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Daily News Roundup

The Early Edition: December 9, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY

Stand up to Russian aggression against Ukraine, a bipartisan group of 27 senators wrote to President-elect Donald Trump yesterday, the Hill’s Rebecca Kheel reporting.…   continue »

The Early Edition: December 8, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY

Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly is President-elect Donald Trump’s planned nomination as secretary of homeland security, with an official announcement expected next week, Mark Landler and Maggie Haberman report at the New York Times.…   continue »

The Early Edition: December 7, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY

The US will “stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about” and instead focus on “defeating terrorism and destroying ISIS.” President-elect Donald Trump laid out his military policy last night, Sabrina Siddiqui and Ben Jacobs reporting at the Guardian.…   continue »

The Early Edition: December 6, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY

China reacted harshly to President-elect Donald Trump’s attacks on its economic and security positions yesterday, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson indicating that Beijing had made its unhappiness directly known to members of Trump’s team, Damian Paletta, Carol E.…   continue »

The Early Edition: December 5, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY

Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson has been added to the list of candidates for the post of Donald Trump’s secretary of state, according to one transition adviser, Carol E.…   continue »

The Early Edition: December 2, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY

Retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis has been picked to be secretary of defense by President-elect Donald Trump, Dan Lamothe reports at the Washington Post.…   continue »

The Early Edition: December 1, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY

President-elect Donald Trump heaped praise on Pakistan in a phonecall to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday, Trump appearing unworried by the fact that relations between the US and Pakistan have been fraught for years, reports Jon Boone at the Guardian.…   continue »

The Early Edition: November 30, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY

Russia has been in contact with President-elect Donald Trump over Syria, a senior Russian diplomat said today, an indication of the extent to which Trump’s transition team is pursuing his campaign promise to work closely with President Putin to manage the Syrian crisis.…   continue »

The Early Edition: November 29, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY

Trae Stephens, a principal at billionaire Peter Thiel’s venture capital firm Founders Fund, has been appointed by Trump to help lead the transition at the Defense Department, Lee Fang at The Intercept noting that Stephens was an early employee of highly controversial data analysis firm Palantir.…   continue »

The Early Edition: November 28, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY

Trump is willing to reconsider outgoing President Obama’s diplomatic ties with Cuba, according to the President-elect’s incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus, Rebecca Morin at POLITICO reporting.…   continue »