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Mitt Romney Foreign Policy

Romney Proposes More Assertive Foreign Policy Strategy

AP | KASIE HUNT and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

LEXINGTON, Va. — Mitt Romney declared on Monday the U.S. must join other nations in helping arm Syrian rebels to oust Syrian President Bashar As...

Obama Campaign Attacks Romney On Libya, Overseas Gaffes, Ahead Of Foreign Policy Speech

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign issued a new attack on what it calls Mitt Romney's "failures on foreign policy" on Monday, the same day t...

Sam Stein

Romney To Soften Stance On Israel-Palestine Peace Process | Sam Stein | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days after Mitt Romney backed off his claim, made during a secretly recorded fundraiser, that 47 percent of Americans depend on the gove...

Spain Quip Adds To Romney's Foreign Policy Troubles

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Mitt Romney becomes president, he might need a crash course in Diplomacy 101. He irritated Britons and Palestinians during a summer ...

Romney's Barreling out of the Barn Leadership

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

President Obama's basketball game makes me feel good about his foreign policy. What does basketball have to do with anything? Stay with me here.

Romney: 'I Will Never Apologize For America'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney took a few subtle jabs at the president on Tuesday in a speech to the Clinton Global Initiative, sa...

WATCH: Romney Reboot Clashes With Secret Tape Release

The Huffington Post | Mike Barry | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

A major part of the Romney campaign's recent strategy "reboot" was to lay out more specifics about the candidate's positions on issues important to Am...

Matt Sledge

Romney's Foreign Policy: Americans 'Are Not Concentrated At All' On China, Russia, Iran | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

Convinced that the economy alone won't allow them to to win the presidential election, Mitt Romney's campaign has in recent weeks made halting attempt...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Social Conservatives Embrace Romney For 'No Apologies' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Social conservatives on Friday wholeheartedly embraced Mitt Romney’s "no apologies" response to the attacks on U.S. diplomatic mission...

Elise Foley

Paul Ryan: Obama Treats Israel With 'Indifference Bordering On Contempt' | Elise Foley | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan accused the Obama administration Friday of treating Israel with "indifference bordering on conte...

Jason Linkins

Romney Campaign Is Pretty Averse To Using The Word 'Neo-Conservative' | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

What sort of foreign policy philosophy is Mitt Romney likely to follow? Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), writing for Foreign Policy back in July, sized it u...

The Word The Romney Campaign Won't Use

The Washington Post | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

The Romney campaign does not dispute that Mitt Romney is a neoconservative, it just refuses to say the word neoconservative....

Select Few Advise Romney On Key Issue

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney mitigates his lack of formal foreign policy experience with advice from people who do &ndash...

Romney Slam At Obama Puts Him At Odds With GOP Leaders

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney is a Republican standard-bearer largely standing alone in his rush to criticize President Barack Obama after violent attacks...

Laura Bassett

Paul Ryan Tries To Defend Mitt Romney's Russia Remark | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Sunday attempted to defend Mitt Romney's misguided declaration earlier this year that "Russia is without question" the Unit...

Republican Foreign Policy: An Easy Act to Follow?

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

The Republican National convention gave no indication that Mitt Romney would improve upon a Republican approach to foreign policy that landed the United States in two wars and lost ground to China and Russia.

What Should Obama and Romney Read on China?

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 11.05.2012 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Surely, Obama and Romney could benefit from reading a book on the country -- ideally one informed by scholarship, free of jargon, and attentive to history but thoroughly up to date.

Romney AWOL On Afghanistan, As 'Eastwood Doctrine' Goes Unanswered | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

What does the Republican Party or its presidential nominee think about the war in Afghanistan? Good luck figuring it out from the party's recent conve...

The Romney Foreign Policy Team's Mission Impossible

Rajan Menon | Posted 11.01.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

So who's got the worst job on Mitt Romney's campaign team? My pick: the head of his national security brain trust, former World Bank chief Robert Zoellick, followed by Romney's lead foreign policy speechwriter (whoever that is).

Six Foreign Policy Questions That Electors Should Ask the Presidential Candidates

Georges Ugeux | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

I know: foreign policy does not matter in a presidential election. But what about money? What if we realized that one-third of our indebtedness comes from war and other military expenses that escape the campaign? Does it not matter?

Ryan Voted to 'Send People to War'... But Did Not Volunteer Himself

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If taking our eyes off the ball in Afghanistan to fight the Iraq War was of such overriding national importance, that we would spend a $1 trillion and have more than 4000 Americans killed and more than 30,000 seriously injured, then why did Ryan not leave his job and volunteer to fight it?

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan 'Don't Seem To Care' About Foreign Policy | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold was one of the Senate's leading voices on foreign policy while in office, opposing the Iraq War and cal...

Paul Ryan's Biggest Shortcoming No One's Talking About

Abby Huntsman | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

So, while the economy will continue to be the number one issue on voter's minds, let us not forget that a hands-on understanding of global markets and practices is more important than ever in keeping America economically competitive.

Romney, the 'Hand of Providence,' and Israel

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Culture is an elusive and elastic concept. It can lead outside observers, who may not know much about the region, to make missteps when they venture there.

Mitt-steps Abroad Stir Nixon Nostalgia (Almost)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Mitt's strategy abroad, we're told, stems from a crucial lesson he learned at the knee of his father, George Romney, who ran against Richard Nixon for the Republican presidential nod in 1968.