobson’s comments at the Sixth ChinContinue reading
Joseph Humire on What’s at stake for Central America
Joseph Humire speaks at the Heritage Foundation about insecurity in Honduras and upcoming elections.Continue reading
Bolivia Descends Into Rogue State Status
By Mary O'Grady In the years after a brutal 10-year Soviet occupation, Afghanistan became a petri dish in which a culture of organized crime, radical politics and religious fundamentalism festered—and where Osama bin LContinue reading
Freedom Is Not Free: How Should Think Tanks Address The National Security Question?
The unhindered movement of money, goods and people are essential aspects of economic freedom. These same freedoms, however, can be used for violent purposes by national or international aggressors. The same freedom thatContinue reading
Is Iran Killing the U.S. With Kindness?
Obama shouldn't be fooled by the Iranian president's charm offensive One negotiating tactic for prying desired results from important yet reluctant people is the time-tested principle of "killing them with kindness." ChaContinue reading
Good Money After Bad
Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro recently returned from Beijing with a $5 billion line of credit from the China Development Bank (CDB). This comes at a very difficult time for Maduro, whose regime’s suppoContinue reading
Is the China-Latin American Fiesta Over?
The recent deceleration in China’s economic growth rate has sent waves of speculation among many commentators. Most recently, concern is being voiced that China’s slowdown will have a negative impact on Latin AmeriContinue reading
Bradley Manning’s Sentence Fits the Crime
As the world debates whether Pfc. Bradley Manning is a hero or traitor for his collaboration with WikiLeaks in the largest disclosure of classified material in U.S. history, one thing is certain: His trial at Ft. Meade,Continue reading