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Inside The Massive Foreign-Policy Team Advising Biden’s Campaign

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s team of informal foreign-policy and national security advisors has expanded to over 2,000 people, including 20 working groups spanning issues from diversity in national security to arms control, defense, intelligence, and homeland security.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

Pompeo’s Strategy Depends On Beijing’s Own Paranoia

Trump badly wants a deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping, while Pompeo wants the United States to stop dealing with China altogether. Unlike Pompeo, Trump has publicly praised Xi and, according to former National Security Advisor John Bolton, even expressed his approval of China’s crackdowns in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

8 Big Reasons U.S. Election Day 2020 Could Be A Disaster

Every month of this year has brought new evidence that voting in 2020 hasn’t been going very well. And with perhaps the most consequential election in generations—when the nation ratifies or rejects President Donald Trump’s divisive agenda—experts are starting to believe that the general election will be much, much worse.

Read Here – Politico

The Sad Story Of Superpower America’s Foreign Policy Failures

For four years much of the foreign policy establishment has lamented America’s loss of influence on the global stage. Like an ageing athlete looking at faded trophies, it mourns a time when the United States was always comfortably ahead of all its competitors.

Read Here – The National Interest

China ‘Set To Shut US Consulate’ In Response To Houston Closure, Denies Covid-19 A Factor

China and the United States continued to toughen their actions against each other on Thursday with Beijing preparing to close a US consulate in retaliation for the  forced closure of the Chinese diplomatic facility in Houston. A source briefed on the matter said the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu would be the target for China’s retaliation.

Trump Tries To Claw Back Control As Coronavirus Pandemic Threatens His Re-election

President Donald Trump is moving to repair a damaging media narrative as coronavirus infections spiral back out of control just over 100 days before November’s general election. Trump, whose poll numbers have suffered as he has been hammered for the administration’s stammering response, is setting in motion a new White House communications effort focused on the pandemic and seeking to shift attention to crime in major American cities.

Read Here – Politico

The Anti-American Century

The Anti-American Century may turn out to be aggressively hostile to the United States, but for now it is anti-American mostly in the sense of being antithetical to the American Century. The three pillars of American strength—military, economic, and political—that defined the last century have each been undermined if not obliterated.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

Trump’s Campaign Team Tries To Steady Operation After Messy Shakeup

President Donald Trump’s outgoing campaign manager and his successor gathered staffers at the Trump campaign’s Arlington, Va., headquarters Thursday morning for a “pass the torch” ceremony, after Trump abruptly replaced Brad Parscale with Bill Stepien atop his reelection effort Wednesday night.

Read Here – Politico

How Trump’s Crowd Obsession Could Bite Him Back

It is Donald Trump’s worst nightmare: giving his acceptance speech in front of a half-empty arena, facing an audience whose faces are covered in masks, muffling their cheers and chants. But it is exactly what he may be facing if last month’s edict from authorities in Jacksonville, Florida, mandating masks for all indoor gatherings remains in effect through late August.

Read Here – Politico

Much Of US Scales Back On Holiday, But Trump Plans To Go Big

Photo courtesy: White House/Flickr

As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not President Donald Trump’s style, and he aimed to go big, promising a “special evening” in Washington that could bring tens of thousands to the National Mall.

Read Here – APNews

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