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Donald Trump Delivers Foreign Policy Speech

On Wednesday, April 27, the Center for the National Interest’s magazine The National Interest hosted leading Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump for a foreign policy speech as a part of its continuing coverage of the 2016 electoral campaign. Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Afghanistan and Iraq, introduced Mr. Trump. Ambassador Khalilzad

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"China's rapid ascent to great-power status has, more than any other international development, raised concerns about the future of the liberal international order."

-Richard Fontaine and Mira Rapp-Hooper

"What happens when—not if—the United States and China have a minor-to-moderate incident in disputed waters?"

-John Cookson

“I believe the United States should adopt a strategy of offshore balancing,...You don’t want to go to war unless you absolutely have to."

-Professor John Mearsheimer

"I’m a supporter of American alliances because they do enhance our power worldwide, but if our allies aren’t prepared to bear the necessary burdens and take steps that strengthen U.S. security, then we will have a problem."

-Ambassador Richard Burt

"I am deeply concerned by how contentious our foreign policy debates have become and hope, as we formulate an approach for the region, that we can pull back from our growing division at home."

-Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad

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Donald Trump Delivers Foreign Policy Speech

Donald Trump, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, delivered remarks on his foreign policy plan, emphasizing the fight against terrorism, improving U.S. relations with Russia and China, and rebuilding the military. 

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