Nikki Haley, formerly competing against ex-President Trump for the GOP nomination, has joined a major conservative think tank. The focus is on international issues and national security. She's coming aboard the Washington, D.C.-based Hudson Institute.

Haley, who was South Carolina's governor and served as U.N. ambassador under Trump, has a track record. John P. Walters, CEO of Hudson, praised her, stating, "Nikki is a proven, effective leader on both foreign and domestic policy." He highlighted her defense of freedom and her advocacy for American security and prosperity.

Haley has supported a strong U.S. foreign policy, addressing issues like the Russia-Ukraine war and Middle East conflicts. This approach differed sharply from Trump’s policy of avoiding foreign conflicts.

During debates, Haley clashed with Vivek Ramanswamy, a proponent of Trump's America First approach. She emphasized the importance of acknowledging threats and maintaining alliances.

Haley expressed her commitment to Hudson's mission, stating, "They believe the American people should have the facts and policymakers should have the solutions to support a secure, free, and prosperous future." She aims to defend core American values.

In 2018, while still U.N. ambassador, Haley received a global leadership award from Hudson. She will now hold the Walter P. Stern Chair, honoring a past chair vital to Hudson's prestige.

Hudson Institute regards Haley as a "courageous and insightful policymaker," fitting for her new role.

In Charleston, S.C., Haley declared her 2024 presidential run, initially challenging Trump early last year. She was his last standing rival during the primaries, withdrawing after Trump dominated Super Tuesday.

Haley pledged to continue using her voice despite suspending her campaign. She spoke to her supporters in Charleston, emphasizing her commitment to her beliefs.

She has yet to endorse Trump, stressing, "It is now up to Donald Trump to earn the votes of those in our party and beyond it who did not support him. And I hope he does that," reflecting on her supporters’ expectations.

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