Repeal the AUMF. Diplomacy over war. Close Guantanamo.

Foreign Policy

America sees itself as a promoter of democracy, yet we have toppled countless democratically elected governments and introduced instability due to our forever wars. America has been all too happy to intervene by waging war yet far too reluctant to intervene to stop genocide. We need to stop invading other countries for resource extraction, the enrichment of the military-industrial complex, and market expansion for American corporations.

To that end, I support:

  • Withdrawal from Iraq, since the Iraqi parliament has voted to expel U.S. troops. The only area we should stay in — if the Kurds request us to — is northern Iraq in order to prevent a further rollback of Kurdish autonomy in Rojava and the KRG.
  • Reduction of troops in Afghanistan, followed by full withdrawal in conjunction with talks based on both regional and international approval.
  • Ending military assistance and the U.S. sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia — and end our support of the war in Yemen.
  • Prioritizing diplomacy over war. As the daughter of a Foreign Service Officer, I was raised with the value of diplomacy, and America must use this as its first tool before war.
  • Increasing funding to the Foreign Service, so our hollowed-out diplomatic corps can rebuild.
  • Ending the Presidential Authorization for Use of Military Force.
  • Closing Guantanamo Bay and abolishing torture.
  • Rejecting trade agreements that don’t protect workers’ rights or address climate change.
  • Ending sanctions that harm regular people, who should not suffer because of the actions of their government.