Issue 125 * April 25, 1996
The National Center for Public Policy Research
Amy Moritz, President
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Dr. Henry Sokolski of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center and a former aide to a U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China distributed remarks he made to the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 27 on nuclear proliferation, and discussed the PRC's violation of arms control treaties, including the fact that this violation, under U.S. law, requires the U.S. to cancel approximately $11 billion in Export-Import Bank loans. President Clinton's advisors are urging him to seek a waiver of this law, Sokolski said. Sokolski also discussed PRC assistance to Iran in the chemical rocket area, and made specific recommendations for U.S. policy. Contact the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center at 202/466-4406.
Terrorism expert Dr. Neil Livingston talked about:
Contact Dr. Livingston at 202/342-0309.
General Milnor Roberts (USAR-Ret.) of High Frontier discussed the Clinton Administration's desire to re-write the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty to include mobile missile launchers without seeking Senate ratification of these treaty changes as required by the U.S. Constitution. Roberts urged the Senate to "show some backbone." Roberts also reviewed the transcript of the press conference held by Clinton and Yeltsin, noting several items of interest, including the fact that Clinton compared Yeltsin to Abraham Lincoln. Contact High Frontier at 703/671-4111.
Dr. Ariel Cohen of The Heritage Foundation reviewed the Clinton-Yeltsin summit, saying that the U.S. "has very little to show for two days of summit meetings," and noting that the U.S. has now spent $14 billion to support Boris Yeltsin in the last four months. Cohen reviewed unconfirmed reports that Strobe Talbot has been telling Russian officials that the U.S. Republican Party is supporting Clinton's communist opponent in the upcoming Russian presidential election, noted that Yeltsin is claiming that Clinton has promised Yeltsin that he will not expand NATO (the White House says our NATO expansion policy has not changed), and predicted that Yeltsin will lose the presidential election (the first round of which is June 16). Cohen bases his prediction on the fact that Russians are dissatisfied with the present system while polls show little fear of communism among Russians. Cohen said he fears that this election may be the last free election in Russia. Contact The Heritage Foundation at 202/546-4400.
Jim Sheehan of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) described the formation of the President's Council on Sustainable Development, which is co-chaired by Dow Chemical and the World Resources Institute. The Clinton Administration has decided, Sheehan said, to make global sustainable development a paramount foreign policy goal of the United States. Sheehan discussed the contents of "Sustainable Development: A New America," a federal government report explaining that this means, among other things, massive U.S. support for population control programs, including abortion. Sheehan also discussed a forum CEI is sponsoring to examine the question: has NAFTA helped promote freedom in Mexico? Contact Competitive Enterprise Institute at 202/331-1010.
Bob Goldsborough of Americans for Immigration Control reviewed the status of immigration reform and harshly criticized companies like Tyson Chicken and Microsoft, as well as some conservatives, for their opposition to aspects of immigration reform. Goldsborough reviewed the costs of services to immigrants to the U.S. treasury, estimating them at over $100 billion annually, and discussed poll data showing that Americans overwhelmingly want illegal immigration stopped and legal immigration sharply reduced. He distributed information, including a video "Immigration: Making America Less Beautiful" by the American Immigration Control Foundation (540-468-2022). Contact Americans for Immigration Control at 410/435-7086.
Al Santoli of Rep. Bob Dornan (R-CA)'s office announced that next week Rep. Dornan will introduce a resolution seeking restitution for people who were U.S. military and civilian prisoners of Japan during World War II. Dornan's resolution calls for
Santoli also discussed issues relating to the PRC, including Most Favored Nation status, saying MFN renewal would be "idiocy" because China is using the financial benefits to buy weapons. Contact Bob Dornan's office at 703/255-6437 or 202/225-2965.
Xing Zheng of the Independent Federation of Chinese Students and Scholars reviewed issues relating to the People's Republic of China:
Contact the Federation of Chinese Students at 202/347-0017.
Captain Tim Hunter of State Department Watch reported on an April 9 speech by Secretary of State Warren Christopher that, to Hunter, "looked like it was straight out of the Unabomber." Hunter also discussed the U.S. government's attitude toward the persecution of religious minorities in Saudi Arabia. Contact the State Department Watch at 202/669-5558.
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