The final 2012 presidential debate is now history. President Obama and Governor Romney sparred on foreign policy issues that touched, in part, on Syria, Russia, Iran and China. Yet, much of the debate focused on the economy, notes Senior Fellow Martin Indyk. And in a country so deeply polarized on domestic issues the foreign policy divide between the candidates isn’t that great, he adds.
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The goal that North Korea has here is less improved inter-Korean relations per se. Their real goal, I think, would be, to the extent possible, to delink [South Korea] from the alliance with the United States. [What is to be avoided] is the situation where it appears as if South Korea and the United States are taking steps that seem to be in contradiction to one another.