About Doug Bandow

Doug Bandow is a former Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and the author of several books, including Foreign Follies: America's New Global Empire (Xulon Press). He is also a nationally known columnist and a member of the Economic Theory & Policy Working Group with the Institute for Faith and Freedom.

Lost Religious Liberty Around the World

Guest Commentary Americans take religious liberty for granted. Unfortunately, this most fundamental freedom is not protected in many countries around the world. Religious liberty is the proverbial canary in the mine. If a state won’t respect this most basic freedom … Continue reading

Christmas Behind Bars

Guest Commentary Every time it seems the so-called Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is about to join the “world community,” the regime in Pyongyang reminds us of its criminal nature. A North Korean soldier not long ago shot and killed … Continue reading

Expanding NATO, Diminishing Security

Guest Commentary The recent NATO summit convened with Georgia and Ukraine lobbying the alliance to continue its steady eastern march. But this process is undermining, not improving, U.S. security. Countries that have been variously occupied, partitioned and dominated prefer not … Continue reading

Independence for Kosovo, War in the Balkans?

Guest Commentary Kosovo has declared independence from Serbia, with American support. The process is likely to be both divisive and destabilizing. The United States has no intrinsic interest in Kosovo’s status. The best position would be one of neutrality. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Confronting Chinese History

Guest Commentary Mao Zedong became the symbol of China’s communist revolution: leading the famed Long March, proclaiming the new People’s Republic of China (PRC), meeting Richard Nixon to open a dialogue between the PRC and America—and killing tens of millions … Continue reading

Creating Crisis: Another War in the Balkans?

Guest Commentary The Bush administration has badly botched U.S. foreign policy. But the administration isn’t finished: Another potential crisis looms in Kosovo. The latest negotiating round over Kosovo’s final status has finished. The ethnic Albanians plan to declare independence from … Continue reading

Confusing Human Right from Wrong

Guest Commentary “MATCHING GIFT CAMPAIGN DEADLINE,” headlined the direct mail letter from Amnesty International. Executive Director Larry Cox said, “I can’t stress strongly enough how important it is for Amnesty International to maximize our resources at this critical moment.” I’ve … Continue reading