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Captive Nations Week

If one simply looks for Vietnamese news on Yahoo News or listens to Secretary Kerry’s remarks at the Vietnam War Symposium, one cannot help …

On July 17, 1959, Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a joint resolution of Congress that declared the third week of July to be Captive Nations …

Of the five remaining Captive Nations—China, Cuba, Laos, Vietnam, and North Korea—North Korea is the most repressed, its people the most suffering, its regime …

Laos, or the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), is an authoritarian state ruled by a single party, the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP). The …

Americans under 40—whom I term the Millennial Plus generation—are for the most part ignorant when it comes to the history of communism and the …

Cuba is a captive nation that since 1959 has been subjected to a communist dictatorship run by the Castro family. Eleven million souls there …

China has long been a one-party Leninist state with extensive censorship and perhaps the largest secret police establishment in the world. Xi Jinping became …

More often than not the words “Cuba Libre” bring to mind that combination of good quality rum, Coke, and lime that refreshes in an …


Captive Nations Week

Every year since 1959 the American president has made a special declaration during the third week of July in order to draw attention to …

While the military and geostrategic aspects of the decades-long Cold War were critical, a third factor was essential—human rights. The Cold War was about …