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

Julkaistu 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.