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"One way or another, he wants Ukraine neutralized," Fiona Hill, a top Russia expert, told Insider. See all newslettersFor the second time this year, there are serious concerns that Russia is on the verge of invading Ukraine. The world is on edge, with leaders in Washington and beyond contemplating what Russian President Vladimir Putin will do next. "There is a major risk of Russian military activity in Ukraine in the next few months. This came after the Kremlin in September warned that NATO expanding military infrastructure in Ukraine would cross Putin's "red lines."
Persons: Fiona Hill, Vladimir Putin, Putin's, Antony Blinken, Putin, Ivo Daalder, Daalder, Trump, You've, Hill, Sergei Malgavko, Steven Pifer, Pifer, Jens Stoltenberg, Stoltenberg, Karen Donfried, Kuznetsov, Mikhail Svetlov, We're, Putin —, , Russia aren't, underscoring, Russia isn't Organizations: NATO, National Security Council, Ukraine, Kremlin, Russia, Alliance, Friday, Associated Press, Reuters, Putin, Russian Locations: Ukraine, Russia, Ukraine's, Washington, Georgia, Crimea, Donbass, Europe, Putin Russian, Sevastopol, Russia's, Moscow, Soviet, Russian
Joe Biden needs to reset his presidency. Brett Bruen was the director of global engagement in the Obama White House and a career American diplomat. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy PolicyJoe Biden needs to reboot his presidency. The goodwill tour could offer the president a desperately needed opportunity to really remind voters about why they supported him. Because at this stage, surely the best strategy for building back his presidency better is to just, "let Joe be Joe."
Persons: Joe Biden, Brett Bruen, Obama, haven't, Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu, Putin, Kennedy, Joe Organizations: Obama White House, Global, Service, White, Air Force, National Security Council, Israeli, Biden, Democratic Party Locations: American, Africa, Eastern Europe, China, Ireland, Mayo, Afghanistan
Abiy announced late on Monday he was planning to personally direct the fight against Tigrayan forces and their allies. Last month Tigrayan forces and their allies threatened to march on the capital Addis Ababa. On Wednesday, Ethiopia expelled four of six Irish diplomats from the country because of Ireland's stance on the conflict, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said. Dina Mufti, spokesperson for the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Also on Wednesday, Switzerland and Britain advised their citizens to leave Ethiopia, citing the worsening security situation.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Haile Gebreselassie, Feyisa Lelisa, Abiy, Demeke Mekonnen, Legesse, Let's, Jeffrey Feltman, Feltman, Olusegun Obasanjo, Simon Coveney, Ireland's, We've, Dina Mufti Organizations: Ethiopia Ethiopia's, Reuters, Ethiopian, Diplomats, Irish, UN Security Council, Ireland's RTE, Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United State Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Fana, Djibouti, Ireland, Switzerland, France, United
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York, U.S. September 23, 2021. France has been negotiating with Jakarta for several months the sale of 36 Rafale fighter jets. "The French are doubling down on other Indo-Pacific relations, including Indonesia, in a sense to compensate for losing the Australians," an Indo-Pacific diplomat said. Highlighting just how angry Paris is with Canberra, a two-minute video announcing Le Drian's trip to Indonesia outlined its Indo-Pacific strategy naming numerous regional countries with the exemption of Australia. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by John Irish; Editing by Nick MacfieOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Jean, Yves Le Drian, John Minchillo, Yves Le Drian's, Le, John Irish, Nick Macfie Organizations: French, United Nations Security Council, Australia, Rafale, Australians, Thomson Locations: New York, U.S, France, Indonesia, Canberra, Australia, Paris, Japan, India, Vietnam, China, Jakarta, Pacific
Around 45,000 Afghans at US bases are still waiting to be resettled, The Washington Post reported. There are also another 26,000 applications from Afghans looking to enter the US awaiting review. See all newslettersAround 45,000 Afghans housed in temporary camps at US military bases are still waiting to be resettled more than two months after they were withdrawn from Afghanistan, The Washington Post reported. 7,100 ended up at Holloman and more than 4,000 are still housed there, the Post reported. Human rights non-profit groups like Human Rights First have urged Congress to pass the bill.
Persons: Curtis Velasquez, Victoria Palmer, Biden, Jennifer Quigley Organizations: Reuters, Washington Post, Air Force, Holloman Air Force Base, White, National Security Council, Holloman, US, Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, Biden Administration, Afghan Locations: Afghanistan, New Mexico, Holloman, United States
Global oil prices touched seven-year highs in late October as oil demand has rebounded nearly to pre-pandemic levels, faster than the pace of supply. In recent weeks, Biden and top aides have raised the issue with close allies including Japan, South Korea and India, as well as with China, the sources said. The White House declined to comment on the detailed content of specific conversations with other countries. "The surplus is already beginning in December," OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo said on Tuesday, when asked if he was sure there would be an excess in oil supply next year. Rising oil prices have been an increasingly concerning political problem for Biden, a Democrat who took office in January.
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden, Mohammad Barkindo Organizations: of, Petroleum, White, National Security Council, Democrat, U.S, AAA Locations: Saudi Arabia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, India, China, OPEC
US President Joe Biden stressed "just simple, straightforward competition" with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping said the two sides must increase communication and cooperation. The U.S. president smiled broadly as the Chinese president appeared on a large screen in the conference room. Biden and Xi have not had a face-to-face meeting since Biden became president and the last time they spoke it was via telephone in September. The White House has declined to answer questions on whether the United States will send officials to the Beijing Winter Olympics in February.
Persons: Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, Biden, Xi, Scott Kennedy, Zhao Lijian, Communist Party's, Biden's, Bill Hagerty, Donald Trump Organizations: Service, . Security Council, U.S, Beijing, Olympics, Games, Washington's Center, Strategic, International Studies, Communist Party, Foreign, Congress, China, Pentagon Locations: China, United States, Taiwan, U.S, Beijing, Washington, Communist, Russia, Japan
Ex-Trump advisor Michael Flynn tried to pressure a top defense official to help overturn the election, a new book says. Flynn reportedly called Ezra Cohen about seizing ballots weeks after projections showed Biden had won the election. Flynn also suggested seizing voting machines and imposing martial law in the wake of the election. See all newslettersMichael Flynn, former national security advisor to President Donald Trump, called the Pentagon and tried to persuade a top defense official to help overturn the election, according to a new book by ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl. In the aftermath of the presidential election, Flynn was outspoken about the need for the military to get involved in the election — a potentially dangerous move tantamount to a coup.
Persons: Michael Flynn, Flynn, Ezra Cohen, Biden, Donald Trump, Jonathan Karl, Cohen, Karl, Joe Biden, Trump, Karl's, Trump's, Sydney Powell, Mike Lindell Organizations: Pentagon, ABC News, Trump White House, Trump, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Council, Army, FBI, Democratic, White, West, Capitol
Calling Biden an "old friend," Xi said the two sides must increase communication and cooperation to solve the many challenges they face. Biden previously disputed the characterization here of their relationship as an old friendship. The U.S. president smiled broadly as the Chinese president appeared on a large screen in the conference room. Biden and Xi have not had a face-to-face meeting since Biden became president and the last time they spoke it was via telephone in September. The White House has declined to answer questions on whether the United States will send officials to the Beijing Winter Olympics in February.
Persons: Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, ” Biden, Biden, Xi, , Scott Kennedy, Zhao Lijian, Communist Party’s, Biden’s, Bill Hagerty, Donald Trump Organizations: WASHINGTON, . Security Council, U.S, Beijing, Olympics, Games, Washington’s Center, Strategic, International Studies, Communist Party, Foreign, Congress, China, Pentagon Locations: China, United States, Taiwan, U.S, Beijing, Washington, Communist, ” Taiwan, Russia, Japan
REUTERS/Kacper PempelUNITED NATIONS, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Russia traded barbs with Western members of the U.N. Security Council on Thursday over a crisis on the border between Belarus and Poland, with Russia's deputy U.N. envoy suggesting his European colleagues have "masochist inclinations." Estonia, France, Ireland, Norway, the United States and Britain raised the migrant crisis during a closed-door meeting of the 15-member body. Belarus has warned the crisis could escalate into a military confrontation, while Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia said Belarus posed a serious threat to European security. When asked if Russia or Belarus were helping move the migrants to the Polish border, Polyanskiy said: "No, absolutely not." Russia is a council veto-power so can shield Belarus from any possible attempts to impose U.N. sanctions.
Persons: U.N, Alexander Lukashenko, Dmitry Polyanskiy, Polyanskiy, Michelle Nichols, Alistair Bell Organizations: REUTERS, UNITED, . Security, EU, Security Council, Thomson Locations: Bialowieza, Hajnowka, Belarusian, Polish, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Estonia, France, Ireland, Norway, United States, Britain, Lithuania, Latvia
Musk, Tesla, SpaceX and the White House did not return requests for comment for this story. The over $500,000 paid by SpaceX last quarter for lobbying does not include separate fees paid to outside government influencers. After the National Transportation Safety Board and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigated Tesla for vehicle safety defects this year, Musk accused them of bias. Fans of Tesla and Musk began haranguing her on social media while attempting to deface her biography page on Wikipedia. In 2018, Musk and the commission reached a settlement over remarks Musk made about an ultimately abandoned plan to take Tesla private.
Persons: Tesla, Elon Musk, Maja Hitij, Musk, Joe Biden, Biden's, Ford, Jeff Bezos, hasn't, Andrew Yang, Tesla's, Nelson Peltz, Leon Cooperman, Chris Coons, Jeanne Shaheen, Jack Reed, Gary Peters, John Cornyn, Thom Tillis, Jonathan Carter, Sen, Richard Blumenthal, Conn, Carter, Blumenthal, it's, Joseph Petrzelka, Dianne Feinstein, Feinstein, Petrzelka, Heather Podesta, Podesta, Biden, Miller, Jeff Miller, Kevin McCarthy, Donald Trump, Steven Cliff, Missy Cummings, Cummings Organizations: Getty, SpaceX, Tesla, Big, Toyota, Federal Aviation Administration, Responsive, White, CNBC, Democratic, Democratic Socialists of America, Center for Responsive, Republican National Committee, Responsive Politics, Capitol, Auto Safety, Small Business, Sports, Commerce, Science, Transportation, of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Management, Budget, Department of Commerce, Trust Fund, EV, of Transportation, Biden's, Department of Defense, National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Department of Transportation, National Security Council, NASA, Department of Interior, United, United States Innovation, National Transportation Safety Board, Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, Navy, Duke University, Twitter, SEC Locations: Berlin, Gruenheide, Germany, U.S, Texas, Tesla's Fremont , California, Sens, Boca Chica , Texas, United States
WASHINGTON — Family, former colleagues and friends will honor Colin Powell’s life during a funeral service held Friday at the Washington National Cathedral. Powell served as secretary of state under Bush and broke with his party when he endorsed Obama for president in 2008 and 2012. After rising through the military ranks, Powell became a four-star general and then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George H.W. He had served as U.S. national security adviser and deputy national security adviser for President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. Powell served twice in Vietnam — during the first tour, he was wounded in action and on the second tour, he received the Soldier's Medal for rescuing several men from a burning helicopter.
Persons: Colin Powell’s, Powell, Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Barack Obama, George W, Bush, Hillary Clinton, Obama, Richard Armitage, Madeleine Albright, Michael, George H.W, George H.W . Bush, Ronald Reagan, Bush’s, Barbara Walters, Biden Organizations: WASHINGTON, Washington National Cathedral, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Chiefs, Staff, United Nations Security Council, ABC News, City College of New, Covid, Walter Reed National Medical Center Locations: George H.W ., Vietnam, Iraq, U.S, Harlem , New York, Jamaica, South Bronx, City College of New York
London (CNN Business) The White House has accused OPEC and its allies of putting the global economic recovery at risk by refusing to pump more oil. "Our view is that the global recovery should not be imperiled by a mismatch between supply and demand," a spokesperson for the US National Security Council said in a statement. "OPEC+ seems unwilling to use the capacity and power it has now at this critical moment of global recovery for countries around the world." Soaring oil prices are driving up gas prices and more broadly fueling inflation, hurting vulnerable households and dampening the global economic recovery at a crucial moment. The United States, Japan and India have all called on OPEC+ to open the taps wider to help bring down prices.
Persons: Biden, Read Organizations: London, CNN, US National Security Council, Brent, Bank of America Locations: States, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Russia, United States, Japan, India, Baltic
The job market may never be the same again
  + stars: | 2021-11-05 | by ( Julia Horowitz | Cnn Business | )   time to read: +7 min
Still, economists are increasingly starting to wonder: As shortfalls of workers persist, has the labor market changed for good? The approval of vaccines for children aged five to 11 in the United States could mitigate some concerns about the virus that kept parents at home. "It may signal what lasting structural damage there is to the workforce from the pandemic," Brusuelas said. That sets up a geopolitical showdown that could spark more market volatility and prompt the United States to release crude from its strategic reserves, my CNN Business colleague Charles Riley reports. Coming next week: For the first time in nearly two years, the United States will welcome fully vaccinated visitors from all countries.
Persons: Joseph Brusuelas, Louis, Brusuelas, Charles Riley, Biden, aren't Organizations: CNN Business, Bell, Employers, RSM, Federal Reserve Bank of St, Federal Reserve, Bank of England, US National Security Council, Brent, Bank of America, Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Pfizer, Revenue Locations: United States, OPEC, States, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Japan, India, Europe, United Kingdom
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison presents his national statement as part of the World Leaders' Summit of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1, 2021. Morrison said Macron's accusation of lying, which the prime minister denies, was a slur against Australia. Biden told Macron that the handling of the Australian submarine alliance was "clumsy" and "not done with a lot of grace." "I was under the impression that France had been informed long before that the (French) deal would not go through. I honest to God did not know you had not," Biden told Macron.
Persons: Scott Morrison, Ian Forsyth, Emmanuel Macron, Joe Biden's, Morrison, Biden, Boris Johnson, texted, Macron, I'm, Jean, Yves Le Drian, — I've, Sledging, Alain Jocard, Turnbull Organizations: Australia's, Leaders, AFP, Getty, Naval Group, U.S, British, Australian, French, Australia, White House National Security Council Locations: Glasgow, Scotland, France, Australia, Britain, Canberra
The United States had not met with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the presidential level since Biden's predecessor, Donald Trump, attended an ASEAN-U.S. meeting in Manila in 2017. In his opening remarks to the summit, Biden said the United States was committed to the central role of the 10-nation ASEAN in the region and ASEAN nations can expect him to personally show up in the region in future. "The relationship between the United States and ASEAN is vital, vital for the future of all one billion of our people," Biden said. On Wednesday, Biden will participate in the broader East Asia Summit, which brings together ASEAN and other nations in the Indo-Pacific region. While planning to provide a modest sum to promote trade with ASEAN, Biden has given no sign of any plan to return to a regional trade framework Trump withdrew from in 2017.
Persons: BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Joe Biden, Washington, Donald Trump, Biden, Xi Jinping, Jonathan Ernst, Edgard Kagan, Kagan, David Brunnstrom, Trevor Hunnicutt, Susan Heavey, Tim Ahmann, Simon Cameron, Moore, Andrea Ricci Organizations: Southeast, United, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, East Asia Summit, U.S, Delaware Air National Guard Base, REUTERS, East Asia, White House National Security Council, Trump, Thomson Locations: WASHINGTON, BANDAR, China, United States, Manila, Newark , New Jersey, New Castle , Delaware, U.S, Brunei, India, Japan, Australia, Washington, NATO, Asian, Southeast Asia
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to reporters before departing for Newark, New Jersey, from the Delaware Air National Guard Base, New Castle, Delaware, U.S., October 25, 2021. The United States has not met with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the presidential level since Biden's predecessor, Donald Trump, attended an ASEAN-U.S. meeting in Manila in 2017. A day after the ASEAN summit, Biden will participate in the broader East Asia Summit, which brings together ASEAN and other nations in the Indo-Pacific region, a senior U.S. administration official said. U.S. officials have, however, avoided specific mention of China in the run-up to the meetings as they work to set up a virtual summit between Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping later this year. While planning to provide a modest sum to promote trade with ASEAN, Biden has given no sign of any plan to return to a regional trade framework Trump withdrew from in 2017.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jonathan Ernst, BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Donald Trump, Biden, Xi Jinping, Edgard Kagan, Washington, Kagan, Min Aung Hlaing, David Brunnstrom, Simon Cameron, Moore Organizations: Delaware Air National Guard Base, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Southeast, United, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, East Asia Summit, U.S, China, East Asia, White House National Security Council, Trump, Myanmar, Thomson Locations: Newark , New Jersey, New Castle , Delaware, U.S, BANDAR, Washington, China, United States, Manila, China . U.S, Brunei, India, Japan, Australia, ASEAN's, NATO, Asian, Southeast Asia, Myanmar
Biden to attend ASEAN summit Trump skipped after 2017
  + stars: | 2021-10-26 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
The U.S. embassy in Brunei told Reuters Biden will lead the U.S. delegation for the ASEAN-United States summit, part of a series of ASEAN leaders' meetings this week. The United States has not joined the meetings at the presidential level since Biden's predecessor, Donald Trump, attended an ASEAN-U.S. meeting in Manila in 2017. Analysts say Biden's meeting with the 10-nation bloc reflects his administration's efforts to engage allies and partners in a collective effort to push back against China. U.S. officials, however, have not made specific mention of China in the run-up to the meeting as they work to set up a virtual summit between Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping later this year. They expect Biden to focus on collaboration on Covid-19 vaccine distribution, climate, supply chains and infrastructure.
Persons: Antony Blinken, Retno Marsudi, Kena Betancur, Joe Biden, Reuters Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Xi Jinping, Edgard Kagan, Washington Organizations: Indonesian Foreign, Foreign, ASEAN Nations, UN, Assembly, AFP, Getty, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, China, Reuters, U.S, ASEAN, East Asia, White House National Security Council Locations: New York, Washington, The U.S, Brunei, United States, Manila, China . U.S, China, U.S, India, Japan, Australia, ASEAN's, NATO
Justin Lane/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoUNITED NATIONS, Oct 26 (Reuters) - U.N. chief Antonio Guterres assailed what he called "an epidemic of coup d'états" on Tuesday and urged the Security Council to act to effectively deter them as the 15-member body prepared to discuss the military takeover in Sudan. Sudan's top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Tuesday defended the military takeover, saying he had ousted the government of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok to avoid civil war. The Security Council - which has the ability to impose sanctions or authorize military action - has been split on how to approach various conflicts, with the United States and other western council members pitted against Russia and China. "My appeal, obviously, is for - especially the big powers - to come together for the unity of the Security Council in order to make sure that there is effective deterrence in relation to this epidemic of coup d'états," Guterres said. The council has issued statements expressing concern about the situation in Myanmar and condemning the military takeover in Mali.
Persons: Antonio Guterres, Justin Lane, Abdel Fattah al, Burhan, Abdalla Hamdok, Guterres, d'états, Michelle Nichols, Howard Goller Organizations: United Nations, UN, Assembly, United Nations Headquarters, UNITED NATIONS, Security Council, Security, Russia, Thomson Locations: Durban, New York City, U.S, Sudan, Myanmar, Mali, Guinea, United States, China
Russia and China have grown closer in recent years, evidenced by a recent, first-of-its-kind naval drill near Japan. Russia and China naval ships conduct a joint military patrol in the Pacific Ocean, October 23, 2021. Russian Defense Ministry/Handout via REUTERSChina and Russia have steadily strengthened their relationship, particularly their military ties, since the end of the Cold War. Putin at a parade during Russia's Vostok 2018 military exercises, in which the Chinese military participated for the first time, September 13, 2018. US military officials have expressed concern about China and Russia's military cooperation but downplayed it as "superficial."
Persons: Joe Biden's, Nicholas Burns, Peter Dutton, Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin, Alexei Druzhinin, Burns, Christopher Bort, Bort, Putin, Alexei Nikolsky, Toshi Yoshihara, Russia —, Artyom Lukin, That's, , Lukin, John Kirby, Kirby, " Lukin Organizations: Service, China, Russian Defense Ministry, REUTERS, Pacific, China's Defense Ministry, Russia's Defense Ministry, US Naval War College, Reuters, RIA Novosti, National Security Council, National Intelligence Council, Getty Images China, Center for Strategic, Eastern Federal University, China entente, Pentagon Locations: Russia, China, Japan, Moscow, Beijing, Pacific, REUTERS China, Tsugaru, Osumi, East China, Russian, Shanghai, Eurasia, Russia's, United States
There are "no immediate plans" to tap into emergency reserves or limit energy exports outside the United States, the Energy Department told CNBC. Retail gas prices – averaging $3.38 per gallon on Oct. 25 – have risen roughly 50% in 2021, surpassing pre-pandemic levels. Prices at the pump are increasing as global oil prices surge 70% this year due in part to a rebound in demand from pandemic lows. Supply is also constrained, with U.S. production below pre-pandemic levels and OPEC and its allies keeping barrels off the global market. "There are limitations to what any president can do, as it relates to gas prices," press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Friday.
Persons: Biden, Jen Psaki Organizations: Energy Department, CNBC, Retail, Federal Trade Commission, National Security Council, OPEC Locations: Washington, United States
Mali's Prime Minister Choguel Maiga attends a meeting with the United Nations Security Council delegation in visit in Bamako, Mali October 24, 2021. REUTERS/ Paul LorgerieBAMAKO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Mali's interim authorities will confirm a date for post-coup elections after national reform consultations in December, a representative of a U.N. Security Council delegation said after talks on Sunday. "While we cannot object to the reforms, we should not delay the end of the transition," Abarry told a news conference. Violent attacks across Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso rose eightfold from 2015 to 2020, according to U.N. figures. That has driven 2 million from their homes and left swathes of territory outside government control.
Persons: Choguel Maiga, Paul Lorgerie, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Niger's U.N, Abdou Abarry, Abarry, Ag, Alessandra Prentice, Peter Cooney Organizations: Mali's, United Nations Security Council, REUTERS, Security, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Bamako, Mali, Paul Lorgerie BAMAKO, Central Africa, West Africa's, Niger, Burkina Faso
The vetting procedures and the deliberations over the fate of the evacuees were described by nearly a dozen officials on condition of anonymity. Former President Donald J. Trump claimed to Fox News last month that there were “absolutely” terrorists and “very bad people” among the evacuees. This week, some House Republicans mounted fresh claims that the Biden administration is bringing tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees to the United States without screening them. Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, who leads the U.S. Northern Command, has told reporters that the crime rate among the evacuees has been lower than the American average. Many faced particular danger because they had worked for the United States during the conflict and were trying to get out with their families.
Persons: Biden, Donald J, Trump, , Tom Cotton, ” Emily Horne, , Glen D, VanHerck Organizations: Fox News, Republican, Republicans, Biden, National Security Council, U.S . Northern Command Locations: Afghanistan, American, Arkansas, United States, Kabul
The Biden administration released several reports Thursday on climate change and national security, laying out in stark terms the ways in which the warming world is beginning to pose significant challenges to stability worldwide. The documents, issued by the departments of Homeland Security and Defense as well as the National Security Council and director of national intelligence, form the government’s most thorough assessment yet of these and other challenges, as well as how it will it will address them. The timing of the release seems intended to give President Biden something to demonstrate that his government is acting on climate change as he prepares to attend a major United Nations climate conference in Glasgow known as COP26. In recent weeks Mr. Biden has struggled to advance his stalled climate agenda in Congress. As a result, he risks having little progress to point to in Glasgow, where the administration had hoped to re-establish United States leadership on addressing warming.
Persons: Biden Organizations: Homeland Security, Defense, National Security Council, United Nations, United Locations: United, Glasgow, United States
Mr. Powell was put forward as a pre-emptive rejoinder to the strongest critiques of the nation and its rationale for going to war. But Mr. Powell put his reputation on the line for the administration and what was perceived to be in the national interest. Mr. Powell demonstrated how to move in rooms of power and how to manage the pressure that came with it. Mr. Powell left the administration; his loyalty met no reward. It’s not surprising that there is a through line that connects the former Republican Massachusetts Senator Ed Brooke, the former Democratic governor of Virginia Douglas Wilder, Mr. Powell and Barack Obama.
Persons: Powell, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Saddam Hussein, he’d, , It’s, Ed Brooke, Virginia Douglas Wilder, Barack Obama Organizations: United Nations Security Council, Al, Republican, Democratic Locations: Iraq, United States, Al Qaeda, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Republican Massachusetts
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