Doug Bandow

Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. A former special assistant to President Ronald Reagan, he is the author of Foreign Follies: America’s New Global Empire (Xulon Press). He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and a member of the California and Washington, D.C. bars.

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  • Regime Change in Syria: Pick Your Poison
    June 2017

    Regime Change in Syria: Pick Your Poison

    Modern Syria was created during World War I. Under the heavy influence of France, it had little real geopolitical significance. During the Cold War Damascus was allied with the Soviet Union but was no more successful than other Arab states in fighting Israel.

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  • Targeted Assassinations: Killing the Republic?
    October 2013

    Targeted Assassinations: Killing the Republic?

    Contrary to the popular slogan, the September 11 attacks did not change everything. They did, however, transform how Americans, and especially American officials, think about both war and executive power.

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  • Uncle Sam Goes Bust
    June 2013

    Uncle Sam Goes Bust

    Even President Barack Obama appears to realize that Washington has a spending problem. His latest budget, delivered late and without enthusiasm, makes a nod toward restraining the growth of social programs, most notably “entitlements,” headed by Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

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  • Europe: <i>Welmacht</i> or Laughingstock
    February 2011

    Europe: Welmacht or Laughingstock

    On December 1, 2009, the Lisbon Treaty took effect. Within a year the 27-member European Union was fractured politically and besieged economically. “Euroskepticism” was on the rise.

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  • From Good War to Bad Social Engineering
    March 2010

    From Good War to Bad Social Engineering

    The United States has been at war in Afghanistan for more than eight years. That is longer than our involvement in both world wars combined. Yet the end of the conflict appears to be further away than ever. It is not even clear what would constitute victory.

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