The START Treaty and Partisan Politics

Mitchell, Lincoln A.

For many years the notion that partisan politics ended at America's shores contained a smattering of accuracy with a healthy overlay of propaganda. There have been too many exceptions over history for that phrase to contain more than a kernel of truth. Two Republican opposition to the proposed new START treaty highlights the evolving and significant relationship between partisan politics and foreign policy in the U.S. and suggests that partisanship is beginning to play a new role in foreign policy.


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October 26, 2011