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Stacey Abrams on Foreign Policy
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
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Justin Amash on Foreign Policy
Independent MI Rep; possible Presidential Challenger
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  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Michael Bennet on Foreign Policy
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CO Senator
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  • Russian election interference is biggest geopolitical threat. (Jun 2019)
  • Diplomatic tools to invest in stability before crisis. (Sep 2016)
  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Joe Biden on Foreign Policy
Former Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 55 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for 8 older headlines OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • Work with NATO, with U.S. as the indispensable leader. (Mar 2019)
  • Opposition to European alliances like NATO is dumb. (Feb 2019)
  • US can't do it alone: stay engaged in the world. (Feb 2019)
  • $750M to Central America to address root cause of migration. (Jun 2018)
  • Revive Alliance for Prosperity with Central America. (Jun 2018)
  • Repair US relations with Central America's Northern Triangle. (Nov 2017)
  • Create secure, democratic, middle-class Western Hemisphere. (Nov 2017)
  • Russia vs. Ukraine: Big country beating up a smaller one. (Nov 2017)
  • 2008: Pakistan is the world's most dangerous country. (Oct 2017)
  • An internationalist as Foreign Relations Committee chair. (Mar 2014)
  • China's growth & stability depends on US Pacific presence. (Feb 2013)
  • Open dialogue means no military conflict with China. (Feb 2013)
  • Rise of peaceful, responsible China in the interests of all. (Feb 2013)
  • GOP too tough but not smart; Dems not tough enough. (Jun 2012)
  • VP role: bring experience, but not deciding voice. (Jun 2012)
  • US and Russia can disagree and still work together. (Mar 2011)
  • 1986: Strict sanctions against South African apartheid. (Oct 2010)
  • Nation-building can prevent full-scale military actions. (Oct 2010)
  • 1990: Predicted that Soviet Union would cease to exist. (Oct 2010)
  • New World Order should not mean US fights for the UN. (Oct 2010)
  • First VP speech: Refute Bush's unilateralist foreign policy. (Oct 2010)
  • Time to sit down and talk, talk, talk to enemies. (Oct 2008)
  • The US is less secure and more isolated in recent history. (Aug 2008)
  • Doctrine of crisis prevention, not preemption. (Dec 2007)
  • Hold China accountable; it’s capitulation, not competition. (Dec 2007)
  • Move from a Musharraf policy to a Pakistan policy. (Nov 2007)
  • China holds the mortgage on our house, to pay for war. (Aug 2007)
  • Biggest threat to US is from North Korea, Iran, & Russia. (Apr 2007)
  • We can no longer police the whole world. (Oct 1975)
  • Moral self-interest in defending Israel & Western Europe. (Oct 1975)

    Mideast

  • Iraq's lesson: Be cautious on declaring Syrian WMDs. (May 2013)
  • Jewish state of Israel is only way to ensure "Never Again". (Mar 2013)
  • Arab Spring changed Mideast; commitment to Israel unchanged. (Mar 2013)
  • Condemned 1,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem. (Oct 2010)

    Voting Record

  • 1993: Strongly endorsed $1.6B Russia aid package. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on capping foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on ending Vietnam embargo. (Jan 1994)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Impose sanctions and an import ban on Burma. (Oct 2007)
  • Remove African National Congress from terrorist list. (May 2008)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Condemns Russia for provocative statements to Georgia. (May 2008)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Urge Venezuela to re-open dissident radio & TV stations. (May 2007)
  • Let Ukraine & Georgia enter NATO. (Jan 2008)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Mike Bloomberg on Foreign Policy
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
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  • Partner with World Bank: reduce traffic fatalities worldwide. (Apr 2011)
  • Visited Israel for first time just before candidacy. (Sep 2010)
  • Peace is fragile and democracy is fragile. (Sep 2010)
  • 2008: I know foreign policy from negotiating deals worldwide. (Sep 2010)
  • Maintains mayoral office for UN relations, run by his sister. (Feb 2008)
  • Four trips abroad in first four months of 2007. (Apr 2007)
Cory Booker on Foreign Policy
Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
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  • Not working with allies on Iran makes us weaker. (Jun 2019)
  • Support our allies, not our enemies. (May 2019)
  • Re-examine relationship with Saudi Arabia. (Feb 2019)
  • Fund the life-saving work done by diplomats. (Mar 2017)
  • Trump would denigrate relationships with Muslim countries. (Jul 2016)
  • Where Israel's security is at stake, so is America's. (Nov 2013)
  • Development funds via international organizations for Africa. (Nov 2013)
  • Robust diplomacy and international development. (Nov 2013)
  • No head in the sand; but no global police. (Oct 2013)
  • Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel. (Jan 2015)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
  • Enforce humanitarian aid access to South Sudan. (Feb 2017)
Steve Bullock on Foreign Policy
Democratic Presidential Challenger; MT Governor
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  • Israel is a trusted partner & trusted friend. (Jun 2019)
  • Block foreign influence on elections; end Cuba embargo. (May 2019)
  • Vetoed bill banning Shariah law; it's just anti-Muslim. (Apr 2017)
Pete Buttigieg on Foreign Policy
Democratic Presidential Challenger; IN Mayor
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  • US foreign policy should be based on American values. (Jun 2019)
  • Work with allies in region & elsewhere on Middle East. (Jun 2019)
  • Supports Israel; situation more complex than seen in media. (Apr 2019)
  • Use diplomatic strategies in Venezuela, not military. (Mar 2019)
  • Pay attention to assessments of intelligence agencies. (Feb 2019)
Julian Castro on Foreign Policy
Democratic Presidential Challenger; former HUD Secretary
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  • No preparation is why North Korea talks have done little. (Jun 2019)
  • We need a Marshall Plan for the Northern Triangle. (Jun 2019)
  • 21st century Marshall Plan for Central and Latin America. (Apr 2019)
  • Rebuild alliances & reclaim role as world leader. (Apr 2019)
  • Strengthen our relationship with allies to keep us safe. (Jan 2019)
  • Sister city builds strong bonds to South Korea. (Oct 2011)
Hillary Clinton on Foreign Policy
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
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  • Clinton Foundation raised $30M to help Haiti. (Oct 2016)
  • For long-term US policy against nuclear proliferation. (Sep 2016)
  • Trump is a unilateralist vs. Hillary's multilateralist hawk. (Feb 2016)
  • Obama trusted my judgment; I'll be ready on Day One. (Feb 2016)
  • If the US does not lead, there is a vacuum. (Dec 2015)
  • Some world leaders are still misogynistic. (Jun 2014)
  • Idealistic realism: embody hybrid rather than categorizing. (Jun 2014)
  • 2009: Chose Japan as first destination to emphasize alliance. (Jun 2014)
  • Smart power: combine civil society & traditional diplomacy. (May 2014)
  • Does US still have what it takes to lead? Yes!. (May 2014)
  • Distinguish inherited problems from new ones & opportunities. (May 2014)
  • "Smart power" combines diplomacy and development. (Sep 2013)
  • All countries should recognize non-state-run religions. (Aug 2012)
  • America is the "indispensable nation". (Jun 2012)
  • Ceremonial role abroad as First Lady, but no NSC meetings. (Jun 2012)
  • New American Moment: new ways of global leadership. (Jun 2012)
  • 1% of budget on foreign aid maintains our global leadership. (Jul 2011)
  • 2009: Regrets US not part of International Criminal Court. (May 2010)
  • Commit to helping people abroad before committing troops. (Apr 2008)
  • Establish leadership & moral authority via multilateralism. (Dec 2007)
  • Operate from a position of strength, but not confrontation. (Dec 2007)
  • Supported strong funding for international development. (Oct 2007)
  • Should not telegraph our adversaries about preconditions. (Aug 2007)
  • Diplomacy yes; propaganda no; when meeting enemy leaders. (Jul 2007)
  • More cautiously internationalist than Bill Clinton. (Jul 2007)
  • Support UN reform because US benefits. (Oct 2005)
  • Supports USAID projects in developing world. (Nov 2003)
  • Focus on women's rights in international policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Engage in world affairs, including human rights. (Oct 2000)
  • Human rights are central to our objectives abroad. (Oct 2000)
  • Smartest strategic choice is peace. (Nov 1999)
  • Foreign aid spending is only 1%; lead by remaining engaged. (Feb 1997)
  • Supports micro-loans to third-world women. (Sep 1995)

    China

  • China never fits neatly into category like friend or rival. (Jun 2014)
  • Get China involved with North Korea diplomacy. (Jun 2014)
  • Embed China within broader Asia strategy. (Jun 2014)
  • Balance American interests between China & Korea. (Jun 2014)
  • Freedom of navigation & open access in South China Sea. (Jun 2012)
  • Boycott Olympic ceremony to pressure China on Tibet & Sudan. (Apr 2008)
  • Establish coherent diplomatic approach toward China. (Dec 2007)
  • China respects us if we call them on human rights breaches. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Chinese did black out Hillary, but DID invite her. (Dec 2007)
  • Our fiscal responsibility undercuts Chinese power over us. (Aug 2007)
  • China: criticized authoritarianism with women & children. (Dec 1999)

    Latin America

  • Talk with dissidents but Castros are dictators. (Mar 2016)
  • Give Puerto Rico authority to restructure their debt. (Mar 2016)
  • Integrate with Latin America but focus on income inequality. (Jun 2014)
  • End the Cuban embargo; that will shift onus to Castros. (Jun 2014)
  • Focus on BRICs: Brazil, Russia, India, China, & South Africa. (Jun 2012)
  • Meet with Cuban leaders only after evidence of change. (Feb 2008)
  • Cuba deserves peaceful transition to freedom & democracy. (Sep 2007)
  • Keep Cuban embargo; pay UN bills. (Oct 2000)

    Middle East

  • Should admit carefully vetted war refugees on moral grounds. (Oct 2016)
  • Glad the deal took nuclear off the table with Iran. (Sep 2016)
  • We achieved a lot, but not yet normal relations with Iran. (Feb 2016)
  • We should accept 65,000 Syrian refugees, vetted and screened. (Nov 2015)
  • Stand up to Putin's bullying in Syria and elsewhere. (Oct 2015)
  • ISIL is more advanced and well-funded than al Qaeda. (Oct 2014)
  • Political restraint against Iran's Ahmadinejad was a mistake. (Jun 2014)
  • 2011: we abandoned Egypt's Mubarak too readily. (Jun 2014)
  • Arab Spring: Egyptian uprising had destabilizing impact. (Jun 2014)
  • Work toward Arab Spring not being hijacked by extremists. (Jan 2013)
  • Afghan women are better off, but we must prevent reversal. (Jan 2013)
  • Egypt's Muslim government should recognize Coptic Christians. (Aug 2012)
  • 2007: Traveled to Iraq & Afghanistan before announcement. (Jan 2010)
  • 2001 speech to AIPAC pledges money for Israeli military. (Nov 2007)
  • Arabic and Muslim countries take women leaders seriously. (Jul 2007)
  • Allegedly pro-PLO in 1960; but pro-Israel by 1981. (Jul 2007)
  • Supported Palestine in 1998, before Bill officially did. (May 2007)
  • Obligation to support Israel with more than foreign aid. (Oct 2005)
  • Alienated Jewish voters by kissing Mrs. Arafat. (Oct 2001)

    Political Hotspots

  • 2011: Criticized Putin for not counting Russia's votes. (Apr 2018)
  • Cooperate with Russia when possible & stand up when needed. (Oct 2016)
  • Honor treaties with South Korea & Japan: our word is good. (Sep 2016)
  • Post-Gadhafi Libya replaced dictator with democracy. (Feb 2016)
  • Address arc of instability from North Africa to South Asia. (Feb 2016)
  • Need more European contribution to defending against Russia. (Feb 2016)
  • We spend a lot on development aid, even in war zones. (Nov 2015)
  • 2012: Take a harder line with Russia's Putin. (Jun 2014)
  • 1998: organized women's peace conference in Northern Ireland. (Jun 2014)
  • 2009: Northern Ireland shows any adversaries can make good. (Jun 2014)
  • Push Russia on press freedom; they've killed 20 journalists. (Jun 2014)
  • Putin's annexing Crimea plays outdated zero-sum game. (Jun 2014)
  • Russian reset: Pushed Obama to keep Putin at a distance. (Jun 2014)
  • Eastern Europe in NATO keeps Putin from moving beyond Crimea. (Jun 2014)
  • 2007: Naive to meet with leaders of Iran & North Korea. (Aug 2009)
  • Committed to maintaining economic embargo against Cuba. (Dec 2008)
  • Diplomacy with Iran & Cuba, but no presidential meetings. (Feb 2008)

    Voting Record

  • Would use very vigorous and bipartisan diplomacy. (Feb 2008)
  • Dems believe in fighting terror with cooperation. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)
  • Increase aid to avert humanitarian crisis in Congo. (Dec 2005)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Supports standing with the nation of israel. (Nov 2016)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Urge Venezuela to re-open dissident radio & TV stations. (May 2007)
  • Call for Burma's junta to release political prisoners. (Jun 2007)
  • Develop a strategy to protect civilians in Darfur. (Feb 2007)
  • Let Ukraine & Georgia enter NATO. (Jan 2008)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Bill de Blasio on Foreign Policy
NYC Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger
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John Delaney on Foreign Policy
Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
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  • Don't believe Putin about Russian 2016 election interference. (Mar 2019)
  • Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners. (Jun 2013)
  • $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola. (Jul 2014)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Tulsi Gabbard on Foreign Policy
Democratic Presidential Challenger; HI Rep.
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  • Trump's chicken-hawks push Iran war; go back to nuke deal. (Jun 2019)
  • We need to engage in diplomacy & deescalate tensions. (May 2019)
  • Met with Syrian president; for "extreme vetting" of Syrians. (Apr 2019)
  • Defends meeting Syria's Assad; supports Trump on North Korea. (Jan 2019)
  • Skeptical of Iran nuclear deal. (May 2017)
  • Supports Egyptian dictator in fight against terrorism. (May 2017)
  • Against criticizing India's treatment of Muslims. (May 2017)
  • U.S. should focus on fighting terrorism, not regime change. (Jan 2017)
  • $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola. (Jul 2014)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Foreign Policy
Democratic Senator (NY)
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  • Opposes boycotts of businesses in Israel. (May 2017)
  • 1995: Inspired by women's rights as human rights. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes. (Aug 2012)
  • Sponsored supporting State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels. (Mar 2013)
  • Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel. (Jan 2015)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Afghan laws violate women's human rights on sex & divorce. (Apr 2009)
Mike Gravel on Foreign Policy
Libertarian for President; Former Dem. Senator (AK); withdrew from Presidential primary July 2019
Click here for 19 full quotes by Mike Gravel OR click here for Mike Gravel on other issues.
  • No "America alone": re-engage with multilateral institutions. (Apr 2019)
  • Referendum on Puerto Rico statehood. (Apr 2019)
  • Bring critique of American imperialism to Democratic primary. (Mar 2019)
  • 1971: end Vietnam involvement; 2008: end Mideast involvement. (Mar 2019)
  • Sanctions never work, unless regime’s victims ask for them. (May 2008)
  • 1970s self-examination of US role is needed again. (May 2008)
  • American messianism: Christianizing & democratizing abroad. (May 2008)
  • 1948: Volunteered to fight for Israeli independence. (May 2008)
  • Cold War Latin America policy was imperialistic. (May 2008)
  • Reagan did not end Cold War; Gorbachev’s reforms did. (May 2008)
  • Restructure UN for participatory global governance. (Jan 2008)
  • With policy of “beggar thy neighbor,” we all become beggars. (Dec 2007)
  • Recognize Cuba; open up to Chavez in Venezuela. (Sep 2007)
  • No US troops in Darfur; Africans don’t trust US. (Jul 2007)
  • Need president with moral judgment; most don’t have it. (Jun 2007)
  • US has no important enemies, so treat world as equals. (Apr 2007)
  • Bi-lateral plus multi-lateral talks with North Korea. (Aug 2006)
  • Replace intervention with participation, not isolation. (Jan 1972)
  • US should empower UN with stand-by peace force. (Jan 1972)
Kamala Harris on Foreign Policy
Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
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  • Trump embracing Korean & Russian dictators is a threat. (Jun 2019)
  • We need to get back into Iran nuclear deal. (Jun 2019)
  • US stronger when working with allies. (May 2019)
  • I value the importance of diplomacy; I value relationships. (Mar 2019)
  • The way to keep us safe is NOT to keep outsiders out. (Nov 2015)
  • Distinguish Islamic religion from terrorism. (May 2015)
  • Supports standing with the nation of israel. (Nov 2016)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Howie Hawkins on Foreign Policy
Green Challenger
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  • Oppose US military intervention for regime change. (May 2019)
  • Support the UN; oppose the Cuban embargo. (Nov 2006)
John Hickenlooper on Foreign Policy
Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrew, Aug. 2019); CO Governor
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  • Supports a strong NATO, strengthening ties with allies. (Mar 2019)
Larry Hogan on Foreign Policy
Republican Maryland Governor
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    No stance on record.
Jay Inslee on Foreign Policy
Democratic WA Governor; Former Rep/ (WA-1); withdrew from Presidential primary Aug. 2019
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  • Welcome Syrian refugees. (Mar 2019)
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated -1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Ease the Israeli blockade on Gaza. (Jan 2010)
John Kasich on Foreign Policy
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 candidate for President
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  • America First should not be America Alone. (Sep 2018)
  • Cooperation and engagement instead of "Fortress America". (Jun 2018)
  • China is converting economic power into regional influence. (Jun 2018)
  • Opportunity to cooperate with China instead of containment. (Jun 2018)
  • Engage the world, instead of acting unilaterally. (Mar 2018)
  • FactCheck: Yes, U.S. economy bigger than next two combined. (Apr 2017)
  • NATO & Western alliance has kept the peace since WWII. (Feb 2017)
  • I have a longer track record with Israel than any candidate. (Feb 2016)
  • Chinese are best way to calm down North Korea. (Feb 2016)
  • US should not be world's police in places like Iraq. (Feb 2016)
  • Supports Saudi Arabia but knock it off with radical clerics. (Jan 2016)
  • We need coalition of Arab countries, like Bush-41 did. (Jan 2016)
  • Pause accepting Syrian refugees to create stringent checks. (Nov 2015)
  • China doesn't own the South China Sea; show US Navy there. (Nov 2015)
  • No more dickering & delays: Syria's Assad has got to go. (Oct 2015)
  • Keep Iran accountable, WITHIN the existing Nuclear Deal. (Sep 2015)
  • Syrian refugee situation is fundamentally a European crisis. (Sep 2015)
  • Against nuclear deal with Iran; keep state sanctions. (Sep 2015)
  • Refugee crisis is on Europe, but US also has responsibility. (Sep 2015)
  • Fight ISIS with a coalition including US ground troops. (Jul 2015)
  • Criticizes Saudis for extremism in Sunni-Shia split. (Jan 2015)
  • Phase out economic aid to Russia & others. (Nov 1996)
  • No diplomatic relations with Cuba nor Vietnam. (Nov 1996)
  • Heed the clear warning of the Cox Report. (May 1999)
  • Engage internationally but choose missions carefully. (Apr 1999)
  • Focus on terrorism, oil, & nuclear development. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
Amy Klobuchar on Foreign Policy
DFL Sr Senator (MN)
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  • Talking to North Korea good, working with allies better. (Jun 2019)
  • Iran nuclear deal was imperfect but made us more safe. (Jun 2019)
  • Military an option in Venezuela, but focus on diplomacy. (Mar 2019)
  • Stand with our allies, invest in diplomacy. (Feb 2019)
  • Fight ISIS Internet recruiting, but don't indict Islam. (Jun 2016)
  • Tackle terrorist groups, and stand up for Israel. (Aug 2015)
  • Internationalism should include humanitarian policies. (Aug 2015)
  • When North Korea crosses line, there have to be consequences. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Rated +4 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes. (Aug 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels. (Mar 2013)
  • Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel. (Jan 2015)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
  • CC:Keep alliance with Israel. (Jul 2018)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Wayne Messam on Foreign Policy
FL Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger
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    No stance on record.
Seth Moulton on Foreign Policy
Democratic Presidential Challenger; MA Rep.
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  • Visit our allies, whom President Trump has abandoned. (Jun 2019)
  • America leads the world when it is strong. (May 2019)
  • Build a Pacific NATO & rebuild existing alliances. (May 2019)
Beto O`Rourke on Foreign Policy
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee
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  • Would talk to North Korea, but only if it gets results. (Jun 2019)
  • Trump embraces dictators at expense of great democracies. (Jun 2019)
  • Help refugee asylum seekers at home in Northern Triangle. (Apr 2019)
  • Invest in improving Northern Triangle of Central America. (Oct 2018)
  • CC:Keep alliance with Israel. (Jul 2018)
Barack Obama on Foreign Policy
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
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  • World order in flux but US still dominates. (Jan 2016)
  • US should learn lessons from Iraq and Vietnam. (Jan 2016)
  • Don't let our fears blind us to opportunity. (Jan 2015)
  • Make sure both allies and enemies know where we stand. (Oct 2012)
  • Every fact-checker concurs: I didn't apologize to Iran. (Oct 2012)
  • Prepare for global pandemics with global partners. (Sep 2012)
  • Avoid trap of military overstretch; that destroys countries. (Jun 2012)
  • America is the one indispensable nation in world affairs. (Jan 2012)
  • Obama's international stances compared to Ron Paul's. (Jan 2012)
  • OpEd: Claims "poverty causes terrorism" but they're educated. (Nov 2010)
  • No balance of power among nations will hold. (May 2010)
  • OpEd: Life story gives him broad appeal beyond USA. (Mar 2010)
  • OpEd: American Apology Tour: disliking USA understandable. (Mar 2010)
  • I do not accept 2nd place for the USA. (Jan 2010)
  • The UN has succeeded in avoiding a Third World War. (Dec 2009)
  • Global Poverty Act: spend 0.7% of GDP on foreign aid. (Aug 2008)
  • In Cold War, we won hearts & minds; now do same to world. (Jul 2008)
  • Dangers of intertwined world can’t be contained in borders. (Jul 2008)
  • OpEd: Policy views based on experience in Kenya & Indonesia. (Jul 2008)
  • Important to undo the damage of the last seven years. (Feb 2008)
  • Never negotiate out of fear, and never fear to negotiate. (Jan 2008)
  • President must abide by international human rights treaties. (Dec 2007)
  • Obama Doctrine: ideology has overridden facts and reality. (Dec 2007)
  • No Obama Doctrine; just democracy, security, liberty. (Oct 2007)
  • $50B annually to strengthen weak states at risk of collapse. (Aug 2007)
  • No “strategic ambiguity” on foreign policy issues. (Aug 2007)
  • My critics engineered our biggest foreign policy disaster. (Aug 2007)
  • Meet with enemy leaders; it’s a disgrace that we have not. (Jul 2007)
  • We cannot afford isolationism. (Mar 2007)
  • Never has US had so much power & so little influence to lead. (Jul 2004)
  • US policy should promote democracy and human rights. (Jul 2004)

    Africa

  • Double access to electricity in Africa. (Jan 2014)
  • Dressed in Africa in traditional garb, not "Muslim attire". (Aug 2008)
  • Majored in international affairs based on living abroad. (Jul 2008)
  • Moral obligation to intervene in Darfur to avoid spillover. (Jul 2008)
  • Wrote 2006 law stabilizing Congo with $52M. (Oct 2007)
  • Increased aid to Republic of Congo. (Aug 2007)
  • Visited largest slum in Africa, to publicize its plight. (Aug 2007)
  • No-fly zone in Darfur; but pay attention more in Africa. (Jun 2007)
  • U.S. funds for humanitarian aid to Darfur. (Mar 2007)
  • Protested South African apartheid while at college. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on corruption to improve African development. (Oct 2006)
  • Visited Africa in 2006; encouraged HIV testing & research. (Oct 2006)

    Americas

  • The Cold War is over; lift 50-year embargo on Cuba. (Jan 2016)
  • Cuba: When something doesn't work for 50 years, change it. (Jan 2015)
  • Focus on BRICs: Brazil, Russia, India, China, & South Africa. (Jun 2012)
  • Haiti earthquake: Americans unite in times of trouble. (Feb 2010)
  • Cuba should reduce surcharge on remittances from US. (Apr 2009)
  • OpEd: Maintaining Guantanamo base violates international law. (Jan 2009)
  • Maintain Cuban embargo, but allow Americans to send money. (May 2008)
  • Meet with Cuban leaders only with agenda of US interests. (Feb 2008)
  • Cuba: Loosen restrictions now; normalization later. (Feb 2008)
  • Willing to meet with Fidel Castro, Kim Jung Il & Hugo Chavez. (Nov 2007)
  • Invest in our relationship with Mexico. (Sep 2007)

    Asia

  • 2009: Chose Japan PM as first visitor to emphasize alliance. (Jun 2014)
  • Support stable transition to democracy in Burma & elsewhere. (Feb 2013)
  • Pivot to East Asia; America is a Pacific power. (Oct 2012)
  • We pushed China hard to raise currency exchange by 11%. (Oct 2012)
  • OpEd: North Korean behavior under Bush same as under Obama. (Aug 2011)
  • 2007: Pledged to meet with leaders of Iran & North Korea. (Aug 2009)
  • 2007: Raids into Pakistan to kill high-value terrorists. (Aug 2009)
  • We must be tough with Pakistan & stop coddling Musharraf. (Sep 2008)
  • Must be tough on Iran, but talk to them too. (Sep 2008)
  • Learned privilege of being American by living in Indonesia. (Jul 2008)
  • China is a competitor but not an enemy. (Dec 2007)
  • U.S. needs to ameliorate trade relations with China. (Mar 2007)

    Europe

  • Russia is in tatters because of our steady resolve. (Jan 2015)
  • Deal with Russia: no new missile defense in Eastern Europe. (Dec 2011)
  • We’ve been reactive for 8 years; be proactive with Russia. (Oct 2008)
  • Recent Russian actions in Georgia are unacceptable. (Sep 2008)
  • In Berlin: proud citizen of US; fellow citizen of the world. (Jul 2008)
  • Cooperation among nations is not a choice; it’s the only way. (Jul 2008)
  • Chairs European subcommittee; could hold Afghanistan hearing. (Jul 2008)
  • Engage Russia regarding nuclear proliferation. (Jul 2008)
  • Strengthen NATO to face 21st-century threats. (Aug 2007)

    Mideast

  • Negotiations with Iran don't rely on trust. (Jan 2014)
  • Libyans marching FOR America means we've been successful. (Oct 2012)
  • I stand by "time for Mubarak to go" in Egyptian Revolution. (Oct 2012)
  • Partner with Arab Spring countries to work toward democracy. (Sep 2012)
  • Engage with Iran; but combat Al Qaeda in Pakistan. (Jun 2012)
  • $1.8B per year for mega-embassy in Iraq; same in Afghanistan. (Jun 2010)
  • Hamas election void until they renounce violence. (Jun 2010)
  • Iran is more isolated and will face growing consequences. (Jan 2010)
  • Fundamental commitment to strong US-Israel relationship. (Jan 2009)
  • Kissinger agrees with me on meeting with enemy leaders. (Sep 2008)
  • FactCheck: Kissinger opposes presidential meetings with Iran. (Sep 2008)
  • My record on Israel is same as McCain’s. (Jul 2008)
  • Appropriate for Israel to take out Syrian nuclear reactor. (Jul 2008)
  • Jerusalem should be capital of Israel, pending final status. (Jul 2008)
  • Jerusalem as joint Palestinian-Israeli capital is ok. (Jul 2008)
  • Palestinian people suffer-but from not recognizing Israel. (Apr 2007)
  • FactCheck: Palestinian suffering from stalled peace effort. (Apr 2007)
  • Supports Israel’s self-defense; but distrusted by Israelis. (Oct 2006)

    Resolutions

  • At college, protested for divestment from South Africa. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Sponsored aid bill to avert humanitarian crisis in Congo. (Dec 2005)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Urge Venezuela to re-open dissident radio & TV stations. (May 2007)
  • Let Ukraine & Georgia enter NATO. (Jan 2008)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Afghan law tolerating marital rape is abhorrent. (Apr 2009)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Mike Pence on Foreign Policy
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
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  • No nukes for Iran; support Iranians but not government. (Jun 2019)
  • America represent the highest ideals of humankind. (Feb 2017)
  • Re-engage the world but put America first. (Jan 2017)
  • Reverse Obama's opening of Cuba; restore the embargo. (Oct 2016)
  • America's place in the world is weakened. (Oct 2016)
  • Fight Russia with strength and allies. (Oct 2016)
  • Trump for extreme vetting of immigrants and no Syrians. (Oct 2016)
  • Other countries respect strength, not weakness. (Jul 2016)
  • Don't have paranoid delusions about one world government. (Jul 2016)
  • Against agreement with Iran; keep all sanctions. (Apr 2016)
  • We're in a global war of civilization against barbarism. (Jan 2015)
  • Russian "reset" is appeasement and invites aggression. (Apr 2014)
  • Never apologize for who we are and what we stand for. (Jan 2012)
  • Foreign aid for US security interests & disasters. (Nov 2008)
  • $48B to Africa for AIDS program is a moral calling. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled. (May 2007)
  • Member of the Silk Road Congressional Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -6 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Sponsored bill supporting demonstrations against Iran. (Jun 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Tim Ryan on Foreign Policy
Democratic Representative (OH-17)
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  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Rated +1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Let Ukraine & Georgia enter NATO. (Jan 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
Bernie Sanders on Foreign Policy
Democratic primary challenger; Independent VT Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
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  • Talk to adversaries but we need more than photo ops. (Jun 2019)
  • Address source of problem with Mexico & Northern Triangle. (Jun 2019)
  • Even-handed Mideast policy; open to moving Jerusalem embassy. (May 2019)
  • Must support human rights, even with trading partners. (May 2019)
  • Promote democracy, but don't use military for regime change. (Feb 2019)
  • Binding referendum on Guam's political status. (Nov 2018)
  • Binding referendum on Puerto Rico statehood vs. independence. (Nov 2018)
  • Gaza is humanitarian disaster; Israelis shouldn't over-react. (Apr 2018)
  • Foreign policy is directly related to military policy. (Sep 2017)
  • UN is bureaucratic, but does enormously important work. (Sep 2017)
  • Development aid isn't charity; it avoids military later. (Sep 2017)
  • Opposed Monroe Doctrine interventionism in Latin America. (Mar 2016)
  • Ending embargo with Cuba is right step. (Mar 2016)
  • Vulture capitalists responsible for Puerto Rican debt. (Mar 2016)
  • America stands for hope; we should take Syrian refugees. (Feb 2016)
  • Won't take advice from Henry Kissinger; he assisted genocide. (Feb 2016)
  • Beef up NATO against Russian aggression. (Feb 2016)
  • Key doctrine: We can't do it alone; must work in coalition. (Feb 2016)
  • North Korea is run by nuclear-armed paranoid dictator. (Feb 2016)
  • I worry about Putin in Crimea but worry more about N. Korea. (Feb 2016)
  • Lean on China to deal with North Korea. (Jan 2016)
  • Putin regrets invading Crimea & the Ukraine. (Oct 2015)
  • Normalize relations with Cuba; & respect their independence. (Sep 2015)
  • Begrudgingly supports NATO, but no eastward expansion. (Sep 2015)
  • Promote democracy in China, but not at expense of US workers. (Sep 2015)
  • US should be more selective about using drone strikes. (Aug 2015)
  • War is a local issue because local youngsters fight and die. (Jun 1997)

    Mideast

  • Supports Israel's right to exist, not Netanyahu. (Apr 2019)
  • 1991: We give $7B to feudalistic dictatorships in Mideast. (Sep 2017)
  • Need to look at consequences of removing dictators. (Feb 2016)
  • We should try and talk to enemies, even Iran. (Feb 2016)
  • Encourage Saudis and Iran to work together, despite distrust. (Feb 2016)
  • Move forward with Iran with relations the long-term goal. (Feb 2016)
  • Normalize relations with Iran even though we disagree. (Jan 2016)
  • Think about what happens AFTER we get rid of dictators. (Dec 2015)
  • Not policeman of the world; focus on ISIS first. (Dec 2015)
  • I do not believe in unilateral action against terrorism. (Dec 2015)
  • Easy to overthrow a dictator but hard to control aftermath. (Dec 2015)
  • Moral responsibility to reach out to Syrian refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar should take charge in Syria. (Oct 2015)
  • Address humanitarian crisis in Syria with allies in region. (Sep 2015)
  • Two-state solution for Israel & Palestine. (Sep 2015)
  • We have to negotiate with others, even Iran. (Aug 2015)

    Voting Record

  • Focus on domestic needs instead of international conflict. (Apr 2015)
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Urge China to respect religious freedom. (Mar 2001)
  • Impose sanctions and an import ban on Burma. (Oct 2007)
  • Remove African National Congress from terrorist list. (May 2008)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict. (Apr 2008)
  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • CC:Keep alliance with Israel. (Jul 2018)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
Mark Sanford on Foreign Policy
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1)
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  • 1997: proposed freezing State Department budget at $6.3B. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Sponsored bill allowing Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
Howard Schultz on Foreign Policy
Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President until July 2019
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  • China is not an ally, but we need to work with them. (Feb 2019)
  • CARE programs in rural areas in Third World. (Jan 1999)
Joe Sestak on Foreign Policy
Democratic Senate Challenger; former Navy Admiral
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  • Rejoin Iran deal; strengthen trade with allies. (Jul 2019)
  • Strengthen our alliances; other countries are interconnected. (Jun 2019)
  • Reverse America's retreat from the global community. (Jun 2019)
  • Building liberal world order is what makes America First. (Jun 2019)
  • Restore U.S. status abroad; protect American dream at home. (Jun 2019)
  • China is a threat by holding so much of our reserves. (Oct 2010)
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled. (May 2007)
  • Condemns Russia for provocative statements to Georgia. (May 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Ease the Israeli blockade on Gaza. (Jan 2010)
Tom Steyer on Foreign Policy
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO
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    No stance on record.
Eric Swalwell on Foreign Policy
Withdrawn Democratic Presidential Challenger; CA Rep
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  • Break up with Russia and make up with NATO. (Jun 2019)
  • $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola. (Jul 2014)
Donald Trump on Foreign Policy
2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
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  • Recognize 1967 Israel's annexation of Golan Heights. (Mar 2019)
  • Denounce Iran's human rights record via focus on LGBT issues. (Feb 2019)
  • FactCheck: Oil collapse AND socialism cause Venezuela unrest. (Feb 2019)
  • Recognize new government of Venezuela, not military. (Feb 2019)
  • Reject ideology of globalism; embrace doctrine of patriotism. (Sep 2018)
  • Foreign aid only for allies with shared values. (Sep 2018)
  • OpEd: Dismantled State Department to fund corporate advocacy. (Jul 2018)
  • European Union is a foe in trade, & in lack of NATO payments. (Jul 2018)
  • Treat foes of US worse than they could ever imagine. (Feb 2018)
  • Jerusalem is Israel's capital but Palestinian capital open. (Dec 2017)
  • Defend our American legacy & seize our glorious destiny. (Mar 2017)
  • America is once again ready to lead. (Feb 2017)
  • Don't surrender to the false song of globalism. (Apr 2016)
  • OpEd: Insulting all Muslims hurts our fight against ISIS. (Mar 2016)
  • U.S. has become dumping ground for everybody else's problems. (Feb 2016)
  • Ignore career diplomats who insist on nuance. (Nov 2015)
  • Offered himself as Cold War nuclear-arms-treaty negotiator. (Sep 2015)
  • When you love America, you protect it with no apologies. (Dec 2011)
  • Things change; empires come and go. (Apr 2010)
  • Use tough negotiators instead of naive academic people. (Sep 2008)
  • Persuasion, not power, is diplomacy at its best. (Oct 2006)
  • Countries and corporations must both evolve, or fade away. (Oct 2006)
  • Criticized Buchanan’s view on Hitler as appeasement. (Jul 2000)
  • Post-Cold War: switch from chess player to dealmaker. (Jul 2000)

    Alliances

  • Foreign aid only to friends of America. (Jan 2018)
  • I said it was obsolete, but NATO is no longer obsolete. (Apr 2017)
  • NATO: apply new solutions to face new circumstances. (Apr 2017)
  • Other countries should follow UK in leaving EU. (Jan 2017)
  • NATO is obsolete; it doesn't fight terrorism. (Jan 2017)
  • US cannot afford to be world's police; let NATO allies pay. (Sep 2016)
  • Reimbursement for US military bases in rich countries abroad. (Sep 2015)
  • Support NATO, but it's not us against Russia. (Aug 2015)

    Mideast

  • Support goals of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Apr 2019)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Senate approved US Embassy in Jerusalem. (Jan 2018)
  • Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (Dec 2017)
  • Unbreakable alliance with the state of Israel. (Feb 2017)
  • Unite civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism. (Jan 2017)
  • Supports construction of Israeli settlements in West Bank. (Dec 2016)
  • Treating Israel like a second-class citizen will end. (Nov 2016)
  • Obama paid $1.7 billion cash ransom to Iran for hostages. (Sep 2016)
  • At AIPAC: railed against Palestinians' demonization of Jews. (Aug 2016)
  • FactCheck: Yes, nuke deal sent planeloads of cash to Iran. (Aug 2016)
  • Don't take sides with Israel, so we can lead negotiations. (Feb 2016)
  • I could negotiate a deal with Israel and Palestinians. (Feb 2016)
  • Figure out who our allies are. (Feb 2016)
  • Iran deal is one of the worst I've ever seen. (Feb 2016)
  • Opening gates to Syrian refugees invites in ISIS. (Nov 2015)
  • Provide economic assistance to create a safe zone in Syria. (Oct 2015)
  • US should not train rebels it does not know or control. (Oct 2015)
  • Better to have Mideast strongmen than Mideast chaos. (Oct 2015)
  • Stop sending aid to countries that hate us. (Sep 2015)
  • More sanctions on Iran; more support of Israel. (Jun 2015)

    Political Hotspots

  • Great relationship with Kim Jong-Un, but I had to walk out. (Mar 2019)
  • Sanctions on Communist dictators in North Korea & Cuba. (Jan 2018)
  • 2012: Get tough on Pakistan; 2016: lavish praise on Pakistan. (Dec 2016)
  • Reverse Obama's opening of Cuba until freedoms are restored. (Oct 2016)
  • FactCheck: Japan should defend itself, including with nukes. (Oct 2016)
  • FactCheck: No, Iran is not a trading partner of North Korea. (Sep 2016)
  • Iran has power over North Korea, as their trading partner. (Sep 2016)
  • Brexit vote means people want to see borders. (Jun 2016)
  • Develop nukes in South Korea & Japan to counter North Korea. (Apr 2016)
  • China should make Kim Jong Un disappear. (Feb 2016)
  • China totally controls North Korea; they're just taunting us. (Jan 2016)
  • Diplomacy & respect crucial to our relationship with Russia. (Sep 2015)
  • We must deal with the maniac in North Korea with nukes. (Sep 2015)
  • Cuban embargo: 50 years is enough. (Sep 2015)
  • China is our enemy; they're bilking us for billions. (Dec 2011)
  • By 2027, tsunami as China overtakes US as largest economy. (Dec 2011)
  • China: lack of human rights prevents consumer development. (Jul 2000)
  • Be tougher on China-we’re too eager to please. (Jul 2000)

    Russia

  • OpEd: Next drama always changed conversation: except Russia. (Jan 2018)
  • Condemn Russian & any country's involvement in our elections. (Oct 2016)
  • Russia wants to defeat ISIS as badly as we do; work together. (Sep 2016)
  • It's good that Putin says nice things about me. (Aug 2016)
  • 1987 thru 2013: Tried to build Trump Tower in Moscow. (Aug 2016)
  • Let Russia bash ISIS; let Germany defend Ukraine. (Nov 2015)
  • Good that Russia is involved in Syria. (Oct 2015)
  • Putin has no respect for America; I will get along with him. (Sep 2015)
  • Support Russia, but with strings attached. (Jul 2000)
  • Supports standing with the nation of israel. (Nov 2016)
Jesse Ventura on Foreign Policy
Former Independent MN Governor
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  • After WWII, we put top Nazis to work for us. (Apr 2011)
  • Visited Cuba & Fidel Castro, despite presidential opposition. (Mar 2010)
  • Questions why we still need Cuban embargo. (Apr 2008)
  • Global cooperation OK; world government not. (Jul 2000)
  • Buchanan is an unrealistic isolationist. (Feb 2000)
Arvin Vohra on Foreign Policy
Libertarian candidate for President; Libertarian Party Vice-Ch
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  • America should be the greatest country on earth. (Mar 2018)
  • Instead of foreign aid, sell sovereignty rights. (Jun 2016)
Joe Walsh on Foreign Policy
Republican presidential primary challenger (fotmer IL Rep.)
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  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -6 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Elizabeth Warren on Foreign Policy
Massachusetts Senator; head of CFPB
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  • Alliances make us stronger & better able to face China. (Mar 2019)
  • Unequivocally support Israel's qualitative military edge. (Jul 2016)
  • No UN membership for Palestine until two-state solution. (Jul 2016)
  • Military action that kill civilians may create radicalism. ()
Bill Weld on Foreign Policy
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor
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  • Priority is not "no fly zone" but to stop killing in Aleppo. (Oct 2016)
  • No alliances for intelligence: We have to do it ourselves!. (Oct 2016)
  • Focus on nuclear proliferation & the Sunni-Shia schism. (Jul 2016)
  • 1994: Supported $25B Mexico bailout. (Jun 2004)
Marianne Williamson on Foreign Policy
Author & Democratic Presidential Challenger
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  • Commitment to both Israeli security & Palestinian rights. (Jun 2019)
  • Support Israeli security & Palestinian human rights. (Apr 2019)
  • Return moral principles to our foreign policy. (Apr 2019)
  • US should return to being honest broker in Mideast. (Apr 2019)
  • Make peace with our neighbors, instead of using brute force. (Apr 2019)
  • Ask ourselves why we are so disliked around the globe. (Jul 2018)
Andrew Yang on Foreign Policy
Democratic Presidential Challenger & Tech CEO
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  • Russia has been hacking our democracy for years. (Jun 2019)
  • Some Israeli actions are problematic on human rights. (Jun 2019)
  • Be very judicious about projecting force. (Mar 2019)
  • Strengthen alliances such as NATO; reinvest in diplomacy. (Mar 2019)
  • Puerto Rican statehood is overdue step toward equality. (Mar 2019)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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