President Barack Obama was reelected to a second term (WashPost) Tuesday, winning a majority of both the electoral vote and the popular vote, and now faces a tough road ahead on economic and national security issues. Read more »
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The BBC provides a roundup of economists’ recommendations on how either candidate should handle the economic challenges confronting the United States.
Martin Regalia, chief economist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, says: Read more »
GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign characterized a Russian announcement that it is pulling out of a twenty-year-long arms reduction pact with the United States (TheHill) as an indication that “they do not perceive [the United States] to be strong.” Read more »
President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney campaigned in front of military audiences in Virginia yesterday, where Obama talked up his jobs plan while Romney criticized Obama over $1 trillion in potential defense budget cuts (AP) that was passed in Congress with bipartisan support. Read more »
GOP nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, blamed the Obama administration’s “war on coal” for the announcement of 1,200 coal mining job cuts by Alpha Natural Resources. Read more »
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney discussed his plans for the U.S. military and the drawdown from Afghanistan in a speech at the National Guard Convention Tuesday that some say “drew only subtle contrasts with the president’s foreign policy” (WashPost) and mainly “echoed the current U.S. policy” (Politico). Read more »
Democrats kicked off their convention in Charlotte, N.C. Tuesday, highlighting Obama administration accomplishments on defense and foreign policy as well as domestic issues such as healthcare, education, and economic policy.
Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine outlined the policy promises he says President Barack Obama has kept in his first term (Fox), especially national security. Read more »
Signature moments of the Republican National Convention Wednesday night included vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), who spoke on reinvigorating White House leadership of an economic turnaround (WashPost), and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who stressed the need for the U.S. president not to shirk from leadership (Reuters) on a range of global issues. Read more »
The Transition 2012 project examines the foreign policy dimensions of the presidential transition, offering insight on the top issues.
The Candidates and the World provides a timely guide to the national security and foreign policy dimensions of the 2012 presidential transition. It offers insight on the top issues, and gauges global reaction to the election's results.
The Renewing America project explores the major domestic challenges facing the United States that have significant consequences for national security and foreign policy.