Doug Bandow

Germany: Political Death for the Voice of Limited Government

There is a lesson for Republicans in the results of the German election that effectively reelected Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The Administration’s Bad Case for a Bad War in Syria

War is not just another policy option.  The American people and their representatives need to insist that Washington’s chief responsibility is to defend America.  Whatever the state of the Assad regime’s chemical weapons, the U.S. should stay out of Syria’s tragic civil war.

It's Up to Congress Now: No to War in Syria!

The president has placed the decision whether to go to war where it belongs, with Congress.  Legislators should act on behalf of the American people, not the Obama administration.  And the right decision is to keep the U.S. at peace.

Exiting the Obama Administration's Bloody Egypt Mess

Continuing civil disorder and violence are almost certain.  Terrorism may follow.  Islamists fought a similar campaign against the Mubarak dictatorship two decades ago. Washington’s best policy is to support neither side and leave resolution of this tragic conflict to the Egyptian people.

Washington Foolishly Tilts Towards War in Syria

In the first in a series of columns on national security and foreign policy, Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, says that at the very moment Washington should be pursuing a policy of peace, policymakers are preparing to join a civil war in which America’s security is not involved, other nations have much more at stake, many of the “good” guys in fact are bad, and there would be no easy exit.