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Romney Foreign Policy

The Dogs of War Are Barking

Jeremiah Goulka | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeremiah Goulka

Obama has essentially loaded the gun and cocked it. But he has kept his finger off the trigger, pursuing diplomacy with the so-called P5+1 talks and rumored future direct talks with the Iranians. The problem is: Romney's guys want to shoot.

The Debate That Never Was

Swara Salih | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Swara Salih

In the final debate, the two candidates focused mainly on how to manage military spending and come to Israel's aid in the event of an attack from Iran. While these are undoubtedly important issues, there was little to no mention of America's role in other international affairs.

The Winner of the Election: George W. Bush

Anthony Gregory | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

If Obama wins, it will be seen as a referendum on his Bush-like wars and power grabs, granting them permanent bipartisan entrenchment. If he loses, it will be perceived as a vindication of Romney's bellicose rhetoric and a victory for the neocons. The War Party wins regardless.

Foreign Policy Continuity, No Debate

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Marco Vicenzino

From a broadly international perspective, the presidential debates were unfailingly true to form: lofty rhetoric, limited substance, a selective approach to facts and deliberate avoidance of specifics.

With a Growing Conflict in Syria, We Need a Good Debate on Foreign Policy

David Paul | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
David Paul

The candidates may not have clear answers to the challenges we face, but at least we need to understand how they think about the questions.

Foreign Policy Questions for the Candidates

Freedom House | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Freedom House

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney have begun to flesh out their views on the challenges America faces abroad, but they have said little about a range of pressing international issues and skirted critical aspects of stories that currently grab the news headlines.

Afghanistan in the Obama-Romney Gap

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 12.15.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

As the American public's disillusionment with fighting the war deepens, the precarious support base in Congress and mainstream policy circles is dwindling. The administration cannot afford to dawdle any longer.

The Next Debate: How to Answer Romney

John Tirman | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
John Tirman

Romney's foibles as a foreign policy candidate are easy targets. But chances are strong that the next debate will again be "won" by Romney -- if Obama retreats to defensive mode.

Romney's Approach to Foreign Policy: 'Deja Vu All Over Again?'

John L. Esposito | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
John L. Esposito

Mitt Romney, like GWB before he was elected and some might add after he was elected, knows little about foreign policy. Therefore, he has to rely on others for his foreign policy.

Joshua Hersh

Romney Grabs For Momentum On Foreign Policy Front | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney sought to seize political momentum on a new front Monday, delivering a robust foreign policy speech that included a few new ...

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...

In Ignorance and Anger, Romney Sees Opportunity

Larry Womack | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Larry Womack

Mitt Romney had the nerve to stand in front of America and falsely imply that the President of the United States is sympathizing with terrorists. The GOP's unholy union of politics and dogma has forced us to treat an utter disregard for reality as just another viewpoint.

Five Reasons We Can't Trust Romney With Our National Security

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The events of the last 48 hours have made it indisputably clear: America cannot trust Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan with our national security.

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...

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...

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?

A Landslide Election

Gary Hart | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

In a perfect world, the focus of this campaign would be international and the degree to which creation of jobs in America is so closely interwoven with world affairs. If that were to be so, this election wouldn't even be close.

Romney: America Is Not A Kibbutz

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

Days after praising Israel in Jerusalem, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took a shot at kibbutzim, arguing in favor of American individu...

Romney Was a Clumsy Neophyte on Foreign Policy Tour

Brian Normoyle | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

In light of a historical polling discrepancy, Romney needed his eight-day, three-nation foreign tour to shape, polish, and package his inchoate foreign policy views and establish himself as a competent statesman respected abroad. Unfortunately, the trip had precisely the opposite effect.

Mitt Romney's Short Strange Trip

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Romney seems to believe that his success in business will translate seamlessly into the complicated tasks associated with being president. Unfortunately for Romney, as he may have learned on this trip, this is not the case.

If You Liked the Iraq War, You'll Love Romney's Foreign Policy

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Romney's trip abroad has demonstrated that his foreign policy operation is "bush league" in more ways than one. By now the entire world has gotten a chance to see that Mitt Romney is no foreign policy or diplomatic genius.

Obama Addresses National Urban League Convention

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Relentless GOP criticism of a 12-day-old remark about business owners has taken a campaign toll on President Barack Obama, forcing him t...

'If You Liked The War In Iraq, You'll Love Mitt Romney's Foreign Policy'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

As Mitt Romney delivered his first major foreign policy speech in nine months on Tuesday, liberal advocacy group Americans United for Change released ...