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Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark covers Congress and national security for The Washington Times. He is a Kansas native and holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Kansas. Joseph spent ten years in the Navy after college and worked briefly in banking prior to obtaining his master's degree from the Columbia Journalism School and joining The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by Joseph Clark

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the IRS budget request on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP) **FILE**

Russian influence key focus at Senate hearing on Belarus

Russia's growing influence in Belarus is complicating U.S. and Western efforts to pressure Minsk and force increasingly emboldened Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to halt his crackdown on political opponents, the U.S. ambassador to Belarus told a congressional hearing Wednesday. Published June 9, 2021

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a meeting with the foreign ministers of Mexico and Central American Integration System (SICA) member states at Intercontinental Hotel Costa Rica,  in San Jose, Costa Rica, Tuesday,  June 1, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Pool via AP) **FILE**

Blinken pressed on alleged Soros link to U.S. moves in Balkans

A key Republican on Capitol Hill grilled Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday for an explanation of why the State Department has not produced evidence to back up its corruption allegations against former Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha, a one-time high-profile ally of U.S. efforts to promote democracy in the Balkans. Published June 7, 2021