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America Should Be Ready, Venezuela Might Become the Next Syria

This is not a call for military intervention. It is merely a reminder that the arc of history bends toward inaction -- something we often come to regret, writes NCPA Senior Fellow David Grantham...

Do World Leaders Actually Know How to Respond to Terrorism?

The war against radical Islam might well become Obamacare for national security. Americans will continue to suffer, while elected officials dither, writes NCPA Senior Fellow David Grantham...

For Latin America, The Legacy of Communism is in its Response

The legacy of Communism in Argentina, and for many countries in Latin America, proved different from the stories of government tyranny and economic oppression in Eastern Europe. The legacy of Communism in Argentina can be found in its response, writes NCPA Senior Fellow David Grantham...

Terrorism in Latin America (Part One): The Infiltration of Islamic Extremists

The threat from Islamic extremists in Latin America remains an overlooked aspect of U.S. national security strategy. And the threat is worsening -- not "waning" as the Obama administration claimed about Iran in 2013, writes NCPA Senior Fellow David Grantham...

5 Reasons the US Should Defund the UN Palestinian Refugee Program

American taxpayers and the average Palestinian have virtually nothing to show for the millions provided to UNRWA. The U.S. government and others must demand new solutions, writes David Grantham and Calev Michael Myers...

Texas should challenge the movement to boycott Israel

The divestiture movement fails to recognize or acknowledge that its strategy will not only hurt innovation and progress, but will likely worsen conditions for those it claims to support.

Three Reasons Why the United States Should Defund the U.N. Palestinian Refugee Program

American taxpayer money spent on U.N. programs is often wasted, and the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is a prime example. The United States remains the largest contributor to the United Nations, funding 22 percent of the organization’s 2015 budget. The United States is also the single largest donor to UNRWA, paying approximately $380 million toward a nearly $1 billion budget in 2015, writes David Grantham, NCPA Senior Fellow and Calev Myers, founder of the Jerusalem Institute of Justice...

Syrians Quietly Investigated During the Great Immigration Panic of 2017

The United States was expected to endure the threat from militant Islam under former President Obama. The United States is expected to prevail under President Trump. That's at least a good start, writes NCPA Senior Fellow David Grantham...

Economics of the 2016-2017 Debate Topic: U.S. Relations with China, Mixing Cooperation with Competition

China is an emerging great power and perhaps eventual superpower that is challenging Washington in several key areas. The economic benefits for the United States of its relationship with China seem obvious, but many Americans wonder if the difficulties outweigh the benefits, writes Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and NCPA contributing author...

The Economics of NATO Expansion

In his January 1997 State of the Union speech, President Bill Clinton lauded the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) into Central and East Europe, saying America's "first task is to help to build...an undivided, democratic Europe." However, the president also expressed a desire to expand NATO in the hope of fostering seamless military cooperation across Europe. Twenty-five years later, there has been little discernable improvement in NATO’s military capabilities despite the addition of 12 new member nations, leaving the United States to provide most of the forces defending Europe, and to pay the tab, writes NCPA Senior Fellow David Grantham and Research Associate Christian Yiu...


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