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Arab Spring or Islamist Winter?

November 30, 2011

The Middle East has been shaken to its foundation since December 17, 2010, when Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old Tunisian vendor, poured a flammable liquid over his body and set himself on fire to protest a lifetime of harassment from police and bureaucrats. In Tunisia, the impact of Bouazizi’s suicidal act (he died 18 days later) […]

Would Iran Provide A Nuclear Weapon to Terrorists?

November 30, 2009

The United States seeks to negotiate an end to Iran’s bid for nuclear weapons. U.S. and European officials have laid out scenarios whereby Iran could potentially threaten the surrounding Arab states, Israel, or even Europe with missiles equipped with nuclear warheads. But there is strikingly little discussion among policymakers about the possibility Iran might share […]

The Pitfalls of Socialized Medicine

May 31, 2008

For all the life-saving technology and drugs available to Americans, the U.S. health care system has serious problems. Many medications, especially prescription drugs, are prohibitively expensive. Quality of care varies widely from hospital to hospital and region to region. The cost of individual or family health insurance policies are on the rise (more than $4,000 […]