Monthly political analysis on nations in
economic or political transition
Undoubtedly one of the most important geopolitical events of this year, perhaps this decade, has been the deserved re-election of the US president.
Newnations offers its ‘take’ on this with particular emphasis on Foreign Policy, which we believe will reflect the views of many concerned non-US citizens. At the time of President Obama’s first election victory, the relief to see the end of the disastrous eight years of Bush 43, was tangible throughout much of the world –including in some of those nations not usually to be found in the American camp.
There is little question, based on the well-reported Republican primaries, that Mitt Romney characterised by such comments as: ‘Russia was the US’s main geopolitical adversary’, indicated that another foreign affairs ‘know-nothing’ might next occupy the White House. The result has meant that once again, the presidency is to be at least pragmatic not ideological, and once again a great relief is the uppermost early response.
We would hope that the following report by Newnations Associate editor, Peter Crisell, might in it’s main content, resemble the State Department position paper that President Obama will be reading following his return to office. Whatever else, there is much to do and a second term is perhaps the time to do it!