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Steve Bullock: Judgement over Photo Ops

Steve Bullock: Judgement over Photo Ops

Governor Steve Bullock of Montana is the Democratic governor of a state that went for Trump in 2016. His foreign-policy views are unclear, as he has focused his campaign so far on campaign finance and free trade. On the Campaign Trail: On Israel and a Two-State Solution: I support a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine...

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India’s Intelligence Agency Steps Out of Shadows

India’s Intelligence Agency Steps Out of Shadows

(From Top World Intelligence Agencies) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserts Indian control over the disputed territory of Kashmir, India’s intelligence service has gained new prominence as an instrument of Modi’s nationalist agenda. The current chief of R&AW is Samant Goel, a career intelligence officer who was appointedModi in June 2019. The former chief of...

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Five Things Pete Buttigieg Believes About the U.S and the World

Five Things Pete Buttigieg Believes About the U.S and the World

From the South Bend mayor’s debut foreign policy speech . Trump has emboldened autocrats “The need for a new foreign policy vision could not be more urgent today. This administration has embraced and emboldened autocrats, while alienating allies and democracies around the world.” Democrats Lack a Consistent Message “For the better part of my lifetime,...

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Pentagon Testing Surveillance Balloons Over America

Pentagon Testing Surveillance Balloons Over America

The Guardian reports that recently released documents from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reveal the previously unknown extent of the Pentagon’s wide-area surveillance capabilities. South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri and Illinois have been playing unknown host to 25 solar-powered balloons as part of a test through U.S. Southern Command since mid-July and the tests...

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Most 2020 Democrats Favor Trump’s Sanctions on Venezuela

Most 2020 Democrats Favor Trump’s Sanctions on Venezuela

The Council on Foreign Relations, the embodiment of the U.S. foreign policy establishment, asked the Democratic presidential candidates what they would do about Venezuela. The question was leading: What, if any, additional steps should the United States take to remove Nicolas Maduro from power in Venezuela? The formulation is leading because it implies that the...