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Joe Biden on Foreign Policy
Outgoing Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 52 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • An internationalist as Foreign Relations Committee chair. (Mar 2014)
  • OpEd: called Cheney "dangerous" but Biden followed his model. (Mar 2014)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Condemned 1,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem. (Oct 2010)
  • Time to sit down and talk, talk, talk to enemies. (Oct 2008)
  • Bush’s approach to middle east has been disastrous. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: McCain did not refuse to sit down with Spain. (Oct 2008)
  • The US is less secure and more isolated in recent history. (Aug 2008)
  • Even Bush recognizes we should talk to Iran. (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)
  • Pakistani elections will be a sham if emergency not lifted. (Nov 2007)
  • Pakistan is potentially most dangerous country in the world. (Aug 2007)
  • China holds the mortgage on our house, to pay for war. (Aug 2007)
  • American troops on the ground in Darfur now. (Jul 2007)
  • US troops on ground in Sudan to end Darfur carnage. (Jun 2007)
  • Biggest threat to US is from North Korea, Iran, & Russia. (Apr 2007)

    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)
Jeb Bush on Foreign Policy
Former Republican FL Governor
Click here for 39 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • Russia's Putin is not an ally of the US & everyone knows it. (Feb 2016)
  • The world has been torn asunder under Obama's leadership. (Jan 2016)
  • Big difference between world's policeman and world's leader. (Nov 2015)
  • Obama/Clinton/Kerry foreign policy caused global instability. (Sep 2015)
  • Putin is a bully; expand US troops in countries near Russia. (Jun 2015)
  • Disagrees with Marco Rubio & GOP on American exceptionalism. (Jun 2015)
  • US should shape events and build alliances of free people. (Feb 2015)
  • Where do the three Bushes disagree on foreign affairs? (Jan 2015)
  • We are leader among equals in community of nations. (Dec 2014)
  • Words matter: presidents should mean it when they say it. (Dec 2014)
  • Nourish our existing alliances: that means NATO & Israel. (Oct 2014)
  • Passivity hasn't worked on Russia and Ukraine. (May 2014)
  • Leading from behind is so odd to me. (Apr 2014)
  • Neo-isolationism and American passivity both have dangers. (Mar 2014)
  • South Korea success: 1952 devastation to 2014 first-world. (Jun 2013)
  • Supports economic cooperation between US and China. (Jan 2012)
  • 1988: Joined relief effort for Armenian earthquake. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports increasing aid to Nigeria and developing countries. (Sep 2004)

    Latin America

  • Statehood for Puerto Rico, via self-determination. (Jan 2016)
  • Pressured father's V.P. staff to help Cuban prisoners. (Feb 2015)
  • Built schoolhouse in Mexico on a high school project. (Feb 2015)
  • Strengthen the Cuban embargo instead of lifting it. (Dec 2014)
  • 2010: Ineptitude will bring down Chavez regime in Venezuela. (Apr 2014)
  • Honorary Cuban to exile community in Miami. (Feb 2007)
  • Two years in Venezuela; majored in Latin American studies. (Feb 2007)
  • 1990: Defended anti-Castro terrorist as patriot in exile. (Sep 2004)


  • We need Kurds & other Muslim allies, to help take out ISIS. (Jan 2016)
  • Move our embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (Jan 2016)
  • Russia won't be an ally in Syria but maintain communication. (Nov 2015)
  • Duty to protect religious minorities & Christian refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • America needs to lead in fight against Assad and ISIS. (Nov 2015)
  • Syrian refugee camps in Jordan are really quite nice. (Nov 2015)
  • Islamic terrorism has co-opted Islamic religion. (Nov 2015)
  • Syria & Iraq talk to Russia due to lack of U.S. leadership. (Nov 2015)
  • Give Israel sophisticated weapons to send message to Iran. (Sep 2015)
  • Cancel any nuclear deal Obama makes with Iran. (Jun 2015)
  • Peace deal with Iran threatens America & menaces Israel. (Mar 2015)
  • Support Israel in its battle against terrorism. (Apr 2004)
  • Role in the world: military strength and moral clarity. (Jun 1997)
Ben Carson on Foreign Policy
Tea Party challenger in Republican primary
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  • Every Israeli thinks we have turned our backs on them. (Feb 2016)
  • North Korea's leader is unstable, but understands strength. (Feb 2016)
  • Use economic power to keep North Korea & Russia contained. (Dec 2015)
  • Focus on funding refugee camps; not bringing refugees to US. (Nov 2015)
  • Trust experts to decide rules of engagement for ISIS. (Nov 2015)
  • Political solution must accompany military solution in Syria. (Nov 2015)
  • Continue to confront China in South China Sea. (Nov 2015)
  • Corner Putin by arming Ukraine & reducing oil dependence. (Nov 2015)
  • Take a stronger stance against Chinese cyber-attacks. (Sep 2015)
  • Foreign development aid is a win-win situation. (Sep 2015)
  • Leave no doubt that we will stand with South Korea. (Aug 2015)
  • Obama has turned his back on Israel. (Aug 2015)
  • Military force is not off the table when it comes to Russia. (May 2015)
  • Would not go to war with Russia over Ukraine. (May 2015)
  • Pinnacle nations before us contributed to their own demise. (May 2015)
  • Back Israel and follow what Netanyahu wants on Iran. (May 2015)
  • Don't just sit around waiting to see what other people do. (Feb 2015)
  • America on same bad path as ancient Rome, but we can fix it. (May 2014)
  • US is exceptional, with different values than rest of world. (May 2014)
  • Rome's decline began with immoral lifestyle; like in America. (Jan 2012)
  • Freedom is why people come from Cuba to US, not vice versa. (Jan 2012)
  • US poverty pales compared to billions in India & Africa. (Jan 2012)
Hillary Clinton on Foreign Policy
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 104 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for 9 older headlines OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • 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 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)
Ted Cruz on Foreign Policy
Republican Texas Senator
Click here for 28 full quotes by Ted Cruz OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • Countries aspire to be like America, the exceptional nation. (Mar 2016)
  • Break diplomatic relations with Cuba. (Mar 2016)
  • Neutrality on Israel is moral relativism. (Feb 2016)
  • Under Hillary's leadership, every region of world is worse. (Nov 2015)
  • Fighting ISIS is more important than fighting Assad. (Oct 2015)
  • If Mideast strongmen still in power, better for US interests. (Oct 2015)
  • US should not engage in nation building in Afghanistan. (Oct 2015)
  • Greatest threat facing America is nuclear Iran. (Sep 2015)
  • Don't let world courts bind American sovereignty. (Sep 2015)
  • Move American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. (Sep 2015)
  • Law of the Sea Treaty undermines US sovereignty. (Jun 2015)
  • Guide policy with true leadership of moral clarity. (Jun 2015)
  • Liberal credulity coddles and excuses extremism. (Jun 2015)
  • Help the Cuban opposition, not the Castros. (Dec 2014)
  • Cuba is oppressive but never misses chance to propagandize. (Oct 2014)
  • Vigorous sanctions against Putin; help eastern Ukraine. (Jul 2014)
  • America is indispensable; our allies need our leadership. (Jun 2014)
  • Sanctions on Putin for Ukraine: tyrants respond to weakness. (Mar 2014)
  • US has a responsibility to defend our values abroad. (Mar 2014)
  • To make a deal, Iran must recognize Israel as Jewish state. (Mar 2014)
  • Abrogate treaties with Russia over Ukraine invasion. (Mar 2014)
  • America should be voice of freedom, but not interventionist. (Mar 2014)
  • Deny visa for Iranian ambassador to visit the United Nations. (Mar 2014)
  • Those who hate Israel hate America. (Mar 2014)
  • Appeasement historically leads to more violence. (Mar 2014)
  • Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel. (Jan 2015)
  • Move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; recognize as cap. (Jan 2015)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Carly Fiorina on Foreign Policy
Republican primary challenger and former CEO
Click here for 21 full quotes by Carly Fiorina OR click here for Carly Fiorina on other issues.
  • ISIS & Iran are bigger threats than climate change. (Jan 2016)
  • Russia is an adversary, not an ally against ISIS. (Jan 2016)
  • America must lead or the world becomes more dangerous. (Jan 2016)
  • Push back against China on trade routes & South China Sea. (Dec 2015)
  • Get China to help isolate North Korea's Kin Jung Un. (Dec 2015)
  • Arm the Kurds, the Emiratis, and more. (Nov 2015)
  • Special ops in Syria are too little too late. (Nov 2015)
  • Rebuild 6th fleet instead of talking to Putin. (Sep 2015)
  • No Iran nuke deal unless we can inspect. (Sep 2015)
  • I know more world leaders than any candidate except Hillary. (Aug 2015)
  • I would have walked away from Iran talks & imposed sanctions. (Jul 2015)
  • Our allies need specific help to defeat ISIS. (Jun 2015)
  • I know the leaders of the Mideast; Obama & Hillary do not. (Feb 2015)
  • Advised CIA on Russian affairs after 2007. (Feb 2015)
  • I've accomplished something by traveling around the world. (Jan 2015)
  • Lack of American leadership causes world trouble. (Jul 2014)
  • No deal with Russia nor Iran on nuclear cooperation. (Jun 2010)
  • Attended grade school in U.S., England, and Africa. (Sep 2007)
  • In Africa, experienced being only white person in the room. (Sep 2007)
  • 1977: Taught English to Italian businessmen in Bologna. (Sep 2007)
  • Traveled extensively to learn international opportunities. (Sep 2007)
Lindsey Graham on Foreign Policy
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3)
Click here for 33 full quotes by Lindsey Graham OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel. (Dec 2017)
  • More vetting from failed stats ok, but no Muslim ban. (Mar 2017)
  • Putin hates democracy and hates coalitions of democracies. (Mar 2017)
  • Educating kids damages radical Islam more than any bomb. (Mar 2017)
  • State Department budget means "soft power" abroad. (Feb 2017)
  • Russia's Putin is disrupting democracy everywhere. (Feb 2017)
  • Create safe haven for refugees, not bring them to US. (Nov 2015)
  • Let China choose: clenched fist or open hand. (Oct 2015)
  • Destroy Iran's nuclear program, & also its air force & navy. (Jul 2015)
  • Work with Iran to fight ISIS, but no to Iranian nuclear deal. (Jun 2015)
  • Congress will not approve Iran nuclear deal. (Apr 2015)
  • Condemn & isolate Cuba; they deserve no new engagement. (Dec 2014)
  • Cuba is still a security threat to America; no aid. (Dec 2014)
  • Sanctions on North Korea: terrorist list & China's help. (Dec 2014)
  • Without American leadership the world disintegrates rapidly. (Jul 2014)
  • Sanctions against Putin; arm & train the Ukrainians. (Jul 2014)
  • UN has become more anti- Israeli & anti-Semitic. (Jul 2014)
  • America is the glue that holds the free world together. (Jul 2014)
  • Create a democratic noose around Putin's Russia. (Mar 2014)
  • Create a democratic noose around Putin's Russia. (Mar 2014)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated +1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel. (Jan 2015)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
  • Let Ukraine & Georgia enter NATO. (Jan 2008)
  • Support Iranian demonstrators against Iranian government. (Jun 2009)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Mike Huckabee on Foreign Policy
Former Republican AR Governor
Click here for 31 full quotes by Mike Huckabee OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • Not our role to create desire for democracy in Afghanistan. (Jan 2016)
  • Reagan said "trust, but verify"; Obama: "trust, but vilify". (Aug 2015)
  • Governors have world views; I've been all over the Mideast. (Mar 2015)
  • Globalists & corporatists are making US more like China. (Mar 2015)
  • Keep the Cuban embargo; lifting it rewards Cuba. (Mar 2015)
  • Urged ending Cuban embargo as governor; now supports embargo. (Feb 2008)
  • Impeach judges who yield on our sovereignty. (Feb 2008)
  • Concerned about Putin’s human rights violations & oppression. (Jan 2008)
  • Law of the Sea Treaty surrenders our sovereignty. (Jan 2008)
  • Change tone of Bush’s arrogant bunker mentality. (Jan 2008)
  • Get as many views as possible regarding foreign policy. (Dec 2007)
  • Protect US sovereignty, but earn respect abroad. (Dec 2007)
  • Hugo Chavez was not elected as dictator; no friend of US. (Dec 2007)
  • Demand accountability from Pakistan for our $10B. (Nov 2007)
  • Earned right to act on actionable intelligence in Pakistan. (Nov 2007)
  • It’s not OK in Pakistan; bin Laden is hiding there. (Oct 2007)
  • Law of the Sea Treaty gives away our sovereignty. (Oct 2007)
  • Genocide in Darfur matched by infanticide of the unborn. (Sep 2007)
  • We answer to our Constitution, not to international law. (Sep 2007)
  • Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan. (Sep 2007)
  • Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty. (Sep 2007)
  • Not the job of the US to export our form of government. (Aug 2007)
  • As governor, visited 41 countries & met with heads of state. (Jan 2006)


  • Muslim nations must fight ISIS; sanction those that don't. (Nov 2015)
  • Iranian nuclear deal arms & equips a terrorist state. (Aug 2015)
  • Reject two-state solution between Israel & Palestine. (May 2015)
  • Islamic terrorism is the country's most pressing issue. (Jan 2015)
  • Israel should not give up West Bank or Golan Heights. (Nov 2007)
  • Not yet ready for two-state solution for Israel & Palestine. (Nov 2007)
  • Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace. (Sep 2007)
  • Support Israel as strategic ally, but respect Palestine. (Jan 2007)
Bobby Jindal on Foreign Policy
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
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  • The idea of America is slipping away, but we can rescue it. (Sep 2015)
  • Against nuclear deal with Iran; keep state sanctions. (Sep 2015)
  • Bad Iran nuclear deal is worse than no deal. (Jul 2015)
  • America is exceptional & should remain the greatest country. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
Gary Johnson on Foreign Policy
Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor
Click here for 13 full quotes by Gary Johnson OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • A "No-Fly zone" means war; no regime change in Syria. (Oct 2016)
  • Knowing all the world facts just means we use military more. (Oct 2016)
  • Non-interventionist foreign policies: no regime changes. (Oct 2016)
  • Stay in the U.N., but stay out of foreign interventions. (May 2016)
  • Take our share of Syrian refugees; not too many but not zero. (Nov 2015)
  • Stop replacing bad guys with slightly-less-bad guys. (Nov 2015)
  • America at peace with the world; avoid foreign entanglements. (Jun 2014)
  • U.S. in Ukraine is like Russia intervening in Puerto Rico. (May 2014)
  • It is far past time to divorce Pakistan. (Oct 2012)
  • We can no longer afford to shell out billions in foreign aid. (Feb 2012)
  • No foreign aid spending unless it protects U.S. interests. (Nov 2011)
  • Flights to Cuba ok; trade promotes friendship. (Sep 2011)
  • Act in US self-interest, but wary of unintended consequences. (Aug 2011)
Tim Kaine on Foreign Policy
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously Governor
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  • Create a humanitarian zone in northern Syria, with UN aid. (Oct 2016)
  • On Putin: See difference between leadership & dictatorship. (Oct 2016)
  • The "reset with Russia" failed because Putin is a dictator. (Oct 2016)
  • Create a humanitarian zone in northern Syria, with UN aid. (Oct 2016)
  • On Putin: See difference between leadership & dictatorship. (Oct 2016)
  • The "reset with Russia" failed because Putin is a dictator. (Oct 2016)
  • Maintain relations with Britain & EU to move beyond Brexit. (Jun 2016)
  • Truman Doctrine is the last comprehensive US foreign policy. (Apr 2016)
  • U.S. leadership in global economy, without blind endorsement. (May 2015)
  • It is time to restore freedom to travel to Cuba. (Apr 2015)
  • Long pro-Israel tradition allows for some disagreements. (Mar 2015)
  • Congress censured Obama for troops to Libya without asking. (Jan 2015)
  • If we allow a nuclear Iran, others will follow; but deal ok. (Jan 2015)
  • Open debate spurred Syria to destroy its chemical weapons. (Jan 2015)
  • Non-state organizations will have an increasing role. (Jan 2015)
  • Investments in international development is important to US. (May 2013)
  • Strengthen partnerships with Latin America. (Feb 2012)
  • Let Israel & Palestine negotiate about status of Jerusalem. (Jun 2008)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
John Kasich on Foreign Policy
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President
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  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Evan McMullin on Foreign Policy
Conservative independent challenger
Click here for 5 full quotes by Evan McMullin OR click here for Evan McMullin on other issues.
  • The U.S. should remain in the United Nations. (Oct 2016)
  • Be strong with the Russians and Putin. (Aug 2016)
  • American leadership instead of withdrawing from the world. (Aug 2016)
  • Advisor to U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (Aug 2016)
  • Democracies don't just happen on their own; US is the driver. (Feb 2016)
Martin O`Malley on Foreign Policy
Democratic Former Governor of Maryland
Click here for 8 full quotes by Martin O`Malley OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • Leave Cold War mentality to the older generation. (Dec 2015)
  • Make USAID a cabinet agency, to get more intel. (Dec 2015)
  • Need to move towards 'networked intelligence'. (Nov 2015)
  • We should accept 65,000 Syrian refugees who are fleeing ISIL. (Nov 2015)
  • New foreign policy of engagement and collaboration. (May 2015)
  • Respect my right to shy away from foreign policy. (Apr 2013)
  • Israeli separation barrier might be called "peace wall". (Apr 2013)
  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)
Barack Obama on Foreign Policy
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 103 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for 9 older headlines OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)
Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
Click here for 19 full quotes by Sarah Palin OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • The only thing rising under Obama is the Russian empire. (Mar 2014)
  • FactCheck: Never said, "I can see Russia from my house". (Jun 2012)
  • Michele Bachmann international stances compared to Palin. (Jan 2012)
  • Reaching out to hostile regimes has not worked. (Feb 2010)
  • 2008: Learned about two Koreas, and Saddam did not plan 9/11. (Jan 2010)
  • You CAN see Russia from Alaska, but handled topic poorly. (Nov 2009)
  • Alaska governor deals with Russia and Canada. (Aug 2009)
  • Some dictators hate America & what we stand for. (Oct 2008)
  • Two-state solution for Israel/Palestine is a top priority. (Oct 2008)
  • When Putin rears his head he goes into Alaskan airspace. (Sep 2008)
  • We cannot meet rogue leaders without conditions. (Sep 2008)
  • Would not second guess Israel if they attack Iran. (Sep 2008)
  • Agrees with Reagan that US is “beacon of light” for world. (Sep 2008)
  • OpEd: Didn’t comment on foreign policy as mayor or governor. (Sep 2008)
  • Cold War with Russia is off the table. (Sep 2008)
  • Rising democracies look to America as a leader. (Sep 2008)
  • Visiting injured soldiers in Germany was trip of a lifetime. (Sep 2008)
  • Get Ukraine into NATO, and maybe Georgia. (Sep 2008)
  • Peace Corps strengthens US ties abroad & enriches US at home. (Jan 2007)
Rand Paul on Foreign Policy
Republican Kentucky Senator
Click here for 29 full quotes by Rand Paul OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Let those in the Middle East fight the battles there. (Sep 2015)
  • Quit sending aid to countries who hate us. (Aug 2015)
  • U.S. intervention in Libya strengthened Islamic State. (Apr 2015)
  • Boycott countries that demonize women, like Saudi Arabia. (Apr 2015)
  • Stand with Israel Act: no US funds to Palestinian Authority. (Apr 2015)
  • 2011: eliminate all foreign aid & rebuild America instead. (Apr 2015)
  • Crazy for North Korea to use force; we'd declare war. (Jan 2015)
  • Where do Ron and Rand Paul disagree on foreign issues? (Jan 2015)
  • Good idea to end Cuba embargo; it hasn't worked. (Dec 2014)
  • 50-year embargo with Cuba hasn't worked; lift it. (Dec 2014)
  • Normalizing relations with Cuba can lead to positive change. (Dec 2014)
  • Temporary stop on elective travel to fight Ebola. (Nov 2014)
  • No quarantine on returning Ebola doctors unless symptomatic. (Nov 2014)
  • GOP hawks fear my world view, but Americans support it. (May 2014)
  • Neocons are neoisolationist: 'all should behave like us'. (May 2014)
  • Eventually end all foreign aid, but unrealistic for now. (May 2014)
  • We don't need grandstanding tough talk against Russia. (Mar 2014)
  • My worldview: engage both friend and foe in dialogue. (Jan 2014)
  • Prioritize embassy security to avoid another Benghazi. (Oct 2013)
  • No isolationism; but don't go abroad seeking enemies. (Oct 2013)
  • Against terror but first comes preserving the Constitution. (Jul 2013)
  • US aid enables a war on Christianity in the Middle East. (Jun 2013)
  • End US aid to countries that burn our flag. (Mar 2013)
  • Stop sending foreign aid to people who don't like us. (Sep 2012)
  • Freeze aid to Egypt until they release detained Americans. (Sep 2012)
  • As only democracy in Mideast, Israel is important ally. (Feb 2011)
  • Exit the UN; maintain US sovereignty. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated 0 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Liberty Candidate: US abroad unconstitutional & unaffordable. (Sep 2010)
Mike Pence on Foreign Policy
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
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  • 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)
Rick Perry on Foreign Policy
Republican Governor (TX)
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  • Priorities: Tear up agreement with Iran; secure US border. (Aug 2015)
  • Cancel any nuclear deal Obama makes with Iran. (Jun 2015)
  • Two-state solution in Israel is not realistic now. (Jun 2015)
  • Ally militarily with India to push back against China. (May 2015)
  • Easing restrictions on Cuba hurts the Cuban people. (Mar 2015)
  • Our allies doubt us and our adversaries test us. (Feb 2015)
  • Hasn't called for defense cuts; hasn't endorsed Bush's wars. (Oct 2014)
  • Tolerating vicious ideas is weakness: condemn ISIS & Putin. (Oct 2014)
  • Warsaw Pact failed & NATO survived: we keep our commitments. (Oct 2014)
  • There shouldn't be any air between us & our best ally Israel. (Aug 2014)
  • We can't isolate ourselves within our shores; we must engage. (Jul 2014)
  • Russia & Syria crises: price we pay for not leading world. (Mar 2014)
  • Threats from nuclear North Korea should be treated as real. (Apr 2013)
  • Mitt Romney's foreign policy stances compared to Perry's. (Jan 2012)
  • North Korean leader's death is opportunity for reunification. (Dec 2011)
  • End aid to Pakistan; money only goes to allies. (Nov 2011)
  • FactCheck: Pakistan is our ally, according to Bush generals. (Nov 2011)
  • China will end up on the ash heap of history, like USSR. (Nov 2011)
  • F-16s to India; they are our allies, not Pakistan. (Sep 2011)
  • America shouldn't be in the business of adventurism. (Sep 2011)
  • Iraq: combat terror on their turf, not ours. (Nov 2010)
  • Divest state funds from companies doing business in Sudan. (Feb 2007)
Marco Rubio on Foreign Policy
Republican Florida Senator
Click here for 43 full quotes by Marco Rubio OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • Stay with Japan & South Korea or they will be nuclear powers. (Feb 2016)
  • Three main threats: Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Russia. (Feb 2016)
  • North Korea is run by a maniac with nuclear weapons. (Sep 2015)
  • Putin trying to position Russia as a geopolitical force. (Sep 2015)
  • Pre-conditions for Iran: end enrichment & ballistic missiles. (Jul 2015)
  • I have a clear strategic vision of America's role in world. (Feb 2015)
  • North Korea is a criminal syndicate, not a government. (Dec 2014)
  • Engagement with Vietnam & China has not led to freedom. (Dec 2014)
  • Tough sanctions against Russia for Ukraine aggression. (May 2014)
  • Only America can stand up to world totalitarianism. (Mar 2014)
  • Putin wants to reconstitute Russian power & Russian prestige. (Mar 2014)
  • The Russian government is a government of liars. (Mar 2014)
  • The China Dream is to surpass America as world leader. (Mar 2013)
  • America is exceptional: nation blessed by God with resources. (Jun 2012)
  • Prefer coalitions but don't over-rely on global institutions. (Apr 2012)
  • America needs a foreign policy of engaging abroad. (Apr 2012)
  • Intervention to promote democracy abroad. (Nov 2011)
  • Promote democracy via engagement abroad. (Sep 2011)
  • Foreign aid spreads positive influence around the world. (Sep 2011)

    Latin America

  • End relations with anti-American communist tyranny in Cuba. (Jul 2015)
  • We've neglected Latin American democracies & our alliances. (Apr 2015)
  • Our policy should lead to more liberty for the Cuban people. (Dec 2014)
  • Cuba must improve on human rights for engagement to continue. (Dec 2014)
  • Cuba embargo was designed to protect American companies. (Dec 2014)
  • Press freedom is a universal human right, especially in Cuba. (May 2014)
  • Build relations with Mexico for trade & oil, not just border. (Nov 2012)
  • Che Guevara reviled by Cuban exiles; I want no association. (Jun 2012)


  • No honest broker on Israel: we are on their side. (Feb 2016)
  • I voted against the president's inadequate Syria strategy. (Feb 2016)
  • Too risky to take in Syrian refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • Void in the Middle East, so gangster Putin steps in. (Nov 2015)
  • Do not leave it to Russia to get rid of ISIS. (Nov 2015)
  • Opposes nuclear deal with Iran; but supported deal in 2012. (May 2015)
  • Obama has no ISIS policy to avoid upsetting Iran. (Feb 2015)
  • Provide more assistance to Jordan, to prepare against ISIS. (Jun 2014)
  • Stay involved against ISIS or Iran becomes regional hegemon. (Jun 2014)
  • Military action should be on the table in Iran & Syria. (Apr 2012)
  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 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)
  • Move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; recognize as cap. (Jan 2015)
  • Sponsored bill supporting Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Bernie Sanders on Foreign Policy
Democratic primry challenger; Socialist Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 50 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • 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)


  • 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)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
Rick Santorum on Foreign Policy
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 17 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • Enemy is a theocracy; so understand their ideology. (Dec 2015)
  • Successfully pushed bipartisan national security legislation. (Jan 2015)
  • Stand up for our friends in Latin America, not leftists. (Jan 2012)
  • Keep embargo on Cuba--the heart of cancer in Latin America. (Jan 2012)
  • Self-determination on statehood for Puerto Rico. (Jan 2012)
  • Iran's theocracy encourages use of nuclear weapons. (Jan 2012)
  • JFK-Khrushchev negotiations failed; Obama's will fail too. (Nov 2011)
  • Assassinate Iranian & North Korean nuclear scientists. (Oct 2011)
  • Deal with Musharraf in Pakistan in advance of trouble. (Sep 2011)
  • No apologies for past American interventions in Iran. (Aug 2011)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted NO on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES 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)
Jill Stein on Foreign Policy
Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor
Click here for 21 full quotes by Jill Stein OR click here for Jill Stein on other issues.
  • Syria invited Russia into war; don't threaten no-fly zone. (Oct 2016)
  • US helped create refugee crisis, so we should help them. (Oct 2016)
  • Support Iranian nuclear deal as part of nuclear-free Mideast. (Oct 2016)
  • Re-examine NATO to avoid economic and military domination. (Aug 2016)
  • End CIA-supported coups and regime change in Latin America. (Mar 2016)
  • U.S. meddling in Mideast exacerbates terrorism. (Feb 2016)
  • Stop US funding and support of the Israeli occupation. (Feb 2016)
  • Back to the drawing board on our relationship to the Mideast. (Feb 2016)
  • End foreign aid to countries with human rights abuses. (Dec 2015)
  • Take 65,000 Syrian refugees immediately, not over 18 months. (Sep 2015)
  • Work towards neutral Ukraine; don't arm them against Russia. (Jul 2015)
  • China provides less heavy-handed foreign aid than does US. (Jul 2015)
  • Lifting the Cuban embargo was long overdue. (Jul 2015)
  • Expanding NATO threatens Russia and breaks our promise. (Jul 2015)
  • Focus on human rights, international law, and diplomacy. (Jul 2015)
  • Re-establish foreign policy on basis of international law. (Jun 2015)
  • End Israeli apartheid occupations and illegal settlements. (Oct 2012)
  • Get tough policy has opposite effect of what was intended. (Oct 2012)
  • End trade embargo and travel ban on Cuba. (May 2012)
  • Start holding all parties accountable in Israel/Palestine. (Jan 2012)
  • US should behave as member of world community, no world cop. (Dec 2011)
Donald Trump on Foreign Policy
2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 68 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • America is once again ready to lead. (Feb 2017)
  • 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)
  • Reject ideology of globalism; embrace doctrine of patriotism. ()
  • Foreign aid only for allies with shared values. ()


  • 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)


  • 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

  • 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)


  • 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)
Scott Walker on Foreign Policy
Republican Wisconsin Governor
Click here for 7 full quotes by Scott Walker OR click here for Scott Walker on other issues.
  • China launched a cyber-attack; send a message now. (Sep 2015)
  • Against nuclear deal with Iran; keep state sanctions. (Sep 2015)
  • Tore into Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran. (Aug 2015)
  • When America leads, we build alliances in Mideast. (Aug 2015)
  • Every country Hillary Clinton touched has gotten worse. (Aug 2015)
  • Foreign policy is about leadership, not PhD's. (Feb 2015)
  • Terrorists are cowards who are afraid of freedom. (Jan 2015)
James Webb on Foreign Policy
Former Virginia Democratic Senator
Click here for 10 full quotes by James Webb OR click here for James Webb on other issues.
  • Greatest strategic threat: resolving relationship with China. (Oct 2015)
  • Prepare for unpredictable actions by North Korea. (Aug 2015)
  • Prefers confidence building gestures to deal with Iran. (Jul 2015)
  • China is the greatest long term threat to America. (Jul 2015)
  • We need a clearly articulated doctrine for the Mideast. (Oct 2014)
  • Arab Spring: stay out if no Americans at risk. (Oct 2014)
  • Focus on strategic threats like China, not Iraq. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Rated +1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
Bill Weld on Foreign Policy
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor
Click here for 4 full quotes by Bill Weld OR click here for Bill Weld on other issues.
  • 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)


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