On May 2, Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James gave her first media interview after Google decided to disband an AI advisory board following backlash from leftist employees who objected to the inclusion of a conservative on the board.

“Google wanted us to stress-test some of their ideas,” James told Fox News’ Shannon Bream. “We use Google products at The Heritage Foundation. Of course, as one of their customers, I would think that they’d want to know what our opinions are – what our concerns are – about artificial intelligence. It was such a missed opportunity.”

Given the growing hostility towards conservatives on social media, how should we fight back against efforts to silence us?

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North Korea launched a series of short-range missile tests in what some consider an attempt to pressure the Trump administration to soften its position on Pyongyang during stalled denuclearization negotiations.

Heritage Senior Research Fellow Bruce Klingner, who specializes in Korean and Japanese affairs, lays out the possible motivations for the missile tests – and how the Trump administration should respond – in The Daily Signal.

On Sunday, the Trump administration announced that it was sending a Navy carrier group to the Middle East in response to reports that Iranian forces and proxies were preparing for a possible attack against U.S. personnel or allies in Syria, Iraq, or at sea.

“If these actions take place, if they do by some third-party proxy, a militia group, Hezbollah, we will hold the Iranian leadership directly accountable for that,” said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Heritage expert on Middle Eastern affairs James Phillips explained the escalating tension between Tehran and Washington: Where the U.S.-Iran Confrontation Is Heading.

National security and foreign expert James Carafano weighed in on why taking action in the Gulf sends the right signal to the international community: Trump Tries Gunboat Diplomacy With Iran – Here’s Why He’s Doing It.

As tensions escalate, do you foresee President Trump finding a peaceful resolution to both Iran and North Korea, or should the United States be preparing for war?

Heritage experts responded to breaking news in foreign affairs this week in Venezuela, Iran, Israel, and China:

Ana Quintana: Best Prescription to Fix Venezuela is “Get Maduro Out Of Power”

Dakota Wood on Venezuela: “We Need to Stay Away From” U.S. Military Intervention

Peter Brookes on Iranian Threat: U.S. Aircraft Carrier “90,000 Tons of Diplomacy and Deterrence”

Nile Gardiner: “Israel Is Rightly Defending Itself Against Terrorist Aggression”

Dean Cheng: U.S. Has a “Far Stronger Hand to Play” in Trade Negotiations With China

See all of Heritage’s media hits from the past week here.

Do you agree with how the Trump administration is responding to foreign affairs?

Juan Guaidó, the country’s rightful leader, was informed on Tuesday, April 30 that he would be arrested on Wednesday, May 1 by the regime of socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro. He called for demonstrations of protest, dubbed Operación Libertad, which initiated a series of uprising that was brutally suppressed by the Maduro government.

Guaidó and the protestors received words of support from President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Advisor John Bolton, who have long supported Guaidó and opposed the Maduro regime. A coalition of partner nations, including Colombia, Chile, Peru, Argentina, and more than 50 other countries, also support Guaidó. However, Maduro has yet to be ousted from power.

Heritage in the News:

Ana Quintana, a Heritage senior policy analyst focused on Latin America, spoke to the BBC about Russia’s outsized role in Madura’s regime. Watch

Senior Fellow Mike Gonzalez: “The Venezuelan people are taking the right steps to liberate themselves.” Watch

E.W. Richardson Fellow James Carafano on Venezuela: “Putin sticking a thumb in the U.S.’ eye.” Watch

Read The Daily Signal’s coverage of the Trump administration’s plan for a post-Maduro Venezuela here.

How should U.S. leaders react to the situation in Venezuela if Maduro continues to cling to power?

Military personnel make many sacrifices for our country. But did you know one of the top problems that they report is inadequate education options for their children? All too often, our men and women in uniform are forced to decide between their military careers and their children’s future.

However, a recent proposal in the House and Senate seeks to alleviate this tension by offering education savings accounts to military-connected children. The new policy would allow parents to tailor their children’s education to their unique needs. These changes are imperative to ensure that the U.S. military remains an effective and ready fighting force.

On Tuesday, Heritage hosted a discussion between Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., who introduced a military ESA bill in the House, Thomas Spoehr, director of Heritage’s Center for National Defense, and Lindsey Burke, Ph.D., director of Heritage’s Center for Education Policy and the innovator of the military ESA concept. You can watch the event here or listen to the conversation on the Heritage Events podcast.

This event addressed school choice, but what other needs would you like to see addressed for our military and their families? 

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