Doug Burgum on Foreign Policy



I think Putin is running a large criminal organization

Q: Where do you put Vladimir Putin?

BURGUM: I think he's running a large criminal organization. And I think we're seeing the tip of that with the Wagner Group. I mean, it's like we can't think of Russia today under Putin like a country. The Wagner Group was operating 65 shell companies all over the world. They controlled gold mines in Central African Republic. When they were down helping out in Syria, there's contracts where they took over 25% of the oil production in Syria. That's a large criminal organization.

Q: Right. So in a President Burgum administration, does Ukraine support change?

BURGUM: Well, we have to win the war in Ukraine.

Q: Period?

BURGUM: Period. We have to do that. And it's unfortunate that we're even in this spot. 

Source: Meet the Press on 2023 Presidential primary hopefuls , Jul 9, 2023

Support Ukraine: an opportunity for US and NATO

This moment [in the war with Ukraine] shows the cracks with Russia and Putin losing his grip on that country. We have an opportunity, along with our NATO partners, in this situation, to really get behind and support Ukraine. Let's give them the support they need. Let's get this war over now, instead of having it be protracted. I think there's a lot of instability here. And this is an opportunity for the United States and NATO to really secure a position of strength in Eastern Europe.
Source: CNN interviews on 2023 Presidential hopefuls , Jun 25, 2023

Unite the country against our enemies like China and Putin

Doug believes we need to recognize the real threats to America and strengthen national security. Our enemies aren't our neighbors down the street. Our enemies are countries that want to see our way of life destroyed. In a country built on neighbors helping neighbors, we've become a country of neighbors fighting neighbors. We should be fighting to unite the country against our common enemies like China and Putin.
Source: 2024 Presidential campaign website DougBurgum.com , Jun 14, 2023

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2024 Republican Presidential Candidates:
Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND)
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL)
Larry Elder (R-CA;withdrew)
Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)
Rep. Will Hurd (R-FL;withdrew)
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR)
Perry Johnson (R-IL)
Mayor Steve Laffey (R-RI)
Former V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN;withdrew)
Vivek Ramaswamy (R-OH)
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
Secy. Corey Stapleton (R-MT)
Mayor Francis Suarez (R-FL;withdrew)
Former Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)

2024 Democratic and 3rd-party primary candidates:
Pres. Joe Biden (D-DE)
V.P.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (I-NY)
Chase Oliver (L-GA)
Rep.Dean Phillips (D-MN)
Jill Stein (Green)
Cornel West (Green Party)
Kanye West (Birthday Party)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
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