Michael Stroud Quoted on Biden Administration’s Efforts in Support of Ukraine

The Hill

Michael Stroud was quoted in The Hill article “Biden Finds Hands Tied on Ukraine.” The article provides an overview of the possible options for the Biden administration in responding to “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine without becoming embroiled in conflict.”

Commenting on the administration’s options beyond military aid, Michael stated, “There were additional tools the White House could still use against Russia that are trade related."

Michael added, “I anticipate a discussion of potentially supporting revocation of Russia’s WTO status, maybe limiting Russia’s preferred trade status with China, but I don’t really see that going too well with China, given ongoing trade issues between the United States and China. However, China might be inclined to work collectively to help stabilize global and regional energy and financial markets.”

Michael was an Obama administration appointee, holding the titles of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs and Assistant Secretary (Acting) for the Private Sector at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), focusing on port and transportation security and assisting with serving as a liaison between the Hill, the private sector and DHS. He also served as Deputy Chief Counsel on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security overseeing legislation creating and improving significant federal funding and grant programs.

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