FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 17 (2014)   

The Republicans gain the upper hand:
The US Congress and President Obama may find some common ground in foreign policy issues

Published 5.11.2014

Mika Aaltola
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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With a Republican victory in the midterm elections, it seems likely that the party’s policy formulations will increasingly influence US foreign policy.Instead of simply opposing Barack Obama’s policies, the Republicans have achieved a stronger position whereby they can more actively pursue compromises with the president.