Doug Bandow


Featured Publication

  • Alliance: The View from America 25 August 2005 | OP96
    The Occasional Paper aims to ‘de-parochialise’ the debate in Australia by asking how Americans think about the alliance.  It features the views of four leading analysts from Washington’s most influential think tanks.          
    The Occasional Paper aims to ‘de-parochialise’ the debate in Australia by asking how Americans think about the alliance.  It features the views of four leading analysts from Washington’s most influential think tanks.          
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Media & Commentary

  • The End of the Democratic German Revolution 23 February 2020 | Spectator
    For four years, the German Empire took on much of the world in what was originally called the Great War. Berlin had allies, after a fashion — the decrepit Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires, along with Bulgaria, a smaller kingdom on…
    For four years, the German Empire took on much of the world in what was originally called the Great War. Berlin had allies, after a fashion — the decrepit Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires, along with Bulgaria, a smaller kingdom on…
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  • Time to Drop Defense Guarantees to the Philippines 16 February 2020 | Spectator
    Rodrigo Duterte, the ever-unpredictable president of the Philippines, has given official notice to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement that governs the presence of U.S. military personnel. Among other complaints, he said Americans were rude and failed to leave their weapons…
    Rodrigo Duterte, the ever-unpredictable president of the Philippines, has given official notice to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement that governs the presence of U.S. military personnel. Among other complaints, he said Americans were rude and failed to leave their weapons…
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  • Religious liberty under pressure 14 February 2020 | ideas@theCentre
    There is no more fundamental liberty than the right to respond to one’s creator. Belief in the transcendent obviously varies, which is good reason for the state to stand clear as people respond to something infinitely mysterious and powerful. When…
    There is no more fundamental liberty than the right to respond to one’s creator. Belief in the transcendent obviously varies, which is good reason for the state to stand clear as people respond to something infinitely mysterious and powerful. When…
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  • Is there a Democrat who can defeat The Donald? 13 February 2020 | Spectator
    After an embarrassing Iowa caucus, the smoother New Hampshire primary did more to determine who will not become the nominee than who will take on President Donald Trump in November. Vermont Senator and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders came in first,…
    After an embarrassing Iowa caucus, the smoother New Hampshire primary did more to determine who will not become the nominee than who will take on President Donald Trump in November. Vermont Senator and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders came in first,…
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  • How Reagan Won the Presidency in New Hampshire 11 February 2020 | Spectator
    Despite a lackluster record, as 1980 dawned President Jimmy Carter led a baker’s dozen of Republican candidates in the polls. Before the year ended, he would be swept from office. The New Hampshire vote 40 years ago proved critical. I…
    Despite a lackluster record, as 1980 dawned President Jimmy Carter led a baker’s dozen of Republican candidates in the polls. Before the year ended, he would be swept from office. The New Hampshire vote 40 years ago proved critical. I…
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