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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


Syria Is a Lost Cause and America Must Move On

National Interest (Online). September 23, 2018.

Lesson for Trump: US Must Give up Something for Peace

The Korean Times. September 21, 2018.

Washington’s Influence in Syria Is Nowhere to Be Found

American Conservative. September 13, 2018.


As Government Expands, So Should Religious Liberty Protections

Deep Commitments: The Past., Present., and Future of Religious Liberty. 2017.

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.

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#CatoConnects: After the North Korea Summit

June 13, 2018. Cato Connects.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like North Korea?

November 6, 2017. Conference.

#CatoConnects: A Peek into North Korea

August 15, 2017. Cato Connects.