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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.

American Politics

American Withdrawal Is America Last

TVC Advisory Board Member Rebeccah Heinrichs | Providence Magazine | July 22, 2022 Bottom Line: The intellectual backers of the ‘New Right’ pushing for America to retreat from the world stage loudly claim the mantle of ‘realism’, but in reality their arguments are nearly indistinguishable from those of the ‘Blame America First’ leftists of the Cold War.

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South Asia

Sri Lanka’s President Resigns in the Face of Massive Protests

The Economist | July 9, 2022

Bottom Line: Skyrocketing food & energy prices have driven tens of thousands of protesters into the streets of Colombo. The President, Prime Minister, and multiple cabinet members have resigned or fled the capital. Sri Lanka may be a harbinger of things to come in other countries if the cost of living continues to become less and less affordable.

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Technology

Ban TikTok Now

TVC Advisory Board Member Klon Kitchen | The Dispatch | July 7, 2022

Bottom Line: Recent reporting reveals that when it comes to TikTok’s data on American users—including children—the Chinese government “has access to everything.” The time has come to dispense with excuses—the federal government must ban the app in the U.S.

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Middle East

Will Biden Seize His Middle East Moment?

TVC Advisory Board Member John Hannah | Jewish Institute for the National Security of America | July 11, 2022

Bottom Line: Despite the Biden administration’s earlier attempts to appease Iran and chastise Saudi Arabia, the President’s upcoming trip to the Middle East offers a unique opportunity to bolster regional security cooperation by Israel and its Arab neighbors.

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