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Fault Lines: Foreign Policy Quarantined

COVID-19 is spreading across the globe and is impacting every aspect of American life. Dana, Jamil, Les and returning guest Katrina Mulligan, discuss the implications of the virus on American foreign policy, our adversaries and our allies. What role should the United States play internationally during this crisis? How is our response different from China’s? Was “America First” right all along? Answers to these questions and more on this week’s episode of Fault Lines.

Coronavirus

President Trump Signs Defense Production Act Memorandum Regarding General Motors

On Friday, President Donald Trump sign a memorandum under the Defense Production Act ordering the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to "use any and all authority available under the Act to require General Motors Company to accept, perform, and prioritize contracts or orders for the number of ventilators that the Secretary determines to be appropriate." The memorandum is pursuant to an executive order signed by the president on March 18.

Podcasts

ChinaTalk: Sinocism's Bill Bishop on the Politics of Coronavirus

Bill Bishop, author of the Sinocism Newsletter, comes on the show to discuss the new low in U.S.-China relations. We start off talking about what China's response to coronavirus has taught us about the CCP, and then go into the deeper forces behind why the Chinese government has started to blame America for creating the virus.

Justice Department

What’s in the Department of Justice’s Proposals to Congress for Addressing Issues Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The New York Times publicized a package of legislative proposals the Department of Justice submitted to Capitol Hill. What should we make of these new proposals?

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