Who Will Stand on Foreign Policy?

U.S. presidential candidates fail to heed world affairs for more than electoral identity theater.

by Robin D. Laws.

After two U.S. elections during which foreign policy played a key role in swaying voter sentiment, the 2012 cycle finds America’s role in the world relegated to a minor key. In 2004, voters ratified the Bush administration’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and its overall prosecution of the so-called global war on terror. Four years later, they rewarded Barack Obama for promising to wind down the latter interventions, while recommitting to the former.

Now, with Osama bin Laden dead, withdrawal proceeding in Iraq, and de-escalation promised for Afghanistan, the American public is free for the first time since the 9/11 attacks to turn…

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