Author: Jeffrey Fields

Jeffrey Fields is Associate Professor of the Practice of International Relations and Director of the Dornsife Washington DC Program at the University of Southern California. His research and teaching focus on U.S. foreign policy, diplomacy, terrorism and counterterrorism, international security, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. His most recent book is State Behavior and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime, which explores why states choose to support or undermine specific regime components. Dr. Fields' most recent article, "Engaging Adversaries," examines U.S. diplomacy with so-called rogue states.

Deciding what information is classified is subjective The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing the discovery of classified documents found in an office no longer used by President Joe Biden at a think tank in Washington, D.C. There are superficial similarities linking what was described by Biden lawyers as “a small number” of documents found at Biden’s former office and the hundreds of classified documents kept by former President Donald Trump after he left office. The Trump case has prompted a major Department of Justice investigation into the former president’s potential mishandling of classified materials. What kind of information is…

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