Mitt Romney is Dangerously Naive on Foreign Policy
Never has the world been so interconnected, with power and influence becoming decentralized and regionalized. America's problems -- economic or otherwise -- can no longer be solved from inside America, nor can conventional wisdom and the traditional order of things be predictably relied upon.
Yet here we have Romney highlighting the importance of reinstating U.K.-U.S. "special relationship" rhetoric as a "foundation for peace and liberty" in a foreign-policy white paper, apparently as a means of gaining some kind of strategic advantage in a world where ad-hoc allegiances are shifting on an as-needed basis more often than Romney's hairstyle.
Romney, according to his white paper, also feels coordination with
Romney constantly refers to American "soft power" as a force of change in the world, and he says he would increase the role of local diplomats. Desk jockeys aren't "soft power" in today's world. Business and money is.
Ensuring "buy-in from Pakistani and Afghan governments" is Romney's whole strategy to defeat insurgency in
According to Romney, squeezing
Chinese domination is a concern for Romney, who "will implement a strategy that makes the path of regional hegemony for
Likewise, Romney hopes to curtail Russian authority by "implement(ing) a strategy that will seek to discourage aggressive or expansionist behavior on the part of
The threat of
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