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Foreigners Eye Presidential Contest

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DENVER- The U.S. presidential race has sparked intense interest abroad; so much so, that a recent Pew poll found majorities of citizens in several countries are watching the contest closely. But the nature of that interest differs from place to place. Some nations feel they have something at stake and are therefore watching certain issues, while others are simply intrigued by the spectacle of the drawn out electoral process. In a new interview, CFR.org asks foreign reporters at the DNC to discuss the issues that matter most to their readers back home.

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View from Abroad

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“The stark truth is that America is not currently winning against Iran, and cannot win unless there is more Western unity behind an effective policy, rather than behind empty rhetoric and weak sanctions. The great challenge facing any presidential candidate is to show how he or she will galvanize Western strength and unity to achieve victory in the war against totalitarian Islamism.”

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View from Abroad

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“India is now too big a player on the global stage to be ignored by any US administration; likewise, the consolidation of India’s economic and strategic power at a global level would require any Indian government to be on very good terms with the US. Nevertheless, personalities matter when it comes to leadership of the world’s most powerful nation. We’ll await the outcome of the current contest with baited breath.”

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