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April 18, 2012

Defense and Security
A protester affiliated with the anti-war group Code Pink looks into U.S. President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters. (Stephen Lam/courtesy Reuters) Is Afghanistan a Problem for Mitt Romney?

I noted in a post this morning that Americans have less confidence in Mitt Romney than Barack Obama when it comes to foreign policy. Moments after that post went up the Pew Research Center released a…

December 9, 2011

Defense and Security
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s (RJC) 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates Forum in Washington December 7, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley What Would Mitt Romney Do About Iran?

Mitt Romney speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition's 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates Forum in Washington on December 7, 2011. (Molly Riley/courtesy Reuters) Mitt Romney sat down with…

April 11, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Mitt Romney, GOP Presidential Candidate Campaign 2012: Hello Mitt Romney, GOP Presidential Candidate

Mitt Romney shakes hands after speaking to an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting in Washington on February 11, 2011. (Larry Downing/courtesy Reuters) The United States …

October 5, 2011

Defense and Security
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks at a town hall meeting at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire September 28, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Campaign 2012: Mitt Romney on Mexico, China, and Defense

Mitt Romney speaks at a town hall meeting in Goffstown, New Hampshire on September 28, 2011. (Brian Snyder/courtesy Reuters) Mitt Romney has taken exception to Rick Perry’s comment over the weekend …

May 5, 2008

China
Romney Says Olympic Sponsors Are Concerned about Their Brand Images

Mitt Romney, president and CEO of the organizing committee for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002, says China should take “symbolic action” to let the world know it is willing to listen to th…

May 24, 2012

Trade
Mitt Romney speaks about his proposals to reform K-12 education by expanding school choice at The Latino Coalition's Annual Economic Summit on May 23, 2012 (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Romney Addresses Education Inequality

Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, gave a major policy speech yesterday outlining his educational priorities (NYT). The candidate argued that disparate educational opportunities—w…

February 16, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Romney's China Policy

In the Wall Street Journal, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney writes that China's embrace of state-capitalism and political repression should not become …

July 29, 2012

United States
Romney and Obama on Israel Policy

Because Mitt Romney has repeatedly said he would not criticize President Obama or U.S. foreign policy while abroad, it has been unclear what he would say in Israel to separate himself from current po…

August 24, 2012

Climate Change
Assessing the Romney Energy Plan

Mitt Romney released his energy plan yesterday. I critique it in a new piece in Foreign Policy. Here’s the kicker: "There are many good reasons to embrace rising U.S. oil and gas production and to r…

October 4, 2012

Heads of State and Government
Romney Channels Reagan on Energy

There was a lot of talk about energy in last night’s presidential debate. Mitt Romney in particular frequently injected energy issues into the proceedings. It’s tough to see, though, how most viewers…