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Albright on foreign policy for the next American presidency

November 5th, 2012
06:44 PM ET

By Samuel Burke, CNN

When America elects a president, the world watches. And Tuesday, it is the candidates' turn, as they wait with bated breath for the outcome. According to CNN's latest poll, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are tied in their quest for the popular vote. The outcome in the electoral college is far from certain.

What's also unclear is whether American foreign policy change will change, whether or not a new president takes office.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright knows exactly how tough it is to make foreign policy priorities and decisions. She has been campaigning for President Obama, and has kind words for her fellow Democrat on his approach.

"I think that he has been quite remarkable in the way that he has understood the issues that are out there for us to deal with that really do require partnership," she said.

She said she has a harder time understanding what former Governor Mitt Romney stands for.

"He has said, for instance, that Russia is our number one geostrategic problem, which made sense for the 20th century, but makes no sense in the 21st."

The United States' relationship with Russia, Albright said, must change no matter who is elected.  FULL POST

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