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Blogs by Ted Bromund

Dr. Ted R. Bromund is the Margaret Thatcher Senior Research Fellow in the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom in the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. He joined Heritage in 2008 after a decade as the Associate Director of International Security Studies at Yale University, a research and teaching center dedicated to diplomatic, military and strategic history, and grand strategy.

  • Where the Syria Vote and Obama’s EU Advocacy Meet

    Where the Syria Vote and Obama’s EU Advocacy Meet

    | Foreign Policy
    In the midst of the furor over Syria, the significance of a recent interview by the new U.S. ambassador to Britain has gone largely unremarked, except by my colleague Nile Gardiner. As he notes, Ambassador Matthew Barzun – picked for London because he was President Obama’s chief fund-raiser – has ...
  • Another view from Washington DC: the State Department and EU are natural allies

    Another view from Washington DC: the State Department and EU are natural allies

    | Europe
    I hate to disagree with Dan Hannan about the European Union, but this time, he's 100% wrong.In his energetic response to Philip Gordon's ill-conceived request that Britain forget about recovering its sovereignty and protecting its democracy, Hannan argues that the State Department wants Britain in the EU because the U.S. ...
  • Assange, Sweden, The U.K. and The U.S.

    Assange, Sweden, The U.K. and The U.S.

    | Foreign Policy
    Regular CPS blogger Dr. Ted Bromund, Senior Research Fellow in Anglo-American Relations at the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at Washington D.C.'s Heritage Foundation, and Andrew Robert James Southam, a former extradition case officer in the International Criminal Policy Directorate of the Home Office, write on the issues surrounding the Julian Assange ...
  • The Rise of Euroscepticism and the Misuse of British Rhetoric

    The Rise of Euroscepticism and the Misuse of British Rhetoric

    | Europe
    Dr. Ted R. Bromund is the Margaret Thatcher Senior Research Fellow in the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom in the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. Charles C.W. Cooke has a piece up on National Review Online on “How Thatcher Became Eurosceptic” that is mandatory reading for the friends of the Centre, ...
  • A Bottom Up Look at the Top Down

    A Bottom Up Look at the Top Down

    | Economy
    For a conservative non-economist, reading that IPPR has responded to Ryan Bourne and Thomas Oechsle’s report Small Is Best with the claim that small’s not best is the occasion for little more than a sigh. In the U.S., William Voegeli has had a big success with his book Never Enough: ...
  • Limitless Liberalism

    Limitless Liberalism

    | US Politics
    Last month, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Centre, and of spending ten days in London and Oxford. Goodness knows there’s plenty of media coverage of the U.S. in Britain – sometimes I think there’s too much – but the closer you look, the less satisfactory it is. ...
  • Democrats, Republicans, and Ron Paul

    Democrats, Republicans, and Ron Paul

    | US Politics
    Ron Paul is just as likely to win support from Democratic voters as their Republican counterparts, writes Senior Research Fellow at the Margaret Thatcher Center in Washington Ted Bromund. There’s no particular reason why foreign observers should know how the American system for nominating presidential candidates works. It has its virtues, ...
  • Syria: A Perfect Illustration of the Obama Doctrine’s Strategic Failure

    Syria: A Perfect Illustration of the Obama Doctrine’s Strategic Failure

    | US Politics
    With the end of President Obama’s third year in office, and another foreign policy crisis in the offing in Syria, American commentators are struggling again with the problem of whether there’s an “Obama Doctrine,” and if so what it entails. In a stimulating article in the Weekly Standard, Elliott Abrams ...
  • A View of Think-Tanks from America

    A View of Think-Tanks from America

    | General
    One of the many ways that the American political scene differs from that of Britain is that the U.S. is home to vastly more think tanks, with larger budgets. The latest report from the University of Pennsylvania finds that the U.S. has 1, 815 think tanks, compared to the U.K.’s ...
  • Lessons on Defence Policy from America in 2012

    Lessons on Defence Policy from America in 2012

    | 2012 Policy Resolutions
    In the twelfth of the CPS' 'UK Policy Resolutions for 2012' series, Ted Bromund, the Margaret Thatcher Senior Research Fellow in the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom in the Heritage Foundation, explains what the UK can learn from US defence policy. This morning, in the eleventh in the series, Bernard ...
  • The Varying Fortunes of Red and Blue States, Part 2

    The Varying Fortunes of Red and Blue States, Part 2

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    In the second part of his blog, Ted Bromund blogs on the depressing attittude to business of the federal government. In my last post, I noted that U.S. states are rising and falling, in part, because some are more business-friendly than others. In a larger sense what is depressing is that ...
  • The Varying Fortunes of Red and Blue States

    The Varying Fortunes of Red and Blue States

    | US Politics
    Continuing his series on American politics and population, Ted Bromund of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom blogs on Democrat and Republican states' varying fortunes. In America, the Republicans are the red party and the Democrats claim traditional Tory blue. As I noted in my previous two pieces, while there is ...
  • Can There Be An Enduring Systematic Advantage in American Politics?

    Can There Be An Enduring Systematic Advantage in American Politics?

    | US Politics
    Continuing his series on American population and demographics, Ted Bromund blogs on the advantages that conservatives may have. In my last blog, I noted that the Republicans will in the 2012 election build on a systemic advantage: states that lean Democratic are losing population, and states that lean Republican are gaining ...
  • Americans Move, But Will The Result Change?

    Americans Move, But Will The Result Change?

    | US Politics
    One of the most important differences between the U.S. and Europe is that Americans move around. A lot. Even leaving aside outlier states like Florida, where 70 percent of the residents were born out of state – many of them retirees from the chillier north – the mobility of Americans ...
  • Major Foreign Policy Addresses in the US Campaign

    Major Foreign Policy Addresses in the US Campaign

    | Foreign Policy
    Until Friday, as I noted last month, foreign policy played a mostly indirect role in the 2012 election campaign. In a way, that is no surprise: U.S. elections are rarely won or lost on foreign policy. But considered another way, it is a surprise. There is less ...