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U.S. assistance provides the Jordanian government needed flexibility to pursue policies that are of critical importance to U.S. national security and to foreign policy objectives in the Middle East.
Nixon was an awful president in many ways, including in some of his foreign-policy choices. But he left no doubt that foreign policy and America's leadership in the world outside its borders was of paramount importance to him.
In the '90s, there was scant presidential leadership and insufficient domestic political mobilization for foreign policy grounded in human rights.
The National Security Council's real role is to coordinate the various activities of the government of the United States in the furtherance of American foreign policy.
Foreign policy is an explicitly amoral enterprise.
I didn't serve on a committee that dealt with foreign policy.
When I was in college, I became interested in various aspects of foreign policy and international relations. Even as a kid, I was interested in what I call, loosely speaking, forbidden knowledge.
There are legitimate, even powerful arguments, to be made against the Bush administration's foreign policy. But those arguments are complicated, hard to explain, and, in the end, not all that sensational.
To increase aid to the Pakistan government when religious freedom is not upheld is tantamount to an anti-Christian foreign policy.
No Western government has ever played the long-term in terms of foreign policy.
The American people have no control over what the military does. We have no say in American foreign policy.
During the past few years I have led a sometimes hard battle for German foreign policy.
Foreign policy is inseparable from domestic policy now. Is terrorism foreign policy or domestic policy? It's both. It's the same with crime, with the economy, climate change.
Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy.
We were told that we were attacked on 9/11 because the terrorists hate our freedoms and democracy ... not for the real reason: because the Arab Muslims who attacked us hate our Middle Eastern foreign policy.
Let me remind you all that the first task of American foreign policy is to reduce threats to the United States.
I think that Benjamin Franklin felt very strongly in foreign policy in this world, that you needed to at least show some humility, especially when you were strong.
You don't need a foreign policy expert to tell you empty threats and hollow promises don't work. Ask any parent of a rebellious teenager. If you don't make good on the threats, you're asking for worse behavior next time.
Kathleen Troia McFarland
Bush the Elder's stature as president grows with every passing year. He was the finest foreign policy president I've ever covered and a man who defied his party on tax increases while imposing budget restrictions on the Democrats.
Yes the Jews do many foul things and they distort our foreign policy but not everything that goes bad can be blamed on the Jews.
The doctrine of preemption has a long and distinguished history in the history of American foreign policy.
John Lewis Gaddis
To claim the World Bank is just an extension of U.S. foreign policy is just wrong.
Direct access to sea is an essential part of foreign policy.
Our foreign policy needs to support our energy, economic, defense and domestic policies. It all falls within the arch of national interest. There will be windows of opportunity, but they will open and close quickly.
Too often in Washington we tend to see foreign policy as an abstraction, with little understanding of what we are committing our country to: the complications and consequences of endeavors.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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