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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.

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Forget Annexing Greenland, Start Breaking up America

The American Conservative. August 22, 2019.

Eight Decades on: Lessons From Perhaps the Most Evil Diplomatic Triumph in History

American Spectator (Online). August 21, 2019.

Will Hong Kong Survive China’s Crackdown?

National Interest (Online). August 15, 2019.


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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