Hong Kong’s Unrest Poses a Threat to China’s Legitimacy

posted in: Far East, News

In  December 2004, the Heritage Foundation’s Hong Kong office hosted a speech by Henry Hyde, Chairman of the then-named House International Relations Committee (now the Foreign Affairs Committee.)    Hyde, a veteran of World War II who fought in the … Read More

Socialist Green New Deal threatens Freedom, Prosperity, and the Environment

Climate Change Weekly #327 (CCW) Unless your idea of good government and an ideal society is totalitarianism, the Green New Deal (GND) has nothing to recommend it. As I argued in CCW 313, it would be physically impossible to reach … Read More

Attacks on Germany’s Mosques Were Preceded by Spike in Migrant Crimes – AfD MEP

posted in: Germany, News

Germany’s Muslims have called upon the government to protect mosques amid increasing bomb threats and Islamophobia. But according to the Deputy Leader of the AfD in Rhineland-Palatinate Joachim Paul, the rise in crimes could have been fuelled by the refugee … Read More

US, Russia Vie Over the Future of Venezuela

The crisis in Venezuela is only getting worse by the week. And with Russian backing, it looks less likely that dictator Nicolas Maduro will step aside. Ana Quintana of The Heritage Foundation explains what’s at stake, and what’s going on. … Read More

U.S. intelligence believes North Korea making more nuclear bomb fuel despite talks

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The latest U.S. intelligence assessment appeared to go counter to sentiments expressed by Donald Trump that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.” U.S. intelligence agencies believe North Korea has increased production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple … Read More

After ISIS campaign, Iran-backed fighters in Iraq vow to drive out US troops

  BAGHDAD –  Now that they’ve helped vanquish the Islamic State from much of Iraq, a battle-hardened militia with close ties to Iran may be training its sights on the remaining U.S.-led coalition troops scattered across the country. At least … Read More