Monday, November 10, 2008

High hopes

"The second priority, which he has already committed to, is active diplomatic engagement with other states. That shouldn't entail pandering to dictatorships but does commit to realistic and hardnosed negotiations, predominantly with the Middle East. AIPAC and the Likudniks overwhelmingly supported McCain, while 77% of American Jews voted for Obama. He owes nothing to the settlers and Netanyahu, and he could assist Israelis who want peace by setting firm conditions for progress. U.S. guarantees of agreed frontiers, based on UN Resolution 242, and reduction of money spent on settlement activity would be a start."

Ian Williams on Obama's top 3 foreign policy priorities. Foreign Policy in focus article, includes the opinions of other analysts.

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