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James M. Lindsay analyzes the politics shaping U.S. foreign policy and the sustainability of American power.

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Tulsi Gabbard greets diners during a campaign stop at the Green Elephant in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Campaign 2020: Tulsi Gabbard, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Most Democrats running for president in 2020 are focused on domestic issues. Not Tulsi Gabbard. The Iraq War veteran and four-term congresswoman from Hawaii is putting foreign policy front and center in her pitch for the White House. She says that “there is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace.” On that score, she believes she has what it takes to be commander in chief. Read More

February 11, 2019

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Campaign 2020: Kamala Harris, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Government prosecutors often have political ambitions. The list of prosecutors who became mayor (think Rudy Guiliani) or governor (think Chris Christie) is long. But the last president to have any experience as a prosecutor, and even then only for a year, was William Howard Taft. Kamala Harris hopes to change that. She served for eight years as the district attorney for San Francisco before being elected attorney general of California. Of course, if Harris makes it to the White House, she will be better known for achieving two notable firsts.

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February 5, 2019

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Campaign 2020: Julián Castro, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Julián Castro is seeking do what no Democrat has done in ninety-six years: win the party’s presidential nomination without first having been either a governor, senator, or vice president. The last person to accomplish that feat was John Davis of West Virginia in 1924. Castro no doubt hopes the parallel ends there. Davis lost the presidential race by twenty-five percentage points.

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February 4, 2019

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Campaign 2020: John Delaney, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Someone had to be first. When it comes to the 2020 presidential campaign, that person is John Delaney. He’s certainly no Johnny-come-lately to the race. He declared his candidacy back on July 28, 2017. Yes, you read that right. He has been on the campaign trail for eighteen months.

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