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2012 Democratic Presidential Nominee
Current President of the United States

Barack Obama

Presidential Candidate Barack Obama


Obama position on Foreign Affairs

• Obama speaks about providing a visionary leadership and the need to renew the US global leadership position through proper foreign policy, a renewed military along with a need to confront the proliferation of the nuclear arsenal. The question of nuclear proliferation is "the most urgent threat to the security of America and the world."

• "This century's threats are at least as dangerous as and in some ways more complex than those we have confronted in the past. They come from weapons that can kill on a mass scale and from global terrorists who respond to alienation or perceived injustice with murderous nihilism. They come from rogue states allied to terrorists and from rising powers that could challenge both America and the international foundation of liberal democracy. They come from weak states that cannot control their territory or provide for their people. And they come from a warming planet that will spur new diseases, spawn more devastating natural disasters, and catalyze deadly conflicts."

• "After Iraq, we may be tempted to turn inward. That would be a mistake. The American moment is not over, but it must be seized anew. We must bring the war to a responsible end and then renew our leadership -- military, diplomatic, moral -- to confront new threats and capitalize on new opportunities. America cannot meet this century's challenges alone; the world cannot meet them without America."

• Barack Obama's most important foreign policy is with respect to the question of Iraq. Obama envisages a regional conference involving Iran and Syria as part of the strategy to find an ultimate solution to the Iraq question.

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