Doug Bandow

Doug Bandow

Doug Bandow
Foreign Follies

Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He is also a senior fellow in International Religious Persecution for the Institute on Religion and Public Policy. He also served as a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan and as a senior policy analyst in the 1980 presidential campaign.

Doug Bandow currently writes a weekly column for Forbes online and is a nationally-sydicated columnist for the Copley News Service. He has been widely published in such periodicals as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Christianity Today, Foreign Policy, Harper’s, National Interest, National Review, New Republic, Orbis, and World, as well as leading newspapers including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Bandow previously wrote the weekly column “Foreign Follies” for the leading website He has written and edited several books, including Foreign Follies: America’s New Global Empire (Xulon Press), Leviathan Unchained:  Washington's Bipartisan Big Government Consensus (forthcoming, Xulon Press); The Korean Conundrum: America's Troubled Relations with North and South Korea (Palgrave/Macmillan, coauthor); Tripwire:  Korea and U.S. Foreign Policy in a Changed World (Cato); Perpetuating Poverty: The World Bank, the IMF, and the Developing World (Cato, coeditor); and The Politics of Plunder: Misgovernment in Washington (Transaction).

He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including ABC Nightly News, American Interests, CBS Evening News, CNN Crossfire, CNN Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Nightline, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. He received his B.S. in economics from Florida State University in 1976 and his J.D. from Stanford University in 1979.

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Latest Book:
Foreign Follies: America's New Global Empire

Archives: Foreign Follies

• July 24, 2012– Conscription Would Significantly Weaken the Military

• June 29, 2012– The Murderously Repressive North Korea Regime Viciously Persecutes Religious Believers

• June 28, 2012– Religious Intolerance on the Rise in the Persian Gulf States

• September 9, 2011– Worldwide Persecution of Christians: The 14 Worst Countries

• January 6, 2009 – Kazakhstan Turns Ugly



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