Researcher and Writer in Washington, DC

Escaping the foreign policy dilemma

One of the reasons we have elections is for the sake of better synchronizing political leaders with the wishes of the public. Yet, in the realm of foreign policy it is anything but clear that going to the polls produces a great deal of policy agreement.

This is understandable on low salience, high complexity issues. John Q. Public cannot be expected to have a position on ASEAN or the U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbons Agreement.

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