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BRETT D. SCHAEFER, STEVEN GROVES, JAMES M. ROBERTS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Advocates believe that “grand corruption” (extensive, large-scale corruption by high-level government officials) should be classified as a crime against humanity, subject to jurisdiction under the International Criminal Court or a new International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC). Corruption is a real problem,...
BRYAN RILEY, BRETT D. SCHAEFER, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) provides political risk insurance, loan guarantees, and direct loans to U.S. and foreign companies to encourage investment in developing and emerging economies. OPIC artificially lowers the cost of such investments by having the U.S. taxpayer assume a...
HERITAGE FOUNDATION, BRETT D. SCHAEFER, STEVEN GROVES, JAMES PHILLIPS President Mahmoud Abbas announced on April 1 that the Palestinian Authority (PA) will seek to join 15 international conventions and treaties. This is a new facet of the existing Palestinian policy of seeking international recognition by other governments and membership in...