Craig Singleton

Craig Singleton

Craig Singleton is a national security expert and former diplomat who served under the Bush, Obama and Trump administrations. He was posted to the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, between 2011 and 2013. 

Recent Work

September 18, 2020
by Craig Singleton
Checking China’s Diplomatic Piracy in the South China Sea

China appears keen to bring piracy back as an instrument of foreign policy, but the days of eye patches and... Read More

China appears keen to bring piracy back as an instrument of foreign policy, but the days of eye patches and wooden legs are long gone. Instead, Beijing’s most effective raiding parties prefer business suits and briefcases, thus allowing them to ransack and plunder under the guise... Read More

April 16, 2020
by Craig Singleton
“Trust Us” - Exposing Huawei’s Influence Playbook in the COVID Era

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc around the world, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its media surrogates have turned to a... Read More

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc around the world, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its media surrogates have turned to a familiar messaging playbook to manipulate the narrative surrounding the outbreak, one well-steeped in disinformation, denial, and deceit. As phrases like “deep fakes” and “bot farms” have... Read More

March 6, 2020
by Craig Singleton
How the Novel Coronavirus Could Drive Policy Solutions in Long-Suffering Venezuela

As economists work to assess the full-extent of the coronavirus’ effect on both the U.S. economy and global markets, there... Read More

As economists work to assess the full-extent of the coronavirus’ effect on both the U.S. economy and global markets, there are already serious indications that the oil and gas sector will be severely impacted for the first half of 2020, if not the entire year. In... Read More

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Civil Liberties Groups to Sue Louisiana Over Ten Commandments Mandate

BATON ROUGE, La. — Just hours after Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry, a Republican, signed a bill into law requiring the... Read More

BATON ROUGE, La. — Just hours after Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry, a Republican, signed a bill into law requiring the display of the Ten Commandments in all public school classrooms, civil libertarians offered their unequivocal response — we’ll see you... Read More

June 21, 2024
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White House Correspondents Honor Lehner for Exceptional Service

WASHINGTON — George Lehner, longtime counsel to the White House Correspondents’ Association, was awarded the organization’s President’s Award for Exceptional... Read More

WASHINGTON — George Lehner, longtime counsel to the White House Correspondents’ Association, was awarded the organization’s President’s Award for Exceptional Service this week, ahead of his retirement from its board in July. Lehner, a tireless champion of the First Amendment... Read More

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Supreme Court Upholds US Authority to Tax Citizens’ Foreign Investments

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