US President Donald Trump has headed the United States' foreign policy and military for nearly four years. Even so – or for this reason – the newly published list of his former national security officials who support the president includes perhaps the most nondescript list of endorsements ever compiled by a U.S. presidential candidate, let alone a reigning Republican, in his re-election campaign.
Meanwhile, the US risks falling behind China and Europe in the clean energy race as it continues to rely on the shale revolution while maintaining a short-sighted approach to energy innovation.
And the Narendra Modi government of India has frozen the assets of Amnesty International – the latest target in the crackdown by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party against independent scrutiny of human rights problems in India.
Here are Foreign policyThe top weekend is.
1. Where are the Trump Loyalists?
After nearly four years in the White House, US President Donald Trump still has few respected foreign policy supporters. This emerges from a letter published by the president's re-election campaign that was supposed to have the opposite effect, writes Garrett M. Graff.
2. No, Biden will not end trade wars
After four years of Trump administration, the international trading system collapses. But Joe Biden would likely worsen trade disputes if he became president – at least in the short term. Foreign policyEdward Alden writes.
3. Saudi Arabia should not be allowed to re-join the United States Human Rights Council
Saudi Arabia again tosses its hat in the ring for a seat on the International Human Rights Council, but the kingdom is still a country where children can be tortured and executed, writes Saudi capital defense attorney Taha al- Hajji.
4. Beijing wins the Clean Energy Race
Currently, China is winning the global race to invent and manufacture the technologies to build new green economies. Europe is on its heels. Meanwhile, the US is in danger of falling behind, write Sarah Ladislaw and Nikos Tsafos.