Vishnu Kannan

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Vishnu Kannan is a '20-'21 James C. Gaither Junior Fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Previously, he was a research intern in the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution and at Lawfare. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University where he majored in International Relations, Political Theory and Economics.

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Campaign 2020

National Security Highlights from the Tenth Democratic Debate

On Tuesday, CBS News and the South Carolina-based Congressional Black Caucus Institute co-hosted the tenth debate of the 2020 Democratic primary campaign, moderated by Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King. Margaret Brennan, Major Garrett, and Bill Whitaker also asked the candidates questions.

We’ve combed through the transcript from the debate to present the national security-related exchanges. These excerpts are organized both thematically and chronologically.

Campaign 2020

National Security Highlights from the Ninth Democratic Debate

On Wednesday, NBC News and MSNBC hosted the ninth debate of the 2020 Democratic primary campaign, moderated by Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Hallie Jackson, Vanessa Hauc and Jon Ralston. We’ve combed through the transcript from the debate to present the national security-related exchanges. These excerpts are organized both thematically and chronologically.

A complete transcript is available from NBC News here.

The Ukraine Connection

Summary of Amb. William Taylor’s Deposition Testimony

Editor’s note: This is one of many summaries of depositions released by House impeachment investigators. The others are available here.

Ambassador William Taylor testified before Congress in the ongoing impeachment inquiry on Oct. 22. Below is a summary of his testimony, as compiled from the transcript of his deposition.

Politics & National Security

National Security Highlights from the Fourth Democratic Primary Debate

On Tuesday, CNN and the New York Times hosted the fourth debate of the 2020 Democratic primary campaign, moderated by Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett and Mark Lacey. We’ve combed through the transcript from the debate to present the national security-related exchanges. These excerpts are organized both thematically and chronologically.

A complete transcript of the debate can be found through the Washington Post.

Impeachment