President Trump recently mentioned that he had an interest in buying Greenland and the media went nuts. Pundits think it’s a crazy but how crazy is it? Why would Trump want to buy Greenland? And what’s our relationship with Greenland like right now? This week our expert, Luke Coffey, talks about Greenland’s government and history, if the United States should buy Greenland, and more on why Greenland is such an important ally to the United States.

Coffey is the director of Heritage’s Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy and the only analyst from an American think tank that has been to Greenland and written on it.

Show Notes:

Greenland Deserves the Attention Trump Is Giving It
https://www.heritage.org/global-politics/commentary/greenland-deserves-the-attention-trump-giving-it

The Importance of Greenland to U.S. National Security
https://www.heritage.org/defense/report/the-importance-greenland-us-national-security

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  1. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    Did you seriously not know that we bought Alaska from Russia?

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    • August 22, 2019, at 1:39 PM PDT
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