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Gordon Adams quoted in the Reflector on midterm results

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The President of the United States must have dreaded the results more than anyone as Republicans took hold of the Senate and maintained their control of the House of Representatives last week. His final attempt at reviving his presidency and getting things done in Washington seems to be futile.


Gordon Adams, columnist for “Foreign Policy Magazine” and professor of international relations at American University, also believes not much will change in foreign policy and international engagements with other countries even when republicans take over. 

“The bottom line is that this was a foreign policy election in the most fundamental sense. It was about fear and competence, however merited or unjustified. The question today is whether the outcome will have a significant impact on foreign policy and the resources to support that policy. Curiously, the answer is ‘yes, but probably not much,’”  Adams said.

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