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US ‘War Profiteering’ in Ukraine Is a Red Herring

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World Politics Review
Paul Poast

Such accusations ignore the harm the war is doing to the US economy and the potential political peril it has created for the Biden administration, Paul Poast writes.

A US service member prepares cargo in support of Ukraine
EyePress
US Foreign Policy

At US-Africa Leaders Summit, Russia and China Provide Subtext

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Global Insight by Justice Malala

The US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, is the first meeting of its kind since 2014. Africa’s shift toward China and Russia will be a subtext of the meeting.

US Secretary of State Blinken meets Democratic Republic of Congo President Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde
REUTERS
Global Politics

Who Has the Advantage in Ukraine?

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Running Numbers by Dina Smeltz

American perceptions of whether Russia or Ukraine is winning the war are key to support for ongoing US assistance to Kyiv.

A soldier hoists the State Flag of Ukraine in deoccupied Kherson Public Opinion

Emerging Partisan Division on Support to Ukraine

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Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

Consensus on how long to provide economic and military aid to Ukraine appears to be weakening as the war enters its tenth month.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks at a news conference
Reuters
Public Opinion

Making the Case for a Stronger US Commitment to Human Rights

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

"In the past 20 years, the global trend toward greater rights has reversed, with authoritarianism and illiberalism on the rise," Elizabeth Shackelford writes.

The Committee to Protect Journalists and other press freedom activists hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Saudi Embassy to mark the anniversary of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Reuters
International Law and Human Rights

As Reunification Hopes Fade, South Koreans Favor US Alliance More Than Ever

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NK News
Karl Friedhoff

"Widespread skepticism of Washington has given way to the belief that US forces have a role to play on the peninsula for the foreseeable future," Karl Friedhoff writes.

President Biden and President Yoon pose for a photograph
The White House
Public Opinion

Liberal Democrats Are More Hawkish Than You Might Think

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Washington Post
Coauthors

"Liberal Democrats are far and away Ukraine’s strongest American supporters," Dina Smeltz and Emily Sullivan write.

Ukrainian service members unload a shipment of US military aid
Reuters
Public Opinion

Russia Bears Ultimate Responsibility for Poland Missile

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MSNBC Jansing Reports
Ivo H. Daalder

Ivo Daalder argues that China’s unwillingness to stand up to Putin is part of what causes the danger of missile hits like the one in Poland this week.

Screenshot of Ivo on Chris Jansing MSNBC US Foreign Policy

Missile Shows the Need for Better Air Defense Systems to Ukraine

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CNN Newsroom
Ivo H. Daalder

As the frenzy dies down after the missile hit in Poland, Council President Ivo Daalder joins Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell to unpack lessons learned.

Screenshot of Ivo speaking on CNN Newsroom next to footage of the missile explosion site in Poland. US Foreign Policy

Will US Foreign Policy Change after the Midterms?

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

"The administration will have less leeway to act than before, but we can expect the United States to remain an active player in the world," Elizabeth Shackelford writes.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy speaks at a news conference
Reuters
US Foreign Policy