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Saturday, October 31, 2020

October Surprise? A White House in Disarray as Security Concerns Mount

“This president’s failure to manage the Covid-19 pandemic effectively, his failure to reduce the dire economic impacts, and his propensity to inflame rather than heal the deep divisions in this country have all contributed to a perception, among allies and adversaries alike, of an America that is in crisis, if not decline,” Michele Flournoy, former undersecretary for defense, in an interview with The New Yorker.

Why Russia Needs Four More Years of Trump

“Thanks to his disdainful attitude and his failures, our allies no longer trust or respect us, and our enemies no longer fear us” -- National Security Leaders for Biden

Truncheon and Syringe: Can Soviet-Era Tactics Keep Putin and Lukashenko in Power?

"It looks increasingly as if Mr. Putin is running out of tricks, and as if Alexander Lukashenko, his troublesome ally in Minsk, is running out of road. That is why, despite the Kremlin’s denials, they are falling back on the truncheon and the syringe." -- The Economist, Aug. 28, 2020