Foreign Affairs


For the G20: Join the FreedomToTrade.org Campaign

It’s easy! You can join the free trade fan page and join thousands of people, including over 1,000 economists, who’ve stood up for free trade by signing the petition that…

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Hmmmm….. Didn’t We Elect a President Who Promised to Get the US Out of Iraq? Naaaa…..

Brian Doherty on Reason.com: “Obama’s Iraq Pullout on Schedule; 1,000 More Troops on Their Way!”

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Takis Michas: Speaking Truth to Thugs

Takis Michas is a very brave Greek journalist who is not afraid to point out the idiocies of extremist nationalism and xenophobia and their awful consequences, especially in the Balkans….

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Bad News: US military Stepping Up Presence in Colombia

AP: “Washington, Colombia near deal on base access” The “War on Drugs” is a prime reason for the success of the military groups that are attacking the government and civil…

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Juan Carlos Hidalgo on the Removal of a President in Honduras

From Forbes: “It Wasn’t A ‘Coup’” Article 239 says that any person who has held the office of the presidency cannot be president or vice president again. Furthermore, it states…

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Spinning…When a President who Seeks Dictatorial Powers in an Illegal Move is Removed by the Congress and by the Supreme Court, is it a “Military Coup”?

The media discussion of events in Honduras is remarkably confused. Here’s CNN: The president of the U.N. General Assembly scheduled a noon session Monday to discuss the situation in Honduras,…

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A New “Silk Road”?

BBC: “Asia takes first step on modern ‘Silk Route’” This is very positive. Trade creates not only prosperity, but peace. Removing barriers (such as requirements that goods be unloaded and…

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Some Common Sense on Drug Policy….

….from the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy Read their final report: “Drugs and Democracy: Toward a Paradigm Shift” It is long past time to end the destructive, wasteful,…

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Stirrings of Reform in Saudi Arabia

Senior Saudi royal calls for political reforms 8 yr. old Saudi child bride granted divorce The article by Raja Kamal of the University of Chicago and myself on the need…

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London News Conference

From the London news conference at the offices of the Legatum Institute to launch the FreedomToTrade.org campaign.

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