Time to start typing your own foreign policy questions. First, a few wonderfully idiosyncratic ones, suitable for an international relations class quiz:
1. What is your stance on the Scottish independence referendum? (Follow-up question: If you could pick one U.S. state to leave the union, which would it be?)
2. Do you believe the prosecution of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed is politically motivated?
3. Nagorno-Karabakh. Thoughts?
4. Who will be the first to put a human on Mars: the U.S., China, Russia, or Red Bull?
5. Is the U.S. obligated by article 5 of the 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security to go to war to protect Japan’s island claims? Even Okinotorishima?
And now, down to business. A few select q’s to get started:
- Newt Gingrich — former House speaker and Republican presidential candidate, How big a threat is Syrian chemical weapons falling into the wrong hands, and what would you do about it?
- Joseph Nye — Harvard University, Governor Romney, in your book No Apology you extol the importance of American soft power. So far, so good. But then you attack Big Bird, an exemplar of American soft power. Why? Did you forget?
- Joseph Cirincione— Ploughshares Fund, The previous administration launched two wars that were far more costly, killed far more people, and lasted far longer than officials had predicted. If you launch military strikes against Iran, can you tell us how this will end?via Foreign Policy Superbowl | FP.com