Many of these PR people and lobbyists are former U.S. government officials, and their connection with a U.S. adversary may follow them for a long time.
Much of the funding will go to Kyiv, though portions will go to U.S. European Command, oversight-related offices, and U.S. defense-industrial initiatives.
No one at TikTok has yet stepped down or been fired in the wake of the latest revelations.
Though ongoing U.S. assistance to Ukraine might be controversial, this provision isn’t.
TikTok’s top U.S. lobbyist refused to acknowledge the Chinese Communist Party’s mass atrocities against Uyghurs and other minorities.
The potential benefits for the Ukrainian leader’s cause far outweigh the risks.
The Biden administration has held on to the prospect of eventually reaching an accord with the current Iranian regime to reenter the 2015 nuclear agreement.
I have a dispatch discussing the challenges the defense industry faces in its effort to rapidly scale up production as Washington aids Ukraine.
Brokering a thaw in the relationship between the Biden administration and the Saudis will be no small task.
The Commerce Department framed the ban as part of a broader effort to counter the China’s efforts to use advanced technology for malign purposes.