Nicholas Burns on Republican presidential candidates

The best GOP candidates on foreign policy
The Boston Globe
January 6, 2012
Op-ed by: Nicholas Burns, professor of the practice of diplomacy and international politics and a member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: Republican presidential candidates

“WHILE THE economy will be the central issue of the presidential campaign, foreign policy and national security should be a close second. 2012 is shaping up to be a dangerous year for America’s international interests – with Iranian saber-rattling, North Korean threats, and concerns over stability in Iraq emerging since New Year’s Day alone. If Republicans hope to unseat Barack Obama, they will need to nominate a candidate who can match the president’s impressive international record and hold his own in the general election debates on America’s daunting global agenda.”

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