Tag: think tank

Global Nuclear Arsenal to Grow for First Time Since Cold War: Think-Tank

STOCKHOLM—The global nuclear arsenal is expected to grow in the coming years for the first time since the Cold War while the risk of such weapons being used is the greatest in decades, a leading conflict and armaments think-tank said on Monday. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Western support for Kyiv has heightened tensions among…


Chinese Media and Influencers Blame US for Spread of Monkeypox

With the outbreak of monkeypox, Chinese state media and social media influencers in China have claimed that the monkeypox virus originated in a U.S. laboratory. They have also made claims that monkeypox will cause the next pandemic, despite European and American scientists pointing out that the possibility of a pandemic is extremely small due to the…


Chinese Media, Influencers Blame US for Spread of Monkeypox

Chinese state media and social media influencers in China have claimed that the monkeypox virus originated in a U.S. laboratory. They’ve also made claims that monkeypox will cause the next pandemic, even as European and U.S. scientists point out that the possibility of a pandemic is extremely small because of the close contact needed to transmit…


A New Day for The Heritage Foundation Under Dr. Kevin Roberts’ Leadership

Commentary The Heritage Foundation has been at the forefront of American politics for decades. I believe it is the nation’s premier conservative think tank. With more than 500,000 members, Heritage’s reach is insurmountable. In 2020 alone, Heritage held meetings with more than 150 congressional staffers, almost 90 executive branch officials, 62 candidates, and more than…


US Government Could Miss Payments as Soon as Dec. 21: Think Tank

WASHINGTON—A bipartisan think tank warned on Friday the U.S. government could start missing payments on its bills as soon as Dec. 21 if Congress fails to raise the debt limit, as top Democrats and Republicans sought a path around such a financial calamity. The Bipartisan Policy Center’s projection, based on updated official data on tax…


New Index Highlights China’s Expanding Military Capabilities, US Decline

The Heritage Foundation released its 2022 Index of U.S. Military Strength on Oct. 20, which found that the United States military was declining in its ability to perform its missions, largely due to aging resources and a lack of investment. It also found that China presented a major challenge to the continued military effective of…


German-Italian Woman Charged With Spying for China

BERLIN—A German-Italian woman has been charged with espionage on suspicion of being an informant for Chinese intelligence for several years, German prosecutors said Monday. Federal prosecutors say Klara K. is the wife of another suspect, Dr. Klaus L., who was arrested on suspicion of espionage last month following an indictment that they filed at a…


Man Charged in Germany With Spying for China

BERLIN—Germany has arrested and indicted a man suspected of spying for China’s secret service, the prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. The man, identified as Klaus L. according to German reporting rules, is a political scientist and had worked at a think tank since 2001, the prosecutor said in a statement. He was recruited by the…


US, Japan, Australia, India Need to Push Back Against CCP: Think Tank

The United States, Japan, Australia, and India need to comprehensively push back against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the Indo-Pacific region, a leading think tank says. Cleo Paskal of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies told The Epoch Times at the Conservative Political Action Conference that the CCP’s goal is to be “number one in…


China Emits More Carbon in 2 Weeks than Australia Does in One Year: Think Tank

China emits more carbon dioxide in 16 days than Australia does in one year, according to new research published by a free-market think tank. Australia’s net-zero emissions target would therefore be cancelled out by China in just two weeks, the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) said in a press release on Wednesday. According to the report, China operates 57…