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GOP candidates favour sanctions in foreign policy

This aggressive strategy isolates and weakens US enemies through economic sanctions, but may exact greater costs on American firms than on the target state.

If a Republican becomes the next occupant of the White House - going by the interventionist candidates now on the party's slate - the US is likely to wage war more aggressively, directly or through proxies, in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, the Ukraine and against the Islamic State.

IF a Republican is elected US president next year, he will very likely create a much more forceful foreign policy based on a playbook of classic US diplomatic options.

The options range from benign Globalism (US leadership helped globalise the world economy) to Rollback (a policy to...

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