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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...

How New Cold World Order Threatens Humanity

The greater concentration of power in the hands of those cold to human suffering may bring the world to a humanitarian tipping point, writes NCPA Senior Fellow David Grantham...

Brexit and American Opportunities

Some believed the British exit from the European Union to be a calamitous economic event. However, the referendum actually provided the United States with several opportunities to improve its economy and security, writes NCPA Research Associate Luke Twombly...

Yes, We Can Defeat Terrorism

The president refuses to know that our current adversary in radical Islam lives by an apocalyptic worldview -- one that relies on unconscionable levels of slaughter to bring about its final caliphate, writes Lt. General (Ret.) Michael T. Flynn, NCPA Executive Director Allen West and NCPA Senior Fellow David Grantham...

Why the Divest Movement Would Hurt More Than Israel

The self-styled Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been seeking to discredit and reverse Israeli policies with respect to the Palestinian Territories since 2005. BDS promotes an international boycott of Israeli products, divestment from Israeli companies, and exclusion of artists and academics from the Jewish state, among other things, writes NCPA Research Associate Danielle Zaychik and Senior Fellow David Grantham...

National Security Strategy Based on Obfuscation, Denial, and Lies

It is well known that the FBI has nearly 1000 Islamic terrorist investigations ongoing in the United States. And the Islamic State has taken credit for the actions of Omar Mateen, for which he pledged his allegiance to ISIS and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, writes NCPA Vice Chairman and Executive Director Allen West in Townhall.

Is the Iran Deal on the Rhode to Recovery?

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) could be the key to fixing the mistakes made with the Iran Nuclear Agreement...

The Military, Nation-Building and Counterterrorism in Africa

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) must take a more measured approach to the military's financial commitment to the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership...

Where is Our Strategy?

It is difficult to understand the logic behind the president's recent national security decisions...


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