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Jake Sullivan
Jake Sullivan

Jake Sullivan

Former National Security Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden
Jake Sullivan is a Montgomery fellow at Dartmouth College, Martin R. Flug visiting lecturer at Yale Law School, and a nonresident senior fellow in the Geoeconomics and Strategy Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Previously, he served in the Obama administration as national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and director of policy planning at the State Department, as well as deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Sullivan was also the senior policy adviser on Secretary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

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"The notion that Beijing has become a strategic rival does not ring true for many across the United States. However, policymakers in Washington are pushing a more confrontational approach to the bilateral relationship."


Sullivan discusses the biggest foreign-policy dangers for Democrats, the real reasons that the Obama Administration aided the Saudi war in Yemen, and Trump’s embrace of foreign strongmen.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

"In this interview, Jake Sullivan draws from his experiences to talk about North Korea, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and One Belt One Road. He discusses his strategic vision for American foreign policy in Asia and takes stock of the Trump administration’s approach."

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"The way Trump looks at it, Sullivan said, the game of deals is about winning and losing, not about cooperating or maintaining an alliance structure."

Friday, October 26, 2018

"On 13 June, the Lowy Institute heard an address from Hillary Clinton’s closest foreign policy confidant, Jake Sullivan, about what motivated the pivot and what US Asia policy will look like under President Trump and beyond."

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

"First, contrary to the president’s assertions, America’s hands are not tied and its sovereignty is not compromised by the Paris climate pact. [...] The second big lie is that the Paris agreement will be a job killer. In fact, it will help the United States capture more 21st-century jobs."

Thursday, June 1, 2017