Freedom for Leopoldo: The U.S. and Political Prisoners in the Americas

Freedom for Leopoldo: The U.S. and Political Prisoners in the Americas

The case of Venezuelan political leader Leopoldo López, in jail without a sentence since February 18, 2014, seems so clear, that the inability to secure his release, is a testimony to the sad state of democracy in sever

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Iran’s Strategic Penetration of Latin America

Iran’s Strategic Penetration of Latin America

Joseph Humire discussed the book he edited entitled "Iran's Strategic Penetration of Latin America" at The Institute of World Politics on November 5, 2014.

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We Must Defeat the Poisonous Ideology of Islamism

We Must Defeat the Poisonous Ideology of Islamism

Immediately following the attack on Canada’s Parliament many media pundits began referring to the terrorist attacker as “misguided.” Some pondered whether the convert to radical Islam, Michael Sehaf-Bibeau, was som

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GORDON: America goes to war and the military gets the axe

GORDON: America goes to war and the military gets the axe

Now that America has gone to war in Syria and Iraq, adding to the 13-year war in Afghanistan, our warfighters need the right tools to get the job done. President Obama is right to strike radical Islam-inspired terror gr

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Does China Own Ecuador?

Does China Own Ecuador?

Is the Ecuadoran government of Rafael Correa a wholly owned subsidiary of China? The more analysts look at the finances of the Andean nation of 15.6 million, the more it seems that the Correa government is selling the c

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Egypt, a key to defeating radical Islam

Egypt, a key to defeating radical Islam

At this year’s United Nations General Assembly in New York, it was good to see a focus on stopping the global threat posed by radical Islam. Yet the U.N.’s plan of action isn’t nearly sufficient. Since the 1970s, m

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Obama’s global retreat leads to Gangsta’s Paradise in Latin America

Obama’s global retreat leads to Gangsta’s Paradise in Latin America

With world leaders back in New York this week for the UN General Assembly, most of the attention was focused on Russia’s power grab in Ukraine and the so-called Islamic State’s march through Syria and Iraq. Yet as ne

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Why ISIS Isn’t The Whole Picture

Why ISIS Isn’t The Whole Picture

Imagine a team of doctors removing the largest malignant tumor from a lung cancer patient, leaving in countless smaller ones, and then allowing the patient to smoke 2-3 packs of cigarettes a day. Does anyone think this w

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