Confused by All the Presidential Candidates?

Confused by All the Presidential Candidates?

Confused by all the presidential candidates? Here's where you can find information about each candidates’ national security and foreign policy ideas: President Donald Trump, the all-but-certain Republican nominee, has a section of his website about his administration’s national security and defense policies. It can be found here. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the current frontrunner, can obviously be judged by his time in the Obama Administration. You can read about his platform here, but there is not a section about foreign policy or national security aside from mentioning the need to “secure the border.” Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ plan for…
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Democrat Debates Round One: What’s the Worst Nat’l Security Threat?

Democrat Debates Round One: What’s the Worst Nat’l Security Threat?

The first round of Democrat debates were held last week. It was a dizzying two nights with 20 candidates vying for their time in the sun. Here's quick digest on where the candidates stand on national security, fighting terrorism, Iran and foreign wars: Twenty of the 25 Democratic presidential candidates just held their first debates and the threat of Islamist extremism and foreign policy received minimal attention, as the economy, income inequality and race issues dominated the discussion. The following is a summary of where the candidates stood on questions related to national security during the debates.   What is…
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Islamist Infiltration of American Universities

Islamist Infiltration of American Universities

Ryan Mauro is the national security analyst and Shillman Fellow for the Clarion Project. This article was written with the assistance of Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum. In 1988, an FBI source inside the Muslim Brotherhood revealed that the Islamist group's proxies in America had a six-phase plan to "institute the Islamic Revolution in the United States." [1]  Among these front groups was The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a think tank committed to the “Islamization of knowledge.”[2] This ideology, as Professor Vali Nasr writes, entails the subordination of scientific inquiry to “the mere implementation of…
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Qatar Hires Ex-Trump Aides as Lobbyists

Qatar Hires Ex-Trump Aides as Lobbyists

The Qatari government, finally feeling the heat for its sponsorship of Islamist terrorism and extremism, is deploying an army of lobbyists to move U.S. policy to its side (and, therefore, the Muslim Brotherhood’s side). The recent hires include a firm with strong ties to President Donald Trump’s circle. Qatar hired six lobbying firms in Washington D.C and will reportedly spend at least $1.7 million per week. Of special importance is Qatar’s $150,000 per month to Avenue Strategies Global, which was founded by Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and Barry Bennett, another former senior adviser to the Trump campaign. Lewandowski…
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