December 9, 2013

U.S. Needs Fresh Approach on Foreign Policy

David Ignatius, Washington Post

The Associated Press

The crackup ahead lies in the mismatch between the challenges facing America and the public’s willingness to support activist foreign policy to deal with them. Simply put: There is a splintering of the traditional consensus for global engagement at the very time that some big new problems are emerging.

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TAGGED: Isolationism, United States, Terrorism


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