The Ripon Forum

Volume 53, No. 6

November 2019

In this edition

By on November 22, 2019
In this edition

by LOU ZICKAR

To mark the 30-year anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, this edition of the Ripon Forum not only looks back at this historic event, but examines the state of democracy around the world today.

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The Opioid Crisis: The Next Step in the Fight

By on November 22, 2019
The Opioid Crisis: The Next Step in the Fight

by GREG WALDEN

We cannot allow the progress made to turn into complacency. That’s why we have highlighted 12 bills that Congress should consider to further our efforts to combat the epidemic of substance use disorder. 

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A Beacon of Hope in the Nation’s Capital

By on November 22, 2019
A Beacon of Hope in the Nation’s Capital

by LINDSEY BURKE

An update on the progress of the school voucher program in Washington, DC fifteen years after it was established.

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Brexit and the Special Relationship

By on November 22, 2019
Brexit and the Special Relationship

by PETER KELLNER

Whether Britain chooses to throw in its lot with the EU, US, neither, or both, it is likely to struggle unless it recognises the connections, obligations, and compromises that are needed to solve today’s big problems.

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The Fall of the Wall, 30 Years Later

By on November 22, 2019
The Fall of the Wall, 30 Years Later

A conversation with former Director of National Intelligence and U.S. Ambassador to Germany Dan Coats about the historic events of November 1989 and the state of world affairs today.

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The State of Freedom Three Decades After the Fall

By on November 22, 2019
The State of Freedom Three Decades After the Fall

by MICHAEL ABRAMOWITZ & ARCH PUDDINGTON

To counter freedom’s retreat, we must first recognize that modern authoritarianism is not a passing phenomenon.

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Democracy, Dictatorship, and American National Security in the 21st Century

By on November 22, 2019
Democracy, Dictatorship, and American National Security in the 21st Century

by DANIEL TWINING

The greatest dangers to America emanate from the ideologically driven strategies of Russia and China to weaken our democracy.

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The Wall has Fallen, but Divisions Remain

By on November 22, 2019
The Wall has Fallen, but Divisions Remain

by KLAUS SCHROEDER

Three decades after the Berlin Wall came down, Germans in the East and West have remained strangers to each other in many respects.

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The Virtue of Quiet at the Cold War’s End

By on November 22, 2019
The Virtue of Quiet at the Cold War’s End

by JEFFREY ENGEL

George H.W. Bush did more than anyone else to give peace the calm and quiet it needed to grow.

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To Revitalize the Foreign Policy Center, Head to the Heartland

By on November 22, 2019
To Revitalize the Foreign Policy Center, Head to the Heartland

by MATTHEW F. FERRARO

In a series of speeches across the country, Mac Thornberry is arguing that our quality of life is better thanks in no small measure to the American-led, seven-decades-old international system.

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