James Carafano

James Jay Carafano, a leading expert in national security and foreign policy challenges, is The Heritage Foundation’s vice president for foreign and defense policy studies, E. W. Richardson fellow, and director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies. Read his research.

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Articles by James Carafano


Red Flags on Iran

“The lights are turning red,” droned the song by the Eagles. They could have been singing about Iran, which continues to make US foreign policy… Read More


Saturday Night Live II

The funniest thing on television is not Betty White on Saturday Night Live. It’s the Iranian President.  “Live from Tehran. It’s Nuclear Summit Too!” That’s… Read More


Missile Defense Whoppers

Bradley Roberts, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, recently testified before a House of Representative Armed Services subcommittee, touting Obama’s plan… Read More

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