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Foreign Affairs: Our nation has a history of highs and lows when it comes to Foreign Affairs.
Some of our world's issues were caused by a couple of men drawing lines on a map: Why border lines drawn with a ruler in WW1 still rock the Middle East
Could it have been done differently? Could Different Borders Have Saved the Middle East?
The United Nations has their Top 10 List of Global Issues.
The World Economic Forum has their Top 10 List, "What are the 10 biggest global challenges?"
Our nation has both challenges and opportunities in our 21st Century Global Economy.
As President, I will surround myself with the wisest people available to plan how we will work with the rest of the world, to tackle these challenges and make the most of our opportunities. A safer world creates a safer life for all.
One example of a challenge and an opportunity is the possibility of an independent Kurdistan, "This Is Not the Time for an Independent Kurdistan" Kurds may not agree with that sentiment, after all they had a country until 1925, "A brief survey of The History of the Kurds" Remember those lines a couple of men drew?
"Thus at the end of 1925, the country of the Kurds, known since the XIIth century by the name "Kurdistan", found itself divided between four states: Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria. And for the first time in its long history, it was even to be deprived of its cultural autonomy." Some Kurds may want their cultural autonomy back?
Cuba? Some are for a more open US-Cuba relationship, some are not. U.S.-Cuba Relations
Ukraine? Russia may be starting to understand they are in the wrong there? Some experts made some recommendations: The Ukraine-Russia Conflict I just hope we as a nation have learned from the history of others, a debate on "Neville Chamberlain Did The Right Thing"
ISIS: What ISIS Really Wants "The modern international system, born of the 1648 Peace of Westphalia, relies on each state’s willingness to recognize borders, however grudgingly. For the Islamic State, that recognition is ideological suicide." ISIS has no intention to be a state that gets along with others. The tide may be turning against ISIS, ISIS declares state of emergency amid threat to stronghold ISIS has left death and destruction in it path, Exposing the ISIS killing machine.
I can only promise you I will use my knowledge and education (4.0 in my political science minor classes at MTSU, from some of the foremost political science professors in the nation) of our nation's long history of foreign diplomacy, some great, some terrible, and the wisdom of others when dealing with the other nation's of the world.
I can tell you one thing. If there is another Bosnia, Darfur or Rwanda I will do a lot more to get the United Nations involved or act myself, because a courageous man worked hard to get a law written, Coining a Word and Championing a Cause: The Story of Raphael Lemkin.
To me, in my younger days, it seemed highly hypocritical to go into the Middle East to protect Kuwait but then not go into Bosnia to protect Muslims. It still does...