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Issue Guide: 2010 Midterm Elections

October 28, 2010


Economic issues have dominated the 2010 U.S. midterm elections, with unemployment and U.S. deficit concerns generating more attention than foreign policy and national security. But the upcoming 112th Congress will have to address a number of significant foreign policy issues like ratifying the New START treaty between the United States and Russia, funding the war in Afghanistan, and whether to expand the U.S. trade agenda. The following collection of materials from and Foreign Affairs offers background and analysis of the most pressing issues the country faces as it heads into the midterm elections.

Foreign Policy and the 2010 Midterms

U.S. Economic Competitiveness and Power

U.S. Security and Foreign Policy

Energy and Climate Change


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