Crisis in U.S.–Pakistan Ties Subsides, but Disconnect on Terrorism Persists

Pakistan’s parliament Thursday approved recommendations of a parliamentary committee to reset the terms of U.S.–Pakistan relations, paving the way for the reopening of NATO supply routes and the resumption of high-level U.S.–Pakistan diplomatic engagement. The supply routes were shut down and high-level visits suspended following a NATO air strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers along […]

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Bad Time to Scale Back the U.S. Nuclear and Missile Defense Complex

North Korea unsuccessfully launched its Unha-3 missile in violation of the U.N. Security Council resolutions that preclude “any launch using ballistic missile technology.” Iran also has an aggressive ballistic missile program and is closer than ever to developing a nuclear weapon. This is clearly not the time to scale back the U.S. missile defense and […]

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How Kony 2012 Went Viral

Invisible Children brought worldwide attention to Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army with a wildly popular documentary called “Kony 2012.” The 30-minute film depicted Kony’s a violent militia in Central Africa. It currently has more than 87 million views on YouTube. The film’s success raised awareness about Kony and also inspired both positive and […]

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Exclusive Video: Condoleezza Rice Implores U.S. to Leave ‘Military Option’ on the Table in Iran Talks

Former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice implored U.S. negotiators to leave the option of a military strike on the table when they meet with Iranian officials in Istanbul this weekend to attempt to convince Tehran to abandon its nuclear weapons program. The negotiations will involve the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Russia, China, […]

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VIDEO: Condoleezza Rice Speaks on American Exceptionalism at Heritage

For those who think the United States should withdraw from the world stage, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has a message: America is exceptional because of its willingness to lead, and without maintaining that commitment, America’s greatness will be in jeopardy. In a wide-ranging speech today at The Heritage Foundation, Rice explained why American […]

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Catholic Bishops: “Constant Vigilance & Protection” Required for Religious Liberty

This morning, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) published a document titled “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty: A Statement on Religious Liberty.” To Americans who care about and work for religious freedom, the bishops’ statement is a powerful message of solidarity. The bishops argue that, in America, religious freedom is our first and […]

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Obama team celebrates anniversary of Romney’s health care law (VIDEO)

By Stephanie Condon Six years after Mitt Romney signed into law a signature health care reform package in Massachusetts, it’s his chief political rival, Barack Obama, who’s celebrating. President Obama’s re-election team on Thursday released a three-minute web video marking the sixth anniversary of the law that’s now known as “Romneycare,” reminding voters that the […]

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