As my friend and MediaVillage's "In the National Interest" columnist Kent Harrington would be quick to tell you, the American press devotes far too little attention to events happening outside of America's borders, even though many of these goings-on have considerable potential to impact the homeland. And this hesitancy to discuss world affairs tends also to extend to political figures. To this point, I recall during a 2019 interview with Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.) mentioning former Rhode Island Senator and Governor Lincoln Chafee's concern about how presidential debates too rarely feature discussions of world events. To that, the Congressman replied that this was hardly a surprise, given that American citizens rather than foreign nationals are the ones doing the voting and deciding in this country. As true as that is, there are a few countries -- China, India, the United Kingdom, Iran, etc. -- whose activities are likely to affect crucial American interests and, thus, warrant considerable attention.
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