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Honest Candor

Senator Vandenberg called for “honest candor” in discussions on U.S. foreign policy. The Vandenberg Coalition is proud to continue this tradition by sharing the best analysis from across the country and around the world.


Tehran, the Day After

TVC Advisory Board Members Reuel Marc Gerecht & Ray Takeyh | National Review | July 28, 2022 Bottom Line: A military strike on Iran’s nuclear program would be designed to eliminate the regime’s capacity to build a bomb; however, if successful it could also undermine the legitimacy of the Khamenei regime and spark a revolt from the Iranian people.

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CHIPS Act Won’t Help China

Oren Cass | The American Conservative | July 27, 2022 Bottom Line: Opponents of the CHIPS Act who erroneously claim that the legislation would subsidize semiconductor production in China make the perfect the enemy of the good and twist the facts of the bill to score their own political points.

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China and Defense

China is No. 1 Domestic National Security Threat and the Biden Administration Won’t Admit It

Michael Ellis | Fox News | July 29, 2022 Bottom Line: From industrial espionage to influence operations targeting state and local politicians, the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party is as much a problem of domestic security as it is foreign policy. Nevertheless, the Biden administration has seen fit to cancel programs designed to thwart CCP activities inside the country.

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Chinese Leaders Know They Have No Claim to Taiwan

Michael Rubin | National Interest | July 29, 2022 Bottom Line: Despite belligerent rhetoric from Beijing this week in response to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, the PRC’s claim to the island is baseless. PRC leaders as far back as Mao recognized Taiwan as politically distinct from the mainland.

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