Doug Bandow

Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. A former special assistant to President Ronald Reagan, he is the author of Foreign Follies: America’s New Global Empire (Xulon Press). He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and a member of the California and Washington, D.C. bars.

Recent blog posts by this author

The Rise, Fall, and Legacy of the Berlin Wall

Democratic Party candidates for president advocate socialism. Young adults view collectivism as a serious alternative to capitalism. Most anyone under 40 has little memory of the Berlin Wall, probably the most dramatic symbol of the most murderous...

On War With Iran, It's Trump Versus the Founding Fathers

War between the United States and Iran looms, even though the latter poses no threat to the former. President Donald Trump says he doesn’t want war but for the Iranians to call him. Perhaps his entire campaign is an elaborate effort to scare Tehran...

War with North Korea Would Be Sheer Madness

The war drums are beating again, this time for the Korean peninsula. And if a conflict occurs, no one believes it would be a cakewalk. Total casualties almost certainly would be in the hundreds of thousands; the destruction throughout highly...