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Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, specializing in foreign policy and civil liberties. He worked as special assistant to President Ronald Reagan and editor of the political magazine Inquiry. He writes regularly for leading publications such as Fortune magazine, National Interest, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Times. Bandow speaks frequently at academic conferences, on college campuses, and to business groups. Bandow has been a regular commentator on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. He holds a JD from Stanford University.

More from Doug Bandow


South Korean Nukes: Less Risky to America Than Extended Deterrence

National Interest (Online). August 24, 2016.

Donald Trump Has Put America’s Allies on the Hot Seat. Good.

Chicago Tribune. August 24, 2016.

Denmark Lectures America on NATO

National Interest (Online). August 18, 2016.

Cato Studies

A Free Trade Agreement with South Korea Would Promote Both Prosperity and Security

Trade Briefing Paper No. 31. October 20, 2010.

The U.S.-South Korea Alliance: Outdated, Unnecessary, and Dangerous

Foreign Policy Briefing No. 90. July 14, 2010.

Dealing with Burma, a Potential Nuclear Power?

Nuclear Proliferation Update No. 8. April 21, 2010.


Forget the Fiscal Cliff and the Fear the Debt Crisis

The Wainwright Perspective. February 21, 2013.

From Fighting the Drug War to Protecting the Right to Use Drugs: Recognizing a Forgotten Liberty

Towards a Worldwide Index of Human Freedom. 2013.

U.S. Policy toward the Two Koreas after the U.S. and ROK Elections in 2012

International Journal of Korean Studies. Vol. 16. No. 2. Winter 2012.

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