Ted Bromund, Heritage Foundation

Ted Bromund

Heritage Foundation

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Ted:

How Progressives Enable China’s Exploitation of the Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which was negotiated in a process that ended in 2013, is purportedly intended to promote transparency in the international arms trade, to require nations to establish control systems for exports of conventional arms, and to ban arms exports to nations that committed grave human rights abuses. → Read More

The Administration Needs to Increase Visa Sanctions on Russia

At the end of August, European Union (EU) foreign ministers discussed a ban on tourist travel for Russian citizens. Supporters of a blanket ban included the Czech Republic (which holds the rotating EU presidency until December) and countries bordering Russia—Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. Germany and France did not support a ban out of concern, among other reasons, that it… → Read More

The Biden Administration Is Wrong to Abandon Anti-Personnel Landmines

On June 21, 2022, the Biden Administration cancelled the Trump Administration’s policy that allowed U.S. military forces to employ anti-personnel landmines (APLs) outside the Korean Peninsula. The Trump Administration’s policy, announced on January 31, 2020, had in turn cancelled the Obama Administration’s policy, which was the same as the Biden policy, and which had altered the policy that the… → Read More

Interpol Needs Improved Financial Transparency to Restore Its Integrity and Block Autocratic Manipulation

Interpol, an organization of police and law enforcement organizations, is funded by its member nations and through other channels. As Interpol has grown since 9/11, its budget has grown apace, as has its desire to raise funds from new sources. → Read More

How the U.S. Can Support the U.K.’s Return to the Indo-Pacific Region

After the 2016 Brexit referendum, commentators opposed to Britain’s desire to regain its sovereignty often asserted that Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) was motivated by isolationist impulses. These supposed concerns were always groundless: It was the EU, a customs union with an inbuilt institutional hostility to NATO, that emphasized controlling and limiting Europe’s trade… → Read More

Russia Wrongly Escapes Suspension From Interpol

Shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, calls began for Russia to be suspended, even expelled, from Interpol. → Read More

In Interpol Elections, the Autocracies Take Control

The results of the latest round of Interpol elections are just about as bad as they could have been, boosting autocracies over democracies. → Read More

Post-Brexit Britain Gains Prosperity, but Spending Policies Threaten Gains

Before Britain voted to leave the European Union in 2016, Brexit’s enemies based their case overwhelmingly on economic arguments. → Read More

Key Priorities for the U.S. at the 2021 Meeting of the Interpol General Assembly

The 89th annual meeting of the Interpol General Assembly (GA) will be held November 23–25, 2021, in Istanbul, Turkey. Interpol, an international organization of police and law enforcement organizations, faces criticism for failing to live up to its constitutional requirement that it focus exclusively on ordinary crime and avoid becoming an instrument of political oppression for autocratic… → Read More

Remembering and Appreciating Donald Kagan, Yale Professor and Mentor

Donald Kagan, a revered professor of history and classics at Yale University, died on Aug. 6. Here's how I remember him. → Read More

Dictators Are Using Interpol to Shape the American Legal System

Congressional leaders have sought to rein in this abuse, aiming to prevent regimes like Russia and China from misusing Interpol. → Read More

The European Union’s Biocidal Products Regulation Benefits Only Bureaucrats

The European Union controls the sale of biocides through its Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). A biocidal product contains a substance that is designed to control or destroy a harmful organism, often a germ or virus. The BPR is a one-size-fits-all model for biocides. It puts simple products containing tried and tested chemicals through a bureaucratic process that would be more appropriate for… → Read More

The G-7 Must Act with Unity for Growth and Freedom

This year’s Group of Seven (G-7) summit of world leaders will be on June 11–13, at St. Ives, Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. The summit brings together the leaders of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, and Italy. The G-7 need to act with unity to improve economic growth by recommitting to principles of economic freedom. Growth will both improve the lives of their… → Read More

America Must Lead Free World in Elections to Interpol Commission

An Interpol commission offers the only meaningful pathway to protect the rights of individuals targeted unfairly by regimes such as Russia. → Read More

Boris Johnson Strikes a Brexit Deal

After days of optimistic leaks and rumors, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has done what the European Union said was impossible. → Read More

It’s Crunch Time for Brexit. Here’s How It Could Happen.

Within a month, Brexit will either have happened, or it will have been delayed yet again. → Read More

Does Political Unrest Contribute to INTERPOL Abuse?

By way of comparison, the CCF received 201 new requests from individuals in 2010, but a total of 1,217 in 2017, a sixfold increase in only seven years. → Read More

Theresa May Will Be Gone in Days. Why Not Meet With Boris Johnson?

Boris Johnson is most likely to succeed Theresa May as prime minister in the coming days. There's no harm in meeting with him. → Read More

Interpol Abuse By Palestinian Authority And Others Shows Strengths And Weaknesses Of The System

Over the past few days, four cases of Interpol abuse, or attempted abuse, have demonstrated several of the weaknesses, and strengths, of the Interpol system. → Read More

Reflections On President Trump's Unsigning Of The Arms Trade Treaty

President Trump's unsigning of the Arms Trade Treaty was the right decision, as demonstrated by the reactions from the treaty's supports to his decision. → Read More