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Redefining Global Relations

Our current world order seeks to impose, rather than uplift. International institutions and powerful nation-states have suppressed the agency of peoples in the Global South, imposing potentially oppressive political and economic regimes. Unfortunately, the United States has not only been complicit, but also a driving force of this status quo. Domestically, we can transform American foreign policy, in order to uplift the autonomy and material resources of oppressed populations.

Our Goals

  • Prioritize diplomacy instead of military intervention or broad economic sanctions. 
  • Promote long-term, stable international relationships through infrastructure and development funding. 
  • Elevate the voice of regional governments in international institutions’ decision-making.
  • Prioritize the perspective of indigenous collectives, and provide non-statist approaches to their self-determination, both in the U.S and abroad.
  • Dismantle exploitative or neo-colonial policies of the IMF and World Bank, and scale-back their current enforcement of market-liberalization in the Global South.
  • Build and retain alliances through developmental investment, rather than hard power reliance.
  • Restructure our trade policy to be fair and non-exploitative, while investing in the capital development of impoverished nations.
  • Stop endless, wasteful regime-change wars, and rein in Presidential war powers.  
  • Advocate for human rights both here, and abroad. 
  • Advocate for bolder, global climate action and climate reparations to developing countries.
  • Significantly cut the defense budget and reinvest in our communities.

Our Priorities

Diplomacy, Not War:
  • Stop waging endless wars.
  • Reduce the President’s power to authorize military conflicts, bringing the power back to Congress.
  • Reduce the President’s ability to unilaterally authorize “emergency” sales of military equipment/weapons to foreign governments, without explicit congressional approval.
  • Push for alternatives to inhumane, broad-based economic sanctions.  
  • End the influence of military contractors on elected officials through campaign finance reform.
  • Advocate for the establishment of a Department of Peace.
Stand for Human Rights, Here and Abroad:
  • Advocate for human rights accountability by rejoining the International Criminal Court.
  • Advocate for the rights of indigenous people globally.
  • Limit the authority of nation-states in restricting the transboundary movement and sovereignty of indigenous groups.
  • Push for a ban on nuclear weapons globally and ratify the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
  • End discriminatory bans on entry of citizens from other countries.
  • Ensure protections for whistleblowers who expose wrongdoing of governments.
  • End unchecked authority to spy on civilians without a warrant by repealing the Patriot Act.
  • Stand for the human rights of women, the LGBTQIA+ community, children, and people with disabilities, here and abroad.
Promote Global Economic Justice and Sustainability:
  • Decrease the Defense budget of 1.52 trillion, and invest in tackling the climate crisis, pandemics, and domestic and global inequity.
  • Push for a global minimum tax to make the rich pay taxes like we do, instead of allowing them to hide their wealth using tax shelters.
  • Advocate for a global living wage to lift millions out of poverty.
  • Investigate exploitation and environmental destruction in the supply chains of multinational corporations, and prosecute them accordingly; we will hold these businesses accountable for the actions of their subcontractors.
  • Support cancellation of unjust and unpayable global debts so that developing countries can dedicate resources to fund infrastructure, the domestic economy, public health, education, and social programs. 
  • Fight to dismantle the IMF and World Bank’s austerity loan conditions, ensuring that vulnerable governments are not forced to de-regulate industry and labor, and/or defund essential public services.
  • Demand that the IMF and WTO institute requirements for fair trade, as globalization continues.
  • Reform the International Monetary Fund to provide necessary climate funds for vulnerable countries.
  • End vaccine apartheid through bills like the NOVID Act.

Country Policies

  • The United States must stand unequivocally with Ukraine, offering robust support to help it improve its defensive capabilities and bring Russia back into fair negotiations.
  • We and our allies must bolster Ukraine’s defense through feasible economic assistance, ensuring the Ukrainian government and its people have the resources to endure and/or counteract this onslaught, until their sovereignty can be secured.
  • We must provide medical aid, food, shelter, and support for the millions affected by this unnecessary war.
  •  It is necessary that we isolate Russia diplomatically and economically, leveraging international law and the collective might of global institutions to press for a resolution that respects Ukraine’s sovereignty. 
  • I firmly believe that an American military intervention would risk escalating the conflict and would threaten American lives, leaving us responsible, and liable, for the immense costs associated with sustaining the Ukrainian state, even beyond the fighting’s hypothetical end
  • Our strength lies in our ability to lead a coalition, and to be the architects of a diplomatic and economic strategy that supports Ukraine while holding Russia accountable for its actions
  • If faced with dire, catastrophic circumstances, the international community must exhaust all other diplomatic approaches before considering direct military force through potential NATO membership
Israel & Palestine
  • Withhold all economic, diplomatic, and military aid to Israel, until:
    • An immediate cease-fire of the Israel-Gaza war is reached (verified by an international third party).
    • A wide-scale humanitarian distribution of supplies in Gaza is conducted.
    • The “open-air prison” siege of Gaza is eliminated.
  • Israel agrees to a PERMANENT Ceasefire and the distribution of humanitarian aid
    • If Israel satisfies these requirements in a timely manner, support for its defensive needs against any future Hamas hostility can resume.
  • Advocate for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
    • Leverage US diplomatic and economic influence to pressure the Israeli government to replace its far-right government, enabling more productive two-state negotiations.
  • Support the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement which prevents purchases of products made in occupied Palestine.
  • Establish an international criminal court through the UN Security Council to prosecute illegal settlers in the West Bank and deliver justice to Palestinian families.
North & South Korea
  • End the Korean War officially through diplomacy. 
  • End unsubstantiated broad-based sanctions against North Korea, which only hurt innocent civilians.
  • End military exercises with South Korean and Japanese military forces on the Korean Peninsula.
  • Lift the travel ban to and from North Korea.
  • Advocate for the long-term reunification of Korea, while first working towards achieving peace on the Korean peninsula, through legislation like H.R. 1369..
  • Address gun trafficking to Mexico by holding U.S. gun companies accountable.
  • Advocate for fair and transparent trade agreements that end the exploitation of Mexico’s natural resources by U.S. corporations and support workers’ right to a living wage.
  • Stop U.S. oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Revamp immigration policies to respect the right of foreign nationals seeking refuge in the U.S. 
Central America 
  • Reverse harmful provisions in the Central America Free Trade Agreement that undermine local regulations and social protections, while privileging foreign corporations.
  • Acknowledge and take responsibility for funding and promoting proxy wars in countries like El Salvador and Guatemala during the 1980s. 
  • Revamp immigration policies that are more humane and respect the right of foreign nationals to seek refuge in the U.S. 
  • End the financial sanctions that are crippling the country.
  • Engage in restrained diplomacy with the Taliban ruling government, while advocating for women’s rights in the region.
  • Increase humanitarian aid assistance to Afghanistan.
  • Repeal presidential authority to use military force in Iraq by supporting H.R. 256.
  • Advocate for the complete removal of all U.S. military personnel, protecting our servicemembers from Iran-backed militia attacks.
  • Help the Iraqi government defend against a resurgence of the Islamic-State through soft-power approaches and economic support, rather than military presence. 
  • Increase humanitarian aid assistance to Iraq.
Yemen and Saudi Arabia
  • End arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
  • End arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen, including UAE.
  • Support a third-party arbiter towards a peaceful resolution.
  • Increase humanitarian aid assistance to Yemen.
  • Under no circumstance approve a mutual defense treaty with Saudi Arabia.
  • Impose a travel ban and/or sanctions on Crown Prince Mohammed Bin-Salman if the brutal crackdown of dissidents (like that of Jamal Khashoggi) continues.
  • Withdraw all occupying U.S. military forces from the Northern province of Syria.
  • Reinstate diplomatic ties to the Syrian Government, under the condition that Syria conducts a free and fair election moderated by the UN.
  • Increase humanitarian aid assistance to Syria.
  • Vocally stand in solidarity with the vast majority of Iranian people who reject the Islamic Republic as their legitimate government.
  • Phase out economic sanctions, given that this measure has done little to empower the population or pressure the regime to improve.
  • Reject any form of military escalation or action that could result in conflict with Iran.
  • Following the aforementioned actions, refuse any further diplomatic tie or economic trade with the Islamic Republic.
  • End military aid to Azerbaijan and Turkey.
  • Support the sovereignty for the Republic of Artsakh’s independence.
  • Advocate for the protection of Armenia’s historical and cultural sites in the region.
  • Support peaceful negotiations in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
  • Prioritize diplomacy and human rights for US-China policies.
  • Actively participate in international organizations to strengthen human rights in China.
  • Build strong relations and support human rights activists, persecuted religious and ethnic minorities, and other civil society actors across the country.
  • Support independent Chinese news media to counter the Chinese government’s censorship and cyber-surveillance. 
  • End the ineffective China Initiative to address the broad racial profiling of Chinese and Chinese American scientists in the United States.