20 June 2024

Markos Kounalakis on the Golden State’s global impact

Markos Kounalakis, a visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and California’s “second gentleman,” married to Lieutenant Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, argued in a recent Washington Monthly piece that California, given its economic power and strategic location, is underrepresented in key U.S. Senate committees, including those on armed services, foreign relations, and intelligence. This limits the state’s contributions on crucial foreign policy decisions, particularly in the Indo-Pacific.

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