All posts tagged Foreign Policy


100 Reasons to Be Hopeful

One of the best publications, in print and online, Foreign Policy has unveiled their list of the Top 100 Thinkers of 2012.

The past year has been filled with a number of issues both in the U.S,. and around the world, that have demanded leadership and vision. Whether it was the Arab Spring and revolutions, the Eurozone debt crisis, the U.S. election and the impending fiscal  stability of the U.S., or the emerging role of new nations, this year has shown the emergence of a number of diplomatic actors, leaders, activists, and visionaries who have helped to shape and change our world and will continue to do so. There are too many to name or highlight without leaving any out, so take your own look.  According to FP Read more…


Obama Vs. Romney…according to the world

With all the endless campaigning and non0stop partisanship going on ahead of Tuesdays election it would be nice to take a step away, like internationally, and see what the world has to say about the upcoming presidential election. Fortunately, Foreign Policy did just that in this article. By taking numerous world polls we see that the world is not as divided about the election as we may be here at home. As you can tell from the map above, the world seems to be pretty blue.

Obama is preferred over Mitt Romney in 31 out of 32 countries in the UPI poll and 20 out of 21 countries in another BBC World Service/GlobeScan/PIPA survey. Fifty-one percent of respondents in the UPI poll said they would cast a ballot for Obama, with more people saying they wouldn’t vote for either candidate (18 percent) than would vote for the Republican nominee (12 percent). In the BBC survey, 50 percent of respondents chose Obama and only 9 percent selected Romney.

Perhaps the administration’s goal to reshape America’s image around the world may have worked, either that or like our elections, this has become a global popularity contest. But what was striking, truly striking was though many nations complain about America’s role in the world and many people tend to criticize us, they seem to be keenly involved in our affairs and care about the outcome. Take for example; Read more…


Debating the Debate (Part 3)

The BEST assessments and recap on last nights debate. Considering it was on foreign policy, The Economist covers all the issues well and gives great insight.


Foreign Ignorance

A great post by Foreign Policy on the 8 biggest misconceptions Americans have regarding our foreign policy. Here are a few;

41 percent of Americans believe China is the world’s leading economic power, according to a 2012 Pew poll (the correct answer is the United States, which 40 percent of respondents in the Pew poll selected)

73 percent of Americans could not identify communism as America’s main concern during the Cold War, according to Newsweek, which administered an official citizenship test in 2011 (admittedly, it’s not entirely clear what if any alternative answers — the Soviet Union? Nuclear weapons? — the magazine accepted Read more…