Daily Policy Digest
|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...
|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.