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A Rash Decision To Rejoin The World Health Organization Before Securing Reforms

January 22, 2021 by


By Brett Schaefer ~ Last year, President Donald Trump decided to halt United States funding to the World Health Organization and withdraw from the organization based on its inept response to COVID-19 and its obsequious failure to confront China over its lack of transparency and cooperation during the outbreak. President Joe Biden, in one of […]

In UN Speech, Trump Highlights US Response To COVID-19, Faults China

September 23, 2020 by


By Brett Schaefer ~ Every year at this time, a majority of the world’s leaders gather in New York at the United Nations for the annual General Assembly debate. Excited to be on the world stage and to burnish their standing before both international and domestic audiences, leaders are seldom able to restrain themselves to […]

Double Standards Rule The Day In The UN Human Rights Council

June 21, 2020 by


By Joshua Meservey and Brett Schaefer ~ At the behest of all 54 African countries, the U.N. Human Rights Council held an “urgent debate” June 16 to discuss racism and police brutality, with a special focus on the U.S. Earlier, the head of the African Union, Moussa Faki, publicly condemned George Floyd’s killing. Floyd’s killing […]

Media’s Outrage At US Over EU’s COVID-19 Vaccine Fundraiser Is Baseless

May 9, 2020 by


By James Carafano and Brett Schaefer ~ The European Union organized a teleconference earlier this week to solicit pledges of funds to support efforts to develop and produce a COVID-19 vaccine. The effort raised $8.1 billion in pledges, mostly from “around 40 countries, the U.N., research institutes, and philanthropic bodies, including the Bill and Melinda Gates […]

Now Is Not (Yet) The Time To Cut Funding To The World Health Organization

April 15, 2020 by


By Brett Schaefer ~ President Donald Trump is justifiably upset with the World Health Organization and its director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The World Health Organization is supposed to be the world’s early-warning system for pandemics, but failed spectacularly with the novel coronavirus. In particular, the WHO took Chinese statements about COVID-19 at face value and […]

In Hiding COVID-19 At First, China Chose Reputation Over Saving Lives

April 6, 2020 by


By Brett Schaefer ~ For over a decade, China has conducted a broad campaign to reshape the international system into a new, post-American global order. In this effort, it is essential that China project an image of being supremely capable and powerful, thereby demonstrating that China–not Europe or the United States–is the best model for […]

Trump Was Right To Leave The Paris Agreement. Why He Shouldn’t Have Had To Withdraw In The First Place.

June 9, 2017 by


By Brett Schaefer ~ Supporters of the Paris Agreement have expressed considerable angst over President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the climate agreement last week. Regardless of the merits of that decision—although for the record, Heritage Foundation analysts recommended that the U.S. withdraw—Trump should not have had to make that call. The Paris Agreement had […]

Time For Trump To Fulfill Promise And Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement

May 10, 2017 by


By Nicolas Loris and Brett Schaefer ~ President Donald Trump has promised to make a “big decision” in the next two weeks on the Paris climate accord after promising to “cancel” the agreement during the campaign last year. Fundamentally, the Paris Agreement is a costly and ineffective approach to addressing global warming. There are compelling […]

Why Internet Freedom Is At Stake

June 4, 2015 by


By Brett Schaefer ~ Over the past 25 years, the Internet has gone from a relatively unknown arena populated primarily by academics, government employees, researchers and other technical experts into a nearly ubiquitous presence that contributes fundamentally and massively to communication, innovation and commerce. It is unsurprising that, as the Internet has expanded in importance, […]