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 First Presidential Debate

While debates are often chaotic, Tuesday’s was particularly so. Although it is difficult to extract substantive highlights, we've tried to present exchanges that may be of interest to Lawfare readers. It won't be perfect, though we do hope it's helpful.

As always, these excerpts are organized both thematically and chronologically.

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.