The Ripon Forum

Volume 53, No. 2

April 2019

In this edition

By on April 16, 2019
In this edition

by LOU ZICKAR

In this edition of The Ripon Forum, we take a look at our international institutions and treaties and examine why they remain important to the United States and our interests around the world.

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A Lesson in Good Governance from the Hoosier State

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A Lesson in Good Governance from the Hoosier State

by ERIN HOUCHIN

Over the past decade, Indiana has consistently enacted honestly balanced budgets each biennium, while cutting taxes and reducing state debt.

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“We Can’t Fight for Freedom Alone.”

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“We Can’t Fight for Freedom Alone.”

by DON BACON

NATO has been a force for peace in Europe and has shared the burden of war in the Middle East. America should want to strengthen this voice, not weaken it.

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The U.S. Must Stay Vigilant in Venezuela

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The U.S. Must Stay Vigilant in Venezuela

by MARIO DIAZ-BALART

Despite ruthless oppression, Venezuela’s opposition movement continues to grow. The U.S. must support this movement as it seeks a democratic transition.

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We are Safer with the INF Treaty

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We are Safer with the INF Treaty

by RICHARD LUGAR

According to the late Indiana Senator, the decision to withdraw from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is short-sighted and not in America’s long-term interest.

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Promoting Stability Through Economic Growth

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Promoting Stability Through Economic Growth

A conversation with former Reagan Cabinet Secretary Ann McLaughlin Korologos about the work of the Middle East Investment Initiative in a critical region of the world.

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The New USMCA: Prospects for Passage & the Keys to the Debate

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The New USMCA: Prospects for Passage & the Keys to the Debate

by SCOTT McCANDLESS & CAITLIN MACKAY

There could be enough votes to pass the new United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. But based on historical trends, passage is not guaranteed.

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A View from the Heartland on the Importance of Trade

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A View from the Heartland on the Importance of Trade

by DOUG GOEHRING

Farmers may not like the tariffs that China is imposing on our commodities, but they also don’t like China dragging out the process for approving registrations for years at a time.

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Time to Hit “Reset” on Transatlantic Trade

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Time to Hit “Reset” on Transatlantic Trade

by PETER CHASE

If the U.S. and EU can resurrect at least the spirit of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, it could inject new purpose into the transatlantic partnership.

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China’s New Silk Road

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China’s New Silk Road

by BONNIE GIRARD

At a time when hundreds of millions of Chinese do not have piped running water in their homes, the Chinese government is lavishing loans on countries far away.

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